What are the best Gimp plugins?

Gimp is a free photo editor software. It is a good alternative to programs such as Adobe's Photoshop. But from a basic editing program, adding plugins would make Gimp a better editing software. It would, in essence, enhance the existing abilities of gimp as a photo or picture editor. 

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    #1Darktable

    Darktable

    Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. Ideal for photographers and developed by photographers. It has a virtual lighttable and darkroom, and enables users to develop and enhance raw images. 

    Other

    Free

    Reyna Velasco
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "This is the best gimp plugin there is. This plug-in actually feels like i'm using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom but for free! Complicated to use and install these plugins, although one would just need patience for the programming tool. "
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    #2BIMP

    BIMP

    BIMP is a plugin for GIMP. BIMP would allow the user to apply a set of manipulations to an entire group of images. It has different functions such as resizing, cropping, flipping and rotating, color correction, and a lot more. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    James Hart
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "Yah know how sometimes you just want to do everything all at the same time??? Well BIMP can definitely do that for you. I love this!"
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    #3G'MIC

    G'MIC

    G'MIC is an open-source framework for image processing. It's a plugin that could be installed in a lot of editing software. It contains different kinds of generic filters, it has over 500 preset filters available. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Aaron Jones
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "We all want filters and filters are basically preset settings. And this GMIC has A LOT OF THEM FILTERS. But sometimes there's so many to choose from, but you can never really have too many filters. "
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    #4Resynthesizer

    Resynthesizer

    Resynthesizer is one of GIMP's oldest and most essential plugins. It has a series of tools based on working with textures, such as the Heal Selection. This is the equivalent of Photoshop's Content Aware Fill tool. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Samantha Shaw
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "WHO DOESN'T LIKE TOOLS??? OF COURSE WEE ALL WANT TOOLS! THE MORE TOOLS THE BETTER! and resynthesizer does that job. It helps in making GIMP function like Adobe Photoshop. But of course, it cannot do everything that Photoshop can. "
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    #5Contrast Fix

    Contrast Fix

    Contrast Mix is a plugin for GIMP. It can adjust via a contrast mask. It can affect a whole area, or for dark areas only, or for "burned out" or overexposed photos. It creates a layer mask for the editing of specific areas. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Andrew Ford
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "THIS PLUGIN CAN SAVE MY PICTURES! Like sometimes when I get careless with my exposure and ISO, this plugin rescues my photos. Amazing. "
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    #6Lensfun

    Lensfun

    the GimpLensfun is a plugin for Gimp to correct lens distortions. It automatically corrects images based on the lens that was used for the picture. It can autodetect camera, lens type, and corresponding parameters. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Adam Elliott
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "I never knew that the pictures I take could still be made into a better picture. I tried this out just for fun, and I could actually see the difference and it was a good change! Tedious to install plug-in, but definitely worth using. "
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    #7Gimp Beautify

    Gimp Beautify

    Beautify is a set of software plugins for GIMP. It allows for easier beautification of photographs. It has more than 40 effects available, and downloadable textures. This plug-in is free for download. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Carl Herrera
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "THIS ONE FEELS LIKE A TYPICAL FILTER FROM YOUR PHONE. But it can do a lot of things. But hahaha some filters feel a bit old school like way back 2000s filter kinda thing. I hope they update this soon. It's very easy to use. "
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    #8Refocus

    Refocus

    Refocus is a free plugin for the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It attempts to make blurred images sharper using an FIR Wiener filtering technique. It generally produces better results compared to the traditional unsharp masking. 

    Software

    Web

    Free

    Tyler Rose
    Written on June 15, 2019
    "Other than the hassle of installing plugins, refocus actually helps me with sharpening my images! I mean i didn't think that my photos were blurred, but using refocus on it gives me more detail. Which I really love and appreciate. "

Summary

Best What are the best Gimp plugins
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1DarktableOther 20 Free
2BIMPSoftware 16 Free
3G'MICSoftware 7 Free
4ResynthesizerSoftware 4 Free
5Contrast FixSoftware 2 Free
6LensfunSoftware 2 Free
7Gimp BeautifySoftware 1 Free
8RefocusSoftware 1 Free
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