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New to this, Please Help?

Jul 30, 2013, 22:38
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New to this, Please Help?
I am currently using my HP Envy X2 Tablet. I downloaded Gimp 2.8.6 today and it downloaded just fine. I begin to open the file, I get as far as ( searching fonts... this may take awhile) and then it stops responding. Is there anyway to stop this from happening or is this a glitch/bug on their part. Or is GIMP not compatible with my tablet??
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Jul 30, 2013, 23:04
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RE: New to this, Please Help?
Sadly it (stops responding) and freezes my entire computer. I use to have an actual Desktop that held GIMP 2.6 and never had problems, unfortunately my hard drive crashed and now I am stuck with my tablet until I can get it fixed!

is there anything else I can do or use that will let me make graphics?
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Jul 31, 2013, 00:58
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RE: New to this, Please Help?
(Jul 30, 2013 23:04)aria_boo Wrote:  Sadly it (stops responding) and freezes my entire computer. I use to have an actual Desktop that held GIMP 2.6 and never had problems, unfortunately my hard drive crashed and now I am stuck with my tablet until I can get it fixed!

is there anything else I can do or use that will let me make graphics?
This may work for your tablet
Online editors are the way to go then for now. googlesearch: online photo editors
https://www.google.com/search?q=online+p...to+editors

PS also has an online tools website
...shop.com/tools
(scroll down on that page & click "START EDITOR")


I did find this, but not sure if it works, you need to make an account
gimp online
http://spoon.net/apps/gimp

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Jul 31, 2013, 07:48 (This post was last modified: Jul 31, 2013 07:49 by rich2005.)
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RE: New to this, Please Help?
Just my observations on installing Gimp 2.8.x in Windows.

I have a very modest Virtual Machine running Win 7. Set up with 855 MB RAM and single cpu in a not cutting edge host (2 GB ram 3.0 Ghz dual cpu).

For various reasons this frequently gets reverted to basic installation and Gimp reinstalled, so I am getting proficient on this.

The actual installation process is straight forward since it is not much more than copying files. Save a bit of time & disk space by using a custom install and deselect additional languages if appropriate.

Last time I did this (yesterday) for a first Gimp run after installation.

10 minutes sitting there looking for fonts. Remember this is a basic Win 7 with just the standard M$ fonts, no additional fonts.

Then another few minutes while it runs through the plugins.

One thing I learned the hard way on earlier 'tries' is do not use the mouse in any way do not click on the Gimp Window or you get that 'not reponding' message. Do not even move the mouse around, Start Gimp running and walk away gives the best chance of getting a result.

One note on Gimp 2.8.6 windows, 32 bit. It does run through the plugins each time it starts, which makes Gimp slow to start. This is known and hopefully will be fixed in the next version. So don't just click on that image file on your desktop. Start Gimp and edit all your files while Gimp is open.

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Aug 5, 2013, 05:58
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RE: New to this, Please Help?
I haven't used GIMP on my HP laptop PC at all. At least this works in Linux, I don't know about Windows maybe?

You can load GIMP without font support, so this would only be for those not doing a lot of font work. Try adding one of these switches after the command line.

Code:
-f, --no-fonts          Do not load any fonts

Also I don't like to sound all preachy about this, but GIMP is much more functional in Linux. You don't have to dump Windows all together but instead download any flavor of Linux you like a run it off a "Live CD". The Live CD will allow you to run the OS straight from the CD without installing. Others have resorted to using both Windows and Linux together. You need about 10 to 20 GB of drive space for that. All done preaching about OS.

Good luck with getting the functionality you need no matter what you decide.
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Aug 6, 2013, 12:21
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RE: New to this, Please Help?
I don't think you will ever be happy with the performance using that hardware, its just not up for the job. Especially if you're using bigger files.
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