Photoshop filters on GIMP

For the GIMP users that, like me, keep complaining that Photoshop has so much more filters to do some fancy effects, the agony is over :-)

I just found this today, but it dates back to 2004. There is a GIMP plugin that handles Photoshop plugins. It is called PSPI and it works like a charm on the filters I have tested so far.

Here are the instructions on how to get it working on Windows:

  1. download the binary package from here.
  2. copy the plugin file to “C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins”
  3. start GIMP
  4. click on Menu Xtns -> Photoshop Plug-in Settings
  5. add the folders where you have your photoshop plugins (.exe or .8bf files)
  6. restart GIMP
  7. all the compatible plugins in the folders you specified in step 5 will show up under the Filters menu (*)

This was a new for me, and I’m quite happy as there was a couple of photoshop filters that I like to play with sometimes (just for fun, but still).

(*) For some odd reason, all my plugins appear under the sub-menu “Flaming Pear”, the creators of the first photoshop plugin I loaded into GIMP.

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  5. mustangrider October 29, 2007

    The plug in doesn’t work. I placed it in my plug in folder and when I restarted gimp there was an error message that it was missing the Mrvct or something .dll I have no knowledge of how to install that.

  6. João Fernandes July 6, 2008

    Boas,
    boa opção para um post!
    Deixo uma compilação sobre o gimp que pode ser útil para qualquer iniciado no Gimp.
    link: http://blog.inovazi.com/?p=61
    Continuação de bons posts!

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