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Pattern import
#1
Good day I am a newbie to Gimp attempting to import a .pat file using a Zorin platform with 2.10, having tried a number of the tutorials I come unstuck pasting the .pat file into the share folder. It appears that I do not have permission to make that addition.
Any help appreciated I have trawled to forum but found nothing relating to this issue.
Thanks Huh
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#2
1. Do not use the root folder, you can use it but you need to be root to put files there. Use your Gimp user profile files which you will find in ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/ Note this is a hidden folder (starts with a dot) toggle hidden visibility in your file browser (it will be there somewhere) 

(Edit: Unless you are using a flatpak Gimp in which case look in ~/.var/app/org.gimp.GIMP/config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins)

2. Then a possibility, it is a Photoshop pattern, they have the same .pat suffix as a Gimp pattern but very different type of file.

If it is then you need a PS pattern loader. The one I use is attached. Looks like Zorin is based on 'buntu so it should work. Unzip it, put the ps-pat-load_64 plugin in your user plug-ins directory ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins/ It should already be executable but check anyway.

A PS pattern file is usually multi-layers, Open it as you would any other graphic file. example in  kubuntu 18.04 https://i.imgur.com/qMyC3K9.mp4

Use your favourite layers-to-images script to separate into individual images. Gimp will use jpegs and png's as pattern files as well as gimp .pat Put in your patterns folder ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/patterns

3. Of course, if it is a regular Gimp pattern file, then just put it in ~/.config/GIMP/2.10/patterns When you start up Gimp the pattern will be in the patterns dock under its name.


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