I have quite a few of them after the PA sale. I’ve been trying to use them in the latest version of Gimp but it seems to freeze. I’ve included a picture below. (Note I renamed a few brushes that had names that started with ! and @ in an attempt to see if the naming scheme was an issue for Gimp) Putting them into their own subfolders didn’t help either.
So, my question is as follows. Do these brushes work fine with say Photoshop Elements? I see I can get version 10 for $60 off of Amazon. Is there a plugin I need for Gimp? It says it does .abr brushes natively in the latest version but I can’t get it to work without crashing/freezing.
Ron´s brushes work in Gimp but you cannot put all of them in the Brushes folder, or Gimp freezes whilst loading. Try only 2-4 brushes. It works for me, although it is a nuisance. If you want to use other brushes, you must delete the previous ones from Brushes folder before putting the new ones there. Gimp cannot handle so many of them at once, they are too big I guess.
For my low powered computer PSE is better on this side. I have no issue loading any brushes. Even though I learnt to only load one set of Ron’s brushes at a time in GIMP it can still freeze. It all depends on the brushes for me.
I use Elements 9 exclusively and all Ron’s brushes work fine. I have a huge quantity of brushes and although I can’t always see them all in the drop-down list, I can load any of them. Some are in sub-folders and some are not; it all works. Just FYI. I’m a fan of Elements because of its low price and usually pick up the next to last version on sale. I guess it depends on which features are most important to you, and your budget allocations.
I got Photoshop Elements 10. I followed advice in this thread to do a bit of editing of a photo by only sticking 2 or 3 brushes in the gimp brush folder at a time. It actually worked but it was annoying because if I had an idea to try something else I had to save the render jpg. Close Gimp. Swap out brushes. Reload gimp. Reload the jpg and continue my work.
The best part is Elements 10 only cost me $40 because I had some Amazon rewards from a credit card I have. Ironically the credit card I used during the PA sale!