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All 2.8+ higher can't export images (JPG,PNG,GIF etc...)

Discussion in 'GIMP for Windows' started by kyme, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. kyme

    kyme New Member

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    I did try some different version of 2.8 but no luck.
    I can't export my project project. I can't even open an image file.

    What happen to the Gimp 2.8 for Windows? :(
    Our business use Gimp and opensource, only Gimp got its problem on
    my task. Any guys idea how to export image and open an image file too?
    I also did newly installation and uninstall the current version for incase
    maybe it was just a file error etc. But still no luck, didn't do anything and
    error keeps appearing when open an image. Exporting too, can't see file extention.
    What happen to my gimp too, Any idea?
    Hope someone can help me.

    Thank advance,
    kyme
     
  2. Rod

    Rod Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you sure you are selecting File>Export and not File>Save?
    File>Save will only save the workspace file now (XCF file).
    File>Export will export as your image format, ie... JPG, GIF, PNG and so on. :)
     
  3. kyme

    kyme New Member

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    If you are using Windows7, try it.
    My versions here from my 2.8.2 and 2.8.4,
    those file extensions for images is not visible.
    I can't even open an image with JPG,PNG,GIF etc.
    I just downloaded their latest version from Gimp page.
     
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    When you say you can't open, do you mean you can't open from the file explorer (double click or right click), or from the Gimp menu (File/Open)?
     
  5. kyme

    kyme New Member

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    No.
    When you open an image with GIMP. from File->Open(filename).
    An error occur with a message error file type etc.
    My image is jpeg, png and Gif. And an error occurs when you
    attempt to open with 2.8+ with Windows 7.
    And when you also export an image, all image file extensions
    are not visible. Was a bug?

    But I have no issues in Gimp 2.6. It works fine and no errors.
    So I turn back to the older version with 2.6 .
     
  6. ofnuts

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    You obviously have some problem with the file plugins. Can you list the plugins here?
    - Open a command prompt window
    - go to the directory with the plugins:
    Code:
     
    cd "\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
    
    - list the file handling plugins:
    Code:
    dir file*
    
    - This should answer something like::

    Code:
     Volume in drive C has no label.
     Volume Serial Number is C03F-BF83
    
     Directory of C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
    
    06/02/2013  23:08            55,992 file-bmp.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            38,048 file-cel.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            28,312 file-compressor.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            44,064 file-csource.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            28,032 file-desktop-link.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            42,488 file-dicom.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            35,248 file-faxg3.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            60,784 file-fits.exe
    06/02/2013  23:08            49,768 file-fli.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            39,832 file-gbr.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            38,336 file-gif-load.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            48,976 file-gif-save.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            50,152 file-gih.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            28,632 file-glob.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            31,072 file-header.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            42,408 file-html-table.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            58,784 file-ico.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            34,448 file-jp2-load.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            82,696 file-jpeg.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            54,104 file-mng.exe
    06/02/2013  22:43             9,558 file-openraster.py
    06/02/2013  23:09            37,216 file-pat.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            36,144 file-pcx.exe
    06/02/2013  23:09            53,904 file-pdf-load.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            56,816 file-pdf-save.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            33,256 file-pix.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            60,480 file-png.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            42,936 file-pnm.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            75,368 file-ps.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            69,680 file-psd-load.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            44,000 file-psd-save.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            45,480 file-psp.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            46,568 file-raw.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            40,592 file-sgi.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            43,904 file-sunras.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            48,296 file-svg.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            42,904 file-tga.exe
    06/02/2013  23:10            54,624 file-tiff-load.exe
    06/02/2013  23:11            46,144 file-tiff-save.exe
    06/02/2013  23:11            34,328 file-uri.exe
    06/02/2013  23:11            48,568 file-wmf.exe
    06/02/2013  23:11            46,744 file-xbm.exe
    06/02/2013  23:11            39,144 file-xpm.exe
    06/02/2013  23:11            47,064 file-xwd.exe
                  44 File(s)      1,995,894 bytes
    
    The sizes above are for a 32-bit Gimp 2.8.4, they can be a bit different if you use the 64-bit version.

    - if the above looks correct, open the file "c:\users\{your_id}\.gimp-2.8\pluginrc" in an editor, and check that the same files are listed, for instance you should find:

    Code:
    (plug-in-def "C:\\Program Files\\GIMP 2\\lib\\gimp\\2.0\\plug-ins\\file-png.exe" 1365941490
        (proc-def "file-png-load" 1
             "Loads files in PNG file format"
    
    - you can also start gimp-console and check for any suspicious-looking messages.

    - last, reinstalling varoius Gimp 2.8 version won't fix anything if your Gimp profile is corrupted. Many problems can be fixed by erasing or renaming the directory "C:\users\{your_id}\.gimp-2.8\" to make Gimp start again with the defaults settings, and in any case, it is usually pointless to reinstall Gimp and keep this directory contents (the new install will re-use the directory contents...).
     

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