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 22.214.171.124, which has been released yesterday. Among others, it comes new filter called Repair/Smooth [skin], updated ‘Details / Details equalizer’ filter a bunch of new commands, like: -map_sprites, -detect_skin and -puzzle. For more information, see the official release notes.
In this article I will show you how to install G’Mic 126.96.36.199 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pear OS 8, Pear OS 7 and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it will be soon available via the Gimp experimental PPA, installing G’Mic 188.8.131.52 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pear OS 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
The latest version available is GIMP is Gimp 2.8.8, for installation instructions and more information, see this article.