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Gimp freezes when invoked from FrameMaker; why? 10 Sep 00:55
2002-09-10 00:55:27 UTC (about 18 years ago)

Gimp freezes when invoked from FrameMaker; why?


I use The Gimp (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) to work on PNG, GIF, JPEG, etc. screen dumps to include in user documentation developed in FrameMaker.

In FrameMaker, you can double-click on a graphic imported by reference to invoke the default graphics program. When I double-click a PNG screen dump, The Gimp launches as expected and opens the original PNG file. Since this graphic is to be edited to create a different version, my first act is to save it under a different name by right-clicking and choosing File > Save As from the context menu.

However, the menus disappear, leaving grey rectangles where they overlapped the graphic, and The Gimp freezes. Eventually, I can kill the gimp.exe process from the Windows 2000 task manager, but it sure doesn't want to die.

Any ideas why The Gimp is freezing?

[Windows 2000, FrameMaker 6.0p405, GIMP v 1.2.1 (Kimball & Mattis; Lillqvist port), FrameScript 2.1r3, Enhance 2.03, Acrobat 4.05.2, mif2go 31u33, WebWorks Publisher 7.02, IXgen 5.5.h, HTML Help Workshop 4.74 build 8702.0, HTML Help 1.31]

Regards, Hedley

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