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GIMP 2.6.6 for Windows problems

By at 2009-05-21 23:55:10 UTC, last updated about 8 years ago. CC BY-NC License

Many users have problems with GIMP under Windows at the moment, especially with GIMP 2.6.6 under Windows Vista.

The problems are mostly related to the startup, but there are also issues with GEGL operations and the color correction filters (curves, balance, …). These problems are often not reproducible so that a diagnosis is difficult. For this reason, there is no official solution yet.

We recommend to downgrade to GIMP 2.6.5 if you have such problems. To do so, remove GIMP using the Windows software manager and then download GIMP 2.6.5. We will notify you if we have any news on this issue.

You can find the list of know bugs at bugs.gnome.org. There you can also report your problems and so help to find a solution.

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Franco
over 5 years ago

Gimp-2.6.6-i686

Lindsey
over 7 years ago

In my tool box there is no where to change my font when i want to put font on a picture. And when I add a new layer the layer box doesn't come up. I cant edit anything without these and I've uninstalled gump several times and it is still the same.

Paul
over 7 years ago

Hi
I am new to gimp, i came across 2 problems, 1st :when i create text after a while it does not let me change the text.
2nd: when i open a photoshop file gimp does not let me make changes to the text

blake rated this topic with 4/5
about 8 years ago

I have a slight problem using gimp. See when I move the cursur within the workspace , the 'mouse' cursur moves on it's own accord. Anyone know what the problem is?

Sir_Alain member for about 9 years Sir_Alain 5 comments
almost 9 years ago

Never considered that Aero might be a factor... I have installed 2.6.5, and have had LESS problems. Gimp still hogs a lot of memory and crashes eventually, but not EVERY time I use it like .6 did.

Ross
almost 9 years ago

Nope Sorry. I've never used aero, and on Vista 32, 2.6.6
crashes every time with....

Open PNG image (with alpha)
Open Colours/Brightness-Contrast

Poof!

Thanks for the 2.6.5 link, that works a treat.

Markus
about 9 years ago

Hi, Gimp 2.6.6 is stable if you use the classic theme instead of the vista aero one.

Sir_Alain member for about 9 years Sir_Alain 5 comments
about 9 years ago

@devvv: You betcha!

@photocomix: The filehippo link I posted seems to have links for all the previous versions, although the site is not all that intuitive. Just click the link to the ver you want, then hit the download button at the top.

photocomix member for over 11 years photocomix 25 comments
about 9 years ago

@devv

i know how to find but many seems able to find only the link for the last installer.

and to be honest the gimp sourceforge pages the first times visited look as a labirinth...

Many even believe that there there is only the most recent installers

devvv member for almost 12 years devvv 1466 comments
about 9 years ago

sourceforge just worked for me, but i think the servers sometimes break the connection as it seems... thanks for the alternative link Sir_Alain

Sir_Alain member for about 9 years Sir_Alain 5 comments
about 9 years ago

This one actually works: http://www.filehippo.com/download_the_gimp/download/028c033cc162f8e35537c730d623bc6f/

Sir_Alain member for about 9 years Sir_Alain 5 comments
about 9 years ago

There is a problem with the download link. 3 attempts at downloading, I just kept winding up with incomplete files. Is there ANYwhere I can get this?? I'm sick of 2.6.6 barfing all the time!

devvv member for almost 12 years devvv 1466 comments
about 9 years ago

thanks for the link to gimptalk, photocomix! the link to download 2.6.5 is already in the news - the users just need to click "download GIMP 2.6.5" - it is a direct download to the file on sourceforge!

photocomix member for over 11 years photocomix 25 comments
about 9 years ago

Please add this link to download GIMP-2.6.5 for Windows
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gimp-win/gimp-2.6.5-i686-setup.exe

Is needed because most of windows users fail to find it on Sourceforge

BTW
I may confirm several complains also on windows XP not only for VISTA ,here some reports
http://www.gimptalk.com/forum/gimp-2-6-6-released--t38430.html

christopher
about 9 years ago

thanks for the update, I couldn't find the link to 2.65. thanks for posting it. my 2.66 crashes sometimes using the values in the color filters... it starts up normally