Episode 199: G’MIC June 1, 2014

from Meet the GIMP· ·

G’MIC is a lot of things that do stuff with images. You have a stand alone program with a complete image manipulation and analysis programming language, an online service and a GIMP plugin that gives easy access to (nearly) the whole package. Don’t get G’MIC from other sources than their pages – the update cycle is so fast that package maintainers can’t keep up. The version recorded in the video is already outdated twice at the time of the publication. G’MIC is mostly developed by Dr. David Tschumperlé of the GREYC, an institute at the University of Caen in France …



G’MIC is a lot of things that do stuff with images. You have a stand alone program with a complete image manipulation and analysis programming language, an online service and a GIMP plugin that gives easy access to (nearly) the whole package. Don’t get G’MIC from other sources than their pages – the update cycle is so fast that package maintainers can’t keep up. The version recorded in the video is already outdated twice at the time of the publication. G’MIC is mostly developed by Dr. David Tschumperlé of the GREYC, an institute at the University of Caen in France that is also part of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research). So definitely no hobbyist project. I met David and his friend and colleague Jérôme – also a scientist AKA Dr. Jérôme Boulanger – at the LGM in Leipzig. Very nice guys! See Pat David’s wonderful blog post for more images and a report. You can find information about G’MIC at their site in the very good and complete manual, at YouTUBE from G’MIC and David, at Pat David’s Blog and all over the Internets. The second part of the video is a promotion for Ramón Miranda‘s very good training DVD “Muses”. It goes through the whole process of learning Krita – a graphics program under Linux and Windows, which is much better for painters than GIMP – up to finishing a real digital painting. You can buy the DVD at the Krita shop, 32.50€ is comparable to other kinds of such DVDs and the proceeds support the Krita Foundation. I got this one for free – and I will give it away! If you want to have it, write a comment to this blog post before Episode 200 is published. Get your mail address right (it will only be visible to me) and mention that you want the DVD. After the deadline I’ll have some supposedly innocent children draw a winner. The TOC 00:00:00 Start of video 00:01:10 Installing the G’MIC Plugin for GIMP 00:03:00 Installing and using G’MIC as a stand alone program 00:10:00 G’MIC Online service 00:10:40 Using the G’MIC GIMP Plugin 00:13:40 Pencil Drawing emulation as an example 00:18:10 Film emulations and grain as an example 00:25:15 Spectral filters – Fourrier included 00:26:20 Plotting Graphs with G’MIC 00:26:50 Conclusion 00:29:20 Ramon Miranda’s Krita tutorial DVD 00:33:10 EOF