Add “Edit with GIMP” Context Menu in Windows 8.1 [Bonus: No Font Loading]

Screenshot of Gimp in Windows 8.1's Context Menu

To add the “Edit with GIMP” context menu entry automatically into Windows 8.1, download gimp-context-menu.zip, open it and run gimp-context-menu.reg.

If you want to do it manually, run notepad (press WindowsKey + r, write “notepad”, press return) and copy-paste the following text into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit with GIMP]
@="Edit with GIMP"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit with GIMP\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\GIMP 2\\bin\\gimp-2.8.exe\" \"%1\""

Warning: if you have GIMP installed in a different location or GIMP is not version 2.8. you need to adapt the last line of this text.

Save the file under the name gimp-context-menu.reg and run it, confirming the warnings. There you go!

If you have problems with GIMP never ending loading fonts during startup, you can disable loading fonts in the context menu as well. To do this automatically, download gimp-context-menu.zip, open it and run gimp-context-menu-no-fonts.reg.

If you want to do it manually, run notepad (press WindowsKey + r, write “notepad”, press return) and copy-paste the following text into it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit with GIMP]
@="Edit with GIMP"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\image\shell\Edit with GIMP\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files\\GIMP 2\\bin\\gimp-2.8.exe\" \"--no-fonts\" \"%1\""

Warning: if you have GIMP installed in a different location or GIMP is not version 2.8. you need to adapt the last line of this text.

Save the file under the name gimp-context-menu-no-fonts.reg and run it, confirming the warnings. There you go!

Please write a comment if anything goes wrong.

 

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2 Responses to Add “Edit with GIMP” Context Menu in Windows 8.1 [Bonus: No Font Loading]

  1. Apollo says:

    Wow, thank You so much!!!

  2. zwolf2002 says:

    Great post! It has been very useful to me, thanks :D
    The only problem I had with this was the fact that i’m on a 64 bit system with a 32 bit version of gimp, so I wasn’t understanding what was going wrong… then i realised that i have to change a little bit the string in order to get it work properly:
    @=”\”C:\\Program Files (x86)\\GIMP 2\\bin\\gimp-2.8.exe\” \”%1\”” ;-)

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