gimp problem can anyone help me out here?

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  1. towntag macrumors newbie

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    I have down loaded gimp on my MacBook Pro computer. It seems to have downloaded OK but I am unable to open the program

    Anybody have any ideas on what might be wrong.?

    Thanks for your help

    jim
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Can you elaborate. Does anything happen when you open Gimp e.g., splash screen? What version of Gimp? You can also check Console to see if any error messages appear there. Console is in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    What did you do to try and open it? what error message did you get? Are you running from a terminal?
     
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  5. towntag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply. I've downloaded Gimp and when I double click on the icon on my desktop it gives me a flash but then nothing happens. Same thing is true when I click on the file that is now in my application folder.

    any ideas?
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need to check if X11 is installed, otherwise GIMP will not run.
     
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  8. towntag thread starter macrumors newbie

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    follow up

    Thanks for your help.

    I downloaded x-11 but apparently I do not have the correct operating system. This program requires Mac OS X 10.5, and when I try to open the package it informs me of this fact.


    Do I have any other options or can you direct me to another free photo software program that would work?

    thanks again for your help and input.

    JIm
     
  9. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Oh yeah, I should have mentioned that. Try this. (You'll need to have your OS install disc handy, which would be the disc marked "disc 1" that came with your mac.)
     

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