Ok, what I would try next is to run the app through terminal to see if any
debug/error information is output to the console.

Open terminal.
Navigate to the applications directory:

>cd /Applications

Then run the GIMP app from the terminal:

>./Gimp.app/Contents/MacOS/Gimp

Copy everything that is output on the terminal from that, and send it here.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 12:12 PM Peter Giardina <pjgiard...@hargray.com>
wrote:

> I tried what you suggested. Before I describe what happened, let me
> explain that I already have set system preferences, Security & Privacy, to
> allow apps downloaded from anywhere. With that said, here's what happened
> when I followed your instructions. The app opened, but not actually. That
> is, the bar at the top of the screen says GIMP, but the bar is grayed back.
> When I click on 'file' it does provide a drop down menu. Then I try to open
> a new project and nothing happens. So that is where it stands right now. I
> have also tried to open the app by double clicking on a file that was
> created in GIMP, but it will not launch the program.
>
> I know this must all sound very confusing. I have been using Macs for
> about 25 years and I have never experienced anything like this.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
>
> Peter
>
>
> On 8/17/15 12:16 PM, Pat David wrote:
>
> So, Yosemite has a "feature" that will automatically _not_ run apps that
> are from an 'unidentified' developer.  This is _possibly_ what's happening
> here.
>
> https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18657?locale=en_US
>
> So let's try this first:
>
> Using Finder, go to where you have the app (Applications folder).  Use
> Finder, not Launcher to get there.  Hold "Control" and click on the app
> icon, and choose "Open" from the shortcut menu.  That should set the app as
> a exclusion to this policy.  The app _should_ open now.
>
> Try that and report back.
>
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 11:10 AM Peter Giardina <pjgiard...@hargray.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I understand that you want to pick one install, but let me explain what
>> is happening.
>>
>> I first tried to use the install by Simone Karin Lehmann at lisanet.de ,
>> because of the add-ons. However, when I click on 'download' it goes to
>> SourceForge. I have read what was written about SourceForge on your site so
>> that doesn't seem like a good option.
>>
>> When I click on  *Download GIMP 2.8 from gimp.org <http://gimp.org>* for
>> the torrent install, I receive the following file: *
>> <http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/osx/gimp-2.8.14.dmg.torrent>http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/osx/gimp-2.8.14.dmg.torrent
>> <http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/osx/gimp-2.8.14.dmg.torrent>* (7
>> KB). When I try to open this link I get this message: Safari can’t open the
>> file “gimp-2.8.14.dmg-4.torrent” because no available application can open
>> it.
>>
>> So then I am left with clicking on: "If the torrent download doesn't
>> work, you can also follow *this link*." Clicking on 'this link' does
>> download the following file: gimp-2.8.14.dmg. I then open this file and it
>> produces a file called, GIMP.app. I then drag that file into the
>> Applications folder, and double click the icon to open the app. Instead of
>> the app being opened, nothing happens.
>>
>> So, where do we go from here?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 8/17/15 11:21 AM, Pat David wrote:
>>
>> Just putting this back on the user list for visibility (please remember
>> to "reply all" to make sure it gets to everyone).
>>
>> So, which one are you downloading to attempt to install?  Let's pick a
>> single one to keep things simple for the moment.
>>
>> When you get the .dmg file, can you drag the app into a simple location,
>> like your desktop?  Then try to launch the app from there.  What happens
>> when you try to launch it?
>>
>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 10:18 AM Peter Giardina <pjgiard...@hargray.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi, Pat!
>>>
>>> Thank you for your response. I'll try to answer your questions.
>>>
>>> I am attempting to install by going to gimp.org and then clicking on
>>> the orange 'download' button. I then clicked on the following links on the
>>> 'downloads' page.
>>>
>>>
>>> Native builds
>>>
>>> Currently there are two main installers:
>>>
>>> A GIMP 2.8 DMG installer by Sven Claussner, stock GIMP build without any
>>> add-ons. It works on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and later. Just open the
>>> downloaded DMG and drag and drop GIMP into your "Applications" folder.
>>>
>>> Download GIMP 2.8 from gimp.org . If the torrent download doesn't work,
>>> you can also follow this link.
>>> A build by Simone Karin Lehmann, with some extra plug-ins and changes.
>>>
>>> Download GIMP 2.8 from lisanet.de
>>>
>>>
>>> On one occasion, I thought I had downloaded the program successfully,
>>> but after it was opened it would not respond, i.e. I could not open a new
>>> project. Since it was not working properly, I have uninstalled the program.
>>>
>>> I am not seeing any error messages while trying to install.
>>>
>>> I am still running OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.4.
>>>
>>> I do not recall which install was on the computer before.
>>>
>>> I hope this helps. If necessary, I will try to provide any other
>>> additional information.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks for your help,
>>>
>>> Peter
>>>
>>> On 8/17/15 11:01 AM, Pat David wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Peter!
>>>
>>> It's hard for us to diagnose how best to help you without more
>>> information.
>>>
>>> How are you attempting to re-install it, and what is happening that is
>>> preventing it from working?
>>> What, if any, error are you seeing while trying to install?
>>> Are you still on OSX Yosemite?  If not, which version?
>>>
>>> Which install did you previously have on your machine?
>>>
>>> On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 9:56 AM Peter Giardina <
>>> <pjgiard...@hargray.com>pjgiard...@hargray.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I previously had GIMP installed on my Mac (OS X Yosemite, version
>>>> 10.10.4) and it was running perfectly. However, due to a set of
>>>> circumstances with the Mac (I don't believe they were related to GIMP)
>>>> the program began running poorly, if at all. I then uninstalled GIMP and
>>>> attempted to reinstall it. However, I have not been able to do so. Also,
>>>> since uninstalling GIMP, the problem with the computer has been fixed. I
>>>> have tried both installers recommended on the 'downloads' page of your
>>>> site.
>>>>
>>>> Please help with how I can successfully install GIMP. I like this
>>>> program a lot, and would like to be able to continue using it.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help,
>>>>
>>>> Peter Giardina
>>>>
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>>
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