Installing Gimp-painter on Windows

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Gimp-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.

Installing Gimp-painter

01 filetodownload

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: Sourceforge page as on the screenshot with other official package :

02 fileextract
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

03 folder result
You obtain a folder 'gimp-painter-', open it to check if it's the same as on the screenshot above.

04 open c hardrive
We will move it to a place with our other softwares.

05 open programsfiles
Open the "programs files" folder of your system, it's may be written with your system language.

06 copy programs files
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.

07 gimp binary
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.

08 first launch
Test with opening it if your Gimp launch. If it launch ( first launch may be long ) succesfully, just close it.

09 createashortcut
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. 10
10 createashortcut2
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-kit

11 copybrush kit
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"

12 opening home user
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)

13 pastebrush kit
Inside the '.gimp-2.6" folder, paste the files ( the one you copied from the Brush-Kit )

14 replace pasted files
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. )

15 yay launching
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.

16 yay running
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 !

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link skyrick  

Thanks a lot Daviiiiiid !!!! ^^j

link Sergii  

Thanks — excellent build! Gimp Painter it's very cool!

link lot  

Thank you for this tutorial. It's the best explanation in whole Internet. Working great.

link Prawnsushi  

Hi ! Ou plutôt, bonjour :)

J'aurais juste une petite question à propos de gimp-painter. Je cherche une version linux 64bits, que je ne trouve nulle part... et je ne peux pas isntaller la version 32bits sous ubuntu 10.04...

Sauriez-vous où je pourrais trouver un build 64bits?

Sinon voici un autre lien pour gimp/gimp-painter, version nomade pour windows :


link Prawnsushi  

J'ai trouvé :)

Version 2.6.7 pour karmic mais au moins en 64bits...

link Michaela  

Thanks! I found your site by accident and since then have kept coming back. Just bought your CD and and got your brushes! Thanks!

link Blendid  

Reçu ton cd ce matin, merci pour ce tuto sur gimp painter et ce petit kit de brush sympas !

link Alain  

Salut David,
Je vais laisser mon comment en français, mon anglais laisse à désirer... :p
Je suis vraiment impressionné par ton travail et très content de te voir évoluer avec l'équipe de Blender foundation :)
Au plaisir de te revoir un de ces jours sur les forums (ou autre).
Très bonne continuation et merci pour ce tuto et tes brushes (que j'ai downloadé) :D

link NIK  

It was really useful, thanks David

link Ego  

Hi David,congratulations for your blog! I've a problem with the shortcuts configuration. I can't find the short cut for more dark, more light, more opacity and less opacity.Where are they?
Sorry for my bad english.


link john  

hi there...
what is the difference between gimp and gimp-painter... is it just the icon position or there's a better support for tablet, because when i used gimp on my windows xp using a tablet, the pointer is lagging and couldn't keep up with my move, while on photoshop the pointer is extremely responsive. Did gimp-painter perform better when i use tablet?

link José  

I keep getting an error after gimp finishes loading.

AppName: gimp-2.6.exe AppVer: ModName: libcairo-2.dll
ModVer: Offset: 00025fb8

Tried searching every where but can't find an answer. Can you offer any help on this?

link Deevad  

Thanks and Merci !

@Ego: A good blog post do about by a friend will guide you into tweaking Gimp :

@john :The performance of Gimp is not the same as the photoshop engine. If it's lagging a lot, it's because you may be use a too big workspace and brush and you don't have enough computer ressource to compute it. About the difference between Gimp and Gimp-painter, it's on a lot of subtleties, the main ones are :
- Flow and other option on each tools
- Mixbrush tools
- Ink with smoothed path tool
- Presets saved don't load the foreground color by default

@José : Hi , Can you say me on witch windows system are you trying to run it ? ( XP, Vista, Seven, 32 or 64 bit ? )

link José  

Windows XP 32-bit. This error only happens with Gimp-painter, Gimp works fine.

link Deevad  

@José : Witch version of Gimp works fine ? If it's a newer version ( 2.7x dev ) Gimp-painter may have a conflict to run newer library installed. May be you should try older version on Sourceforge. On this tutorial I installed the 2.6.7X without any problem on a vista but also experienced it on a XP 32bit.
Maybe the last build for windows 32bit ( 2.6.10 ) is corrupted , but I have no way to chack it, I didn't have a windows system to check it now ( I use Linux mainly ).

link José  

I've been trying to get Linux Mint but after trying to get everything working properly it quickly fell apart and couldn't even startup anymore, so much for that.

