View Full Version : Downloading + Installing GIMP? Help

8th April 2006, 10:16 AM
I want to download and install GIMP so I can do photo editing like I could with Photoshop on the dodgy old Windoze pc.

I've gone to http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/ and to http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/appl...1formacosx.html (http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/x11formacosx.html), I believe these are the two main things I need. And I think it' saying to download and install the Mac X11 thing first.

Hoever the Gimp page is rather baffling, in that I'm not sure if it is a simple click to download the Gimp install app, and then it's a simple run the install, or is it somewhat more complicated as it talks about doing lots of things to get it working.

Am I reading too much into it by reading everything on the page, or is it more complicated than a simple dowload, install, run procedure?

Sorry for what is probably a basic question but I don't want to do all the downloads and then get it all wrong, have stuff on my Mini that doesn't work at best or will stuff something up at worst.

8th April 2006, 10:18 AM

8th April 2006, 10:19 AM
MacGIMP (http://www.macgimp.org) provides "the latest GIMP for Mac OS X in a packaged CD format". In other words, you don't need to install X11 - this version of GIMP will install as you do a normal OS X application.


8th April 2006, 12:16 PM
There's also GimpShop (http://plasticbugs.com/) which is a modified version of the gimp, making the layout more Photoshop-like.

8th April 2006, 03:21 PM
Don't forget Seashore (http://seashore.sourceforge.net/)! It's a lean OSX cocoa port of GIMP that does all the basic stuff, and does it really quickly. Seashore is great if you just need the basic functions of GIMP and don't need EVERY bell and whistle.