Just to start off, I have Vista 64-bit and I downloaded the latest GIMP 2.6.
Problem 1: It keeps shutting down. I will be in the middle of editing a photo. Everything will be going smoothly. Happy with my lil photo and... oh... it just closes. It says that there is a problem with GIMP 2.6.exe and that windows will notify me when the problem is fixed. I have uninstalled and reinstalled twice. I have ran it as an administrator (not sure that would do anything, but I figured, hey, why not try?). It will do this repeatedly. One night, it did it 23xs in a row... then opened and was fine for the rest of the night! Aggravating.
Problem 2: I have never installed a plug-in. Tried to tonight, using the handful of links I found on this forum. No luck. I'm not exactly computer savvy (if you haven't figured it out yet lol), so I would love it if someone would walk me through this process step-by-step from the point where I hit "download." Do I have to install a program that can read the scripts? Or can I just copy n paste into the plug-in folder? I right-clicked and didn't see an option to extract, as with a zip, so I'm lost.