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How to get Instagram filters in Gimp

How to get Instagram filters in Gimp

How to get Instagram filters in Gimp

With these Instagram filters for Gimp you can give the same touch to your photos that you can give with the official app.

Let’s face it, Instagram has created a school. Whether we like it or not, the abuse of filters and effects in our photos is already common and almost expected when they send us an image.

Out there are dozens, no, hundreds of apps that offer more or less the same thing, filters and more filters to put on our photos, some very successful, most with the artistic sense of a barnacle. But the truth is that you do not have to use them if you want to give a special touch to your photographs.

How to install Instagram filters for Gimp

And it is very easy to install those same filters in an image editing program like Gimp. This is the second time in two days that we talked about this free code program at Omicrono and for good reason; Although the reference of the sector is still Photoshop, Gimp is a very capable program depending on your needs and what you are looking for.

For example, we have already commented that the program has a very active community, and how could it be otherwise, it has also reacted to the fashion of Instagram filters.

Hence, we can easily download and install this package of 22 filters, copied from those that come on Instagram by default. They are so similar that I really do not think it is possible to discern between a photo edited with Instagram and with Gimp.

The installation of these filters is simple. First we download the compressed file and unzip it. We have to paste those files in the plug-ins folder in the .gimp-2.8 folder that we have in our personal folder. In Windows it is C: Users (Username) . Gimp-2.8, but in other systems like Linux it is / home / (Username) /. Gimp-2.8 (you may have to activate the option to see Hidden files).

To use the filters within Gimp we just have to open Filters and Instagram, and choose the one we want, which will be applied instantly. It remains only to experiment to see which photographs are best suited by some filters or others.