Re: [Gimp-user] cannot get new brushes mac

In Sierra, the second path: /Users/{your_id}/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.8/brushes

The easiest way to get there is from the Finder, top menu “Go” select “Home,”  then Library/Application 


On Jan 21, 2018, at 3:14 AM, rich404 <forums gimpusers com> wrote:

I have been trying to follow the tutorials, but have not had any luck.
I downloaded a new brush with a ending of .png.  I am running MacOS
Sierra.  I just downloaded GIMP and want to add some brushes.  I am
completely perplexed after trying to find files and such for the last
four hours.
I am not a super tech expert so do not know how to dig into code.  Is
there an easy way to do this?  I think I was able to export and change
them to .gbr and I thought I finally found a brushes folder to put
them in (they are in there), but nothing shows up on the main program.


A png is an image file and not a Gimp brush.

The Gimp brush types are something.vbr, something.gbr, something.gih and also
some photoshop something.abr

There is an 'older' article here: worth reading for details

You can use your png as a temporary brush by copying (all or some) it. It then
appears as the 'clipboard' brush - very first in the brushes dialogue.

As you found can also export the png as a Gimp .gbr brush, export to the Gimp
profile brushes folder and it is saved for future use.

The Gimp docs on exporting:

Gimp profile for a Mac:  (always baffles me as a linux user) 


or possibly /Users/{your_id}/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.8/brushes


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