Re: [Gimp-developer] gimp 2.8 prohibitively slow

Am 19.07.2012 08:34, schrieb Michael Grosberg:
Aaron Paden<aaronbpaden<at>>  writes:

So I mostly use MyPaint, but I'd like to be able to do some things in
gimp, too. But gimp is way too slow on this computer. Especially trying
to open large images like MyPaint encourages, I'll have to run to
another tty to try and kill the process so I can continue to use my
computer. I've got an old Pentium 4 with only about half a gig of RAM. A
bit behind the times, but especially on Linux it's generally fast enough
to get the job done.

Is there anything I can do to help improve performance? I don't have
much experience. I doubt I could write anything any faster. But maybe I
can do something to help identify bottlenecks? Anything I can do to
help, I'm game.

You know, when you have a system that's probably 12 years old, it's good form
to start by saying that you have one instead of complaining that an application
developed in 2012 is "prohibitively slow". For example, you could use the subject
line "running Gimp on an old PC". Just saying.
There is also a huge difference even on newer systems. If i compare how applications handle things, then Gimp 2.8 is currently on the top spot of being the slowest, most memory intensive graphic program. 2.6 is way faster, but still slow compared to other applications like myPaint. Overall i see various performance issues. If Gimp would be written in Java or Python then i would not complain so much...

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