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After gimp was installed, my test system had these exact symptoms. After a reboot, gimp appears in my test system and the problem is fixed.


I have the same problem (Ubuntu in German). Beside reinstall Gimp and reboot, i had to remove the directory ~/.gimp-2.8 (just after deinstall). After that, it worked as expected.


I didn't find the update you were talking about. I'm having the issue after I upgrade from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. I'm using Gimp 2.8.16 and I have this problem both in single window and multiple window mode. The only workaround I found is to logout and then login after the first boot up in the OS. Suggestions are welcome.


The ubuntu repositories are split into four parts. main: free software supported by canonical restricted: non-free software supported by canonical (firmware, drivers etc) universe: free software not supported by canonical multiverse: non-free software not supported by canonical Software not in main is not supported by canonical. The main practical impact ...


That GIMP is no longer supported by Canonical doesn't mean it won't be available in Ubuntu's repositories. It will be, but not in the main section, instead, in the universe section. What's the difference between multiverse, universe, restricted and main? How do I enable the "Universe" repository? From the package index: Package gimp ...


Why not just take the screenshot with Gimp? File > Create > Screenshot. This requires no intermediate storage at all.


With xfce4-screenshooter you can choose from programs to open screenshot with, or save it. Supports selecting area, delay before taking screenshot. Directly point-and-click solution.


Quick version Literally doing what you asked; in one action: Take a screenshot Save it in your preferred directory Opening it with Gimp The script #!/bin/bash picsdir=~/Pictures/out.png gnome-screenshot -f "$picsdir" gimp "$picsdir" How to use Copy the script into an empty file, save it as Set your preferred directory to save the ...


If you're willing to switch screenshot applications, this is an option that scrot provides: -e, --exec APP Exec APP on the saved image. … EXAMPLE scrot '%Y-%m-%d_$wx$h.png' -e 'mv $f ~/shots/' This would create a file called something like 2000-10-30_2560x1024.png and move it to your shots directory. So, you could change ...

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