I'm unable to edit some of my tripod and shutter release shots in GIMP 2.8.10. It only seems to affect the photos taken in bulb (full manual shutter timing) mode, where I have exposure times anywhere between 30 seconds and 8 minutes.
It isn't the actual images that are causing the problem, because if I strip the EXIF data from the photo, it opens fine with Gimp. However, I really don't want to strip the EXIF data, especially the exposure time tag, which could be the source of the problem.
How can I open these images in GIMP without all (or even some) of the meta data on them?