BIMP adds batch image processing power to GIMP

If you have been using GIMP image editor for processing your photos and making graphics, then you should probably felt the need of batch processing of images. Batch Image Manipulation Plugin (BIMP) exactly gives you that power. You can apply all that commonly used image editing features like resize, crop, flip and rotate, blurring and so on to a bunch of images, instead of just one, thus saving lots of time and manual effort.

bimp for gimp

All you need to do is launch BIMP within GIMP and add all the images into it. Next click on + button and add the editing features that you want to apply like resize, crop, color, etc., and set a output folder path. Finally click ‘Apply’ and it will show you a preview of before and after. You should see all the batch processed images in the output folder.


Install BIMP for GIMP on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Step 1:

Download BIMP

Step 2: The plugin is not compiled. We will compile it later. For now, extract the contents of the downloaded zip file.

Step 3: Launch ‘Terminal’ and run the following commands to install libgimp2.0-dev and libpcre3-dev packages. These are needed to have the full set of libraries and dependencies to compile BIMP.

sudo apt-get install libgimp2.0-dev libpcre3-dev

Step 4: Use ‘Change directory’ commands and navigate inside the extracted folder ‘gimp-plugin-bimp-master’. I’m assuming that the plugin is in ‘Downloads’ folder. If your path is different, use that path accordingly.

cd Downloads
cd gimp-plugin-bimp-master

Step 5: Time to compile BIMP. Run one of the following commands. The first command adds the plugin to all users of your PC who can run BIMP. If you just want it for the current login, use the second command instead.

make && sudo make install-admin

OR

make && make install

Step 6: That’s it! The plugin will get complied and installed on your computer. Launch GIMP and go to ‘File > Batch Image Manipulation…’.

BIMP installed in GIMP on Linux Mint
BIMP installed in GIMP on Linux Mint

Enjoy the power of batch image processing!

BIMP
BIMP


Install BIMP in GIMP on Fedora, Mandriva, and derivatives

Step 1:

Download BIMP

Step 2: Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file.

Step 3: Launch Terminal and use the following command to install sources and dependencies. Pay attention to the Terminal and enter ‘y’ when prompted.

sudo dnf install gimp-devel pcre-devel

Step 4: Use ‘Change directory’ command and navigate to inside the extracted folder ‘gimp-plugin-bimp-master’. I’m assuming that the plugin is in ‘Downloads’ folder. If your path is different, use that path accordingly.

cd Downloads
cd gimp-plugin-bimp-master

Step 5: Since the source is not compiled, we must compile it to install. Use one of the following two commands. The first command adds the plugin to all users of your PC who can run BIMP. If you just want it for the current login, use the second command instead.

make && sudo make install-admin

OR

make && make install

Step 6: That’s it! The plugin will get complied and installed on your computer. Launch GIMP and go to ‘File > Batch Image Manipulation…’.

BIMP in GIMP on Fedora 25
BIMP in GIMP on Fedora 25

Kiran Kumar
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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, have you managed to get BIMP working under Linux Mint Cinnamon 19, if you have would really like to know how you did it please.

  2. I got error:

    src/manipulation-gui/gui-resize.c:283:40: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in
    src/manipulation-gui/gui-resize.c:286:40: error: ‘GIMP_INTERPOLATION_LOHALO’ undeclared (first use in this function)
    orig_settings->interpolation = GIMP_INTERPOLATION_LOHALO;
    ^
    Makefile:7: recipe for target ‘make’ failed
    make: *** [make] Error 1

  3. hi
    thank u for this, however i am stuck at #4 i have downloaded bimp and extracted the file is this the command i need cd gimp-plugin-bimp-master? i am asking because it did not work could u give me the command i need please
    cosmo

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