G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL free software licenses (LGPL-like and/or GPL-compatible).
G'MIC is mostly developed by David Tschumperlé and Sébastien Fourey in the IMAGE team of the GREYC laboratory (French Research Lab, affiliated to the CNRS, the University of Caen, and the engineering school ENSICAEN). Both are enthusiastic researchers, committed to open science and free software, trying to make regular contributions to the field of image processing in addition to developing this software in their spare time. G'MIC provides a popular plug-in for GIMP, Krita and Paint.NET, as well as a command-line tool, containing hundreds of image filters and effects to help artists and scientists around the world transform or improve their images.
At LILA we believe this is a valuable tool for creators, thus we want to financially support it. Therefore we collect donations to support the work David and Sébastien are doing on G'MIC, in agreement with them, as their lab does not accept direct donations. The money collected is periodically paid to the IMAGE team, in the form of research collaboration contracts between LILA and CNRS for the development of G'MIC.
Why make a donation?
The money collected is used for various support, development, hardware, travel, and more (remember - every little bit helps!).
- Development and Support
- Much of a researcher's time is spent finding funding for travel, equipment, staff, etc. Your donations save them time and allow the developers to focus on implementing new features in G'MIC, fix bugs, answer questions, and potentially hire interns to work exclusively on some G'MIC features!
- Web hosting
- G'MIC's website uses the services of the OVH provider, for a subscription cost of about 60 euros per year. Donations helps to renew the hosting and domain name.
- Donations help the team to renew old machines and buy new components to accelerate the development of G'MIC.
- Donations are also used to help finance travel, either to Free Software focused meetings (such as the Libre Graphics Meeting) or to invite outside collaborators to create/improve specific filters for G'MIC (this was done recently with David Revoy who led the creation of the Smart Coloring filter for linearts, for instance).
- Show Your Enthusiasm!
- If you use G'MIC and appreciate it, you can make a one-time or recurring donation to show the developers that you value their work. The developers will appreciate it!
How to donate?
Donation in dollar ($ USD) for G'MIC:
Donation in euros (€ EUR) for G'MIC:
Note: recurring donation allow stabler budget management.
Large Donations and alternative methods
If you are in the EU, or if you want to donate larger sums, it is usually best with a direct bank transfer (specify "G'MIC" as the transfer label), avoiding intermediate fees.
For questions, contact us.