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Just installed GIMP and need help

Jul 24, 2013, 14:41
Post: #1
Just installed GIMP and need help
Hi,
I have just installed gimp-2.8.6-setup (windows) and it is strange that during installation it did not ask if I want to create desktop short cut, even it is not included in the All programs. Furthermore, in the Program files I can not see any Icon to click and start.

In short, no desktop shortcut Icon
no Gimp in All programs
no Gimp Icon to click and start

I wonder how do people use it?

Please share your experience and oblige.
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Jul 24, 2013, 15:05
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RE: Just installed GIMP and need help
(Jul 24, 2013 14:47)paynekj Wrote:  That's not normal.

Which version of Windows are you using?
Where did you get the GIMP installer from?

Kevin

Hi, thanks for quick reply.
I downloaded it from
http://www.gimp.org/downloads/
My windows os is vista 32 bit. Japanese but I installed it in English

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Jul 24, 2013, 15:38
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RE: Just installed GIMP and need help
Hi, thanks for reply.
I wanted to add screen shot of Program folder but I do not know how could I do here.
Anyway Program folder says GIMP 2 inside folders are:
bin
etc
lib
libexec
Python
share
uninst

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Jul 24, 2013, 15:56
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RE: Just installed GIMP and need help
(Jul 24, 2013 15:46)paynekj Wrote:  and inside the bin folder you should have gimp-2.8.exe, some other .exes and a lot of .dlls.

The gimp-2.8.exe file is what you want to run (and send to desktop as a shortcut etc)

Try it and see what happens.

Kevin

Hi, thanks again, I follow your instructions and sent the short cut (2.8.exe )to desktop.
When I ran it is in Japanese though I installed in English, I prefer to use interface in English. Is there any way I can change language to English?

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Jul 24, 2013, 16:36
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RE: Just installed GIMP and need help
(Jul 24, 2013 16:28)paynekj Wrote:  In theory you can select which language the GIMP interface is using by changing it in the Preferences:

see the English documentation
http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-pimping...efs-dialog

or in Japanese:
http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/ja/gimp-pimping...efs-dialog

Hi, I appreciate your help. After posting question I found, Edit/Preference/Interface drop down menu English OK. Restart Gimp it is working.
And another solution backup "locale folder" some where safe then in the program
GIMP2/share/locale only leave en = English.
I prefer choosing language via Edit/Preference/Interface drop down menu English OK.

Thank you once again for help.
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