WARNING: THIS PAGE DOCUMENTS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OLDER VERSION 0.3.0.
The instructions for the latest version are here
Installing from sources
Before extraction, make sure you have the GIMP headers (version 2.2.13 or later) properly installed (and also the perl XML parser and gettext).
When you have the headers, extract the downloaded file
tar -vxzf gimp-lqr-plugin_X.Y.Z-T.tar.gz
where you will substitute what's appropriate for X.Y.Z-T.
This will create a directory called gimp-lqr-plugin_X.Y.Z, enter into it and issue
./configure && make && sudo make install
The last step requires that you have administrative privileges on your computer.
That's all. You will find the plugin under the Layer menu the next time you restart GIMP.
Just go back to the plugin directory and issue
sudo make uninstall
Mac OS X
Installing GIMP and required dependencies
To install the liquid rescale plugin, you will have to install Gimp.app from the macports package distribution system as well as the X11.app provided on OS X installation CDs (or XDarwin).
There are two reasons for that:
- the gimp.app project DMG distribution doesn't provide all the required headers etc… to compile the plugin,
- Fink gimp version is outdated and only macports provides a Gimp version that is compatible with this plugin.
Once you have installed macports, install the gimp and gimp-app port:
sudo port install gimp gimp-app
You might have errors during this process, and will have to force the activation of perl related ports:
sudo port activate -f p5-pathtools sudo port activate -f p5-getopt-long
and then relaunch the gimp port installation.
Compile and Install the plugin
You can now compile the plugin from source:
- extract the source archive
tar -vxzf gimp-lqr-plugin_X.Y.Z.tar.gz
- go into the decompressed directory
- on the command line, configure the compilation with:
To install version 0.3.0, you have to edit manually a file before compiling. Edit the po/Makefile with a text editor and find the lines 47 to 49 that should be:
GMSGFMT= MSGFMT= XGETTEXT= :
and replace them with:
GMSGFMT=/opt/local/bin/msgfmt MSGFMT=/opt/local/bin/msgfmt XGETTEXT=/opt/local/bin/xgettext
You can now compile with:
make sudo make install
The plugin will be installed and you can use it from /Applications/MacPorts/Gimp.app, under the Layer menu.
Installing from the compressed archive
You need the 7-Zip archive manager.
Extract the files, with their full directory structure, into the main GIMP directory, usually it is under C:\Programs\GIMP-X.Y, and you will see the plugin under the Layer menu next time you restart GIMP
Users of PortableApps
If you have GIMP installed through PortableApps, you need a GIMP 2.4 local installation, and the new 188.8.131.52 gtk-libs.
If you have the older 184.108.40.206 version, just copy the following new libraries into the portable gtk:
The plugin installation procedure should then work.