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Color pick tool broken on OSX?

Nov 11, 2013, 16:48
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Color pick tool broken on OSX?
This problem predates Mavericks for me, just to get that out of the way first. I'm running GIMP 2.8.4 on a new Macbook Pro (only 4 months old, that's new in Mac years) running Mavericks.

When I click the eyedropper to sample a color from an image already in GIMP, the whole 'Change Foreground Color' or 'Change Background Color' window just freezes. I neither get the little floating eyedrop curser nor can I even close the box for a couple of minutes. It eventually lets me close it, but only after some time has elapsed, not because I've done anything that I can determine. Needless to say, I never get to actually sample a color

Anyone else??
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Nov 12, 2013, 06:27
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RE: Color pick tool broken on OSX?
Where did you download your gimp from?
I've seen on the forums that partha's build of gimp is a bit more stable.

He/she has a 64-bit mac build of gimp you can try if you haven't already.
http://www.partha.com/

Look at the left side column, its under "Mac 64-bit" click to download.

Also, try this method of color sampling (seen on a thread on here)
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-sample-point-dialog.html

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Nov 12, 2013, 14:44
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RE: Color pick tool broken on OSX?
(Nov 12, 2013 06:27)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Where did you download your gimp from?
I've seen on the forums that partha's build of gimp is a bit more stable.

He/she has a 64-bit mac build of gimp you can try if you haven't already.
http://www.partha.com/

Look at the left side column, its under "Mac 64-bit" click to download.

Also, try this method of color sampling (seen on a thread on here)
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-sample-point-dialog.html

Thank you for the pointer to the other build. I'm d/ling as we speak. The other method you mention is one I'll have to learn later. I'm as 'layman' as it gets and my Techenese is rather rusty. Wink
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Nov 12, 2013, 15:02
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RE: Color pick tool broken on OSX?
.... and no. Sad The build by Partha did not resolve the issue.

Are any other Mac users having this trouble??
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Dec 16, 2013, 04:25
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RE: Color pick tool broken on OSX?
(Nov 12, 2013 15:02)Wreybies Wrote:  Are any other Mac users having this trouble??

I just decided to start using GIMP yesterday and I noticed this. I'm running OSX 10.8.4. The crash-on-using-gradient problem and the eyedropper not working were the first things I noticed after giving GIMP a test-drive for about 45 minutes.

I saw some bugzilla write-up about it marked "CLOSED" so I'm not sure if it's actively being worked on.
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