How to Install GMIC in GIMP ???


I have downloaded the GIMP plug-in G’MIC

Inside the package I find:
Nine .dll files
One application file gmic_gimp_qt
One GMZ file gmic_film_cluts
One folder “platforms” containing five more .dll files
Two text files “READ ME” and “COPYING”

I cannot find specific instructions anywhere as to what to do with all this stuff.
A good “For Complete Dummies” explanation would be appreciated.
I already know the path to the plug-ins folder; I just don’t know what of this stuff needs be put in there.

Also, another BIG question:
I only ever enhance and restore photographs, landscapes and portraits and the like; I never mess around with animations, 3-D, video, and etc.
Considering that, is there anything in G’MIC that will benefit my endeavors or is it not for me ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.

Not working with Gimp 2.10.8?

Hi @BuckSkin,

From where did you obtain your g’mic?

Which OS? Windows? Which gimp version? If Win and v 2.8, read Important installation note… in the link above and watch the tut video.

Oh yes, g’mic is very valuable even for non-animators &c.

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


Thanks !

I clicked option #3 from here:

That took me here where I downloaded the first option, second choice - Zip Archive:
(I see that is the same link that you posted.)

64-bit Windows 7
GIMP 2.10.6

Maybe it would have been easier to have gotten the installer, but I like to see what I am installing before I commit.


I still believe that you should …

Or use the installer.

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


I almost never found the important note and video, then I saw them listed with the 2.8 downloads and I did not think that it pertained to 2.10; maybe it does.
Did you try to watch the video ?
It may just be me, but the video is so out-of-focus and blurry that I cannot follow along.
I had that problem with another recent video, but then I have also viewed several others since that viewed fine.
I really appreciate the help.


I just watched it. I agree that it could have been a trifle sharper ;-),
but it is not so blurry that it is impossible to follow, at least not on
my monitor. Here is the link I followed:

You always have the installer as a safe way out.

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden


There is usually more than one way to skin a cat.
This is 64-bit Windows 7 and GIMP 2.10.6
I ran the installer; it insisted on putting the “gmic_gimp_qt” folder (with contents identical to the Zip package) in my AppData Roaming etc. folder; it would not accept me changing the path to the main plug-ins folder.
So, once the installer finished, I manually moved the gmic folder to where I wanted it.
I fired up GIMP and found GMIC at the bottom of the Filter menu.
I clicked on it and a GMIC dialogue window appeared.
I messed around with a few filters and everything seemed to work.

At the top of the GMIC menu, it says “531 Available Filters”; does that sound correct ?

Thanks for your help, patience, and guidance.


@BuckSkin Try updating your filters once in a while to get new filters and improvements. Note that update doesn’t always work for me.



[quote=“afre, post:8, topic:9770, full:true”] Try updating your filters once in a while to get new filters and improvements.

Thanks; unless there is a way to change it, it automatically looks for updates on the first employment of a session; that must be a new feature.


Yes, 531 sounds up to date.
Enjoy it!

Claes in Lund, Sweden


Hey @BuckSkin,
Re your fuzzy videos on YouTube
(I see that you have complained about blur
in another thread, too):

Check this link
hopefully you will find a remedy.

Have fun!

Sharply Yours,
Claes in Lund, Sweden


Although I haven’t tried it yet, it looks like this might be the solution:

I only have the problem with about one out of twenty; the other nineteen will play clear as a bell.
Maybe kicking up the quality will fix those that don’t.
Thanks for pointing me in that direction.

I sort of like Duck Duck Go it came as the default search in one of my browsers - Pale Moon.