I'm using gimp 2.6.11 and I've tried installing gimp-painter 2.6.11 win32 starter.exe, I don't think it's a version mismatch problem. =(

link Deevad  

Did you tried with an older version of Sourceforge ? like 2.6.7X ?

link José  

Yeah, I'm still getting the same error.

link Deevad  

Sorry, I can't help more. May be the problem is with your system. Surely user of the forum will help you better as I actually can.

link José  

It probably is seeing how cluttered it is, I even get this error message every time I startup but doesn't seem like it's doing much harm, I probably should get it fixed. Thanks for the help offer thus far and keep up the good work.

link KitKit  

I think I know how to fix that error thingy, you have to run the file "run_gimp.wsf". To find it, you just open the GIMP Painter file(after you extract the GIMP Painter.exe) you should see it there. I ran the "gimp-2.6" file, and got a error(same as José), but for some reason i READ THE READ ME(WHOA XD, and btw YES there is a read-me XD)and it said to run the "run_gimp.wsf" file. SOOOOO I did and had no errors, and I thought I would share this with everybody, becuase no one here said how to fix it XD simple fix...

Hope this help fix that annoying error, if you got it X_X

link Carrick Schreiner  

Thank you so much for this!!! I spent the last hour or so just trying to figure out how to get this working.

link REVOY David  

@ all : thanks for your contributions with your comments about your experience and tricks to solve issues. Don't hesitate to share like KitKit how you did a succesfull install. Thanks !

link Raphael  

This is exceptional

link KitKit  

Glad to be of help ^_^

link Michael  

I have two problems with the .wsf on windows :
-Since its a script and not a exe, when i add it to my seven toolbar, i becomes "Microsoft windows based script host", i have to right click and select the right wsf. That's not really handy.
-And since it's a script file, I can't open my pictures with gimp painter from my windows explorer.

To David Revoy and all intuos 4 owners :
Does the application recognition (for the wacom driver) works in gimp painter? I want to set a specific configurations for my stylus but the gimp's exe is only recognised as active when my cursor hovers the menus (not the canvas).
I wanted a button to do "ctrl" when I'm in gimp and I can't get it to work.
Oh btw : I have Seven 64 bits and intuos 4 medium.

pour David : J'adore votre travail, vous êtes une des personnes qui utilise le plus astucieusement la technologie au service de l'art et vos efforts pour pousser l'open source donnent chaud au cœur. Je tente de supporter gimp et blender depuis presque 5 ans et vous faites ça à merveille.
J'espère pouvoir vous rencontrer à la conférence de Amsterdam!

link REVOY David  

@Michael : Hard to help more about, it's almost since this blog post I didn't open a Ms windows session. I know that I didn't used the script provided with the archive ; but directly the *.exe on the bin directory ( I think ).
For the intuos recognition, Gimp as to be setup in the preference panel to be 'linked' with the tablet. For the mapping of 'Ctrl' on a button of the stylus ; it can be done with the Wacom driver under windows : this one is able to load a set of definted shortcuts for an application specific.
Et merci pour le commentaire, pour sure on se rencontrera à Amsterdam :)

link Michael  

Thank you for your fast answer!
I really think about moving to ubntu or mint, I try every 6 months but I always miss something from windows.
I need a software to do MAO for example and I find Ardour not really convenient. Also I will start doing game development with cryengine 3 (which will have a new license for indie dev in august) and I am not very confident that wine will be able to handle it properly.
I might go for a painfull dual boot.
Anyway thanks for the gimp's tip, I'm goin to try experiment with that :).
Oh, I have another question : Are gimp-painter's tools faster on linux? I would say so but I haven't got the chance to try atm.

