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Title: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 07, 2015, 02:37:20 PM
I'm currently having a problem using gimp to create sprites, I have tried opening other sprites but when on the paintbrush or pencil tools, I can't click on any pixels and change colour or anything. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing it to no avail and I can't do any spriting till it works unless anyone else knows of any similar programs.
My screen shows my cursor and a little picture of a pencil but i cannot draw anything. even on new drawing or loaded ones. does anyone know how to fix this
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: Spenz on February 07, 2015, 03:24:52 PM
Did you try 'Select' -> 'All' in the top toolbar (CTRL-A)?  I do know that you can only draw in selected areas of an image.  Though I use GIMP to edit photos, I haven't used it for sprites so I dunno if it is a selection issue, but it's worth a try.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 07, 2015, 03:31:15 PM
Still didn't work. It was fine earlier until I wanted to edit a DDS image and since about 30 minutes after it hasn't worked. Thanks for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: Spenz on February 07, 2015, 05:37:45 PM
So did you open up a new file and it stopped working, or did it stop working in the middle of editing a file?  Is it the same exact file that doesn't work or is it now all .dds files?

Also, does it have to be .dds?  Can you convert it to .png?  That seems like it would be easier to work with (This (http://image.online-convert.com/convert-to-png) website can do that).  Also what version of GIMP do you have?  I am certain that opening .dds files with GIMP requires a plugin.  Maybe that plugin is the issue.  I dunno I'm kind of throwing things at the wall here to see what sticks.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: Histidine on February 07, 2015, 06:46:51 PM
Random guess: you're accidentally working on the wrong layer
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: Spenz on February 07, 2015, 10:32:25 PM
Hah I was thinking the exact same thing about the layers.  I didn't think I would mention it, since I am kind of new to GIMP, but after opening a .dds myself just now, the .dds does have a lot of layers to it.  Good call.

Then again I'm not the one who is having the problem heh.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 08, 2015, 03:14:12 AM
Most of my sprites are png but a couple I edited were dds and now i cant edit png, jpeg or dds.

I just tried selecting different layers but still cannot draw or anything.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: WKOB on February 08, 2015, 03:16:57 AM
Try Paint.net, it's a superior program anyway. ;)

Sorry I can't actually be helpful though, I don't have much experience with GIMP actually.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 08, 2015, 03:18:48 AM
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 08, 2015, 08:48:40 AM
got paint.net. managed to use it ok, made a few changes to my sprite. overwrote it and now in game it doesnt show my ship no matter what i do. i can only see it if i put an unedited version in the folder. any ideas?
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 08, 2015, 10:40:54 AM
Got an older version of gimp to work. i find it easier to use.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: Spenz on February 08, 2015, 05:37:55 PM
Well one more shot.  You could try pressing Ctrl+Shift+A, which is Select None in GIMP.  Other than that, I wouldn't know unless I saw the .dds myself.


Could you possibly upload the .dds file that started these issues? 
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 09, 2015, 02:10:30 AM
I don't have the dds any more. I deleted it to try solve the problem and can't find it again.
i would do a screenshot but my cursor doesn't appear and that looks different to how it did before.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: Spenz on February 09, 2015, 04:08:06 AM
What is different about the cursor? 
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 09, 2015, 04:28:36 AM
it shows the toll you are using and my pointy mouse cursor. im not sure if it used to be like that. i only noticed after it wouldnt work
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: icepick37 on February 09, 2015, 07:48:38 AM
It's probably you were working in a palatted file. They do really whacky stuff.

You have to go to...  crap...  color->mode? Something like that.
Title: Re: Gimp Problems
Post by: joe130794 on February 09, 2015, 10:35:21 AM
Ah. don't know. I tried again today, uninstalled it. deleted the gimp folder in my documents and reinstalled it and now it works like it did before.

thanks for the assistance.