7 Best AI Plugins for GIMP

Sujeet Kumar
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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.

GIMP-Background-Remover

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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.

GIMP3-ML

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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?

Key FeaturesFit For
– Machine learning-based– Users of GIMP 3 or GIMP 2.10.x
plugins for various tasks– People looking for diverse image editing
– Includes deblurring,capabilities
inpainting, coloring,– Those preparing for the future of GIMP
super resolution, etc.

gimp-stable-diffusion

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.

Key FeaturesFit For
– Stable diffusion plugin– Users of GIMP 2.10.x
– Supports inpainting,– Those interested in AI image generation
text-to-image generation,and Google Collab integration
Google Collab backend,– People who prefer a local option
and local usage option

Stable-Gimpfusion

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.

Key FeaturesFit For
– Stable diffusion plugin– Users of GIMP 2.10.x
– Easy installation– Users who want a simple AI solution
– Uses automatic 1111– Those who prefer using their PC or Google
backendCollab

GIMP Rembg

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

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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.

Stable Boy

Stable Boy is another Gimp plugin that integrates stable diffusion, and this is very similar to the previous one. And amazingly, this uses an automatic 1111 stable diffusion web interface to run it, so technically you can run it on your own PC, so you don’t need to worry about being online or relying on big companies or the cloud.

This has all of the stable diffusion features like inpainting, image to image, text to image and upscaling.

Key FeaturesFit For
– Integrates stable diffusion– Users interested in stable diffusion
– Uses automatic 1111– Those who prefer running it on their own
stable diffusion webPC without relying on the cloud or big
interfacecompanies
– Supports inpainting,– Various stable diffusion features like
image-to-image, text-to-inpainting, image-to-image, text-to-image,
image, and upscalingand upscaling

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