I am familiar with The Gimp and have installed it along with many plug-ins and it operates fine. I wanted to experiment with blender and installed 2.49 this morning using the windows intstaller. I also installed python 2.6.
I get the message “Checking for installed Python…got it” in the black box.
I have tried all day to open or import a jpg file with no luck.
I get error messages, “unknown file type or error, check console” and, “file is not a blender file” when trying to open the file and “invalid or empty file” when trying to import the file.
I was under the impression that I would not need additional scripts for jpg files in blender and have not downloaded any scripts today.
I suspect that I may still have some tweeking to do to the installation.
I am not familiar with any progaming languages and just barely get along on the computer most of the time, finding what I need on the various forums.
Any help or guidance would be appreciated.