Why does GIMP start up so slowly?
If you have installed many updates GIMP may launch slowly. But you can speed it up.
If you don’t need the brushes, gradients, fonts every time, you can disable their launching and load them at any time when GIMP is already started.
Make right-click on the program icon and select Properties in the dropdown menu.
You can disable the loading of the fonts this way. In the opening window in the row «Object» add parameter «-f» before the closing quotation marks. In order to disable the gradients, brushes, palettes as well, add the parameter «-d».
If you want to use the fonts or any other resources after launching the program, you can load them in the corresponding tab by clicking on the restart button.