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Plugins for Mac??

Aug 1, 2011, 01:22
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Plugins for Mac??
I'm sorry if this thread already exists or if this is too easy for all of you gimpers, but I have no idea how to download and use plugins. I have a Mac Os X ver 10.6.8, and when I downloaded a plugin I got a bunch of files and I don't know which one I'm supposed to put in Application Support>Gimp>Plugins. Help plz??

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Aug 1, 2011, 05:58 (This post was last modified: Aug 1, 2011 06:03 by enaid.)
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RE: Plugins for Mac??
(Aug 1, 2011 01:22)stereoG Wrote:  when I downloaded a plugin I got a bunch of files and I don't know which one I'm supposed to put in Application Support>Gimp>Plugins. Help plz??

I also use Mac, but I am a newbie in Gimp, so other people might be better suited to reply but here goes my experience.

1-It seems that many Gimp plug-ins are distributed in source, so they need to be complied to be used (the place from where you got the plug-ins would tell something along the lines of how to install in Linux). If you are confident using (Mac) Terminal you can follow those instructions with some caveats.

2-To compile etc. (ie, to make the installation) the Linux installer 'might' require Gimp developers tools which, AFAIK, are not installed in Gimp for Mac. If that is the case, the workaround I have used is to install Fink and the Gimp dev tools (something that needs to be told by itself if you are not familiar with it). Then, (1) follow the instructions to install in Linux, (2) locate where is the generated executable file, (3) copy that file into Application Support>Gimp>Plugins, (4) start Gimp (and automatically the plug-in gets installed).

NB: to use Fink and perform a linux-style install, you need to use the Terminal.

Hope this help. If you post more details about the particular plug-in and whether you would like more info on using Terminal or using Fink (I gather the process would be similar with Macports), do not hesitate to further comment.

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Aug 10, 2012, 08:13
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RE: Plugins for Mac??
im wondering about the same thing, and i did not quite understand the above post. Can someone explain this simple to me?

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