link REVOY David  

@Mickael : Thx ! Yep, dual boot is painfull , but I totally understand if you have creative ability on Ms you can't have with Linux. For the Gimp-painter performance ; I would say a little better, something like 2% or 3% more smooth , so nothing fancy ; the best point is about the stability, on Linux Gimp is stable ; on windows I experienced crashes by the past.

link Michael  

I think I will set up an linux mint just to try the blender gimp mypaint alchemy combo with better integration and stability (and also a cool darker theme for gimp). Also playing with compiz and intuos display can be fun ^^.
Thanks for telling me about your experiences!

link REVOY David  

@Michael : Linux Mint is a good idea ; I suggest the 10 one for stability. You will enjoy the Mypaint smoothness too :)

link REVOY David  

@Michael : Linux Mint is a good idea ; I suggest the 10 one for stability. You will enjoy the Mypaint smoothness too :)

link Michael  

I just saw this afternoon that mint came out of RC (11th version) today, I will try this newt week :).

link Ejeda  

I love your work and the Blend & Paint DVD!. After seeing that I decided to give Gimp and Mypaint a try. But I have a problem. I run windows vista (yes I know ;-S)and I can't for the life of me export to .ora from Gimp-painter. I have python (2.6.5 and 2.6.6 after that) installed and the GTk+. I've even tried installing normal Gimp 6.11 for the "python extensions" (because gimp-painter doesn't have an installer, just an un-zipper). But I had no luck, I can't export. So basically MyPaint is unusable (even when I love it's powerful simplicity)for me since it uses just the ora format... any help?

link Ejeda  

As always, the answer came AFTER I made the question (even when I searched through the internet for about two days). Turned out to be that I haven't installed the GTK "all in one" package but just the gtk. The simplest of problems as always are the worst because you don't think of them...

The good news are that all is working now, I have my .ora open/save in both Gimp and Gimp-Painter :D

link REVOY David  

@Ejeda : Cool it worked for you and thanks to report the solution here. This *.ora export/import is gold for relationship between Mypaint and Gimp. :) Have a good painting time, and thanks for the feedback about Blend&Paint

link Athena D.  

I found this tutorial endlessly helpful, myself. Thank you!

My problem is the second time I went to open gimp-painter, in the same exact fashion as the first time (which works well enough to paint several pictures and a tutorial), it crashed once all of the dialogues opened. And again. And again. And again.
I tried running the script, as mentioned, and it fixed nothing.
Is this a reinstall issue? A know problem? Whatever it is, it's sort of making my work difficult as I need to use the GPen for a commission.
Any tips or advice would be great!
Thanks again!

link REVOY David  

@Athena D. : Hi !
May be it's related to the last *.exe files of the author; check this page long list ; , and choose an older version. ( as a 2.6.7 ; maybe it will run easier on your system.
Hope everything will be fine with your install and comission

link Michael  

I wanted my tablet (intuos 4 M ) to work with gimp this weekend, it's a fail.
I just want one simple thing : My stylus button to stop doing "right click", I can't manage to do that, and I'm on windows (seven 64), so it's supposed to work out of the box.

Even if in my driver it put any function on my stylus button, it will always do "right click" on gimp (or gimp painter). It doesn't take in account anything from the driver (just for the stylus buttons). I might reinstall my computer newt week but if it doesn't fix my problem I don't know what to do.
I tried to go in gimp's preferences to associate (or something like that) my stylus but i find nothing interesting here.

How am I supposer to paint without color picker in my hand :(?

link Michael  

Ok I investigated a bit more and i found that in fact the application detection works, even with gimp, it just solws the cursor for 5 seconds and changes configuration, that's ok.
So I found that in fact, gimp always assign first stylus button to right click and second to middle click. If i change this in my driver, it will do both in gimp!

