Import image as plane error

Anyone getting an error message along these lines should try the following:

  • Uninstall Blender with the preferences saved option
  • Go to the Blender Foundation folder (in Program Files) and delete anything left inside
  • Download the Blender ZIP package, unpack it to the Blender Foundation folder, and fire off Blender from there
  • Now import an image as plane and see what happens

It worked for me.