In this chapter, we explain the concepts underlying GIMP scripts and plug-ins and show you how to find and install new ones. Then we briefly describe some important plug-ins that are worth installing. Finally, we show examples of plug-ins written in Python and C, as well as a script written in Scheme.
Another difference between a script and a plug-in is the programming language in which the components are written. Scripts are written in Scheme (called Script-Fu in GIMP) and stored in the
Scripts folder. Plug-ins are written in Python or C and stored in the
Scheme is a very simple and rather old language, directly interpreted without any translation needed. GIMP includes an interpreter ...