GIMP is a great free and open source image editor with a wide range of features. It’s also very extensible, with a huge range of plugins available.
One area where GIMP lags behind its commercial counterparts is in artificial intelligence (AI). However, there are several fantastic AI plugins for GIMP that can help bridge the gap. In this article, we’ll look at some of the top AI plugins for GIMP.
This is a plugin that does what its name says. It removes the background or separate subject. This one only works in Gimp 3 or Gimp 2.99.x, but there are some others like this for 2.10.x. I will list those if I find one.
Setup and installation is quite difficult for this one, and the guide for installation is also only available for Linux, so if anyone knows how to install it on Windows, then let me know.
I also listed the Remove.bg version, which uses an AI website as its back end, so you will need its api key to run, which you can get by creating an account on remove.bg, but there are some limitations to this version of the plugin, such as it may reduce your image’s resolution, which you can get passed by resizing it to your og image and using a separate low res image as mask.
This is a collection of plugins based on machine learning. The functionality of these plugins varies a lot, from deblurring, inpainting, coloring, super resolution, and many more. This version is also for gimp 3 or 2.10.x. I am listing these plugins for gimp 3.0 because it will be the future of gimp, so why not already be prepared for that?
As you all know, ai image generators are on the rise, and all kinds of software are integrating this workflow, and thanks to open source magic, gimp will not be left behind. User blueturtleai developed a stable diffusion plugin for gimp, which currently only works in gimp 2.10.x, but there is a plan for gimp 3.0, so gimp will also have this ai workflow in the future.
Regarding its features, it supports inpainting, text to image generation, and also uses Google Collab as its backend, but also supports a crowd-funded stable diffusion system called stable horde. This will be useful for people who don’t want a lot of setup time with Google Collab. Also, recently, BlueTurtleAI added a local option, so you might also use it locally on your PC.
This is another stable diffusion plugin for GIMP, but amazing thing about this one is that it is very easy to use and uses automatic 1111 as its backend.
This means that it will work on your own pc, so no need to worry about time constraints, and also if your pc is not strong enough for this, then you can install it automatic 1111 in google Collab.
Installing it is very easy, just download the stable-gimpfusion.py file then copy and paste it in the plugins folder of gimp, then you can run the plugin by going to Ai menu.
How to install and use: AI Background Remover Plugin For GIMP
This plugin might save your countless time when removing backgrounds, and this does this in very small time, and if you have GPU then it can be even faster, and its accurately is as much as Photoshop’s ai background remover.
OpenVINO™ AI Plugins
The OpenVINO™ AI Plugins is a set of plugins that are designed to enhance the photo editing capabilities of GIMP by adding AI-powered features. This plugin branch is currently under development and is dedicated for GIMP 3, Python 3, and OpenVino. The plugins included in this set are Super-Resolution, Style-Transfer, Inpainting, Semantic-Segmentation, and Stable-Diffusion.
These plugins are based on OpenVino, which allows for fast and efficient AI inferencing on Intel’s CPU and GPU. With the help of these plugins, users can easily apply advanced AI algorithms to their photo editing workflows. For example, the Super-Resolution plugin can increase the resolution of an image while maintaining its quality, while the Style-Transfer plugin can apply the style of one image to another.