The X11 version of GIMP for OSX (the usual one, which you can download from the site you mentioned), doesn't support drag and dropping images onto it as far as I know.
The problem you are talking about looks like the X11 application got into full screen mode. Try pressing command+alt+a when it does it again to quit the fullscreen mode. On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 18:33, zootybubbles <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote: >>zootybubbles wrote, >> >>> I just downloaded Gimp in hopes of being able to use it to edit my > photos. >>> However, when I opened it and clicked to add a picture, my entire screen >>> turned grey and was unresponsive. I had to use the power button to get > the >>> option to restart. I tried Gimp three more times and each time it failed > and >>> I had to restart. Does anyone know what is wrong and how I can get Gimp > to >>> work. >> >>What is your operating system? >>What version of GIMP? >> From where did you download it? >> >>What exactly did you "click to add a picture"? >> >> > I use Leopard 10.5.8. > I downloaded Gimp 2.6.8 from http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html > (which is where www.gimp.org lead me). > When I opened the program there was a box with an image of the Gimp fox-thing > in it and it said "Drag image here", so I clicked on my image to drag it and > the screen went gray. Before doing that though, if I were to just click in the > box with the fox-thing, the screen would go gray too. > > -- > zootybubbles (via www.gimpusers.com) > _______________________________________________ > Gimp-user mailing list > Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU > https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user > _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user