This article was published in 2010 and I don't use Windows Operating system anymore. If you got a successfull install, please write it in the comment with leaving details about your operating system to help other. Thx.
IntroductionGimp-painter is a fork of GIMP, the famous free open-source GNU Image Manipulation Program.
This fork consist to enhance the painting ability of GIMP by adding 2 new tools ( Mixbrush and an inking tool ) and some new behavior for the other tools ( Flow, Preset loading without colors ) etc...
This tool is my main painting program ( but running under Linux Mint ) on working on the Concept Art of "Sintel" on the Durian project, and on the workshop DVD Chaos&Evolutions.
As I see many user want to use it on Windows, I post here a how-to do a clean install of it to enjoy it even on a non-free system. This step by step was screen-captured on a Windows Vista 32bit. I presume it will be almost the same for Seven and Xp users. If you want to complete some details for other windows system, use the comments : thanks.
If you know how to install on 64bit system ( I didn't own a system like this so I can't test ), please use the comment of this post too. Thanks for your contribution.
update : (june, 2011) The author of Gimp-painter removed on Sourceforge the version used in this tutorial. He deliver instead a newest version including minor bugfixing ( no new feature ). I didn't tested this newer version because now I run Linux Mint only.
Two users reported in my comments issue with the newest version , that's why I propose here a link to download the version 2.6.7 used during writing this article and for the Dvd Chaos&Evolutions: http://david.revoy.free.fr/forums/support/gimp-painter--2.6.7_090715-1_win32_starter.exe
1. Click on the *.exe file installer.
2. Answer to the permission for right to execute of your system.
3. Extract the content of this installer with the embedded tool, here I use the desktop. 4. Wait the extraction to be 100% complete
You obtain a folder 'gimp-painter-', open it to check if it's the same as on the screenshot above.
We will move it to a place with our other softwares.
Open the "programs files" folder of your system, it's may be written with your system language.
And copy paste in it the folder 'gimp-painter-', your system may ask some permission to write on this system file. Accept , it's OK.
Now , open 'gimp-painter-' and after the folder "gimp" , and after the folder "bin" :
Inside there is a file named 'Gimp-2.6.exe' that's the main file too launch the program.
Test with opening it if your Gimp launch. If it launch ( first launch may be long ) succesfully, just close it.
If you want to install a shortcut on your desktop :
-Right click on the Gimp-2.6.exe file (1) , and select "copy" (2)
-Right click on your desktop, and select "paste as shortcut" (3)
-You should obain a shortcut (4), rename it if you want.
You can repeat the previous step to copy a shortcut in your taskbar, and in your Windows 'start' menu for a better comfort.
Installing the Chaos&Evolutions brush-kit11
1. Go on the DVD inside the folder 'software' and open the folder 'Gimp-painter Brush Kit' ( you can also download them on this blog post ):
2. Select all he files inside the folder
3. Right click and press "copy"
1. Open your user name folder, inside your C:/ disk ( open the 'computer' icon ) , open the folder "Users" (It's may be in your language, on the screenshot "Utilisateur" in french ) , and open the name you logged into, ( here 'Deevad' , that's me )
2. Find the folder named '.gimp-2.6' and open it.
(If you don't have this folder, run Gimp or Gimp-painter, and it will be auto-regenerated)
Inside the '.gimp-2.6" folder, paste the files ( the one you copied from the Brush-Kit )
Windows of warning may appear; you will replace files, press 'Yes' for all. It's Ok ; nothing will be broke
( For peoples with an already installed Gimp with custom presets: if you have an own preset installed already, backup it before. )
Done, close all windows. Clean the first *.exe installer file downloaded (delete it ). And launch Gimp-painter with the shortcuts you created.
If you see the splash screen above on running it, it mean the brush-kit is well installed.
Now, Gimp-painter is installed on your windows System. Have fun with it. If you want to know more about how to use it ; watch the DVD chaos and evolutions or learn how to use Gimp with the full documentation online and in many language.
Have fun with Painting !