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GIMP not recognizing images on my computer?

May 16, 2011, 15:13
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GIMP not recognizing images on my computer?
Hi - I am brand new to GIMP. I just installed the latest version (2.6) and tried to open an image file from my computer. I clicked open, and went to a folder on my computer that has lots of jpegs in it. None are appearing for me to open in GIMP however. I tried a different folder with images in it and got the same result. I have it set for "All Images". Am I doing something wrong? Has this happened with anyone else? Thanks so much.
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May 16, 2011, 15:17
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RE: GIMP not recognizing images on my computer?
I was able to answer my own question - I right clicked and some an option to show hidden files and clicked it. Problem solved, but not understanding why an image editing program would hide them by default. Thanks anyway, I'm sure I will be back soon :-)
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May 16, 2011, 15:30
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RE: GIMP not recognizing images on my computer?
If you have to explicitly ask to show hidden files, it means that these files have an attribute that tells the OS to not display them by default ("hide" flag in Windows, leading dot in the name in Linux or OSX). Gimp is just following the standard conventions (if it were not, what would be the purpose of hiding the files?)

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May 16, 2011, 16:00
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RE: GIMP not recognizing images on my computer?
(May 16, 2011 15:30)ofnuts Wrote:  If you have to explicitly ask to show hidden files, it means that these files have an attribute that tells the OS to not display them by default ("hide" flag in Windows, leading dot in the name in Linux or OSX). Gimp is just following the standard conventions (if it were not, what would be the purpose of hiding the files?)

Got it - thanks for the response
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