View Full Version : the gimp wont load jpg files !!! ?? HELP !

09-05-2005, 07:45 PM
I just upgraded my pc (hd install) with the latest knoppix ..

I loaded up the gimp and then tried to open a jpg file that I d/l from the web... and I get this error:

" GIMP Message

Opening '/path to my file.......jpg...' failed:

Plug-in could not open image".

HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!

I used apt-get to remove the gimp, then I used it to re-download and install it but I get the same error both ways !

Any ideas on how to fix this?????

09-05-2005, 08:31 PM
My guess is that your .jpg file isn't really in .jpg format. Try another, known .jpg file and see if the same thing happens.

09-05-2005, 08:35 PM
Do file filename.jpg to see what it is.

09-09-2005, 09:13 PM
I have verified that they are in fact jpg files.

I also tried with a few known jpg files and I get the same error.

What can this be ????

09-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Did you use apt-get remove --purge to be sure configs are overwritten with new ones?