Example : I set up my stylus button to make "ctrl" or anything else to bring up the color picker.
Once in gimp, I use the button, it's like I did "Right click" then "ctrl", so it pops up the context menu each time.
This is unsuable, Am I alone with this problem? If yes I will format my computer I guess, I'm a bit desperate.

link REVOY David  

@Michael : I'm sorry for you for the problem you experience with Gimp on your windows installation. Here I run it on Linux Mint 10.10 and it works like a charm and I didn't opened a windows Os since may be the creation of this article.
Maybe you can find more specific help on a forum of Gimp and windows users ?

link Michael  

Yes I think i will try to find help at gimp and wacom forums.
The strange thin is that I tried every google I could think of and it seems like people only have problems withs stylus pressure, but for me it works like a charm.
Thanks for your help :)
If I find a solution I'll post it here, I'm sure I'm not alone (I hate finding topics talking about a problem I have and doesn't give an solution to it ;) )

link Michael  

I should try official forums more often, I didn't find a solution but I found an answer.
To all gimp painter users on windows :
Functioning of mouse buttons are hard-coded into gimp and cannot be tweaked.
With a wacom tablet, stylus buttons are recognized as mouse buttons, even if you change parameters in the driver.
So with the way gimp currently handles stylus as "enhanced mouse", you can't assign functions to stylus buttons.

This issue doesn't come up in linux, since you can really make the linux driver uses stylus buttons exactly like keys on the keyboard.

The best alternative I found is to assign a the color picker keystroke near your other keyboard shortcuts. For example, "P", "M" or "!" on the azerty configuration David uses.
Another powerful way to assign the color picker is to use the space bar.
That way you still uses your two fingers to change opacity/value/size, but your thumb can sleep on the space bar.
I am pretty sure it can be as efficient as having it on the stylus, since you don't have to look for the keystroke.
I hope this "helps".
Have a good day :)

link Athena Dykman  

Thanks very much! I'll see if that fixes the problem. :)

link Athena Dykman  

I'm actually checking the sourceforge site and it appears that all of the older versions for Windows are gone? I can;t find anything past 2.6.11, which is the version I have, I believe. Sorry to bother you again, but is there another place that may host an older version?

link REVOY David  

@Michael: Thanks for sharing your solution/answer :)

@Athena : Oh, you're right, sorry for the link I gave you I saw a lot of date and files, but in fact there is only the *.diff files and few patches. Not full builds. I think the author deleted them from this repositery.

I'm happy to had kept a version here, I uploaded on a server to share it with you :

I will probably update the tutorial too.

link Michael  

In the end, I found that Ctrl for eye dropper is also hard coded into gimp. So I use "z-e, s-d,x-c" instead of "i-o,k-l,;-:" for regular shortcut and my little finger stays on Ctrl (it's comfy so I'm happy with it).
I had so much trouble getting all this to work(gimp + mypaint + scripts, tablets, integration to windows seven etc.), I think I will make a complete tutorial to help out all windows users who want to give a try to open painting softwares.
I will do that in the next weeks, and I'll post a link to since you helped me a lot (with your DVDs, tutorials and presence here :) ). Also I might pack up a complete "open drawing package" for new windows users, including :
- working binaries for mypaint, alchemy, gimp painter
- ressources for them (your palettes, the GPS pack, resynthesizer, ora plugin)
- instructions
- tips to integrate a little bit better gimp-painter into windows seven
- tips with intuos driver functioning with gimp and configuration

I'll publish that on my website and put a link here, hoping it will help some people.

Now let's sleep ;)

link Athena Dykman  

Thanks so much David! I really appreciate the extra effort you went through to help me. :) I'll see if that works, I have no reason to think it won't.
Thanks again!!

link REVOY David  

@Michael : Wow ! this could be an amzing ressource. Be sure I would blog post about your link and article, and also update the header of this one to redirect to your method. Cool !

