Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Repetitive Inward Image Effect

Author: Pocholo 

This plugin produces an repetitive inward with any input image. The image has to be at least 1600 x 1000 px or greater for this plugin to work. Also you will need to have installed G'MIC and ofnuts "ofn-guillotine-layer.py" (provided in zip) plugins.

Image by Pocholo
Menu Location: <Image> Pocholo-scripts

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Make Your Own Billboard Image

 Author: Pocholo

Make Your Own Billboard Sign

Image by Pocholo
Menu Location: Image/Pocholo-scripts/PM Billboard Sign

Neon Lighted Frame by Pocholo

 Author: Pocholo

Create A Neon Lighted Frame On A Background Image

Image by Pocholo
Menu Location: Image/Pocholo-scripts/PM Lighted Neon Frame v2

Felimage Noise 0.1.1 Win_64bit

Felimage Noise 0.1.1 Win_64bit

 Author: Guillermo Romero

In menu Gimp:Filters/Render/Pattern/FelimageNoise...

This is one of my favorite plugins.
FelimageNoise is a GIMP plugin, originally developed, to generate noise patterns, but with feature sizes larger than a single pixel.
It can generate tileable textures, textures for use in spherical mapping.
It can use foreground/background colors, gradients and independent RGBA channels or warp an image.
It implemens several noise functions, such as FBM (Fractal Brownian Motion) and Multifractal textures,
with complete control, to allow for animation of noise (useful to generate animation frames), as well as complete presets management.

Presets Felimage Noise

Compiled for Gimp-2.10.20: MareroQ

Friday, September 25, 2020

Arakne Path Shape Creator for Gimp-2.10.py

 Arakne Path Shape Creator for Gimp-2.10.py

Author: Arakne (jfgarcia)


In menu Gimp: Filters/Path/Path shape creator...

Gimp lacks the tools to quickly create different shapes / geometric figures.
This plugin makes up for that lack - so it's also included here. 

Gimp-freetype-0.6_Win64 for Gimp-2.10

 Gimp-freetype-0.6_Win64 for Gimp-2.10

 Authors: Sven Neumann, Jens Lautenbacher, Michael Natterer
In menu Gimp: Filters/Text/FreeType...

Compiled by Samj gimp-freetype-0.6_32bits-64bits_gimp-2.8-Win (2013) is available here:

This version still works for Gimp-2.10 - but the filter is shown only in English (because it was compiled for Gimp-2.8).
If this is the right language for you, you don't need to download from here (it's the same version 0.6 - only compiled with Gimp-2.10.20).

A little help:
Compiled for Gimp-2.10.20 Win_64bit: MareroQ

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Plugin-potrace.py Ver 0.7

Author: MareroQ 

Ver 0.5

  Version 0.5 does not differ from version 0.4 except for the possibility of translating into any language ("mo" file is included).
After you translate (in Gedit) you can send me your file and I will join the download.
 In menu Gimp: Filters->Edge-Detect->Potrace...

Plugin-potrace.py based on code plugin-autotrace by bootch and Potrace by Peter Selinger.
Requires separate potrace program be installed.

POTRACE - transform bitmaps into vector graphics

* * * * * * * * *

Potrace is a tool for tracing a bitmap, which means, transforming a
bitmap into a smooth, scalable image. The input is a bitmap (PBM,
PGM, PPM, or BMP), and the output is one of several vector file
formats. A typical use is to create SVG or PDF files from scanned
data, such as company or university logos, handwritten notes, etc.
The resulting image is not "jaggy" like a bitmap, but smooth. It can
then be rendered at any resolution.

Potrace can currently produce the following output formats: SVG, PDF,
EPS, PostScript, DXF, GeoJSON, PGM (for easy antialiasing of
pixel-based images), Gimppath, and XFig. Additional backends might be
added in the future.

A separate program, mkbitmap, is also provided. This program can act
as a pre-processor for Potrace, applying scaling and various filters
to an image before converting it to a bitmap. This is useful for
potracing greyscale and color images.

