Resynthesizer plug ins unvailable and error messages

Hi, I am having problems with the resynthesizer plug ins, I downloaded the new version of gimp. I followed all instructions on how to download the plug ins but everytime I want to use the healing selection tool I get a error message I need the tool to complete my work please I need help.

Hi @Sipha, and welcome!

Operating system?
What new version of The Gimp?
From where?
What version of plug-ins?
From where?

Have fun!
Claes in Lund, Sweden

Well, I am using windows 7.Gimp version is 2.10.36 from gimp . from

A little more information please. Windows 7 - there is a chance that it is a 32 bit installation. Do you know ? The easy way to determine is:

If there is a C:\Program Files\ and a C:\Program Files\ (x86) then it is 64 bit.
Only a C:\Program Files\ then it is a 32 bit Windows 7.

Next the error message. Do you get an error message starting Gimp 2.10.36 ? If you do you might have to go back to an earlier Gimp version.

The package that you got is old but it is “universal” (32 bit) You do not need all the files in the zip, the two resynth…exe files + …

This in a Win7 64 bit / Gimp 2.10.32

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Sorry for that. The error message pops up when I am trying to apply the “Heal Selection” tool after I have downloaded the Senthysizer zip and copied the files onto the Gimp plug ins location. So how can I make the heal selection tool work?

i have attached the image below with my version of Gimp.

Still a bit sparse on information. I will assume a 64 bit Windows 7 If you get an error message for anything, always best to post it when asking for help.

Your screenshot shows the Gimp 2.10 system folder structure.

The place for these plugins is not there. It is in your Gimp User profile, which for plugins is C:\Users"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins.

As a minimum you need these files in that folder resynthesizer.exe resynthesizer-gui.exe Do not put these in a sub-folder. see the screenshot I posted

If you want a slightly more recent version there is one here: Resynthisizer Heal Selection Runtime Error - get the partha version. There is also a short video there about installation.

Apologies, I am new around here so I am still adjusting to some things. my windows is 32- bit here is a screenshot below. I know where the plug ins are I was just showing you my Gimp version.

If you still use a 32-bit OS you have to use a 32-bit version of the resynthesize.exe executable. 32-bit only computers have become very rare so I don’ t know if anyone took the trouble to make a 32-bit version of the code.

Ok, 32 bit Windows 7 - you will need to use the Resynthesizer_1.0-i638 files, which are 32 bit

I know where the plug ins are

Where are they ? They should be in C:\Users"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins. You have them there ?

What exactly is the error message ?

I have a 32 bit Win 7 VM somewhere, I will dig it out and see if I can find anything.

Edit: Using a 32 bit Win 7 and Gimp 2.10.36 from

Gimp installs (after a Windows update) and opens, creating the User Profile in appdata/roaming.

Putting the resynthesizer files in the User Profile plug-ins folder and starting Gimp I get a intl.dll missing error for resynthesizer.

If that is the error you get then you need 32 bit intl.dll and iconv.dll With those in C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin and restarting Gimp

Filters → Enhance → Heal selection now works (at least it does here)

Okay Thanks. This is the error message I was getting everytime I try to use the heal selection tool.

From GimpChat ? an old post by the looks of things. (2012)

This happens when the python heal-selection plugin does not find the resynthesizer.exe plugin.

A common cause is putting the files in a folder which does not match the plugin name. Do not use a sub folder Put the three files resynthesizer.exe resynthesizer-gui.exe straight into C:\Users"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins

Another cause is not using a 32 bit plugin resynthesizer.exe
Use the files from which you said you downloaded.

The problem is my version of Gimp software only shows as a application not as a folder. the Gimp 2.6 is another version I downloaded the new has one folder so I can’t find the plug ins folder.

Thanks a lot, I have finally found the folder destination.

How do I install these intl.dll and iconv.dll ?

From your screenshot, it looks like quite a mess. Downloaded Gimp 2.10 using a torrent ? You are showing a Gimp 2.6 User plugins folder not the Gimp 2.10 User plugins folder, never going to work. A resynthesizer_P4M_sse_setup - what on earth is that ?

The Windows User AppData folder might be hidden, see Windows AppData folder: Show and manage application data - IONOS and scroll down for a screenshot of Windows 7.

Have you actually managed to to install Gimp 2.10.36 ? Is that why you want the intl.dll / iconv.dll files ?

Since I hunted them out, these are what I used - pCloud

Unzip and put the two files in C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin - Like this screenshot

First prove that Gimp 2.10.36 works in your Win 7 computer and we can take it from there.

You have been so helpful Rich my problem is now fixed all thanks to you keep up the good work.

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