How To Install G’Mic 1.5.8.6.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, G’MIC (GREYC’s Magic Image Converter) is a editing tool, that can be used with GIMP or as a standalone application, being available for both Linux and Windows. G’MIC provides a window which enables the users to add more than 500 filters over photos and preview the result, in order to give the photos some other flavour.

The latest version available is G’MIC 1.5.8.6.1, which has been recently released, coming only with a bunch of bug-fixes.

In this article I will show you how to install G’Mic 1.5.8.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it will be soon available via PPA, installing G’Mic 1.5.8.6 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the gmic package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-experimental
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gmic

Optional, to remove gmic, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove gmic

Or, if you want to uninstall gmic, disable the recently added PPA and downgrade all the packages that got updated via the PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-experimental

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