GIMP Message Invalid ID for Argument Drawable

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When opening the Map Object Plugin, an error came up. This doesn't appear on the first time of launching a GIMP session but the error appears on an image under the same session the second time I run it. It is still workable but I am annoyed with the error message that keeps reappearing. Kindly please help me. Thanks.

GIMP Message

Calling error for procedure 'gimp-drawable-get-image':

Procedure 'gimp-drawable-get-image' has been called with an invalid ID for argument 'drawable'. Most likely a plug-in is trying to work on a layer that doesn't exist any longer.

Message repeated 7 times.

Answered By 578815 points N/A #124657

GIMP Message Invalid ID for Argument Drawable


If there’s a problem in the plug-in, try reinstalling the application. Since you are using a non-Windows operating system, try following these instructions to install GIMP on your computer. If GIMP is still installed on your computer, uninstall it first before installing the latest version. For Debian and Ubuntu users, run this command without quotes in the terminal to install GIMP: “apt-get install gimp”.

Also for Ubuntu users, GIMP can also be installed from Software Centre and this includes the latest version from PPAs. For openSUSE users, run this command without quotes to install GIMP depending on your distribution version: “yast -i gimp” or “zypper in gimp”. For Fedora, run the command without quotes: “yum install gimp”.

For Mandriva, run the command without quotes: “urpmi gimp”. GIMP is also available in BSD such as FreeBSD and OpenBSD and will also work in Solaris. GIMP also runs natively on Mac OS X since version 2.8.2. Once the new version is installed, try working on that image again and see if it works. For Windows users, you can download the latest version from GIMP 2.8 Download.

It supports Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64, Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1.

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