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 1.7.9 which has been recently released, coming with a a lot of changes.
The latest G’MIC versions are available via some third party PPA, so installing the software on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.4 Lokim should not cause too many problems.
You just need to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the gmic package:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install gmic
Optional, to remove gmic, do:
$ sudo apt-get remove gmic