123joey123 15:51 18 Jan 08

I have downloaded the photo programme GIMP. I then downloaded the help files but Windows tells me it cannot open it. Anyone help?

  ACOLYTE 15:54 18 Jan 08

Maybe here may be of help click here

  123joey123 16:03 18 Jan 08

Thanks for that.A helpful page but I still can't open the help files.

  ACOLYTE 16:06 18 Jan 08

There is a manual click here or a PDF version too this any help)

  ACOLYTE 16:06 18 Jan 08

click here the PDF version

  Simsy 18:43 18 Jan 08

open them either. I don't think they are included yet!



  Les28 22:07 18 Jan 08

Have you installed the Gimp and is it running OK. You have to install the GTK runtime environment first, then install the Gimp second.
try this site for the help files that will install into the Gimp programme, I just downloaded the English Language download at the bottom of the page and installed it.

click here

  123joey123 13:54 19 Jan 08

Yes,the gimp programme runs fine. I downloaded the help files,which took about 45 minutes but then could not open them.Windows did its usuual bit about not knowing the programme but I couldn't tie up anything.
Thanks folks for help

  123joey123 14:44 19 Jan 08

I have found out that the files are BZ2 which seems to be a compression programme but haven't a clue how to proceed from there.

  Les28 16:06 19 Jan 08

The help files I downloaded, the English language ones are an exe file and only need double clicking to run and install into the Gimp bin folder, so that you can click Help from the menu bar when working in the Gimp and the help files are there. that's the last one in the list at the foot of the page here (16,011 kB )

click here

Don't know what other Gimp site you got the bz2 from but either of these will uncompress it I think if you want to use them, as I say I did the above method and didn't need to uncompress.

click here

click here

  123joey123 09:44 20 Jan 08

Les28, thanks pal. That did it.It's great for a thicko like me to have somewhere to go for help. Thanks again

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