GIMP Extensions 2.8.20140204

Organize all programs and plug-ins in one convenient, centralized location

  • Category:

    Graphics Editors

  • Version:

    2.8.20140204

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.3 (18)

GIMP Extensions is a must-have collection of extensions for the GIMP image-editing program.

Graphics are becoming an increasing more prevalent part of the modern world. People share photos of themselves, their friends, their families, and their memories. Artists want to share their works of art with a world of potential fans. Models are eager to make sure that the version of themselves they present is the best version possible. All of these uses of images could be radically enhanced using image-editing software. There are countless image-editing programs currently available and many more are released every year. There are programs dedicated to photo editing and others full of features that help with the creation of digital drawings, paintings, and collages. Some of these programs are incredibly simple to use while others are so difficult that they have warranted entire classes dedicated to maneuvering through the jungle of options.

For professional and amateur artists alike for whom money is a major concern, there are programs that are both incredibly expensive and completely free. One of the best free image manipulation and creation software currently available is the GNU Image Manipulation Program, or GIMP. There are many pre-packaged scripts, plug-ins, brushes, but if you want even more options, it would be best to download GIMP Extensions. As the name would imply, GIMP Extensions is an installer for Windows computers that makes available an expanded collection of extensions for GIMP. With one simple download, users will have hundreds of new tools available in GIMP without any additional hassle.

GIMP Extensions provides the basic GIMP package with a whole slew of additional tools that will make GIMP a more one-stop-shop for artists of all levels. One task in particular that GIMP is best known for is its ability to create animated gifs with relative ease. GIMP Extension expands GIMP's already impressive animation capacity. GIMP Extensions adds support for new file types such as APNG, JPEG XR, Direct Draw Surface (DDS), pyexiv2, WebP Import/Export, and many more. This package of extension also comes with GIMP Paint studio. This component will add a myriad of new brushes, gradients, dynamics, patterns, palettes, splashes, and all associated presets. This is sure to keep even the more experienced of artists busy for quite some time. For those users who are more interest in image manipulation rather than image manipulation rather than image creation, GIMP Extensions also comes with a various plugins to help better facilitate image manipulation. As of the latest version of GIMP Extensions, the installer comes with Liquid Rescale, Image Registration, Lay Effects, Indexprint, MathMap, NormalMap, PAL/VHS effects, Retro Computing, Resynthesizer, Save for Web, Separate+, Wavelet Decompose, ShellOut, Wavelet Denoise, and Wavelet Sharpen.

Users will soon find a few issues when using GIMP Extensions. Firstly, there are no instructions. If this is the first time a user has ever had to use the new tools, it may take some time to learn how to use it properly. Secondly, GIMP Extensions will actually replace any other extensions already selected.

PROS:

  • Many new brushes, plugins, and more.

CONS:

  • No instructions.
  • Replaces other extension packages.

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