GIMP plugins are great but a bit hacky to install. Even for famous plugins such as Resynthesizer (which contains the super useful heal selection tool), the documentation recommends to download and copy-paste Python files into the installation directory.

I installed GIMP as a Flatpak through the Software Center on Ubuntu. I had a pleasant surprise: a selection of plugins is available for one-click install. This functionality was mentionned nowhere in the documentation, since it came out in a recent release.

So far, the list includes:

  • BIMP

  • FocusBlur

  • Fourier

  • BimpLensFun

  • G’MIC

  • LiquidRescale

  • Resynthesizer

Thanks to the Flatpak team who made this possible!