13 Replies Latest reply: Oct 21, 2013 9:05 PM by gneders
mrbear235 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Gimp is saying cant find X11. Any help?

OS X Mountain Lion
  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    X11 is no longer installed as default in ML.


    Download and install XQuartz from here http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/


    Then install Gimp and you should be good to go.

  • mrbear235 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    Thank you so much! Ive been trying to use it for a month!

  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    No worries,


    Have fun

  • mrbear235 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    One more thing, do you know how to set gimp as my default image program?


    Message was edited by: mrbear235

  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    If you want Gimp to simply open image files each time, eg jpgs, then cmd click ( right click) a file and select Get info.

    In the window, go to Open With, and select Gimp and then hit change all.


    That will then change all jpgs to open in Gimp by default. You will need to do this for each type of image file if you want to them all by default.


    Gimp may have a selection for this in its Preferences, but I haven't used Gimp in a long tome, so i'm not sure ther.

  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    If you want to do it from an application like iPhoto, then in iPhoto Preferences, go the Advanced and change the Edit Photos box to Gimp.


    Then when you want to edit in iPhoto, it should launch Gimp for the editting process.

  • mrbear235 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    I mean like just opening a jpg off of my desktop or something.

  • actionmarker Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    So if you CMD click (or Right Click) on the jpg, you get the contextual menu.


    There you can select Open With .... and select Gimp from the list.

    However, if you want that to stick and always happen, sect Get Info instead and in that Get info Window, Select Open With and change the Application to Gimp. This will change it for just that file.

    However, if you also hit Change All there, it will change for All jpgs on your computer


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  • bill pilgrim Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm at the end of my rope.  I just want a good simple graphics editor for the Mac, like PaintDotNet for PCs. Everyone says Gimp is the ticket, but I can't get it to open on my daughter's old macbook, Leopard OS X 10.5.8 (9L30.)  I've downloaded and installed Gimp 2.6.11.  I have X11- XQuartz 2.1.6 (xorg-server 1.4.2-apple33) - running.  From all I've read on Gimp/X11 support groups, this is the correct combination.


    But every time I click the Gimp icon, allI get is this error message:


      The application Gimp quite unexpectedly.

      Mac OSX and other applications are not affected.

      Click Relaunch to launch the application again. Click

      Report to see more details or send a report to Apple.


    Contents of Report:


    Process:         Gimp [48078]

    Path:            /Applications/Gimp.app/Contents/MacOS/Gimp

    Identifier:      org.gimp.Gimp

    Version:         ??? (???)

    Code Type:       X86-64 (Native)

    Parent Process:  launchd [102]


    Interval Since Last Report:          34382 sec

    Crashes Since Last Report:           9

    Per-App Interval Since Last Report:  0 sec

    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   9


    Date/Time:       2013-06-11 17:28:36.581 -0400

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L30)

    Report Version:  6

    Anonymous UUID:  D8E65660-07B1-4410-A2AA-CA3DCC3D7E03


    Exception Type:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)

    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

    Crashed Thread:  0


    Dyld Error Message:

      unknown required load command 0x80000022


    PS. Normally I click the Gimp icon with X11 closed, expecting Gimp to open X11.  Once, in desperation, I tried opening X11 first, but the same thing happens.

  • gneders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In reply to bill pilgrim, hello bill have you resolved the gimp install problem, i have the same problem? george

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,790 points)

    Get Gimp version 2.8.2 here: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/


    This will allow you to run it without X11, and any problems you might be having with it.

  • gneders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for reply, but I have succsessfuly downloaded gimp 2.8.2 with all the extra scm addons and it is great, but-- I am unable to download two items which I really want and that is Gmic and the full Beautify scms so I have tried 3 times to download separately from Simone Karin Lehmann who says it is compatable with X Lion 10.75 ---It crashes every time, I have installed the latest XQuartz and tried setting a direct path to folder , but nothing, I am not keen on uninstalling the Gimp 1.8.2 incase I cant get the 2.8.6p1 working.Is there any thing else I can do? 

  • gneders Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Typo that is Gimp 2.8.2  sorry