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GIMP does not fully support every features of PSD. There is a difficulty since PSD is a mostly undocumented proprietary format and GIMP developers had to reverse engineer PSD to write to be able to read/write PSD. It might help to Save in Compatibility Mode when saving the PSD in Photoshop.
When building GIMP from source, you can append -Os to CFLAGS to tell the compiler to optimize for space and not execution speed. This will cause a smaller memory footprint. Another technique if you are running one program only, is to use static linking. Using static linking, a binary will embed its dependencies and may get smaller since it is known at ...
There is no gimp2.8 in backports, therefore the easiest way is to add testing repositories to your machine: echo "deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list Then you need to configure apt pin priorities to make testing version as additional to prevent distributive upgrade. For that do echo "Package: * ...
Lie Ryan's answer mostly covered that except that PSD is actually documented and the info is publicly and officially available online. GIMP is simply missing some features that Photoshop has (like layer styles), so it cannot support some data from PSD, because it has no features to map that data to. (OTOH layer group are supported in upcoming 2.8, but ...
You can use GIMP Image editor and use Export to tool. Use ctrl-shift-e as shortcut. You can also use convert filename.xcf filename.png You can also use Xcftools (sudo apt-get install xcftools), which has a utility called xcf2png that does this job perfectly. xcf2png image.xcf -o image.png
You need to put the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable in front of ./configure also I'm not sure if configure stores that value somewhere. My gut tells me not. PKG_CONFGURE_PATH is an environment variable and needs to be set, always. So you should export it prior to starting the build process. Also, PKG_CONFIG_PATH needs to point where the .pc files are. Are those the ...
It was probably changed so that it defaults to saving the .xcf format, which retains all of Gimp's layers and whatnot. Keeps graphic developers from saving as a .jpg which flattens all their work. If it bothers you, go change the shortcut keys so that CTRL-S does the export function instead of the xcf save.
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