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Running Photoshop Plugins in GIMP

In addition to running scripts designed for the GIMP you are also able to run many 3rd party Photosop Plugins within the GIMP thanks to PSPI.  Originally written for the Windows version of the GIMP it has also been ported to Linux.

I have been using the standalone version of the PTLens application for a couple of years for fixing distortion within images.  I gave the Plugin version of it a try using PSPI.  It seems to work well without any problems.

Installing GIMP Scripts

Developers can add additional functionality to the GIMP via scripts. Many scripts are available for download from the GIMP Plugin Registry.

They often come in two different versions, Script-Fu or Python. The Python versions generally provide enhanced functionality over the Script-Fu versions.

  • Script_Fu have a scm file extension
  • Python scripts have a py file extension

Note: To find scripts in the Plugin Registry search on keywords.

GIMP Tutorials

Comprehensive step by step tutorials for performing specific tasks with the GIMP image editing software.

More tutorials coming soon...

In the meantime why not check out our GIMP Tips section?

You should also check out the official GIMP tutorials, they great source of information for getting you started using the GIMP.


The following Tips and Tricks are intended to make some of your everyday tasks within the GIMP easier and more time efficient to perform.  They are not intended to be fully fledged GIMP tutorials.

You should also check out the official GIMP documentation, it is a great source of information for configuring and using the GIMP.

Tips and Tutorials