I’m back just to share a very simple trick that I didn’t know before: how and where to find the GIMP plugin for Normal Maps. This is a very useful plugin  as it works like Nvidia plugin for Photoshop, but it runs on GIMP and therefore on Linux.

So: I first decided to download sources and compile it on my own… I’ve solved some dependencies but I was still stuck on a “Package gimp-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path. […]”. Too much time. I was needing it to work immediately.

Then I discovered the packages:

  • gimp-data-extras
  • gimp-plugin-registry 

These packages come with lots of plugin, and what I need is under
Filter -> Map -> NormalMap

Ready to use and working like a charm.