My thoughts and explorations of all things related to photography
G'MIC has made the leap to QT and the GTK build has been made obsolete. So it took a while to setup QT both for Mac and Windows and then build it. It was also not a simply matter of building as testing was required before it could be released for use.
In the process of updating G'MIC, GIMP was also updated to the latest git pull for both Windows and Mac. So, one could import an image with GIMP/Nufraw, run it through G'MIC painting for instance, and then HDR it using Google Nik Collection HDR. Violá, instant wall-hanging quality image.
This version of GIMP has the mypaint brushes which seemed to have had disappeared in the past builds. You should now be able to paint with those brushes as you see fit.
I have added another plugin that allows you to stich large panoramas from within GIMP. To do this you will need to get the free Panorama Stitcher from the App Store on your Mac and install it in your Applications folder.
It is important to remember that the images need to be loaded as layers. Once done, start the panorama stitcher from the filters menu, and you are good to go. Once the panorama is created, you must save the file in the default location (your Documents folder) and close the stitcher. The panorama will now open in a separate window for further editing.
Please watch the video.
On Windows, please download and install the capable panorama stitcher available free of charge from Microsoft. Install it in its default location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Research\Image Composite Editor. Once installed, you'll be able to use the panorama stitcher on Windows.
Remember that the images need to be loaded as layers. Then, start the panorama stitcher from the filters menu, and you are good to go. Once the panorama is created, you must save the file in the default location (your Documents folder) and close the stitcher. The panorama will now open in a separate window for further editing.
Please watch the video.
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Important: Uninstall previous builds from the target installation location. Installation has been streamlined as much as possible.
Download and double-click on the installer and follow the instructions on your screen. Your computer may ask you to provide your administrative password. This is normal while installing software on the target computer. The software will be installed in the Program Files folder if you select the default settings. Also, it will create necessary files and folders.
The portable versions do not require any particular installation instructions. Simply double-click on the executable and unzip it to your desired location. The portable versions are self-contained and do not interact with your system or any existing GIMP installations.
Remove all references to the software you are installing from the registry and then use Windows to associate this version with your desired image formats.
These versions are compatible with Lion and above. Simply unzip the version you prefer and drag it to you Applications folder.
My builds are based on source code from the respective developers. Some modifications have been made to make the code compatible with Windows. These builds are compiled using GCC 6.2.0 available from the great folks at MinGW. I have received reports that some virus checkers are triggered by my builds. There is not much that can be done with these reports. They are false positives that you will have to take up with your virus checker software company. Please read this interesting article on how frustrating these reports can be.