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Plug-in Resynthesizer not Found (Big Sur)
I'm new to GIMP and have read that the resynthesizer plug-in is an easier way of removing an object from a photo while maintaining the background so I tried to download it. I'm using an M1 Macbook Air running GIMP v2.10.22 and I've followed each step from Davies Media Design Tutorial ( However when I try to use the plug-in (Filters>Enhance>Heal Selection), a dialog box always appears saying this:

An error occurred running python_fu_heal_selection
error: procedure not found
More Information:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Applications/", line 740, in response
dialog.res = run_script(params)
File "/Applications/", line 361, in run_script
return apply(function, params)
File "/Applications/", line 148, in heal_selection
pdb.plug_in_resynthesizer(timg, tdrawable, 0,0, useBorder, work_drawable.ID, -1, -1, 0.0, 0.117, 16, 500)
error: procedure not found
Any help would be appreciated!
It might be the plugin is incompatible with your macOS / Gimp 2.10.22 versions. There are reports about intrusive mac security issues see:

Otherwise, are you sure the plugin files resynthesize & resynthesize_gui are set as executable. Looks like this in an old mac VM and old Gimp 2.10 (and works there)

I had the same issue, and it came down to the resynthesizer plugin not being able to start, as it was missing a required dynamic library: libintl.9.dylib 

The instructions I found at was useful for getting it all working.
I followed the instructions in the tutorial but it didn't work. I always get the same error: libintl.9.dylib missing.

(macOS High Sierra)
I had to reinstall gettext  to have libintl.8.dylib libraryto have libintl.8.dylib library. Now it works.

brew reinstall gettext

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