I am running GIMP 2.10.12 on Windows 10. When I start GIMP, it creates the following directories in c:/Users/MyName/Documents:

  • Brushes
  • Frames
  • Gradients
  • Patterns
  • Shapes
  • Styled Lines
  • Textures
  • Tubes

I want these directories to be stored in a separate gimp-related directory, not in Documents.

Searching led me to documentation for gimprc for version 2.6. But this seems like a dead-end for several reasons (e.g., there are no gimprc entries for items Frames, Styled Lines, Tubes). Lots of search hits show up for creating brushes, gradients, etc. But I cannot find how to tell GIMP to store these things elsewhere. More to the point: how to tell GIMP not to create these directories in Documents.

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. You can set up your own directories, and add them in GIMP's Preferences under "Folders". More info here: docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-pimping.html#gimp-prefs-folders-data – Billy Kerr Feb 6 at 0:41
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    AFAIK most of these directories (Frames, Shapes, Styles Lines, Textures, Tubes) don't come from Gimp. Have you added any plugin? OTOH PaintshopPro seems to handle such objects... – xenoid Feb 8 at 10:22
  • @xenoid Right you are! Thanks for your help. – Lee Jenkins Feb 9 at 16:16

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