Installing GIMP / GIMPshop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by pink.gumdrops, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. pink.gumdrops macrumors newbie

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    So tonight, I tried to install GIMP. I downloaded it and everything, and dragged it into my Applications folder, and it seemed like everything was fine, until I tried to launch the app. When GIMP started bouncing in my dock, X11 started and a sort of text document came up. So, I tried to delete it and re-download it, to no avail.
    Then I tried installing GIMPshop, to see if that would be any different. I guess you could say it was: when I tried launching that, X11 opened and it quit GIMPShop.

    I am running a brand-new MacBook Pro 2010 OS X 10.6.4.

    I'm pretty sure I downloaded the right version of GIMP (2.4.10 for Mac 10.6.x GIMP / 2.2.11 GIMPshop - actually, looking back on that website, it looks like it's only compatible with OS X 10.3 & 10.4), but is there something else I should have done before I tried to open it? Does anyone know anything I can do to get GIMP to work? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Get the most recent version available from here. And be patient the first time you open Gimp, as the initial startup is a bit slow.

    2.4.10 is old. The link above provides 2.6.10.
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Gimpshop is long dead, don't bother it has not been updated for years.
     
  4. bingbauer macrumors newbie

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    I dwn loaded GIMP 2.6.10 and X11 X11 1.1.3 - XFree86 4.4.0 onto my mac (OS X 10.4.11) Both are on my computer but I do not have a menu bar for GIMP and heard that is because I need to make X11 my foremost app or something. I have no idea how to do this. Or how to make this program work. Help pleeezzz...
     
  5. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    To make X11 your foremost app you should probably just click on the X11 dock icon.
     

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