GIMP - Change language settings

December 2016


Upon is installing GIMP, it will automatically detects the default system language and will make use of it.

But how to change the language once the program is installed?


Here is a simple solution:
  • First of all we mist create a batch file (.BAT).
  • Open Notepad. Type the commands (E.g to have GIMP in English):

set lang=en
start gimp-2.6.exe
  • Save this file under the name GIMP-EN.BAT (or any other one, but still the .BAT extension is compulsory). *Create a shortcut for the file on your desktop.
  • Double click to launch GIMP in the selected language!
    • Tested on windows XP.

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