libtiff3.dll missing when using Separate+ plug-in for Gimp 2.8

Posted: 6th August 2012 by Seth Killey in Apps

This is more of a note to myself, but if others benefit all the better…

We use Gimp for staff members who need to create CMYK images, but don’t necessarily need full blown Photoshop.  There is a nifty little plug-in called Separate+ which allows you to accomplish this feat.  When porting over from Gimp 2.6 to 2.8 I got an error after adding the Separate+ files to the plug-ins folder.  Basically the error was complaining about libtiff3.dll missing.  On another computer using Gimp 2.6 I was able to grab libtiff3.dll and copy it to the GIMP 2\bin folder on the version 2.8 installation to fix the issue.  When it was all done I had the following in the plug-ins folder (GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\):

icc_colorspace
separate
separate_import

and in (GIMP 2\bin\)

libtiff3.dll

libtiff3 download