GIMP (which stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a snazzy graphics editor which, since itâ€™s an open source project, is free. It does a zillion things from editing to drawing, cropping and file conversions to colour balances and whatnot. Itâ€™s the closes open source tool to Photoshop so if you want something better than Microsoft Paint but donâ€™t want to take out a new mortgage for Photoshop, try GIMP and thereâ€™s a good chance itâ€™ll do what you want it to do.
Youâ€™ll need version 2.8.14 or newer if you want the Gaelic version!
The installation is pretty straight forward. Download the installation file and start it:
Follow the instructions – first install is always in English, whatever your operating system language. Start the program and give it a while, the very first time it starts it takes ages, up to a minute. But itâ€™ll be faster subsequently.:
Open Edit and then Preferences:
And pick Gaelic [gd] under Interface:
Close GIMP and restart and thatâ€™s it, Gaelic. Most of the interface has been translated but there are bits still in English and some of it unfortunately cannot be translated (not yet anyway). Sorry about that.
Thereâ€™s a user guide in GIMP but by the the most extensive is online.
If you are on Ubuntu and using the Gaelic version, a good proportion should automatically be in Gaelic already if you upgraded GIMP to 2.8.10:
If you upgrade to 2.8.14 (you can use the software update tool, 2.8.14 has been integrated already), then virtually all of it will be in Gaelic.
Iâ€™m not entirely sure about the other distros. If it doesnâ€™t come up and if youâ€™re in a big hurry, you can try this ppa someone made:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp
Not difficult, grab the installation file (2.8.14 no nas Ăąire) on this site:
Once you have that file, unzio it. Depending on your security settings, thereâ€™s a good chance youâ€™ll see this message:
Open your System Preferences and go to Security & Privacy:
Select Open Anyway. Donâ€™t worry, itâ€™s not spyware or anything. Just people who canâ€™t be bothered with the crazy hoops in iTunes.
Macs really like to hear themselves talk, so youâ€™ll see this again:
Now, if you put Gaelic above English in your system preferences, it should come up in Gaelic automatically:
If itâ€™s still in English, open the GIMP Preferences:
Go to Interface and then pick Gaelic [gd] from the list:
Close GIMP and restart and it will come up in Gaelic.
Note: If you canâ€™t see the toolbars, minimize and maximise GIMP, that will bring them to the front.