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Old 02-03-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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gimp can't open images - probably an easy fix

I can't open any files such as .png's or .jpg's in gimp. How can I change this. I installed it via pacman. I don't know if this helps, but I'm running kde with arch. I'm guessing I need to add the path of libpng to the plugins section. What should I do?
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I have installed GIMP on Arch Linux at least 20 times---and I have never had to add a path or do anything special.

Any issue with the permissions on the files?

Can you create an image and then open that?

<edit> Are you double-clicking on the files or opening from within GIMP?

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Old 02-04-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
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are you double clicking then you should right click on the image and select openwith and select GIMP. Or first open GIMP and then File->Open and select files.


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