Installing gmic for Gimp 2.10 on Ubuntu 18:04

(Pace) #1

Really having problems getting this to work, i’ve moved gmic_gimp_qt to the plugins directory for gimp 2.10, ive tried changing my pluging directorys, but no matter what i do I just cant seem to get this to work… anyone else have this issue, or have you got it working?

Kind regards,

Pace

(Mica) #2

What packages are you using?

#3

Did you try the gmic_gimp from the 'buntu PPA

https://launchpad.net/~otto-kesselgulasch/+archive/ubuntu/gimp It is old-ish but might suffice.

The problem with 'buntu 18.04 is the QT version. The versions on the gmic site use a more recent version of QT than is available in 18.04. The solution, compile your own.

The other solution is use an appimage, which for various reasons, not for me.

This is gmic_gimp_qt 2.5.7 from about a week ago

This does work, unzip put in ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins (permissions should be set but check anyway)

Looks like this https://i.imgur.com/dS4nFgg.jpg

There are other reasons why gmic_gimp might not work, usually missing one of the QT packages, often libqt5widgets…

(Pace) #4

I installed the GMIC package for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic : .deb package

If i run gmic in the terminal I get the gmic window popup, showing me version 2.57, so I can see this is installed ok…

So i figured that there may be some issue related to installing the plugin into the correct path for gimp 2.10

I then downloaded the GMIC plugin for gimp 2.10 and tried to manually place this in the correct path.

/home/user/Downloads/plugin/gmic_gimp_qt
I have read and execute permissions of the file.

So the issue I have seemes soly related to the plugin and not gmic.

@rich2005 Hey Rich, as gmic seems to be working, but the plugin is not, do you think compiling this is worth while? Or should I go down the route of updating QT?

Thoughts, feedback most welcome…

#5

Lots of problems for you

I installed the GMIC package for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic : .deb package

If i run gmic in the terminal I get the gmic window popup, showing me version 2.57, so I can see this is installed ok…

Wrong package. That is the standalone command line gmic not the gmic_gimp_qt package, which is not going to work because of the QT version problem mentioned in previous post

…I then downloaded the GMIC plugin for gimp 2.10 and tried to manually place this in the correct path.

/home/user/Downloads/plugin/gmic_gimp_qt
I have read and execute permissions of the file…

What makes you say that is the correct path, It might be, if you added it to the Gimp plug-ins paths.

You can find these in Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Plug-ins

example: https://i.imgur.com/xaEkSK9.jpg

However the place to put the gmic_gimp_qt plugin, is along with any other user plugin, in your Gimp profile.

For plugins this is in your home partition ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins Remember ~./config is a hidden folder so un-hide in your file manager.

example: https://i.imgur.com/TkpgNOi.jpg

…gmic seems to be working, but the plugin is not, do you think compiling this is worth while? Or should I go down the route of updating QT?

Compiling is not difficult but needs lots-&-lots of additional development packages just for that 8 MB plugin. You might need to add some QT packages when you get the plugin in the correct place and find it does not register with Gimp. When working, the menu entry is bottom of the Filters menu.

(Pace) #6

Hey Rich thanks for the reply… Seems to be a huge ball ache to get this to work with GIMP 2.10, I think its time to abandon mission on this and get back to editing instead.

Hopefully someone will figure this out soon.

Thanks anyway

(Mica) #7

Perhaps consider the set of AppImages produced by @Carmelo_DrRaw for gmic and gimp.

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