Monday, November 22, 2010

How to install GIMPshop on Mac OS X 10.6.3 (Snow Leapord)

One of the best open source image editor around is GIMP. It similar to Photoshop but of course, it hard to beat the real one. Anyways, a lot of people mentioned that its interface its hard to use. So, somebody modified GIMP and GIMPshop was born. Taken from their website

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

However, its been a while since they updated their application. So, there are no new version released. This means that it will not be compatible with new mac OS X. I myself is on Mac OS X 10.6.3.

I did some research and found some answer on how to install it on Snow Leopard .

Here how it works. Install the app from their website. And when you open it for the first time, it will crash. The reason are the fontconfig and iconv libraries distributed with GIMPshop are not compatible with the current X11 environment.

Ok.. First u have to built universal variant of Macports.

sudo port install libiconv +universal expat +universal freetype +universal zlib +universal fontconfig +universal

Then remove the offending libraries that come with GIMPshop and replace it with the new one. The library can be downloaded from this website.

sudo rm -f /Applications/*

sudo rm -f /Applications/*

sudo cp libfontconfig.1.dylib libiconv.2.dylib /Applications/

sudo ln -s /Applications/ /libraries/libfontconfig.dylib

sudo ln -s /Applications/ /libraries/libiconv.dylib

This commands should work with Snow Leopard.


Anonymous said...

Hi, the last two lines try to symlink to /libraries/ which don't exist.


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