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Version 2.8.10p | Release Date: 2013-12-02 | Download

Hi everybody. Some of you might have noticed, that the latest GIMP 2.8.10 package had a nasty bug. The outline of brushes, pencils, the clone tool and others were not visible. That made it very hard to draw, paint or use the tools accurately.
Although the last release only has an age of 3 days, I‘ve made a new package with the fix, because I think many depend on the painting capabilities. So, go to the download page to get the fix. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Version 2.8.6 | Release Date: 2013-06-21 | Download
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Version 2.8.2 | Release Date: 2012-09-01 | Download

Runs natively! No X11 required.

Version 2.6.11 | Release Date: 2010-10-04 | Download

"GIMP 2.6.11 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Among other bug-fixes, it makes printing work with the recently released version 1.10 of the cairo library. Please have a look at the NEWS file for a detailed list of changes."

Supported OS Versions: 10.4 - 10.6

Version 2.6.10 | Release Date: 2010-08-07 | Download

Bug Fixes

Version 2.6.8 | Release Date: 2010-01-05 | Download
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Version 2.8.10 | Release Date: 2010-01-01 | Download
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Version 2.6.7p1 | Release Date: 2009-11-13 | Download

I‘ve uploaded a new GIMP build for Macs running Snow Leopard.
The only reason was that this build is now prepared to work with the new help files packages I‘m currently working on. So if you want to access these locally installed help files for GIMP 2.6 then you need to download this version. If you prefer the online manual via your internet connection than of course, you don‘t need to redownload the package.
-skl

Version 2.6.7 | Release Date: 2009-08-17 | Download
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Version 2.6.6 | Release Date: 2009-03-23 | Download
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Version 2.6.4 | Release Date: 2009-01-11 | Download
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Version 2.6.3 | Release Date: 2008-11-24 | Download
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Version 2.6.2 | Release Date: 2008-10-30 | Download
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Version 2.6.1 | Release Date: 2008-10-21 | Download

Toolbox Menubar Removed

The toolbox menubar has been removed and merged with the image window menubar. To be able to do this a window called the empty image window has been introduced. It hosts the menubar and keeps the application instance alive when no images are opened. It also acts as a drag and drop target. When opening the first image the empty image window is transformed into a normal image window, and when closing the last image, that window becomes the empty image window.

With the empty image window acting as a natural main window, the default window hints for the Toolbox and Docks have been changed to Utility window. This enables window managers to do a much better job of managing the GIMP windows, including omitting the Toolbox and Docks from the taskbar and ensuring that the Toolbox and Docks always are above image windows.

It is now possible to pan beyond the image border, making image window navigation much less constrained. It is no longer a problem to use the edge of a brush on the edge of an image while being zoomed in, and one can adapt the canvas to any utility windows covering parts of the image window.

Minor Changes

* Renamed Dialogs menu to Windows.
* Keep a list of recently closed Docks and allow reopening them.
* Make opening images in already running GIMP instances work better on Windows.
* You can now enter the image zoom ratio directly in the status bar.
* Added support for using online help instead of a locally installed GIMP Help package.
* Make it possible to lock tabs in docks to prevent accidental moving.

Improved Free Select Tool

The freehand select tool has been enhanced to support polygonal selections. It also allows mixing free hand segments with polygonal segments, editing of existing segments, applying angle-constraints to segments, and of course the normal selection tool operations like add and subtract. Altoghether this ends up making the Free Select Tool a very versatile, powerful and easy-to-use selection tool.

Brush dynamics let you map different brush parameters, commonly at least size and opacity, to one or more of three input dynamics: pressure, velocity and random. Velocity and random are usable with a mouse. The Ink tool, that supported velocity before, has been overhauled and now handles velocity-dependent painting much better.

Brush dynamics have enabled a new feature in stroking paths. There is now a check box under the "paint tool" option, for emulating brush dynamics if you stroke using a paint tool. What this means is that when your stroke is being painted by GIMP, it tells the brush that its pressure and velocity are varying along the length of the stroke. Pressure starts with zero, ramps up to full pressure and then ramps down again to no pressure. Velocity starts from zero and ramps up to full speed by the end of the stroke.

Minor Changes

* Text Tool bounding box and outside rectangle handles screenshot Added a bounding box for the Text Tool that supports automatic wrapping of text within that bounding box.
* Move handles for rectangle based tools like Crop and Rectangle Select to the outside of the rectangle when the rectangle is narrow.
* Added motion constraints to the Move Tool.
* Improved event smoothing for paint tools.
* Mark the center of rectangles while they are moved, and snap the center to grid and rulers.
* Enable brush scaling for the Smudge tool.
* Added ability to save presets in all color tools for color adjustments you use frequently.
* Allow to transfer settings from Brightness-Contrast to Levels, and from Levels to Curves.
* Allow changing opacity on transform tool previews.
* The Screenshot plug-in has been given the ability to capture the mouse cursor (using Xfixes).
* Display aspect ratio of the Crop and Rectangle Select Tool rectangles in the status bar.
* Desaturate has been given an on-canvas preview.
* The Flame plug-in has been extended with 22 new variations.
* Data file folders like brush folders are searched recursively for files.
* Replaced the PSD import plug-in with a rewritten version that does what the old version did plus some other things, for example reading of ICC color profiles.

Under the Hood

Important progress towards high bit-depth and non-destructive editing in GIMP has been made. Most color operations in GIMP are now ported to the powerful graph based image processing framework GEGL, meaning that the interal processing is being done in 32bit floating point linear light RGBA. By default the legacy 8bit code paths are still used, but a curious user can turn on the use of GEGL for the color operations with Colors / Use GEGL.
Experimental GEGL tool screenshot

In addition to porting color operations to GEGL, an experimental GEGL Operation tool has been added, found in the Tools menu. It enables applying GEGL operations to an image and it gives on-canvas previews of the results. The screenshot to the right shows this for a Gaussian Blur.
Minor Changes

* Ported many widgets to use the 2D graphics library cairo for drawing. See this comparison for an example of how much better this looks.

Version 2.4.7 | Release Date: 2008-08-20 | Download

Changes in GIMP 2.4.7
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- fixed issue in GIF load plug-in (bug #535888)
- fixed event handling in MIDI controller (bug #537960)
- fixed handling of the 'Highlight' tool option in Crop and Rectangle
Select tools (bug #536582)
- various fixes to the Python bindings:
- fixed crash with Python 2.5 on 64 bit systems (bug #540629)
- added missing validity checks (bug #536403)
- allow to pass None for PDB_DISPLAY
- plugged a memory leak in gimp-text-get-extents-fontname PDB call
- fixed potential timeout issues in org.gimp.GIMP.UI D-Bus service
- fixed endianness issue in the ICO save plug-in (bug #529629)
- translation fixes and updates (be, it, lt, nn, vi)

Version r389 | Release Date: 2007-06-08 | Download
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