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Plug In on my Mac not working - Am i doing it wrong?

Apr 18, 2012, 14:15
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Plug In on my Mac not working - Am i doing it wrong?
Hello,

I have just changed over to an iMac and have downloaded and installed Gimp 2.6.12 all without drama.

I then downloaded FX Foundry and G'Mic.

Both download to the Mac . I then copy the down loaded file/folder? to the Plug-In 'Folder" but GIMP does not start them/recognise them/or something.

So what i am getting wrong?

Cheers

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Apr 18, 2012, 19:24
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RE: Plug In on my Mac not working - Am i doing it wrong?
What did you download exactly for both packages?

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Apr 19, 2012, 08:25
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(Apr 18, 2012 19:24)ofnuts Wrote:  What did you download exactly for both packages?


I just downloaded the .TAR and .ZIP (tried both for each plug in) that are listed for Mac from the respective registry.

I got the folders down loaded then moved them to the Plug-ins folder of Gimp (after doing the 'Show Package Contents' to show the file structure) but nothing happens so i am doing something wrong, i just don't know what?
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Apr 19, 2012, 20:07
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I assume you have de-zipped/de-tarred the contents...

gmic is normally a gmic_gimp executable that has to be put in your plugins folder. If you got it from a ZIP file it also has to be made executable (through some form of "properties" dialog for the file).

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Apr 25, 2012, 08:23
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I managed to find some instructions via another forum, it was not a simple task as the OSx Lion has hidden folders that have to be 'un hidden' and then worked with.

It was not a straight forward task like on a pc, but now done!!!

Thank you.

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Apr 25, 2012, 10:13
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RE: Plug In on my Mac not working - Am i doing it wrong?
(Apr 25, 2012 08:23)Nevtiger Wrote:  I managed to find some instructions via another forum, it was not a simple task as the OSx Lion has hidden folders that have to be 'un hidden' and then worked with.

It was not a straight forward task like on a pc,..
Steve is turning over in his grave Smile

OSX is of Unix descent, so:

1) executable stuff has to be made explicitly executable (some flag in some file "properties")
2) files and folder with names starting with a dot are "not shown" (they aren't really hidden like in Windows, it more a convenience/convention)

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Apr 25, 2012, 10:13
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RE: Plug In on my Mac not working - Am i doing it wrong?
(Apr 25, 2012 08:23)Nevtiger Wrote:  I managed to find some instructions via another forum, it was not a simple task as the OSx Lion has hidden folders that have to be 'un hidden' and then worked with.

It was not a straight forward task like on a pc,..
Steve is turning over in his grave Smile

OSX is of Unix descent, so:

1) executable stuff has to be made explicitly executable (some flag in some file "properties")
2) files and folder with names starting with a dot are "not shown" (they aren't really hidden like in Windows, it more a convenience/convention)

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