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Whoops - don't upgrade The GIMP on Windows

Degrees (220395) writes | more than 5 years ago

The Gimp 3

I had installed The GIMP on my wife's machine way back when. Version 2.2 on Windows. She wanted to scan and crop photos, and it seemed a good way to introduce the idea of free software to her. Free, as in hobbyists are writing it and giving their work away for free. The GIMP can do an awful lot, and my wife could see that we didn't have to pay a lot of money for an app that duplicates that The GIMP does. And, you can see that the world is just a little bit nicer, that people do good works

I had installed The GIMP on my wife's machine way back when. Version 2.2 on Windows. She wanted to scan and crop photos, and it seemed a good way to introduce the idea of free software to her. Free, as in hobbyists are writing it and giving their work away for free. The GIMP can do an awful lot, and my wife could see that we didn't have to pay a lot of money for an app that duplicates that The GIMP does. And, you can see that the world is just a little bit nicer, that people do good works and share it.

Alas, I had to work on her machine a week or two ago. While I was there, I upgraded to The GIMP 2.6.

The GIMP 2.6 does not do "Acquire from TWAIN'. Heck, that was the whole reason she used The GIMP.

Nicely enough, the downgrade was blindingly simple. But she will have to remember to never ever upgrade.

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It moved (1)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 5 years ago | (#28762887)

It looks like they didn't bother to document all their major changes like this in "what's new in 2.6" but they took all of the various ways of getting an image and put them under File -> Create, including options for using a scanner or camera [gimp.org] .

Re:It moved (1)

Degrees (220395) | more than 5 years ago | (#28766033)

Thank you. I was pretty sure I looked through the File menu, but obviously I must have missed it.

Printing has been borken (1)

Short Circuit (52384) | more than 5 years ago | (#28768391)

Printing has been broken for at least a year, now. Usually comes out with blank pages. I hear it's a Gtk-on-Win32 bug, which is sad.

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