It is possible to get Photoshop filters up and running in The GIMP. It just requires a little legwork to set up. This has been tested to work on The GIMP 2.6.7, which is the latest release at the time of this post. I can’t comment or advise on any earlier version, but the good news is GIMP is freeeeeee, so upgrading won’t hurt your wallet.

Getting Photoshop filters to work requires two things.
The first is grabbing a GIMP plug-in that reads PS plug-ins.
The second is installing the PS plug-in with the GIMP plug-in.

Confused yet? Don’t worry. I’ll explain it more thoroughly, and include a heap of screenshots after the snip…

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