Scripts that work in GIMP-2.8+

Tested on the GIMP-2.8.10 Further details are below...

As the GIMP advances its codebase, many scripts become deprecated and/or no longer work. They pop up errors or do not run at all -- their code needs to be updated to keep up with the GIMP. Since I "need" the plug-ins, I often update the scripts to keep them working.

Below the screenshot are the ReadMe and the Downloads

Pages dedicated to individual scripts (with screenshots and direct download) are available in Script Information Section

Here's some history of and progress on this project.
And of course I am more than willing to take a peek at other's work...
So far I've gotten help and code contributions from:
Floyd L. Davidson
David Cummins

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NOTE: Screenshot may not show all the latest plugin additions.

README for the scripts

Script-FUs that work with GIMP 2.8

42nd release ...of the scripts.

DO NOT INSTALL these scripts into a 2.6 series release of GIMP

There are 119 scripts

Install Instructions

Put the scripts in :

Windows Vista/7)
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts

Windows XP
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\scripts
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\.gimp-2.8\scripts   

Linux system-wide

Put the Gimpressionist presets in :

Windows Vista/7
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\gimpressionist\preset

Windows XP
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\gimpressionist\preset
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\.gimp-2.8\gimpressionist\presets  

Linux - system-wide

Put the gradients in :

Windows Vista/7/8
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\gradients

Windows XP
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\gradients
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\.gimp-2.8\gradients

Linux - system-wide

Put the patterns in:

Windows Vista/7
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\patterns

Windows XP
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\patterns
C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\.gimp-2.8\patterns  

Linux - system-wide

Script List :


GIMP-2.8 scripts is a fixed/hacked collection of scripts for
use in the new GIMP. Most were originally created for GIMP-2.4,
but things continue to evolve and break scripts... so on I go.

If a script I wrote or played with gives me errors in use, I
get them running and include them in the scripts package.
I am not the original author for most of these scripts, but
I believe they all let you redistribute (GPL-like).

So use them, pass them around or make them better.
It's all good.

Paul Sherman


Both packages contain the same scripts, just the compression type is different.

42nd Release - 09/29/2015
format: zip file
size: 525k (537081 bytes)
md5sum: f7cd3156344d60bcce47fa7a7bd98b1a
format: bz2 file
size: 313k (319977 bytes)
md5sum: dfb0df6283eff59b3c21579c9a610041


Project History

I started doing this just after the release of GIMP-2.4 and I think I keep pace pretty well, sort of out of necessity because I use the GIMP and many of the scripts every day. (I do

I run the latest GIMP on Absolute Linux. I occasionally check the scripts on Windows -- but I really rely upon feedback from Windows users if anything is amiss. So do not hesitate to email me at if you spot an error or have some suggestion.

The gimpfx-foundry project has built on my first package, made improvements to some and added others . . .  but I was put off a bit by their naming convention, the use of a separate menu item for the scripts, and the fact that they emailed me about their project, asking if I wanted to help out, several weeks after I made updated scripts available on this site. Granted, they did a lot of work on their own, too, but I felt a little miffed. Perhaps unjustly...

In my free time I have made some batch scripts in Python which I will soon make available separately, and I have also been asked to impliment a preview for some scripts. I'm hacking this out and have one posted on this site -- but it is written in Python and I am not sure how happy with the functionality folks who have tried it have been -- any feedback would be appreciated. For the regular SCRIPT-FUs (non-Python), I do not believe a preview window is possible.