@Athena : I hope it will work :)

link Michael  

Here it is!
I left work a bit earlier to start working directly on the "open drawing package"
So here it is :
The package is still uploading, should be up in less than half an hour and I'll post the link to it right after (total weight : 200 mo compressed in 72).
There are still spelling mistakes and some area could be a bit clearer but that's the first draft. I will maintain and improve this package and instructions as I learn more and as news versions come out.
As you can see David if you read a bit, I promote your work in it ^^. And the package is made in consideration of what you explain in terms of workflow in your DVDs.
I hope this will help!

link David Revoy Author,

@Michael : Very good job ! this ressource will surely be a huge help for many many users. I will blog post ASAP your link">
Thanks too for the good feedback about my DVD.

link Michael  

Thanks a lot for that :)!
I think it's time for me to start maintaining my website better and more often.

(your new blog theme is pretty neat)

link David Revoy Author,

@Michael : Thanks for the comment about the new webdesign ; I've just spent the 3 last days on it :) Thx to Google Font Api for the cool new css easy custom fonts for my titles and Css3 for drop shadows and rounded box corner . I loved it and webdesign is going to be easier and easier to have good result. Good luck if you tweak yours :)

link Michael  

At the moment I'm just struggling with joomla to get my template working with the new version, it's a bit horrible to manage... That's why the link for open draing package will only be up and finale tomorrow or friday (since I'm french too I won't work those days and be able to concentrate myself on my website :p).
It's funny what you're saying about CSS3 because I experimented that in my current internship last month (i make simple websites and webdeisgns) and I said the same things to myself!
But I didn't know about google font API before yesterday and it seems to be a real opportunity for webdesigners!
Fonts have always been a problem, I am coding a web Button generator that outputs svg files at the moment (the future IMO), and I have to convert fonts to shapes in my code if I want my SVG files to embed custom fonts. I am a bit struggling here too haha.

link David Revoy Author,

@Michael : Oh, I never thought about svg for button. This sound really good. Thanks for the tip, I will read about. Don't hesitate to poke here when your new website will be ready. Good luck!

link Michael  

I sent you a mail (hope you received it).
My link is ready and final :)

link ClockWork  

Hello, I wondering, Which one do I install if I can't find the one you listed? Which was at 22.7 MB. I don't know why but I just can't seem to find the one listed in this tutorial.

link David Revoy Author,

@ClockWork : The author removed the version I used, I kept here the similar version I used in this tutorial :"> I will also update the article, feel free to look at this new article about windows install .

link ClockWork  

Thanks. Much appreciated ^ U ^

link Jessabella  

Hey there,
I tried following this tutorial only i used a different download link and for some reason it's not giving me the same results. i get the extra brushes but i have no idea how to access the mix brush and inking tool(unless the inking tool being referred to is just the normal one) please help me, thanks

link David Revoy Author,

@Jessabella : Hi, if you don't have the 2 extra tools installed it's because you installed the regular version of Gimp. Gimp-painter is a modified version of Gimp witch include the 2 additionnal tools, and there is not a lot of different links to download it.

link ghola14  

Bonjour Deevad.
Voila, suite à un gros plantage j' ai du réinstaller gimp et gimp-painter.
Et à chaque démarrage de gimp-painter celui-ci me fait apparaitre des messages d' erreurs. (application separate.exe n' a pas pu etre lancé car composant "liblcms2-2.dll" est introuvable... et j' en ai 3 comme ça.)
Je suis sous windows vista 32bits, et j' ai téléchargé gimp-painter 2.6.11.
Je pense qu' il y a un gros bug... pourtant j' avais désinstallé proprement gimp, viré tous les fichiers gimp, et fais un nettoyage de registre (comme j' avais pu le lire sur le net)
Ceci dit, malgré ces 3 messages d' erreur, gimp painter marche... mais il doit me manquer des applications je suppose :)
Voila voila... je continue de chercher...

En tout cas bravo pour ton blog. ;)
A plus.

link David Revoy Author,

@ghola14 : Pas évident pour moi d'être au courant des bug sous Windows, car j'ai plus ce système , même en dual boot . Est-ce que cette version bug ?"> ?

link a  

two pop keeps come out can't not find liblcms2-2.dll and libffw3f-3dll

link David Revoy Author,

@a : Are you sure you are using this version : ?

link kaisaki  

Thanks Mr. David, I love your work on Sintel.

