install G'MIC to GIMP 2.8.22 using Windows 10

I read that it was difficult to install G’MIC to GIMP 2.8.22. However, I believe they were using Windows 7. I am using a 64 bit Windows 10 O/S and would like to use the windows installer. Do you have any advice for me? Is there a specific G’MIC that will work for me? I do not want to work with the GIMP 2.10.xx
I want to work with the older GIMP that can supply the user manual that is available now.

What have you tried so far?

Thanks for your response:
I waiting for advice: I want to use the straight forward windows installer available in Windows 10, I’d like to avoid the zip files/suf-folders that are recommended in the tutorial on youtube.
So far, I uninstalled GIMP 2.10.12 and reinstalled 2.8.22 and everything seems fine.

The Gimp 2.8 gmic_gimp_qt installer is there to download.

It installs into the Gimp 2.8 user profile by default

Gimp 2.8 requires the path to the installation added in Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Plug-ins


edit: I had a feeling I made a how-to video
From 2017 four and a half minutes, skip the bit about downloading, use the above link.


Oh my, I’ve redone it several times to locate what I’ve done wrong: Every step seemed to be good, everything seemed OK. However, G’MIC does not show up at the bottom of my filter’s list.

The bummer is: I had G’MIC successfully installed using GIMP 2.10.12
Remember, the whole purpose of this was to have a version of GIMP that was old enough to have created and made available, a user’s manual. Well now, I have the GIMP installed and the manual installed but, not the plug-in that I need to easily remove a sizable, unwanted, object from my digital photos.
I am sorry, I’m putting lots of people to work and I’m not getting it done.


You used the correct installer for Gimp 2.8

Installed to C:\Users\yourname.gimp-2.8\plug-ins as a complete folder (check it is there)

Made a path to that location in Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Plug-ins (check that and check again)

Restart Gimp.

If the problem is Gimp 2.10 help, then there is a very up-to-date (25 June 2019) PDF version at (English or Italian) 1000 pages indexed, searchable about 43 MB

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Thank you very much for your support. I think I did not open all Plug-in folders, on my hard drive, before I cut and pasted the results into the final G’MIC window.
Sorry my “expletive”, just needed to vent my frustration of the moment.
Oddly enough, G’MIC is up and running but it’s results are the same as they were a couple of days ago, when using GIMP 2.10.12: Hopefully, it will just be a simple error that I’ve made.
Thanks again :smile:

I think an ‘in conclusion’ By whatever means you have gmic_gimp_qt up and running.
You have updated the filters and now have 520-ish
You applied a filter or series of filters to a photograph but results are not what you expected.

You need to ask, as a separate question, the exact photo details / procedure you used, for one of the photo / gmic experts to give advice.

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