gimpshop howto start?

David Southwell david at
Sat Jul 7 10:26:25 UTC 2007


I posted this to the gimp mailing list but the list seems to have a v. low 
activity and few postings. There is no reply so far. So hopefully there is 
someone here who can point me in the right direction.

I have installed ports/gimpshop on Freebsd 6.1. I want to compare 
its functionality with photoshop with which I am extremely familar and use 
extensively on my Win XP system.

I have started gimp and have two  newbie questions.

1. How do I get to start gimpshop? The docs seem to have detailed 
documentation but although I have searched <much head scratching> -- I seem 
unable to find anything that tells me how to get the gimpshop interface 
running :-( 

2. I found that gimp will itself will open *.jpg but does not open raw files - 
In my case in need to be able to open canon raw files *.cr2 and would also 
like to be able to open photoshop *.psd files. 

Here is a list of the relevant gimp packages installed and OS version info:

# pkg_info |grep gimp
gimp-2.2.15,2       The "meta-port" for The Gimp
gimp-help-0.12      GIMP user's manual
gimp-print-4.2.7_3  GIMP Print Printer Driver
gimpshop-2.2.11_5   GIMP fork resembling Adobe Photoshop

# uname -a
FreeBSD --- 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May  7 04:15:57 UTC 2006     
root at  amd64

Thanks in advance


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