Installation of GIMP
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.
This process will Install GIMP, the English Help files and Oblivion mod-related plugins.
This tutorial assumes you downloaded the archive from TESNexus which includes all necessary software.
- Run gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup.exe
- Welcome - Click Next
- License Agreement - Click Next
- Ready to Install - Click Install Now (Default location is C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\)
- Setup Finished - Uncheck Launch The GIMP and click Finished
- Run gimp-help-2-2.6.0-eng-setup.exe
- Welcome - Click Next
- Ready to Install - Click Install
- Setup Finished - Click Finished
Copy the following files to C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\
Copy the following files to C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\bin\
Upgrading from prior version
If upgrading from 2.6.8, simply run gimp-2.6.11-i686-setup.exe and install on top of your current installation. All help files and plugins will work after the install without needing to re-install them.
Frequently asked questions
- I'm getting The procedure entry point libintl_snprintf could not be located in the dynamic link library intl.dll. when I try to run GIMP or use plug-ins. How do I fix it?
- Some broken application placed a file named intl.dll to your Windows or Windows\System32 directory. Rename it, and GIMP will work fine.
- I can't open PS and EPS files. Am I missing something?
- You need to install GhostScript to be able to read PostScript files with GIMP. GhostScript can be downloaded from http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/. After you install GhostScript, set the environment variable GS_PROG to the full path to gs.exe.
- GIMP displays the message Pango-ERROR **: file shape.c line 75 > (pango_shape): assertion failed: (glyphs->num_glyphs > 0) and when I click OK, it crashes. What should I do?
- You have two options:
- Go to Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Display properties -> Apperance tab( -> Advanced if you're on Windows XP/2003), and set all fonts to Tahoma (or any other TrueType font).
- Uninstall GTK+ then re-install it without the GTK-Wimp component.
- GIMP appears to hang while loading fonts. What's going on?
- If it's the first time you've run GIMP, it may be indexing your fonts. This may take a few minutes to complete.
- Can GIMP be distributed on a magazine cover CD?
- Yes, it can, but to satisfy the GNU General Public License requirements, you have to provide the source code to GIMP.
- Where can I find some tutorials/manuals for GIMP?
- You should start with the documentation page.
- When I run GIMP, a console window (MS-DOS box) opens and displays some messages. If I close this window, GIMP closes, too. What should I do?
- Minimize the window and ignore it, as most of the warnings it displays are harmless, and GIMP will still work.
- I'm getting cryptic error messages about missing entries in DLL files when I try to run GIMP. What's causing this?
- GIMP loads fine when I run it by clicking the icon, but crashes if I double-click a file associated with it. What is causing this?
- This is usually caused by broken programs installing libraries to Windows\System32 directory. Most likely there's a bad version of intl.dll, libxml2.dll, xmlparse.dll or xmltok.dll in there. Rename or remove it, and GIMP should load fine.
- My antivirus claims that your installers are infected. Why?
- Because its definitions are broken. Inform the vendor about the problem and wait a few days until updated definitions are out.