GIMP Plug-in,GMIC has been made available as an easy-to-use plug-in for GIMP. It extends this retouching software capabilities by offering a large number of pre-defined image filters and effects. Of course, the plug-in is highly customizable and it is possible to add your own custom GMIC-written filters in it.
Here you will find pre-compiled binaries of the plug-in for common architectures. Pick one archive below, and run the installer or unzip the file contents into your GIMP plug-in directory. The GMIC plug-in should be then available from the Filters/GMIC.. menu entry. ?On Unix, the plug-in directory is usually located at $HOME/.gimp-2.x/plug-ins/.
The plug-in requires these libraries installed on your system : libfftw, libpng, zlib. Use your package manager to fit these dependancies.
On Ubuntu (Linux), there is a PPA (Personal Package Archive), maintained by Roberto Ferramosca, which can be used to ease the installation of G MIC, and to get quick updates as well. To use this PPA with your package manager, just type the commands :
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmic gimp-gmic