Open in GIMP photo editor

Open in GIMP photo editor

Adds context menu items to send image links and image files directly to the GIMP photo editor

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What is Open in GIMP photo editor?

Open in GIMP photo editor is a Firefox add-on by Andy Portmen. This add-on has 99 daily active users The latest version, 0.1.5, was updated 2 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 99 ▼ -2
Version: 0.1.5 (Last updated: 2021-01-14)
Creation date: 2020-01-11
Weekly download count: 6
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • contextMenus
  • downloads
  • nativeMessaging
Size: 200.21K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Open in GIMP photo editor extension adds a new item to your right-click context menu to open image links in GIMP photo editor. Using this extension you can directly send images to GIMP without the need to manually save them first. If image has a valid URL, then image's link will be sent directly to GIMP. If image is in DATA URL format, then image is stored in your tmp directory and then GIMP is called to open this temp image.

Note that for this extension to work you need to have GIMP photo editor installed;

You can visit the options page to define GIMP location if extension cannot find it automatically.

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For this extension to open images in GIMP photo editor, you will need to install a minimal native client. The instruction to install the native client is displayed once a link opening is requested. There are two short video tutorials in the screenshot section for both Windows, and Linux or Mac operation systems if you want to see the installation steps of the native client.
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Risk impact

Open in GIMP photo editor requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

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Risk likelihood

Open in GIMP photo editor has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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