The classical way to open a file is not followed in Gimp. There is no browse button, nor there is a textbox where one can paste the path to the file. I do not edit images everyday and I always have to loose half an hour to be able to open a simple file. So here are my questions:
- How to open a file in Gimp the fast way (something akin to pasting the pathway on a textbox).
- Is there a reason for the current state of affairs, or is it just the decision of some chief developer?
This may be a restriction from our OS or our file browser integration with Gimp. With the Gtk-toolkit on a Linux (here Ubuntu) OS and in Windows we have several choices to quickly open images with Gimp 2.8.:
From the File browser:
Double click on an image to open with Gimp after we made it our default image editor.
Right click context menu Open with… Gimp on our file browser.
Drag & Drop on the Gimp window will load this image:
File > Open… will open the Gtk file selector where we have the choice to browse or to enter a path:
On File > Open Location… Gimp will open a textbox to enter a path:
File > Open Recent will give us a dropdown menu of recently used files.