Test image:


 Ver 0.6

Due to the described problems, I have made two changes:

1. Temporary files will be automatically saved only in the home directory in the subfolder "tmp".
2. The user must name temporary files (with a warning about not using spaces and special characters).
Update to Gimp-2.10.32_Win64bit:
- use pdb.file_bmp_save2
- potrace-1.16.win64

Ver 0.7

- replace hex color to RGB,
- dropped saving as ppm file (since it is ~10 times larger than bmp),
- small changes in the appearance of the GUI.


Older versions and discussion on GimpChat: here.

Plugin-autotrace.py Ver 0.5

Authors: Lloyd Konneker (bootch) modification: MareroQ
 Version 0.5 does not differ from version 0.4 except for the possibility of translating into any language ("po" file is included).
After you translate (in Gedit) you can send me your file and I will join the download.
In menu Gimp: Filters/Edge-Detect/AutoTrace...

About the Plugin-autotrace.py: 

It has these main uses:
Simplifying an image to reduced colors and smooth outlines, like a cartoon or a collage.
Creating paths in an image, on outlines or centerlines.

It requires the separate program called autotrace.  Autotrace is a command line program, available free on the web, with package name "autotrace".

It works by converting the image to vectors (curves), then back to pixels (a bitmap) and possibly paths (the Gimp name for vectors.)

The Plugin-autotrace.py plugin uses an engine (autotrace) that does poorly on fonts and line art.

How the Plugin-autotrace.py plugin works:

Saves the current image in a temporary bmp/ppm file.
Invokes autotrace on that file to create a temporary SVG file.
Imports the temporary svg file into a new image.

About Autotrace

Quoting the authors: AutoTrace is a program for converting bitmaps to vector graphics. The aim of the AutoTrace project is the development of a freely-available application similar
to CorelTrace or Adobe Streamline. In some aspects it is already better. Originally created as a plugin for the GIMP, AutoTrace is now a standalone program.

Home Page: 

Download autotrace for Windows:

Autotrace, in order:
1) despeckles, removing small features.
2) quantizes to a reduced color range.
3) vectorizes, using a "watershed" algorithm, tracing either outlines divides between colors (watersheds) or centerlines (rivers in watersheds).

The vectorizing step:
1) detects corners or cusps
2) fits curves (splines or Bezier curves) between the corners

The parameters of Autotrace affect one or more of these steps.  

Gimp mainly uses bitmaps and Inkscape mainly uses vectors, but both have limited support for the other format.
Gimp will import vectors and Inkscape will import bitmaps.

You can find the SVG files created by the Plugin-autotrace.py plugin in the Gimp temporary directory.

I often read that in Gimp you won't do it ... and a piece of advice: use a different program.
Nothing could be more wrong - this plug is already 11 years old.

Known issue:

The SVG file is saved in the tmp directory (temporary folder) whose location is specified 
in Edit / Preferences / Folder:

If the path in a directory name contains accented characters or spaces - the svg file will not be created - you have to select a folder to save in Preferences without these restrictions.


Plugin-autotrace.py Ver. 0.6

Due to the described problems, I have made two changes:

1. Temporary files will be automatically saved only in the home directory in the subfolder "tmp".
2. The user must name temporary files (with a warning about not using spaces and special characters)



Plugin-autotrace.py Ver. 0.7

 Save as BMP non-interactive (replace pdb.file_bmp_save to pdb.file_bmp_save2 )

Plugin-autotrace.py Ver. 0.8 with Preview
(June 28, 2023)

Created paths are not visible in Preview.
To get acquainted with created paths [Create paths=YES] use "Stroke path" option (choose in Gimp Tools: paint mode, foreground color and brush - size not too big).
The plugin does not conflict with non preview versions.

In menu: Filters ➤ Edge-Detect ➤ AutoTrace P...




 Author: Tor Lillqvist
It's an old plug but new users sometimes have trouble downloading it - so it's here as well.
With this plugin You will be able to run (unfortunately only some) PSPI plugins (".8bf) in Gimp.

 Those who use GIMP with 32-bit support on Windows can use * .8bf plugins.
Note: This plug-in loader is 32-bit and only works with 32-bit versions of plugins, even when using 64-bit GIMP. Make sure you can use 32-bit plugins.

