Those who use GIMP on Windows now can add AKVIS plugins.
We will show you how to do it:
How to make the plugins work in GIMP
Open the archive "Gimp_Ps_plugin_support.zip" and copy the plugin filter (pspi.exe) to the GIMP plugin directory:
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
A new window will pop up:
Click on the first folder ("1"). The button in the middle of the window will be highlighted in red.
Click on the last folder ("2") and find the folder with AKVIS plugins (C:\Program Files (x86)\AKVIS).
Hint: You can copy all necessary plugins (.8bf files) to a separate folder and add only this folder to GIMP.
Bear in mind that not all AKVIS plug-ins are fully compatible with GIMP which works with selection in other way than Photoshop.
Please check the table of compatibility of AKVIS plug-ins.