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export to png - no settings avaliable

Nov 30, 2013, 06:42
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export to png - no settings avaliable
Hi All,

According to http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-images-out....e-png-load I should see a number of settings while exporting to png, but I get an empty dialog only with export, help and cancel buttons

[Image: export_png_problem.png].

While exporting to jpeg the settings are there. Do I have to install plugin to allow export settings png?

Thanks!
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Nov 30, 2013, 08:35
Post: #2
RE: export to png - no settings avaliable
(Nov 30, 2013 06:42)barmalei Wrote:  Hi All,

According to http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-images-out....e-png-load I should see a number of settings while exporting to png, but I get an empty dialog only with export, help and cancel buttons

[Image: export_png_problem.png].

While exporting to jpeg the settings are there. Do I have to install plugin to allow export settings png?

Thanks!

No, its nice that you provided us with a screenshot of the issue at hand, we need more to go off of.

What is your operating system (OS) ? and bit (32 (x86) or 64 if windows)

What version and build are you using of gimp?
(Example, version: 2.6, 2.8.6, 2.8.8 , build: partha, from gimp.org, mac or linux gimp from lisanet or other site.)

Along with your reply also answer this last question then we can better troubleshoot your problem, thanks in advance for your cooperation & patience Smile
-Have you searched any other forums for your problem?

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Nov 30, 2013, 09:19
Post: #3
RE: export to png - no settings avaliable
Look vaguely linux, so starting there

Most probable cause is a missing file 'plug-in-file-png.ui'
In linux probably in /usr/share/gimp/2.0/ui/plug-ins

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/sHsJ6sj.jpg

Or if windows (maybe 8 with some theme?)
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\share\gimp\2.0\ui\plug-ins

screenshot http://i.imgur.com/IAGZjfi.jpg

As you see from the screenshots it is a text file, same for both.

If those files are there, then it is something more drastic. Run gimp in a terminal and see that error messages are thrown up.

For example, when I upgraded from Gimp 2.8.6 to 2.8.8, lost that interface, my fault, I had a legacy animated-png plug-in installed. Never worked since Gimp 2.6, never caused any trouble until the upgrade. Just an example of what can happen.

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Dec 1, 2013, 02:45
Post: #4
RE: export to png - no settings avaliable
Hi, thanks for replies guys. Sorry didn't provide more information initially, here it goes:

Windows 8 x64, GIMP version 2.8.0

I've got file-png.exe at C:\Program Files (x86)\GimpShop\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
I also have plug-in-file-png.ui at C:\Program Files (x86)\GimpShop\share\gimp\2.0\ui\plug-ins

Does GIMP writes logs somewhere during startup that would help to track plugin load problems?

I did a search in gimp docs and google but information is pretty basic, it just says that while exporting to png extra options should be available. Didn't find other people complaining about similar issue..
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Dec 1, 2013, 08:51
Post: #5
RE: export to png - no settings avaliable
It could be a general Windows 8 problem, but I have installed Gimp 2.8.x into a Win8 VM and all worked there.

I see one thing straight away. GIMPSHOP This is a nasty spin-off from regular Gimp. You do not get any benefit from this version except the installer comes with many ADWARE additions. In theory you do not have to accept these but I know how difficult they are to avoid.

The other thing is you have installed a 32 bit Gimp into a 64 bit machine for no real reason. A 64 bit Gimp will work much better.

My advice, dump GimpShop.

The official combined 32/64 bit installation package for windows is here
ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows/ and the link to the latest package
ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/windows...-setup.exe

Gimp 2.8.10 is only a couple of days since release, try it or let other people find any bugs.

An alternative, good stable version is Partha's, comes with many useful scripts and plugins incorporated
http://www.partha.com/ and the 64 bit installer
http://www.partha.com/downloads/Gimp-2.8-64bit.exe

If the png export still does not work, time to look outside of Gimp and into Win8.

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Dec 1, 2013, 15:23
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RE: export to png - no settings avaliable
Just out of interest, this is a Win8.1 VM (32 bit) as supplied by M$, with Gimp 2.8.10 installed.
[Image: PTgofwQ.jpg]

Gimp did install very easily, not much of the 'searching' on the first run, although obviously this is a very clean installation.

Any missing files could well be something like an over zealous virus scanner.

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Dec 1, 2013, 21:37
Post: #7
RE: export to png - no settings avaliable
I have installed http://www.partha.com/downloads/Gimp-2.8-64bit.exe and it works fine (looks better too) Smile
Thanks for your help!
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