Those who use GIMP on Windows 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 icon ("1"). The line in the middle of the window will be activated and highlighted in red.
Click on the last icon ("2") and choose the folder with AKVIS plugins (C:\Program Files\AKVIS).
Hint: We recommend copying all necessary plugins (.8bf files) to a separate folder and add just 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 selections in the different way than Photoshop. Please check the table of compatibility of AKVIS plug-ins.