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GIMP won't work with JPGs

Jun 2, 2014, 23:43 (This post was last modified: Jun 2, 2014 23:44 by netti.)
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GIMP won't work with JPGs
Hello,

since installing gimp again on my Kubuntu 14.04 the tools "don't seem to work" on my pictures. I can select and try to use them, for example this one Crop, but it won't do anything. I have tested opening .jpg and .png pictures.

netti@nettiPC:~$ gimp
While parsing XMP metadata:
Error on line 46 char 1: End of element <exif:Flash> not expected in this context

Metadata parasite seems to be corrupt

BTW, this error message only comes up with .jpgs, not with .pngs. The pictures open up perfectly fine, but I still cannot work on them.

Additionally here's the gimp --verbose message: http://pastebin.com/L7f71gRN .

Has anyone experienced the same problem and / or can help me please?

Thanks.

P.S.: I removed gimp completely with
netti@nettiPC:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove gimp
and reinstalled it, did a few reboots; it did not change anything.
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Jun 3, 2014, 01:02
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RE: GIMP won't work with JPGs
Things to try:

Use this checklist

Rename/remove your Gimp profile.

Remove the EXIF/XMP/IPTC metadata from the JPG with ExifTool.

Check on some Ubuntu forum if other 14.04 users have the same problem.

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Jun 5, 2014, 18:44
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RE: GIMP won't work with JPGs
Thank you for that. I removed my Gimp profile with

netti@nettiPC:~$ rm -r .gimp-2.8/

Apperently this folder was not deleted during the previous deinstallation. It works now.
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Jun 5, 2014, 20:04
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RE: GIMP won't work with JPGs
This directory is kept across installations... it has your data (brushes, scripts, fonts...). Erasing it implicitly would be a very nasty thing to do. See here.

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