This is probably just GIMP taking a long time to load fonts, which does
happen after up-grading the OS.
It hasn't actually crashed, even though the window greys-out and OSX might
complain that GIMP is not responding, the font loading is still going on
and you just need to be patient.
Another user has recently been through the same thing with OSX 10.11 as
reported here:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756092
The real problem is the ridiculous number and size of fonts which are being
included with Windoze and OSX nowadays.

The usual advice given on the forums now is just to start Gimp running and
then leave it alone - don't even touch the keyboard or the mouse, just get
up, walk away and go do something else for at least an hour. (Yes, really!)
When you come back, Gimp will probably be up and running and you will then
have no further problems.

Having said that, we don't actually know how long it does take on OSX
10.11. So, if you have the patience, perhaps you could actually keep an eye
on your computer while GIMP is loading the first time (read the newspaper
or something) and hopefully tell us approximately how long it does take
..is it 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, longer ?



On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 9:07 PM, kelly wheelhouse <
kelly.wheelho...@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi,I have recently updated to El Capitan on my mac and Gimp now will only
> load to the 'looking for data files' stage before freezing and crashing.I
> really need Gimp as I am a YouTuber and use it to create my thumbnails.
> Please can someone assist me with getting it to work again. thanks, kelly
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