Gimp 2.8 – Installing New Plugins

Gimp 2.8
Gimp 2.8

I installed Gimp 2.8. Saving non proprietary files formats, such as jpg and png, in previous versions was cumbersome.  Gimp 2.8 is somewhat better, you must export to different formats rather than save. I want to be able to quickly save optimized images in common web formats. My solution; install the ‘save for web’ plugin.

1.Download Plugin for windows at http://registry.gimp.org/files/save_for_web_0.28.6_win32.zip

2.Extract Plugin to appropriate plug-ins directory

  • Plug-ins in the form of .exe need to be in the \plugin-ins  folder;  ie ..\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
  • Plug-ins in the form of .scm files need to be placed in the \scripts folder; ie ..\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts

3.Restart Gimp

Gimp 2.8 Save for Web
Gimp 2.8 Save for Web

‘Save for web’ feels more efficient and automatically optimizes images for the right balance of size and quality.

Resources

http://registry.gimp.org/node/33 – Save for web plugin

http://registry.gimp.org/node/20811 – Installing plugins

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