• Does GIMP work on Windows <version>?
  • If the Windows version you're using is supported by Microsoft, the answer is Yes.
  • How can I change the interface language GIMP is using?
  • GIMP will try to match your Windows user interface language. If you would like the GIMP to use another language, go to Preferences ► Interface and change the language there.
  • What do I need to do to get Python scripts to work?
  • Python is included with GIMP 2.8 and newer.
  • GIMP appears to hang while loading fonts. What's going on?
  • If it's the first time you've run GIMP, it may be indexing your fonts. This may take several minutes to complete, and GIMP will appear frozen until it's finished.
  • Can GIMP be distributed on a magazine cover CD?
  • Yes, it can, but to satisfy the GNU General Public License requirements, you have to provide the source code to GIMP.
  • Where can I find some tutorials/manuals for GIMP?
  • You should start with the documentation page.
  • When I run GIMP, a console window (MS-DOS box) opens and displays some messages. If I close this window, GIMP closes, too. What should I do?
  • Minimize the window and ignore it, as most of the warnings it displays are harmless, and GIMP will still work.
  • I'm getting cryptic error messages about missing entries in DLL files when I try to run GIMP. What's causing this?
  • GIMP loads fine when I run it by clicking the icon, but crashes if I double-click a file associated with it. What is causing this?
  • This is usually caused by broken programs installing libraries to Windows\System32 directory. Most likely there's a bad version of intl.dll, libxml2.dll, xmlparse.dll or xmltok.dll in there. Rename or remove it, and GIMP should load fine.
  • My antivirus claims that your installers are infected. Why?
  • Because its definitions are broken. Inform the vendor about the problem and wait a few days until updated definitions are out.
  • I downloaded the installer, but Windows says that it's not a valid Win32 application, or that it's not compatible with my system. How do I fix this?
  • This error means that the installer did not download properly. Download it again. You can also verify that the installer downloaded properly by right-clicking it (after the download finishes), selecting Properties and going to "Digital signatures" tab. When you double-click the digital signature there, you should get a window that says "This digital signature is valid" - if you don't (or if there's no "Digital signatures" tab at all), the file is corrupted, and you should re-download it.