GIMP: Creating Normal/ "Bump" Maps

GIMP: Creating Normal/ "Bump" Maps v3.70

A PDF file containing instructions for GIMP v2.10.xx Only.

How to... Create a Normal/ Bump Maps with (diffuse maps) or without (albedo maps) directional light information. Keyboard shortcuts added.

GIMP (v2.10.14 & Later):

  • None (Normal map plugin is already included in the software). If you have updated GIMP from the previous version (v2.10.12) and you wish to only use the newer version (internal version; 64-bit) of, you can remove the plugin by deleting the following files below. Otherwise, you can leave the previous plugin installed, along with the internal version. It will not affect the workings of GIMP or either of the plugins.
    • The location of the normalmap.exe is: ..\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\
    • The location of the 3 “.dll” files (glew32.dll, libgdkglext-win32-1.0-0.dll, and libgtkglext-win32-1.0-0.dll) is: ..\Program Files\GIMP 2\bin\

GIMP (Before v2.10.14):
  • GIMP Normalmap v1.2.x; make sure you follow install instructions, Readme file.