PSPI has long been the best way of running Photoshop in the Win32 version of GIMP. I’ve waited for a Linux version with anticipation and it has now been ported! Not all plugins will work, but I tried the trial version of PTLens and once I pointed it at the .dat file it worked perfectly, if quite slowly.
As well as the efforts to run Photoshop actions in GIMP this is a great addition to the GIMP arsenal of plugins and tools to aid photographers!
Need Photoshop plugins? This article reviews 10 free Photoshop plugins. I installed the Virtual Photographer one. It works quite well, although the preview window is a little wonky and don’t move the window or it won’t redraw.
One reply on “PSPI – Using Photoshop plugins in GIMP”
It will be nice to have the ability to use photoshop plugins in the gimp. I have a couple of books that are not about photography, but how to work on animation, and the plug-ins are all photoshop or jasc, neither of which I want to use. I’m definitly going to have to try these out.