On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 20:41 -0700, Akkana Peck wrote:

> The problem in this case may be that a lot of those patterns on
> http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/02/12/the-ultimate-collection-of-free-photoshop-patterns/
> aren't GIMP compatible. For instance, I tried the "animal prints" one,
> http://redheadstock.deviantart.com/art/Animal-Prints-PS-Patterns-37342057
> and although it supposedly includes 18 patterns, I got a zip file
> that expanded to just one file, SS-animalprints-patterns.pat.
> If I put that file in ~/.gimp-2.6/patterns/ it's ignored, and if I
> try to open the file in GIMP I get "GIMP pattern plug-in could
> not open image".  I get the same for the brick textures pattern.
> Has GIMP's support of PS patterns changed?  The animal print page
> says it should be compatible with GIMP 2.2.6+.

GIMP doesn't have any code to open Photoshop pattern files. It can read
the GIMP .pat format (which is not compatible to the PS one) and it can
read patterns in some common image formats, such as PNG, GIF and JPEG
(actually all formats supported by the gdk-pixbuf library).

GIMP can open some Photoshop brushes (.abr) directly, so perhaps there
is some confusion here due to this.


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