Different OS: MacBook Pro, 2.66 Ghz intel Core i7, 8 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3, OS
10.6.8, GIMP 2.8 without a lot of bells and whistles: Launch time 4.8 sec.
Gimp is like a high performance aircraft, say an F-16. Superbly agile and fast,
but when you hang a max loadout of ordinance on it, not so much. So it helps a
lot if you know before launch what you will need.
In that light, a feature, as an option, (by holding down
"Option/Alt/<whatever>" at launch?) you get presented with a dialog of all the
add-ons you have, select those you need.
Also comparing GIMP with Photoshop on the same platform, similar "ordinance
load," GIMP leaves Adobe products in the mud. Adobe launch times: PS, 20 sec.
Illustrator 28 sec.
Bottom line, if you want it to handle like a sports car, don't load it like a
dump truck. Everything is a trade off. A little thoughtful planning (What tools
am I likely to need for this project?) saves a lot of time and frustration. You
might have to walk back to the toolshed occasionally, when inspiration strikes,
but it was probably time to take a break, anyway. ;^}
On Dec 18, 2015, at 6:20 AM, Michael Schumacher wrote:
>> Gesendet: Freitag, 18. Dezember 2015 um 06:53 Uhr
>> I just clocked the opening GIMP at 43 seconds flat, on an AMD 64
>> dual core system with 1.5 GB of RAM and Linux 17. This is typical
>> of my experience on other platforms with other versions of the GIMP,
>> going back at least to GIMP 2.6 on a very adequate office
>> workstation running Windows XP.
>> Here's the reason:
>> 172 brushes
>> 112 script-fu scripts
>> 92 fonts
>> 1 python plugin
> You write "reason". Got any profiling data that supports this and pinpoints
> the exact reason for the delay?
> I'm asking because I couldn't claim this myself without that kind of
> research, but you might have done it already - you've probably checked
> whether startup is faster with less scripts, plug-ins and such, and slower
> with more, ...
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