I dont know how to install Resynthesizer in gimp.I want Resynthesizer for editing my images.Anyone please help


For GIMP <= 2.8 the "Resynthesizer" plugin together with other scripts and tools (including the brilliant tool "Heal Selection") can easily be installed with the package gimp-plugin-registry

From the shell:

sudo apt-get install gimp-plugin-registry

For Gimp >= 2.10 the plugin-registry and with it the resynthesizer and heal-selection plugins may not (yet) be available. Until we have access to these tools again we need to put the plugins

  • resynthesizer
  • resynthesizer_gui
  • plugin-heal-selection.py

to any of the defined plugin folders. I recommend ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins in our HOME.

We can get these either from compiling the source from the project's home page or from downloading an Ubuntu DEB file a release of the plugin-registry for GIMP 2.8 matching our architecture to extract above files. I tested these to still work on GIMP 2.10.6.

  • No longer included in the package as of May 09 '14; at least not in version 3.5.4-1 for Ubuntu 12.04. Hope this saves other users some time. May 9 '14 at 11:35
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    Still there in later releases. You may have to upgrade Gimp to 2.8 to get it working then. See askubuntu.com/questions/134035/…
    – Takkat
    May 9 '14 at 11:45
  • This no longer seems to work in GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 18. This package does not contain the Resynthesizer plugin.
    – Cerin
    Jan 22 '20 at 19:12
  • @Cerin: sorry to hear you have issues. Resynthesizer and heal selection are still provided with the default gimp-plugin-registry package for 18.04 (see here for a list). Did you add a ppa for these packages? You may have to install it manually, as outlined above.
    – Takkat
    Jan 22 '20 at 20:55
  • @Takkat I was incorrect. I initially tried to install the precompiled version linked from the github repo, but for some reason that's a 32-bit version that doesn't work on any modern 64-bit system. However, if that's installed, it also prevents the package from working, since the ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins directory overrides the package's. Once I deleted my local plug-ins folder, then the package plugins worked.
    – Cerin
    Jan 23 '20 at 3:53

In case anyone used flatpak to install the lateset GIMP (2.10.20 as of this writing), I ran the command flatpak search org.gimp.GIMP and noticed the following package available:


Seeing that, I ran flatpak install org.gimp.GIMP.Plugin.Resynthesizer, opened up GIMP, and the new filters were available and worked as expected.

you can also search for all plugins avalible to install using flatpak:

flatpak search org.gimp.GIMP.plugin
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    flatpak search GIMP No matches found Sep 13 '20 at 13:41
  • Worked! You saved my day. Apr 7 '21 at 16:42
  • That plugin got integrated only when i installed the latter option of the available packatge runtimes i.e. version x86_64/2-40
    – polendina

Here is a link: https://web.archive.org/web/20180225174428/http://registry.gimp.org/node/27986

Basically you download the file and extract it, after that you copy it into your gimp plug-ins folder.

Folder location: Go to your home folder, press Ctrl+h, search for .gimp2.x folder (x is number of your gimp version) then search for plug-ins folder.

  • Is the link still alive? I can't reach anything by this address...
    – dKab
    Oct 1 '18 at 18:11
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    link is dead. Please see the git repo. There are instructions on how to get things working.
    – ivan92
    Oct 4 '18 at 9:08
  • "The registry is dead!" Please update your answer. Don't simply add a comment. You're allowed to edit your own answers. Also, the git instructions don't work either.
    – Cerin
    Jan 22 '20 at 19:13

For me this worked - flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP.Plugin.Resynthesizer

  • did not work for me till i added the flathub - not sure why; so how is this a duplicate?
    – vkt
    Oct 4 '21 at 10:59

Got it worked by following, https://askubuntu.com/a/377330/1384856 (Gimp - 2.10.28)

Make sure the folder plugins are copied to, is configured in Gimp. Check: Edit > Preferences > Folders > Plug-ins


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