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Cannot drag brushes into GIMP brushes folder on Mac

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2019-03-05 18:34:31 UTC (3 months ago)
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Cannot drag brushes into GIMP brushes folder on Mac

I'm having trouble installing a brush set I downloaded from DeviantArt. I've unzipped the file, but when I try to drag the folder to GIMP's brushes directory, it gives me a prohibitory symbol and won't copy it over.

I'm running MacOS 10.14.3. I'm hoping this isn't just a Mac thing. With the current security protocols built into the OS, it takes an act of Congress just to get GIMP to launch every time I want to use it, since it's not a "verified app publisher", and they took away the "Always Open" function in security preferences.

2019-03-05 18:42:28 UTC (3 months ago)
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Cannot drag brushes into GIMP brushes folder on Mac

I've identified part of the problem: the permissions on the folder are set to Read Only. The problem is, I can't seem to change the permissions to Read & Write. Would deleting and reinstalling GIMP solve this?

2019-03-05 19:18:56 UTC (3 months ago)
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Cannot drag brushes into GIMP brushes folder on Mac

I've identified part of the problem: the permissions on the folder are set to Read Only. The problem is, I can't seem to change the permissions to Read & Write. Would deleting and reinstalling GIMP solve this?

Caveat - Not a OSX user only a poor-ol linux fan and liable to remain that way. But I do have an old OSX VM to see what it is all about.

That reads like you are putting the brushes in the Gimp system folder - some long name in Applications/GIMP-2.10/...etc. That is read only.

If you look in GIMP-2.10 -> Preferences -> Folders -> Brushes there should be two entries one as above (or similar) and another for your Gimp user profile. /Users/your_name/....etc... As in the screenshot.

An alternative is make a folder for new brushes somewhere where you definitely have permissions and same place as before Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Brushes add that location. Same preferences dialogue to add path.

2019-03-05 20:03:04 UTC (3 months ago)
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Cannot drag brushes into GIMP brushes folder on Mac

Caveat - Not a OSX user only a poor-ol linux fan and liable to remain that way. But I do have an old OSX VM to see what it is all about.

That reads like you are putting the brushes in the Gimp system folder - some long name in Applications/GIMP-2.10/...etc. That is read only.

If you look in GIMP-2.10 -> Preferences -> Folders -> Brushes there should be two entries one as above (or similar) and another for your Gimp user profile. /Users/your_name/....etc... As in the screenshot.

An alternative is make a folder for new brushes somewhere where you definitely have permissions and same place as before Edit -> Preferences -> Folders -> Brushes add that location. Same preferences dialogue to add path.

Thank you! That totally did the trick!