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How do I install this?!?!?

Aug 28, 2014, 08:20 (This post was last modified: Aug 28, 2014 08:22 by Letoatreides3508.)
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How do I install this?!?!?
I've been farting around on the website for over an hour and getting really frustrated. When I try to download version 2.8.14, there's no .exe file or desktop shortcut. When I try to install version 2.8.2, I get a zip file that won't open no matter which extractor I use? Please help!
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Aug 28, 2014, 08:49
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RE: How do I install this?!?!?
To add to the above. First a caveat,
There is going to be a lot of download traffic to gimp.org for a few days, if you can wait a little it would be better.
I put a list of the more common mirrors here: http://gimpforums.com/thread-gimp-server-down-message
The same thing applies, wait until these mirrors receive Gimp 2.8.14 - might be a few days but then if possible use one nearest your part of the world.

How to get Gimp 2.8.14? An easy way is via http://www.gimpusers.com
If you look at the top there is a downloads 'button' which takes you here http://www.gimpusers.com/downloads

The various platforms are listed (My crystal ball is broken so I do not know which OS you use - .exe file must be M$)

Follow the link, for example windows
http://www.gimpusers.com/downloads/111-g...14-windows
and the link there http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/w...-setup.exe will download the installation package.

Do not get Gimp from other than reputable sources.

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Aug 28, 2014, 09:34
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RE: How do I install this?!?!?
And the next question from the average M$ user is going to be...
How do I use a .torrent file? Smile

maybe: http://www.utorrent.com/help/guides/beginners-guide

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Aug 28, 2014, 10:52
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RE: How do I install this?!?!?
(Aug 28, 2014 10:17)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Aug 28, 2014 09:34)rich2005 Wrote:  And the next question from the average M$ user is going to be...
How do I use a .torrent file? Smile

maybe: http://www.utorrent.com/help/guides/beginners-guide

Windows users know how to use torrents... they just don't know it can be used (and was initially designed...) to download software.

I would argue otherwise, having never used a torrent myself. But that's not why I'm here now...

I just wanted to point out that the Windows builds of 2.8.14 appear to have lost several icons so it's not necessarily a good thing to install at this time.

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Aug 28, 2014, 11:57
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RE: How do I install this?!?!?
Quote:...I just wanted to point out that the Windows builds of 2.8.14 appear to have lost several icons so it's not necessarily a good thing to install at this time.

Kevin

That is a very valid point. A try out in a Win7 32 bit VM gives this

[Image: 9gAXdkv.jpg]

and this

[Image: Qko2wUY.jpg]

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Aug 28, 2014, 12:07
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RE: How do I install this?!?!?
(Aug 28, 2014 11:57)rich2005 Wrote:  [Image: Qko2wUY.jpg]

That's helpful as it's the GTK_STOCK icons that are missing rather than the GIMP specific icons.

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