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Old 02-04-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Gimp and jpeg plugin? Can't find it


Hi I can't open any jpeg's in Gimp or anything else. I have Dream Linux. I have searched and searched in Synaptic plus googling and can't find a name for the plugin. Does anyone know what it is called so I can install it? Thanks!!!
 
Old 02-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #2
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GIMP will open jpegs (and most other photo formats) out of the box---no plugin required.

How are you attempting to open, and what exactly happens?

Other programs will also open jpegs---eg Firefox (and I assume most other browsers)
 
Old 02-05-2009, 12:42 AM   #3
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Gimp is not opening any downloaded jpg's. Same with Iceweasal. Anyway the errors with all three apps are as below.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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Maybe you don't have libjpeg installed ?
 
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New one on me.......

Has the system always had this problem? If so, perhaps they left out a crucial library as suggested above.

You could also try ImageMagick. to see if it is installed, open a terminal and enter "convert". If you get "command not found", then use you package manager to install ImageMagick.

Once installed, you can display an image using "display filename"
 
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Well I have only noticed it recently. I have only had DL installed a few short weeks. Anyway libjpeg62 is in stalled according to synaptic.
Imagemagick is installed already but I am not clear about it's purpose or how to use it. I am not very good with the manuals in the terminal yet. Or how to use apps using the terminal?
 
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Imagemagick is a very powerful suite of command-line image tools---you can get an idea at their website. The only reason I mentioned it in this context was the notion that there could be some libraries in common. To try it, open a terminal and enter "man convert" or "man display". To display an image: "display filename" (where filename is the full pathname, unless you are in its directory).

As for the original question, one thing to try is to remove and re-install GIMP.

Some Linux users don't like to admit this, but sometimes you simply have to re-install the system.....
 
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Hi I can't open any jpeg's in Gimp or anything else. I have Dream Linux. I have searched and searched in Synaptic plus googling and can't find a name for the plugin. Does anyone know what it is called so I can install it? Thanks!!!
Are you sure that files are downloaded as jpegs? Check them with "file" command.
 
Old 02-07-2009, 12:07 AM   #9
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Thanks i will check out the howto's later on imagemagic. Thanks but i won't be reinstalling DL because i have very llittle internet usage and i keep killing it. ONly have 2 gig per month. That is australia for you. Gimp is not so bad to reinstall though but would that break DL as it comes with the initial install? I have reninstalled so many linux distros and go carzy sometimes because then my internet speeds are stepped down to dialup.

Yep they are jpg's or jpeg's. i have my system set to show the full file name.
 
  


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