I recently upgraded to gimp-2.2.4 (and .3 before that), just after I
installed Red Hat Fedora Core 3 as my new latest-and-greatest operating
system. I'm running it on an AMD K6 processor, 450 Mhz, 256MB of RAM,
plenty of HD space.
Whereas in gimp-2.0.x images would load promptly, I find that with 2.2.x
that there is an approximately 40 second delay between the time the
progress bar says the image is ready and the time it appears on the
screen. I use the Gimp a lot for tweaking digital photos, usually
loading the original photo and then immediately duplicating it so I
don't mess up my 'negative'. (I'm sure you can guess why). But now I
find that it takes 40+ seconds to load the original image (1600x1200 px,
maybe a couple of hundred MB), and another 40 sec or so to duplicate it.
Eeek! What's happened here? I have tried boosting the tile cache t0
160Mb and stripping the executable, but with no result. Has anyone else
seen this problem, and have y'all any suggestions? Since I haven't
noticed anyone else having this problem, it's probably something I'm
doing (or not doing), but I don't know what it might be.
All advice gratefully welcomed -
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