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 flavor.
G’Mic comes with different interfaces: a command-line tool, an interface for webcam manipulation, build in Qt and a library and plugin for GIMP.
The latest version available is G’Mic 188.8.131.52, which has been recently released, coming with a lot of changes, including:
- Command -array3d duplicates a 3d object along the X,Y and Z axes [backported].
- Command -size3d returns the bounding box size of a 3d object [backported].
- Command -imagegrid_hexagonal and related filter Arrays & tiles / Grid [hexagonal] are able to create colored hexagonal grids from images [backported].
- New plug-in filter Arrays & Tiles / Ministeck which transforms an image into it ‘Ministeck’ representation [backported].
- New plug-in filter Patterns / Crystal which does linear interpolation of pixels located on image edges [backported].
- New command -delaunay3d which computes the delaunay triangulation of a 2d or 3d point cloud [backported].
- New plug-in filter Artistic / Polygonize [delaunay] which makes your image look like a triangulation [backported].
- Filters of the G’MIC plug-in for GIMP can now set the blending mode and opacity of their output layers, as well as their X,Y positions.
- G’MIC can now be compiled with default pixel type ‘double’ instead of ‘float’. Use this to get more precision during computation (but beware, it takes twice as much memory for storing images).
For a full list of changes, see the release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install G’Mic 184.108.40.206 on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.
Because it will be soon available via the Gimp experimental PPA, installing G’Mic 220.127.116.11 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and other Ubuntu derivative 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
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gmic gimp-gmic
The latest version available is GIMP is Gimp 2.8.14, for installation instructions and more information, see this article.
Optional, to remove gmic and gimp-gmic, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove gmic gimp-gmic