How to Make Plugins Work in GIMP-2.10

Step 1. 
Download the Photoshop filter plug (pspi) for GIMP: "gimp-pspi-1.0.7.win32.zip".
Open the zip archive ("gimp-pspi-1.0.7.win32.zip") and copy the plug-in loader (pspi.exe) to the GIMP Plugins directory:

c: \ Users \ - Your name - \ AppData \ Roaming \ GIMP \ 2.10 \ plug-ins \

Step 2. 
Download and install the * .8bf plugins you want to use.

Step 3. 
Open GIMP and select Photoshop Plug-in Settings from the Filters menu.

A new window will appear:
Photoshop plug-in settings in GIMP

Click on the first folder ("1"). The button in the center of the window will be highlighted in red (2).

Click the last folder ("3") and find the folder with * .8bf plugins.

Tip: We recommend that you copy all the necessary plugins (.8bf files) to a separate folder and only add that folder to GIMP. Otherwise, if the plug-in loader finds 64-bit versions, an error may appear.

Click OK.

Step 4
After reopening GIMP, you will find the newly installed * .8bf plugins in the Filters menu. They will become active when you open any photo.

Note: Remember that not all * .8bf plugins are fully compatible with GIMP, which works with selection and transparency in a way other than Photoshop (sometimes removing the alpha channel or selection from an image helps).

Autosave Ver.04.

 Autosave Ver.04.

 Author: R. Brizard (rob_brz1)
This is one of the very useful plugins (and not everyone knows about).
If you work on an important project for many hours, this plugin is sometimes a godsend for you (when Gimp crashes and it is no longer possible to save the effects of a long work).

In menu Gimp:
File/Auto save...
File/NoUI auto save

The 'noUI_autosave_a' plug-in is a relative of 'autosave_a.py' (included with) for those who employ most of
the time the same configuration.
You can start it at any time.
It will use automatically a previous 'Laststop config' if available, if not it's 'Default config'.
To verify if it's running and what is the configuration: use 'autosave_a', check if the top line is a warning,
the end of that line indicates if the configuration is one of the presets then you can select it to view and
finally close without touching anything else.
If there is no open image, the first open image will always start the backup countdown and if the choice in
the configuration is Files->Image->"Launching one", it will be the one.
For starting 'noUI_autosave_a' at GIMP start, use the command line:

$ gimp -b '(python-fu-noUI-autosave-a 1)'

It's stop when GIMP stop or if the backup folder is no longer valid, and only one instance is allowed.



Disable/Enable Windows fonts

 Fonts Windows ON-OFF

 Author: MareroQ
Bother You with too many system fonts in Gimp?
I want to use only the selected ones, not the ones that are instaled in Windows.
In Gimp for Windows, You can disable/enable fonts by editing the ...\etc\fonts\fonts.conf file.

This plugin will do it for You.
Only fonts listed in Preferences -> Folders -> Fonts can work.
If you have Gimp installed on drive C: probably need to grant write permission for file fonts.conf.
Portable versions are not affected by this access issue.

A lot of guides on this matter, e.g.:
Access is denied Windows 10
For safety, make a backup of the fonts.conf file (I just zip the file in the same directory).

Web-Browser Scripts and Plugins

 Web-Browser Scripts and Plugins.

 (Web-Browser Scripts and Plugins.scm)
Author: MareroQ 
Sometimes it can come in handy - script with collected Gimp addresses
 (mainly related to plugins & scripts).
This script (for convenience) only allows you to open the selected page - from within Gimp - in your default browser (works just like bookmarks in a web browser).

In menu Gimp: Help/Download Scripts and Plugins

 Web-Browser Scripts and Plugins V-0.7 (update:15/07/2023)

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

BA_Conbagui_Coin Ver.5 & 6 (New)

 BA_Conbagui_Coin Ver.5 (New)

Authors: Animicule & MareroQ

This plugin is based on "text-along-path-04.py" by Ofnuts (implanted code) and the Conbagui tutorial.

They are also needed:
- LayerFX-2.10.py
- Blur-gauss.exe,bump-map.exe [borrowed from Gimp-2.8.22_64bit)

- CoinEdge.gbr
- Ring Hardness 100.gbr
- Stars design.gbr

In menu Gimp: Filters/Render/Create Coin...

The required  plugins are included in the attachment.

Add options: Bottom text type: From Left to Right, From Right to Left, Only Top Text in a Circle.