• Any way to fix the "not responding" 5 minute wait because of amount of

    From Beowulf1976@21:1/5 to All on Wed Aug 2 17:30:35 2017
    OK, I use lots of brushes and plan to install even more.

    I am trying to move over to GIMP to get away from paying PS £8.57 a month.

    However because of the amount of brushes it has to index, I have a period of 5 minutes or so of "Not Responding" whilst it indexes them.

    Is there a get-around for this?

    I'm seriously considering going elsewhere for my art, but I really love GIMP and it's capabilities.

    Please advise?

    Don't tell me to get rid of the brushes until I need them, that's just a super pain in the butt to try and find the one I want, install it, reboot GIMP just to use it perhaps once or twice click.

    AM I being stupid? Is there an easy option to help me avoid the 5 minute wait just to get in to the application and have it usable?

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  • From William Unruh@21:1/5 to carol.venables@gmail.com on Thu Aug 3 12:15:10 2017
    On 2017-08-03, Beowulf1976 <carol.venables@gmail.com> wrote:
    OK, I use lots of brushes and plan to install even more.

    I am trying to move over to GIMP to get away from paying PS £8.57 a month.

    However because of the amount of brushes it has to index, I have a period of 5 minutes or so of "Not Responding" whilst it indexes them.

    Is there a get-around for this?

    I'm seriously considering going elsewhere for my art, but I really love GIMP and it's capabilities.

    Please advise?

    Don't tell me to get rid of the brushes until I need them, that's just a super pain in the butt to try and find the one I want, install it, reboot GIMP just to use it perhaps once or twice click.

    AM I being stupid? Is there an easy option to help me avoid the 5 minute wait just to get in to the application and have it usable?

    Sure. Just have the system start it up when you boot up, and then never
    close it. It will be instantaneously available. You also do not say what operating system you are using.

    What amount of brushes are you using? over a million?

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  • From Beowulf1976@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 3 06:51:08 2017
    Windows 10 on an i5 quadcore 3.3mhz (if I remem right either 3.3 or 3.5?), 16GB RAM, running on 500GB hd separate to system hd (both ssd) nvidia 970 gtx so not a hamster on a treadmill.

    Prob no more than 300 brushes.

    Perhaps it is because they were copied over from my photoshop presets/brushes folder, should I have converted them or something?

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  • From John K. Herreshoff@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 3 09:46:07 2017
    Beowulf1976 wrote:

    OK, I use lots of brushes and plan to install even more.

    I am trying to move over to GIMP to get away from paying PS 8.57 a month.

    However because of the amount of brushes it has to index, I have a period
    of 5 minutes or so of "Not Responding" whilst it indexes them.

    Is there a get-around for this?

    I'm seriously considering going elsewhere for my art, but I really love
    GIMP and it's capabilities.

    Please advise?

    Don't tell me to get rid of the brushes until I need them, that's just a super pain in the butt to try and find the one I want, install it, reboot GIMP just to use it perhaps once or twice click.

    AM I being stupid? Is there an easy option to help me avoid the 5 minute
    wait just to get in to the application and have it usable?

    What gimp version? Really serious? Checkout gimp-2.9.4 or soon to be .6.
    It does brushes well. Gimp-2.10.x is on the way, but then it's been that way since spring of 2012 ;-)

    John.

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  • From Beowulf1976@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 3 06:55:07 2017
    PS - gimp 2.8 or 2.8.2? I have severe memory loss and am not on my pc atm.

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  • From John K. Herreshoff@21:1/5 to All on Mon Aug 7 10:27:46 2017
    Beowulf1976 wrote:

    PS - gimp 2.8 or 2.8.2? I have severe memory loss and am not on my pc atm.

    In that case, it would be best to try the latest gimp-2.8.x offering to see
    if you still have the problem. I remember reading about something like this over at #gimp at gimpnet on IRC years and years ago... since the beginning
    of the gimp-2.9.x series.

    John.

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  • From Beowulf1976@21:1/5 to All on Fri Aug 11 21:13:53 2017
    How do I get gimp-2.9.x ? I downloaded it and it's just a bunch of files, there's no install exe or anything. Perhaps I downloaded the linux version, I'm sure it said windows though

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  • From RR@21:1/5 to All on Sat Aug 12 09:44:47 2017
    On 8/12/2017 12:13 AM, Beowulf1976 wrote:
    How do I get gimp-2.9.x ? I downloaded it and it's just a bunch of files, there's no install exe or anything. Perhaps I downloaded the linux version, I'm sure it said windows though


    I couldn't find any Windows build for 2.9 at the GIMP website. I think
    what you downloaded was source files. Someone by the name Partha makes
    Windows builds of experimental versions of GIMP available at his website (http://partha.com). You may want to have a look.

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  • From John K. Herreshoff@21:1/5 to All on Sat Aug 12 17:38:14 2017
    RR wrote:

    On 8/12/2017 12:13 AM, Beowulf1976 wrote:
    How do I get gimp-2.9.x ? I downloaded it and it's just a bunch of files,
    there's no install exe or anything. Perhaps I downloaded the linux
    version, I'm sure it said windows though


    I couldn't find any Windows build for 2.9 at the GIMP website. I think
    what you downloaded was source files. Someone by the name Partha makes Windows builds of experimental versions of GIMP available at his website (http://partha.com). You may want to have a look.

    All that you should have is a file to the current git master for gimp. It builds in linux; there is no .exe file :-( If you really want 2.9.x, keep
    it current with git, and build it daily. It's really for beta testing, and those of us who like bleeding edge gimp.

    You might even try linux. It's worked for me since 1999, and at the time, I was developing in windows.

    John.

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