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GIMP won't export PNGs anymore (OSX)

Sep 16, 2014, 17:30 (This post was last modified: Sep 18, 2014 06:47 by ofnuts.)
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GIMP won't export PNGs anymore (OSX)
I do not really understand why GIMP will not export my images anymore. All I am doing is grabbing an image from google and clearing the background to use the PNG, but it keeps giving me this message:

GIMP Message

Saving '/Users/ericsantarsiero/Documents/MSCapital/Asanti/Rampage/bellator.png' failed:

Error while saving '/Users/ericsantarsiero/Documents/MSCapital/Asanti/Rampage/bellator.png'. Could not save image

Please explain how to fix this because I have exported plenty of images just like this and now it will not work for me.
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Sep 16, 2014, 18:06
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RE: GIMP won't export PNGs anymore
(Sep 16, 2014 17:57)ofnuts Wrote:  Can you export as JPG instead (just to test...). Can you export as PNG is some other directory?

Yep it exported as a JPG, but not a PNG. Never a PNG...
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Sep 16, 2014, 23:57
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RE: GIMP won't export PNGs anymore
(Sep 16, 2014 20:27)ofnuts Wrote:  Stop Gimp, use your file explorer to navigate to your Gimp profile and erase the "parasiterc" file (you lose your JPEG and PNG default save options)

Start Gimp and see of it fixed it.

If not fixed, also erase the "pluginrc" file and restart Gimp.

If not fixed, erase/rename the whole profile directory.

If not fixed, then consider reinstalling (reinstalling while keeping the old profile is usually fruitless.



I am on a Mac and it cannot seem to locate this file/files. It is time to reinstall.
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Sep 17, 2014, 00:33
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RE: GIMP won't export PNGs anymore
I am on a Mac and it cannot seem to locate this file/files. It is time to reinstall.
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It still won't work. I reinstalled the program, but a search of parasiterc brought up nothing along with pluginrc.

Does rc mean any specific folder name? I can reach the Library and username from my Hard Disk folder.
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Sep 17, 2014, 23:24
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RE: GIMP won't export PNGs anymore
So, the problem is that I deleted the Library folder from my user profile folder awhile ago because it did not have anything in it.

I do not know how this is possible anymore because it seems to be a pretty important folder. This is why the GIMP app does not know where to place anything.

When I search the 'parasiterc' file on the GIMP search to open a new project, it locates as being in user/Library/GIMP/2.8/parasiterc which is correct, but the Library folder does not exist on my user. No idea where to go from there...
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Sep 17, 2014, 23:28
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RE: GIMP won't export PNGs anymore
ALSO, the Filters folder holds nothing but color files like Black & White.qfilter and Blue Tone.qfilter.

This is located in my Library which was moved into what looks like /System/Library when I click on the computer icon with my name on it.

Did I mention I am using a mac?
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