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Beautify plugin ART > Life Sketch causes error in (Windows 10 / GIMP 2.10.30)
Beautify plugin ART > Life Sketch causes error in (Windows 10 / GIMP 2.10.30) libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll

In fact any Beautify effect fails the same way.

  • GIMP version: 2.10.30
  • Package: installer from
  • Operating System: Windows 10 21H2 (19044.1586)  64 bit
Have used this plugin in the past without any issues.
Noticed the error in GIMP 2.10.28 so updated to 2.10.30 but same error.
The preview pane in Beautify appears alright, but when I OK the effect I get the error message.  

Plug-in crashed: "beautify.exe"

Windows event log :-
Faulting application name: beautify.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x52d2a3bf
Faulting module name: libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000277d6b
Faulting process ID: 0x2bec
Faulting application start time: 0x01d84b28b69b3989
Faulting application path: C:\Users\desktop\.gimp-2.10\plug-ins\beautify.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
Report ID: 858763fa-9c28-4bbe-8d4a-49da564c00c8
Faulting package full name: 
Faulting package-relative application ID: 

same issue with libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll, version:

HELP pls  Huh
There are a few things you should consider.
There are no Gimp developers on this forum.
Posting on gitlab is a way of contacting the developers but the beautify plugin is a third party plugin, nothing to do with the devs.
The beautify plugin is old and abandoned, the developer last made a minor change 8  years ago.
Some parts of beautify still work, but some such as borders are broken.

I can make some suggestions

Quote:Beautify plugin ART > Life Sketch causes error in (Windows 10 / GIMP 2.10.30) libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
A 32 bit dll error, try using the 32 bit version which you can get here:  It is a 7zip archive so you might need something like Peazip to unpack it. Use the files from the 32 bit folder


Quote:Plug-in crashed: "beautify.exe"   (C:\Users\desktop\.gimp-2.10\plug-ins\beautify.exe)
Why are your plugins there ? The place for Windows Gimp 2.10 plugins is  C:\Users\"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins
That is a hidden folder see:

Quote:Have used this plugin in the past without any issues.  Noticed the error in GIMP 2.10.28 so updated to 2.10.30 but same error
No success ? You can always go back to an earlier Gimp 2.10 version

Next suggestion. Use something that is up-to-date.  The gimp g'mic plugin can do most of the effects. and examples
Thanks for the suggestions.
Tried the 32 bit executables without success

Installed 2.10.24 and tried both 32 bit and 64 bit without success.

I can only guess that the problem is caused by other software that's been updated  -visual studio (does that make sense)

The alternative is to find a plugin that does the same as Beautify - any suggestions

Regards Huh
Did you come from using Gimp 2.8 ? (rhetorical question)

From your other post, this is very dubious: C:\Users\desktop\.gimp-2.10\plug-ins\beautify.exe Very probably it is the way you have installed the plugin files. However since beautify is not going to work.

Already mentioned the Gimp gmic plugin. This comes with a Windows installer that installs in the correct Gimp folder.

There are hundreds of filters and each can have various setting. Up to the user to try out.

For example, some that can be equivalent to the Beautify ART section or and
A whole set of presets, hundreds of them in a drop down menus. You can dump as a montage to look for a suitable preset example: too many to show individually.

Plus of course all sorts of other effects.

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