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G'MIC for GIMP 1.5.7 released with new features

G'MIC is a powerful, advanced bundle of functionalities useful to edit, convert, maneuver and visualize images, essentially, presenting itself as a versatile framework where image processing is hassle-free doable via hundreds of available filters.

G'MIC for GIMP has been updated to version 1.5.7, introducing new features, fixes and new plugins, crossing the 500 plugins line.

The new 1.5.7 version adds a new Film emulation category (a complete, detailed presentation of the presets is available on http://blog.patdavid.net/2013/09/film-emulation-presets-in-gmic-gimp.html), category housing several sub-plugins, among which Instant [consumer], Negative [old], Slide [color], etc, allowing the user to apply interesting effects to images, effects featuring numerous presets.

For example, the user is now able to apply exciting presets to images, clicking on Negative [old] and selecting Fuji Ilford Delta 3200, applies the preset to the image, resulting an impressive negative-enabled image.


G'MIC for GIMP 1.5.7 brings solid multi-core support for various plugins, allowing users to utilize up to 8 cores for filters demanding power; navigating to (for example) Repair-->Smooth [anisotropic] the user is to notice the new Parallel processing entry, where One core, Two cores, Four cores and Eight cores are 1-click away available and usable.

How do we install G'MIC 1.5.7?
Add the following PPA (Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 13.10)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp-gmic gmic