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Old 05-06-2012, 12:07 PM
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GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program

I'm wondering if there are any users here, I downloaded & installed the software for Lion OSX but can't seem to get it running. Anyone else run into an issue like this?
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:47 PM
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Nope!

I presume you downloaded a "dmg" file and ran the installer from that image? Did it install OK?

What happens when you try and start it? Error message(s)?

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:56 PM
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Nope!

I presume you downloaded a "dmg" file and ran the installer from that image? Did it install OK?

What happens when you try and start it? Error message(s)?

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The first time it did Friday night, everything worked fine so I called it a night. Later on yesterday I tried to start the program & got nothing.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:09 PM
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The first time it did Friday night, everything worked fine so I called it a night. Later on yesterday I tried to start the program & got nothing.
Don't ya' hate it when that happens!?......

Have you tried going "the other way" - Pick up a jpg file and drop it onto the Gimp icon? This should start The Gimp and open your jpg at the same time.

Have you verified the checksum of the dmg file you downloaded? [I suspect it's good as it started once, but worth checking.] No error messages from the installer?

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:23 AM
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Kill it in task manager and restart again, Mac port unfortunately is not very stable, it hangs on startup and not only sometimes
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:56 PM
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...Mac port unfortunately is not very stable, it hangs on startup and not only sometimes


Gotta be honest, I mainly run it under Linux, and it's rock solid there.

A quick poke suggests it still runs under X11, correct? Not a good thing IME......

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Old 05-07-2012, 06:31 PM
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Is there a benefit to GIMP over Pshop other than cost ?
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:39 PM
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Is there a benefit to GIMP over Pshop other than cost ?
It's open source so the community can offer more tools & options than Pshop. So far friends that have used it with their Macs had nothing but positive experiences.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:11 PM
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It runs excellent on Linux, very good on Windows and OK (yes x11 lol) on Mac. Mac port also has memory management issues. It hangs on loading 1 gig file instantly, Linux and Win version has no problems with that

I like gimp not only because its free, it has some things, like pattern generators not available in Photoshop (Illustrator has it, but its overkill).
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:02 PM
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I keep it on a thumbdrive so i can use it at work, it will run without installing anything, huge benefit to me because i cant install anything on that workstation.
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:56 AM
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I'm a regular GIMP user - no need to fork out the Photoshop money for my photo editing needs, and I'm using Linux anyway.

However, what absolutey annoys me is that they still keep their strange multiple-window system. That is one of the UI paradigmas which gave Linux a bad name, and while the rest of the Linux world has long ditched it, GIMP still drags it on...
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Haven't gotten around to installing it, but I did read (on Lifehacker) that they have done away with the multiple windows, unless you explicitly enable that. Check to see where that option is.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:29 PM
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Haven't gotten around to installing it, but I did read (on Lifehacker) that they have done away with the multiple windows, unless you explicitly enable that. Check to see where that option is.
From their site, dated 3rd May - So it's pretty new.

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With this version we are introducing some long-anticipated features such as layer groups, on-canvas text editing, advanced brush dynamics and the much desired optional single-window mode
They're getting there.......

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Old 05-08-2012, 02:13 PM
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Haven't gotten around to installing it, but I did read (on Lifehacker) that they have done away with the multiple windows, unless you explicitly enable that. Check to see where that option is.
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They're getting there.......
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:14 PM
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No packages yet, here's a walkthrough for compiling it from source on Ubuntu: http://www.gimpusers.com/tutorials/c...imp-for-ubuntu
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Old 05-09-2012, 01:07 PM
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No packages yet, here's a walkthrough for compiling it from source on Ubuntu:
Wow! That does surprise me.

Seems most of the "big" Open Source projects release pre-built packages at the same time as the new source - I have no problem with using compilers etc but know a lot of folk won't go near 'em.

Be interesting to see how long before they appear.

BTW, seems yours is running in "funny" language! - Dunno if I could make that work

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:13 PM
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Wow! That does surprise me.

Seems most of the "big" Open Source projects release pre-built packages at the same time as the new source - I have no problem with using compilers etc but know a lot of folk won't go near 'em.

Be interesting to see how long before they appear.

BTW, seems yours is running in "funny" language! - Dunno if I could make that work

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Yup, that really is a bit strange with the need for compiling it... they haven't released a windows installer either. However, I never got Gimp directly from their site before. "Source now, packages later" may be their usual release strategy. After all, they're part of GNU...

(lol @ language - no, that wasn't a wrong compiler flag... )
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:49 AM
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I use it a lot on both Mac/PeeCee, the CS suite got too fat and GIMP does everything Photoshop does just as good or better and it is free
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:02 PM
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I feel like an idiot. I used GIMP on my PC but then I got a Mac book pro and didn't think it was available for Mac. I am going to download it now. LOL Thanks for this thread!
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:12 PM
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How do I get the pictures from iPhoto to come up on Gimp? I have to go through a ton of files just to get to some pictures, then I have to search through all of them to find the pictures I want. Any help?
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