How to Install Mathmap on gimp 2.8
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Can you explain how to get mathmap to work in gimp 2.8?
For those who don’t know what Mathmap is, Mathmap is an addon that gives you a large collection of extra filters in Gimp. The problem is, the existing installation solution on mathmap’s website does not currently install the plugin into Gimp 2.8 correctly. Of course, there are some truly brilliant people that have made it very easy for us to install Mathmap onto Gimp 2.8 manually.
Step 1.) Download Mathmap
To install Mathmap on Gimp 2.8, you need to download this file. This is a .zip file that contains the folders that we are going to add to our gimp files. If you have ever installed anything like the wonderful Gimp Paint Studio, this entire process will come fairly natural to you.
Step 2.) Extract the Folder
The next step to install Mathmap on Gimp 2.8 is to extract the folder that you just downloaded. To do this, browse to the folder that you just downloaded, right-click on the folder, and click “extract.” Extract it somewhere where you can easily find it. Open the newly extracted folder.
Step 3.) Browse to Your Gimp Folder
In a new window, browse to your 32-bit Gimp 2 folder. In Windows, this is typically found at C:\Program Files\GIMP 2
Step 4.) Add Files to the Bin
In the folder that you extracted in step 2, there is a folder that is called “32.” Open that folder, and then open the folder inside called “bin.” There will be 3 .dll files there. Simply take those files and move them into the bin folder inside of your Gimp 2 folder that we opened in Step 3.
Step 5.) Browse to Your Other Gimp Folder
You can now close the window that you opened in Step 3, and open another folder. In Windows, this new folder is typically found at C:\.gimp-2.8.
Tip: This folder is where you can also add brushes, patterns, and pretty much everything else to Gimp.
Step 6.) Add the Mathmap Folder to Gimp 2.8
In the folder that you extracted in step 2, there is another folder called “mathmap.” Take that entire folder, and move it inside of the folder that you opened in step 5. Make sure that you don’t accidentally put this folder into a subfolder, you want it to be in the Gimp 2.8 folder.
Step 7.) Open the Plug-ins Folder
In the folder that you browsed to in step 5, there is a folder called “plug-ins.” Open that folder for the next step.
Step 8.) Add the Other Mathmap Folder to Gimp 2.8
In the folder that you extracted in step 2, there is another folder called “plug-ins.” Open that folder, and you will find yet another “mathmap” folder. Place that entire folder inside of the plug-ins folder that you opened in step 7.
Step 9.) Link the Path in Gimp
Open up Gimp. Click edit>>>preferences.
Expand the “folders” list at the bottom of the preferences dialog.
Click on “plug-ins”
Click on the “new” icon. This icon looks like this
Click on the “browse” icon. This icon looks like this
Browse to the mathmap folder that you added in step 8. Click OK.
Click OK to close out of the preferences dialog. Restart Gimp.
Step 10.) Check to see if it works!
In Gimp, click on filters>>>generic>>>mathmap. You should now see a huge list of filters.
I hope this helps! Feel free to ask questions in the comment section below.