Gimp stuck ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by knew2mack, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. knew2mack macrumors regular

    knew2mack

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    Ok, I'm trying to figure out some photo manipulation and have Gimp installed. Haven't actually used it at all but trying to now and when I click on 'open' the word Gimp is up on the top left corner but nothing else....no 'file' 'edit' 'view' etc...

    I looked around and found a couple of suggestions but they seem a little too advanced for my limited computer capabilities... or knowledge

    Someone mentioned to delete or 'uninstall' Terminal X and I don't even know what Terminal X is or what it does....Also one of the suggestions said to make sure you do it 'this' way or it could really mess up the computer.... also why does that automatically open any time I've opened Gimp??

    I just want a somewhat easier way to do this....also I need step by step instructions...PLEASE please help me out~

    thanks so much

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    I forgot....I'm trying to uninstall Gimp but then go back and install it - unless anyone knows of a free app that does what Photoshop or Gimp....

    please help me figure this out....hold my hand though - please!!
     
  2. ale500 macrumors regular

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    GIMP needs an X server (That X you see in your dock is the icon for it) it is just that way because it is not a native Carbon nor Cocoa application (and thus it does not have apple's look & feel :)).
    GIMP's window has the menu bar because it does not use Apple's menu bar (coz it uses the X sever).

    To uninstall it just move the GIMP application to the trash...
     
  3. knew2mack thread starter macrumors regular

    knew2mack

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    thanks

    I thought that just taking something to the trash doesn't completely uninstall it and that everything left behind some type of files???

    I am not very computer savvy, so I do need some coaching if you wouldn't mind.

    I do want to reinstall it but I would like to know that i got all of the original contents off my computer before reinstalling it.

    any suggestions and are you familiar with Gimp?? do you recommend it?

    i really appreciate yr help!!

    thanks
     

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