GIMP, an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a free and open-source graphics editor used for tasks such as photo retouching, image composition, and image authoring. One of the most powerful plugins you can add to your GIMP installation is Resynthesizer. This tool is similar to Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill feature, allowing you to remove objects from your images, fill in gaps or extend backgrounds. In this article, we will guide you through the process of installing Resynthesizer in GIMP.
Before we begin, ensure that you have the latest version of GIMP installed on your system. If you haven’t, you can download it from the official GIMP website.
Installing Resynthesizer in GIMP
The installation process varies depending on your GIMP version and installation method. We’ll cover several scenarios below.
For GIMP <= 2.8:
- Open your terminal.
- Install the package “gimp-plugin-registry” by running the following command:
sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry
sudo command allows you to run the command as a superuser, while
apt-get install is used to install the specified package.
For GIMP >= 2.10:
- Download the Resynthesizer plugins: “resynthesizer”, “resynthesizer_gui”, and “plugin-heal-selection.py”. You can obtain these plugins by compiling the source from the project’s home page or by downloading an Ubuntu DEB file from the package “gimp-plugin-registry” here matching your architecture.
- Copy these plugins to one of the defined plugin folders. It is recommended to use
~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-insin your home directory.
For GIMP installed via Flatpak:
- Run the command
flatpak search org.gimp.GIMPto search for available packages.
- If the package “org.gimp.GIMP.Plugin.Resynthesizer” is listed, install it by running the following command:
flatpak install org.gimp.GIMP.Plugin.Resynthesizer
- Open GIMP, and the Resynthesizer filters should now be available and functional.
For Ubuntu 20.04 and later with GIMP 2.10.18:
- Install the “gimp-plugin-registry” package by running the following command:
sudo apt install gimp-plugin-registry
- Note that due to Python 2.x no longer being supported, only the core Resynthesizer plugin is included, and the Python-based plugins like “Heal Selection” are not included.
- To use the Resynthesizer core plugin, follow the specific steps outlined in the Resynthesizer documentation or user guide.
Alternative method (older versions):
- Visit the following link: https://web.archive.org/web/20180225174428/http://registry.gimp.org/node/27986.
- Download the Resynthesizer file and extract it.
- Copy the extracted files to the GIMP plug-ins folder. To locate the folder, go to your home folder, press
hto show hidden files, and search for the
.gimp2.xfolder (replace ‘x’ with your GIMP version number). Inside that folder, locate the “plug-ins” folder.
After installing Resynthesizer, remember to restart GIMP. If you encounter any issues, make sure the plug-ins folder is properly configured in GIMP by going to Edit > Preferences > Folders > Plug-ins.
Installing Resynthesizer in GIMP can significantly enhance your image editing capabilities. This plugin is a powerful tool that can help you remove unwanted objects from your images, fill in gaps, or extend backgrounds. Follow the steps outlined in this guide to install Resynthesizer in GIMP and start leveraging its features today.
Resynthesizer is a plugin for GIMP that allows you to remove objects from images, fill in gaps, or extend backgrounds. It works similarly to Photoshop’s Content-Aware Fill feature.
The installation process for Resynthesizer depends on your GIMP version and installation method. You can refer to the installation instructions provided in the article above for detailed steps based on your specific scenario.
Yes, Resynthesizer can be installed in GIMP versions older than 2.8. You can follow the alternative method mentioned in the article to install Resynthesizer on older versions.
If you encounter any issues, make sure that the plug-ins folder is properly configured in GIMP. You can do this by going to Edit > Preferences > Folders > Plug-ins. Restarting GIMP after installation is also recommended.
Yes, Resynthesizer can be installed on GIMP installed via Flatpak. You can follow the steps provided in the article for installing Resynthesizer on Flatpak installations.