8.4. Writing Plugins

If you want to learn how to write a plugin, you can find plenty of help at the Gimp Developers web site, developer.gimp.org. Gimp is a complex program, but the development team has made strenuous efforts to flatten the learning curve for plugin writing: there are good instructions and examples, and the main library that plugins use to interface with Gimp (called "libgimp") has a well-documented API. Good programmers, learning by modifying existing plugins, are often able to accomplish interesting things after just a couple of days of work.