Why am I seeing this missing .dll error when trying to launch GIMP?

juliet February 9, 2011
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I’m tryin to reinstall GIMP. It was working fine last night and now all of a sudden it’s not workin at all.

It’s giving me this warning when I go to open it:

GIMP Error Message

So I uninstall and of course reinstall and it’s giving me the same stuff. Help?

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  1. Anonymous
    February 10, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Hi

    Right, it is a GTK version conflict. then using these steps:

    1. Install the latest GTK from http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

    2. Rename 3 files in C:Program FilesGIMPshopbinlibglib-2.0-0.dll libgmodule-2.0-0.dll libgobject-2.0-0.dll to something else.

    3. Copy the newer versions of the above 3 filenames from "%commonprogramfiles%GTK2.0bin" to "C:Program FilesGIMPshopbin"

    Now run GIMPshop, create a new image, and hope you should be fine.

    If you uninstalled then dont forget to clean the following reg keys
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTApplicationsgimp-2.6.exe
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTApplicationsgimp-win-remote.exe

    or
    In Preferences dialogue and External editor (if it exist in GIMP)choose line :

    "Other command line" and insert direct path to the executable file (GIMP.EXE).

  2. jhpot
    February 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Juliet,

    I think your new version of Gimp isn't compatible with some old dependencies. Try uninstalling GTK+ for Windows as well as The Gimp, then re-install The Gimp. Sorry this is so complicated sometimes!

    • juliet
      February 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      one problem 2.6 was the one i was using before so i dont see how it wouldnt be compatible when i was already using it