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Old 07-30-2006, 03:20 AM   #1
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gimp plugins


Got gimp 2.2 installed and I'd like to install all of the plugins so that I can have a "proper" play with it (I wanted to have a go at trying the tutorials in LinuxFormat magazine - some of which need some of the plugins).

So I've downloaded all of the ones that seem to be specifically for gimp 2.2 from the gimp plugin registry, but they come in a plethora of different formats/file extensions and I haven't got a clue what I need to do next.

For instance, theres .c, .c.gz, .scm, bz2, tar.gz etc etc etc (ok, I follow the bz2 and tar.gz but where do these plugins need to be installed to)?

Any guidance on this is much appreciated. As right now, it's confusing the hell out of me

regards

John
 
Old 07-30-2006, 08:16 AM   #2
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this is the gimp user manual: http://docs.gimp.org/en/
and this is the section about installing new plugins: http://docs.gimp.org/en/concepts-int...lugins-install

it took me three clicks to get there. please be so kind & don't bother the forum with thigs you really could look up yourself in 10 seconds...
or if you already knew this docu: be so kind & tell us what you already tried. (you didn't dare to ask here without asking google first, did you?)
 
Old 07-30-2006, 04:09 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by daniela
this is the gimp user manual: http://docs.gimp.org/en/
and this is the section about installing new plugins: http://docs.gimp.org/en/concepts-int...lugins-install

it took me three clicks to get there. please be so kind & don't bother the forum with thigs you really could look up yourself in 10 seconds...
or if you already knew this docu: be so kind & tell us what you already tried. (you didn't dare to ask here without asking google first, did you?)
Thank you very much for the links.

I, unlike many who visit here, am conversant with the rules and reg's of LQ. If I hadn't spent between 3 and 4 hours googling for something that might point me in the right direction, I shouldn't have bothered posting the question (thats the 3 to 4 hours googling, plus the 58 CHF that I've spent at amazon).

It may have been that I was searching for the wrong thing, I can't even guess as to why those links weren't (as far as I recall) listed in my searches.

Your links are very much appreciated - I shall investigate them fully, in the hope that they are clearer than the vast majority of documentation.

regards

John

p.s. Oh and of course, terse replies can be somewhat unhelpful. Some might even consider them rude (even if English isn't the respondents first language, as it quite possible at a location such as this).
 
Old 07-30-2006, 04:54 PM   #4
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hm...i'm sorry. i should have noticed the number of your posts, it actually implies that you know the rules. it's just, that i - as i said - only needed three clicks (btw not from google, from the repository you obviously knew) & your post seemed to say that you didn't come a single step further since the download, what really made me ask myself if you even tried. (i mean the official documentation was the first thing that came to my head)
that's why the answer wasn't too long.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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hm...i'm sorry. i should have noticed the number of your posts, it actually implies that you know the rules. it's just, that i - as i said - only needed three clicks (btw not from google, from the repository you obviously knew) & your post seemed to say that you didn't come a single step further since the download, what really made me ask myself if you even tried. (i mean the official documentation was the first thing that came to my head)
that's why the answer wasn't too long.
Da nada.

Official documentation obviously came into your head - about 4 or 5 hours before mine Ha! now you mention the "O" word (official) it reminds me that the only "official documentation" that I've ever (i.e. in nearly 5 years of this damn thing know as Linux) properly been able to understand was the basic install guide for Gentoo - Shame that they seem to be in the process of translating that into the twin dialects of geek and nerd

I'm hoping that the £25 (or 58 CHF) spent on the book (one that actually seems to be up to date or at least published this year) will be money well spent and that it doesn't go off into the techno-blurb that the linux world seems to abound.

regards

John

p.s. Oh and I can't say that I "know" the rules verbatim, but as I guess it must have taken Jeremy time to have written them, I'm happy to do him the courtesy of reading them, which reminds me .................
 
  


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