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
Note: This plugin loader is a 32-bit program, and it works only with 32-bit versions of the plugins, even if using GIMP 64-bit. Make sure you use the 32-bit plugins.
Open the zip archive ("Gimp__Ps_plugin_support.zip") and copy the plugin loader (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\AKVIS).
Hint: We recommend to copy all necessary plugins (.8bf files) to a separate folder and add only this folder to GIMP. Otherwise, an error may appear if the plugin loader finds 64-bit versions.
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.