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PS NIK filters for Windows Gimp 2.8
Another post asked about using the PhotoShop NIK collection of filters with Gimp and was a bit baffled about the necessary modifications to the plugin.

The easiest way by far is install the Gimp 2.9 development from It has pre-configured 'launchers' for each filter. Unfortunately these do not work with the regular Gimp 2.8.x so a quick modification to attached. To avoid any confusion it is called

First though you need the monster 450 MB NIK collection installer.

1. Go to and click on download.
2. You need to enter an email address, where they send a down load link. It can be a disposable email address, it is try-and-see what works.


3. With Nikcollection installer and downloaded, Run the Nikcollection installer. Choose language.
4. Just continue


5. The usual license agreement that nobody ever reads
6. The important bit, accept the default Destination folder. The script is setup for there.


7. Almost at the end, nothing to do here, Click on Install.


The plugin This is a regular Gimp plugin. Unzip it. Put it in your Gimp profile, usually:

Start Gimp, open an image, bottom of the Filters menu is NIKshell, which opens a dialogue. Choose a filter and ok

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Looks like this, these are monsters and might run a little slow. When complete a "Save" takes you back to Gimp.

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This is awesome, Rich, methinks I will give it a shot...!!

Thanks again..!
Best Regards,
Chaplain Mark

'Tis better to have a camera and not need one, than to need a camera and not have one.
Thanks a whole bunch for this nice and clear tutorial rich! Smile

In case this could help others: my Plug ins folder is located here:
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins

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