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Aug 18, 2012 00:25 |  #346

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The latter - black whitish grey, how to I fix it. It did it as soon as I downloaded it, first time I ever used it. Thanks.

Urgh. I was afraid you'd ask me that. ;-)a The first thing I'd try is to re-download the program, perhaps from a different site if there's a choice. But assuming that doesn't help:

I'm a Unix/Linux expert, not a Mac expert. However, Macs run a variant of Unix under the covers. So let's give this a try:

In the Finder window, click on Applications on the left, then scroll down to Utilities and open that folder. Inside Utilities, near the bottom, you'll find Terminal. Launch that. You'll get a small white window with black text.

Click on the Terminal window so that you can type in it, and type this:

gimp

and hit the Enter key. What should happen is that Gimp launches properly. But what will actually happen is that you'll get the same behavior you've already seen, but a bunch of messages will appear in the Terminal window. Cut and paste those messages into a posting here, and I'll try to puzzle it out.


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Aug 18, 2012 00:27 |  #347

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Urgh. I was afraid you'd ask me that. ;-)a The first thing I'd try is to re-download the program, perhaps from a different site if there's a choice. But assuming that doesn't help:

I'm a Unix/Linux expert, not a Mac expert. However, Macs run a variant of Unix under the covers. So let's give this a try:

In the Finder window, click on Applications on the left, then scroll down to Utilities and open that folder. Inside Utilities, near the bottom, you'll find Terminal. Launch that. You'll get a small white window with black text.

Click on the Terminal window so that you can type in it, and type this:

gimp

and hit the Enter key. What should happen is that Gimp launches properly. But what will actually happen is that you'll get the same behavior you've already seen, but a bunch of messages will appear in the Terminal window. Cut and paste those messages into a posting here, and I'll try to puzzle it out.

You're gonna be real pleased to hear this - I tried the other site option and it worked! Cheers


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Aug 18, 2012 00:32 |  #348

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You're gonna be real pleased to hear this - I tried the other site option and it worked! Cheers

Yay! You're right that I'm pleased. Twice, actually: once for having no work for me, and again that now you get to play with The Gimp.


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Aug 18, 2012 01:25 |  #349

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Yay! You're right that I'm pleased. Twice, actually: once for having no work for me, and again that now you get to play with The Gimp.

Haha, awesome. Now are you able to give me a run through of the basics, I'm not very good with this sort of stuff!


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Aug 18, 2012 09:17 |  #350

Google "gimp tutorial". The top hit is for the official one; there are also videos and sites dedicated to tutorials.


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Aug 18, 2012 09:35 |  #351

Also a couple of habits I've found useful. First, I always duplicate the original photo as a new layer before I start work. That way, I can compare with the original by just turning off the top layers. Second, I've mostly stopped using tedious outline selection to work on small areas. Instead I'll duplicate a layer, add transparency, and do the effect on the entire duplicate. Then I add a transparency mask and use a soft brush to paint in where I want the effect to show.

(If none of that makes sense, no worries. Just do a few tutorials until you understand layers and masks. They're the most important thing in any image program.)


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Sep 18, 2012 19:02 |  #352

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However, Macs run a variant of Unix under the covers.

Saying that is the same as saying a Buggati Veyron is built on a tweaked Ford Model T chassis.

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Nov 05, 2012 12:54 |  #353

Does anyone else have problems with the latest Gimp 2.8.2 brushes being extremely laggy in Windows 7 x64 bit ? It's so bad I am reverting back to 2.6.

Added: well, I reverted. The lag is gone. Hope they fix it in the next version.


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Nov 06, 2012 17:55 |  #354

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Does anyone else have problems with the latest Gimp 2.8.2 brushes being extremely laggy in Windows 7 x64 bit ? It's so bad I am reverting back to 2.6.

Added: well, I reverted. The lag is gone. Hope they fix it in the next version.

Yes, I have it too. After version 2.8.2 it went better, but not perfect. If I import a Tiff created with Canon DPP, I will need to use SPACE instead of clicking at the mouse.


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Nov 10, 2012 14:13 |  #355

Thinking about to use GIMP instead of lightroom.
Does anyone processed raws to jpgs in GIMP?
Or it is only for processing JPGs only like photoshop?


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Nov 10, 2012 14:43 |  #356

You could use a plug-in for Gimp. There are some available, but I'm not a Gimp user and don't have any names or details. You can also get stand-alone Raw processors, such as Raw Therapee, and then process the converted results in Gimp.


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Nov 10, 2012 22:16 |  #357

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Thinking about to use GIMP instead of lightroom.
Does anyone processed raws to jpgs in GIMP?
Or it is only for processing JPGs only like photoshop?

I am using RawTherapee and export files to GIMP. Else, UFRaw is a program that I think you can merge together with GIMP.


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Nov 11, 2012 10:07 |  #358

Ufraw is more or less seamlessly integrated With Gimp. However IMHO nothing comes close to DPP in quality. I do quick color and exposure corrections in DPP on a few photos at a time, then convert them and work in Gimp.

I did buy Corel Aftershot Pro and Paint Shop Pro early this year but somehow it's easier for meto get good results in DPP and Gimp.


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Nov 11, 2012 14:16 |  #359

Thanks for answers.
I want to "say goodbye" for Windows and change it to Linux even at home.
The fast search gave me the darktable (external link), as a good free replacement for lightroom on Linux.
I will try RawTherapee too, as i see that people use it.
P.S. I hope i will brave enough to say goodbye to all this microsoft, adobe stuff :twisted:


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Nov 11, 2012 17:48 |  #360

simak wrote in post #15233578 (external link)
Thanks for answers.
I want to "say goodbye" for Windows and change it to Linux even at home.
The fast search gave me the darktable (external link), as a good free replacement for lightroom on Linux.
I will try RawTherapee too, as i see that people use it.
P.S. I hope i will brave enough to say goodbye to all this microsoft, adobe stuff :twisted:

I would love to try Darktable, but I do have Windows. My workflow (external link)in RawTherapee btw.


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