Introduction to gegl

This package provides the GEneric Graphics Library, which is a graph based image processing format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.0 platform.

Package Information

gegl Dependencies


babl-0.1.70, JSON-GLib-1.4.4, and libjpeg-turbo-2.0.2


asciidoc-8.6.9, Cairo-1.16.0, Enscript-1.6.6, Exiv2-0.27.2, FFmpeg-4.2, gdk-pixbuf-2.38.1, Graphviz-2.40.1, libpng-1.6.37, librsvg-2.44.14, libwebp-1.0.3, Pango-1.42.4, Python-2.7.16, Ruby-2.6.4, SDL-1.2.15, gobject-introspection-1.60.2, Vala-0.44.7, gexiv2-0.12.0, lensfun, libopenraw, libspiro, libumfpack, LuaJIT, MRG, OpenCL (for tests), OpenEXR, and W3m

User Notes:

Installation of gegl

Install gegl by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Many tests are skipped.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m644 docs/*.{css,html} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl &&
install -v -m644 docs/images/*.{png,ico,svg} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl/images

Command Explanations

install -v -m644/docs/*/{css,html} ...: This and the subsequent commands install all the provided documentation instead of only the stylesheet gegl.css and three png files.

--without-vala: Do not create a vala API - use this if vapigen breaks the build.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: gcut, gegl, gegl-imgcmp
Installed Libraries:,, and libraries in /usr/lib/gegl-0.4
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gegl-0.4

Short Descriptions


is a video editing engine for GEGL.


is a commandline tool for working with the XML data model.


is a simple image difference detection tool for use in regression testing.

provides infrastructure to do demand based cached non destructive image editing on larger than RAM buffers.

is the GEGL N-point image deformation library.

is the GEGL Seamless Cloning library.

Last updated on 2019-08-20 19:30:55 -0700