I have a problem with gimp-painter with GPS. the GPS presets work well on normal GIMP but on painter the GPS preset wont select the right gradient and texture. For example the HellFire or RocketFire Preset on brush have a corresponding gradient but when i select it on gimp-painter the proper gradient does not get selected, eiter I got the default or the last gradient I selected.
Thanks, I hope you can help me (I love painters mix brushes and G-Pen) and i miss them when i switch to Ordinary GIMP.

link David Revoy Author,

@kaisaki : Hi ! I think this is a feature of Gimp-painter to prevent the loading of embeded link to gradient or texture ( sometimes it helps to load multiple tools on the same color or gradient base ) .
To solve your problem : press SHIFT key while selecting them in Gimp-painter. Then the correct color or gradient when saving the preset should be also activated. I checked , it's ok with the 2 preset you quoted.
:) have a good painting time, thanks for the nice words about Sintel

link Cristina  

Damn I'm so confused O.o

link David Revoy Author,

@Cristina : Yes, the tutorial is old and Windows is messy. I will not update this now because I don't own a Windows system anymore. I moved to Linux Mint at 100% . To find new method, just follow the first link in the green box (updates) , it will link you to newer way to do it. 

link anom wijaya  

nice article, keep writing...!!!

link référencement efficace  

je t'ai laissé un message sur le fourm:
et la solution au problème :
au sujet des "sessions" que l'on rencontre parfois sur ton blog ...

link David Revoy Author,

@référencement efficace : Merci bg62 :) c'est noté je vais testé ça. Je dois faire la mise à jour de Pluxlm aussi :)

link Kasia  

Hello, I've been trying to install GimpPainter, but I getting the message about file "liblcms2-2.dll" missing. I have no idea what to do now.

Please help!

link David Revoy Author,

@Kasia : Hey, I'm sorry for you. Gimp-painter maintainer ( he was alone ) don't support his fork a lot, and it seams there is a lot of problems nowadays to install it on Windows ( i don't own here any Windows , I can't test anymore ). I also saw the website with the 'The Open Drawing Package' is down. I hope it's temporary and not a sign the website closed.
I still here host a version ; I think it's this one you are trying to install :">
If not , give a try with this one. Also, please say me the version of Windows and architecture. Microsoft systems now have XP / Vista / 7 and whatever else name I don't know yet, with 32bit and 64bit. It's might help for future users who got the same problems to not feel alone.
You can also try this simple things :
Uninstall any Gimp on your system. Stop your computer. Restart. Install Gimp

link Kasia  

Thank you so very much! I think it works now! :D

It seems that people with WindowsXP 32bit versions have this problem of missing files. One person of polish Gimp forum claimed that the painter stopped to run while reading "focusblur" plugin (which caused the "missing file" message to pop out). That person installed the plugin and it seems that painter is working normally. I've been trying to do the same thing, but with no results.

Once again - thanks for the reply! Here's something that might make you giggle --> :3

Btw, I absolutely love "Video time-lapse - lezard" - I watch it over and over again!

link David Revoy Author,

@Kasia : so cool and cute characters :) I follow you on D.A now :) nice it worked. Thx for the feedback.

link Kasia  

I'm not worthy to be followed by such a talented person like you! T^T


Unfortunately, there's still something wrong with GPainter (so sorry to bother you again!) - you see, I have saved options for the painter, BUT when I try to use one of those saved presets, I get the info saying that I don't have necessary brushes at all. Also, shouldn't GimpPainter use all the brushes I normally use in Gimp? Should I copy-paste those to GimpPainter folders?

So confused...

link Kasia  

Oh, never mind - I'm reinstalling EVERYTHING. Something's not right, but I will be trying to fix it.

Thank you again for your kindness!

link David Revoy Author,

@Kasia : You're worthy a lot, your little online comics are really cute, and very well drawn. I like your personnal style. Also, I have a polish wife, and I'm really happy to meet polish artist using Free/Libre and Open Source software.

