Gimp Integration

Photivo to Gimp

The Gimp plugin just makes sure that EXIF data and colour profiles are properly transferred to Gimp. It does not create menu entries or anything else in Gimp.

Linux

Copy ptGimp to your local gimp plugins folder, which is usually located at ~/.gimp-2.*/plug-ins. Now the gimp export button of Photivo will send the image in the current pipe to Gimp, including EXIF data and output colour profile. Use the context menu on the Gimp button to get full size export.

Windows

The Gimp plugin is for the 32bit Windows version of GIMP 2.6.x, which is also the most common one used by almost everyone. Photivo itself can be 32bit or 64bit, both versions work. To install the plugin, just extract the archive to Gimp’s plugin folder.

  • To install the plugin only for yourself use your personal plugin folder, that should look something like C:\Users\<your username>\.gimp-2.6\plug-ins\
  • To install for all users (usually needs admin priviledges) use C:\Program Files \GIMP\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\ (or similar, depending on where you installed Gimp to)
  • Before using the plugin go to Photivo settings › Gimp command and locate Gimp’s program file, that is located in a path similar to C:\Program Files\GIMP\bin\gimp-2.6.exe

Gimp to Photivo

Sending images from Gimp to Photivo is done by a Python script. Copy the script file mm extern photivo.py to your local Gimp plugins folder, see above for the proper locations. Note: It has to be the plugins folder, not the scripts folder! You’ll find a new Gimp menu entry Filters › MM-Filters › Export to Photivo.

Linux

Set the script file executable.

Windows

  • Make sure Gimp and Python work together, like explained in this gimpusers tutorial: English version, German version.
  • The first time you use the script it asks you about where Photivo is installed. Just locate photivo.exe, it’s usually located in something like C:\Program Files\Photivo. You only need to do this once.