The GNU Image Manipulation Program or The GIMP is a bitmap graphics editor, a program for creating and processing raster graphics. It also has some support for vector graphics. The project was started in 1995 by Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis and is now maintained by a group of volunteers. Gimp is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
Gimp is present in the main Debian repository:
apt-get install gimp
gimp-cbmplugs plugins for The GIMP to import/export Commodore 64 files
gimp-data-extras An extra set of brushes, palettes, and gradients for The GIMP
gimp-dcraw GIMP plug-in for loading RAW digital photos
gimp-gap animation package for the GIMP
gimp-gluas Lua environment plug-in for GIMP
gimp-gmic GREYC's Magic for Image Computing - GIMP Plugin
gimp-gutenprint print plugin for the GIMP
gimp-lensfun Gimp plugin to correct lens distortion using the lensfun library
gimp-plugin-registry repository of optional extensions for GIMP
gimp-texturize generates large textures from a small sample
gimp-ufraw gimp importer for raw camera images
gtkam-gimp gtkam gimp plugin to open digital camera pictures
Filter Installation (plugins)
Debian filter Packages
Manual Filters Installation
Not all the available filters are packaged up for Debian. If you need one of the filters the following instructions should help a Debian user add them with out making a mess of the installation.
You can find the GIMP Plug-In registry at http://registry.gimp.org/
They have finally realized they need to address security -: "We need to create a completely different, much more secure solution. This is going to take some time, and we'd appreciate your help. Please email to the gimp-web@ mailing list, if you want to help us."
Debian could/should be the security answer they need.
Almost every plugin you download will come as a package - zip, RAR, TAR.GZ, and TAR.BZ2. You need to extract the pluging and put it in