All I want to do is add a plug-in to GIMP

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All I want to do is add a plug-in to GIMP

Postby zerkulo31 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:54 pm

I've come back after several years to try Linux again. I've been enjoying Mint 13 for the last week until today. Making things work in Linux is still an uphill battle.

All I want to do is add a plug-in to GIMP. I got it to work in windows eventuall but in Linux I need to make a .py executeable to get it to work? How do I do this? I got pyinstaller, but can't even figure out how to install it=/

If someone can help that would be great, otherwise I'll leave it for another few years and try again.
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Re: All I want to do is add a plug-in to GIMP

Postby thegreatgazoo on Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:05 pm

To make something executable, just open a file manager, "right-click" it and select "properties", select the "permissions" tab and check the box that says "allow executing file as program"

Also, to install the plugin, you just need to copy the extension.py file into the right folder. That's it, gimp will see it the next time you open it.
The folder is hidden in your home directory. Press "ctrl +h" to show hidden files and navigate to: /home/user/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/
Just copy your plugins in here.
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Re: All I want to do is add a plug-in to GIMP

Postby zerkulo31 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:34 am

Thanks so much for that. I didn't see that mentioned in any of the search results that came up. It was driving me nuts.

Now I can go back to enjoying Mint!
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