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    Running Gimpshop in Leopard
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    Running Gimpshop in Leopard
    I've recently had to switch to GIMP after leopard killed my PS CS2. I've heard that gimpshop is a better alternative to GIMP because of the better menu system, making it more familiar to those used to PS. GIMP is able to work fine in leopard; however, I'm having trouble getting gimpshop to do so. I've heard that this is the result of how gimpshop uses X11. apparently there is a way to get gimpshop to work using xdarwin, but I have absolutely no experience with any thing of that nature. I'm wondering if anyone out there has had any success in running gimpshop in leopard or if someone could point to a resource that might aid in my quest.

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    I found a wikipedia page about GIMPShop and it contains an explanation of the problems with 10.5 and the new version of X11:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMPshop

    In Mac OS X, GIMPshop is compatible only with Apple operating system 10.3 and 10.4 and requires an installation of Apple X11, based on the X Window System display protocol. Although the latest version of Apple operating system Mac OS X v10.5 installs X11 by default, this version is not compatible with GIMPshop. This is because GIMPshop was based on GIMP 2.2.11, which is no longer updated. The latest version of GIMP, 2.4.3, is compatible with Leopard X11, but GIMPshop has not released a new version based on the latest GIMP codebase.
    As for the xDarwin alternative... well it seems xDarwin is now known as xQuartz. I've tried to Google more info, but I can't dig anything up.

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    Good stuff, thanks for the help. I guess I'll just have to wait for an updated version of GIMPshop. The more I use GIMP, the easier I find it to be, I see no reason why i shouldn't get used to it in the long run.

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