I installed gimp 2.8.22 on Windows 10, 64-bit.

When I run gimp, I get the initialization window, which queries fonts, then plugins. Gimp gets stuck at the plugin gimpgpui2.exe, producing hundreds of copies of gimpgpui2.exe. Eventually, Microsoft says Gimp is unresponsive, and it asks if I want to terminate the program. I say yes, but the Task Manager shows hundreds of gimpgpui2.exe processes still running. (There were 322 this last time!)

To kill it, I have to open a command window and type:

taskkill /f /im gimp*

That gets rid of most of them, but I have to run it a second time because more processes appear.

Any idea of how to get gimp to run without this problem?

  • Why are you trying to install/run an old version of Gimp (from 08-May-2017) when the latest version is 2.10.0 (2018-04-27)?
    – DavidPostill
    May 2, 2018 at 8:40
  • Curious...I downloaded it only 2 weeks ago, via bittorrent. I'm surprised I asked for an old version.
    – Chelmite
    May 5, 2018 at 1:54
  • I downloaded and installed 2.10.0. When running for the first time, I get the message: gimpgpui2.exe - Application Error The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000007b). Click OK to close the application.
    – Chelmite
    May 7, 2018 at 5:32
  • This plug-in does not come with GIMP, so you have installed it yourself, probably as part of a plug-in pack. Do you know what it is supposed to do? May 8, 2018 at 10:30
  • gimpgpui2.exe comes from gutenprint
    – Chelmite
    May 10, 2018 at 2:36


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