Hope you'll get it to work :) with the Gimp Paint Studio brush kit the presets are really good ( mixbrush, and inking tool too ). Do you also know Mypaint ? just in case you don't , the 1.0 is out">

Just for your information, the linux version is far more stable and speedy, if you want to take a risk to dive in this world ; I advice you my article here :">

link Kasia  

Phew, it took me all day, but I think it's finally working... somehow... Some of the brushes from GPS doesn't seem to work in Painter (in my case), but that's an irrelevant issue.

Yes, I know MyPaint, but I hardly ever open it - digital painting is just too hard to handle.

You're awfully kind. If only you could know how insanly hard it is to me to force myself to actually scribble something (inspired by your amazing video, I tried a bit today, but I got tired pretty fast >.< -->;sa=view;id=84032 ). That's why I was trying to install GPS and Painter - to somehow stimulate my cowardly me to try to learn to have fun with scribbling. I saw your amazing pic in "Gimp Bible" (such a shame this book is off-colour!) - that was also a great stimulation :D

How come all very talented people I change a word with always have a Pole in their close family? XD (*conspiracy? - le gasp!*)

link David Revoy Author,

@Kasia : Wish you good time with painting. Feel free to comment around. ( and for the conspiracy , I would just say 'oczywiste' ) (✿◠‿◠)

link Richard  

Thanks for the tutorial! I draw manga style and GIMP Painter really a big help!

link blingeeluver0011  


link Kasia  

Just installed Gimp 2.8 and... all my presets for Gimp Paint Studio vanished. :( What a bummer! I tried to install it again - just like with gimp 2.6 version, but it's not working (a lot of people are complaing about it).

Thankfully I still have my GimpPainter.

link David Revoy Author,

@Kasia : Hi Kasia , unfortunately I know it. you can still find this : ">
Here I use mainly Mypaint + Krita to paint nowadays ; story around Gimp became complex and confuse, and it makes me lost time. Not a good sign of a good design. I may try to build the last code of Gimp-painter 2.7 and test. But I doubt it to be stable enough for production.

link Kasia  

I see. I tried to run Krita on Windows some time ago, but it didn't work. :(

I try to use it - thank you!

link Yumi143  

I just got Gimp Painter, and I wanted a bit of help with it. I previously had Gimp 2.8. First off, I wanted to know how do you get the "smooth stroke" option on Gimp Painter? Is it the "smooth" option? Because it seems different than the one in 2.8 (you can't really adjust the weight or quality) Secondly, how do you get a custom palette? I saw the "Kynitia" speedpaint on David Revoy's youtube channel, and I was using it for some reference, but I still couldn't figure out how he was able to do that. I would love some feedback and help! Also BTW I didn't get the same Gimp Painter in the tutorial, I think have Gimp Painter 2.6.11 which I got from:

link David Revoy Author,

@Yumi143 : hi Yumi ; Gimp-painter 2.6 is now abandonned from developpers and I don't use it anymore. So, it will be hard to find support around. Nowaday I use Krita and Mypaint. The smoothing in Gimp painter is available on only 1 tool : the ink brush added ; for the custom palette ; its just a palette docker docked ; a feature every Gimp has. Good luck with it !

link madhan  

Hi David Sir I have to know , how could you change the tool presets in gimp , because i also made some changes in gimp that's why i need to know it sir , Thanks for your valuable reply ..,

link David Revoy Author,

@madhan : Hey Madhan, you probably should try to start reading the official documentation. It's easy to find, and you'll get general infos like this one about the toolbox. :)

link Alley  

Does anyone know how to install gimp-painter 2.8.6 on windows xp?

link mist  

>This tool is my main painting program
Hello! You still using Gimp-Painter as main painting tool? Is the development of Gimp-Painter going on? Project is live?

link David Revoy Author,

Hi mist,

This project was stopped around 2011. Development never really continued, and never was really merged in the main trunk even if a lot of similar features are now also in Gimp 2.10 (painting with Mypaint preset, canvas rotation, etc...)
That's why I switched all my effort to work with the Krita team at this period. Dropping Gimp-painter and adopting early version of Krita back at this time was one of the best decision I made in this last ten years :-)

link Kimichi  


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