Image Processing Reference
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1.5.3 Starting GIMP for the First Time
When you launch GIMP for the first time (by double-clicking the GIMP icon
on the desktop or by choosing Start > All Programs > Gimp ), a dialog box pops
up. Use it to set up GIMP according to your personal preferences. For standard
use, accept the settings and click Continue to proceed. When you are asked to
choose a temporary directory for GIMP, you can type C:\Windows\Temp , which
is Windows' default directory for temporary files. This is the standard directory
for Window temporary files and can be easily cleaned up by using a Windows
tool ( Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup ). Accept
the recommended suggestions provided by the installation dialog or create
your own directory.
For Linux and Mac OS, you will encounter the same window that offers
a choice of default settings. Simply accept the settings and the suggested
temporary volume. You can also choose another directory most conveniently
on a second hard drive. This all will happen only if you are installing GIMP
for the first time. When you are upgrading to a newer version, the personal
settings from the older installation will be used without prompting.
Figure 1.13
The startup window of GIMP, which
appears while scripts, fonts, and so on are
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