>I've ran Zone Alarm and it shouldn't be interfering with The GIMP >starting up (especially since, afaik, The GIMP doesn't need the >Internet >to work).
Well the issue is academic now as, once GIMP ran and I tried it, it got uninstalled asap. Originally installed because a 'photo magazine described it as 'the closest thing to Photoshop you'll find'. I guess the reviewer was taking some substance or alcohol...! I often find that these open-source applications attract a certain type of geek who are more interested in the development of software rather than the practical use of the program to the end user. As an 'end user' I rate GIMP as next to useless. The banner at the bottom of the GIMP webpage reads ' Why pay for Photo Editing Software?' Why, because the 'end user' wants something that works properly and has an intuitive GUI. As far as I can see GIMP falls-over in both respects. I shall use Lightroom 5. I pay, but I'm happy. -- physoc (via www.gimpusers.com/forums) _______________________________________________ gimp-user-list mailing list List address: firstname.lastname@example.org List membership: https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user-list