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[SOLVED] gimp mac can't export png - saving failed, error while saving, could not save image

i installed gimp on mac and tried exporting an image to png, but got this error:
Saving '/Users/me/Documents/nick-cv-img2.png' failed:

Error while saving '/Users/me/Documents/nick-cv-img2.png'. Could not save image.

the solution was simple:

Menu > Image > Mode > Convert to Color Profile ...

Then just click "Convert" to convert it to "RGB workspace (sRGB built-in)"

Now exporting to PNG just works flawlessly.

thanks to Felix Yan (felixonmars)


  1. Thank you! This has been bugging the crap out of me for the last few months, and I couldn't figure it out.