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Gimp version 2.8 has finally been released. We are happy to announce immediate availability of GIMP 2.8 — a new stable version of GNU Image Manipulation Program that culminates 3.5 years of exciting work.

Posted by Admiral_Skeybar on May 13th, 2012

We are happy to announce immediate availability of GIMP 2.8 — a new stable version of GNU Image Manipulation Program that culminates 3.5 years of exciting work.

With this version we are introducing some long-anticipated features such as layer groups, on-canvas text editing, advanced brush dynamics and the much desired optional single-window mode. We also started applying other important changes to the user interface that bring us closer to matching the product vision.

For detailed information about changes since 2.6 please read the release notes. Source code is available for downloading from a plethora of mirrors, a build for Windows will soon be available, and we hope to see a build for Mac OS X released as well.

We'd like to thank everyone who participated in development of GIMP 2.8: programmers, translators, documentation writers (updated user manual is a work in progress), and testers. We also thank our user community for the dedication and support — we needed it more than ever.

Now that this version is finally released, we are grasping the future with both hands. Stay tuned: some really exciting news will follow.

Source: Gimp.org

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Attila1945
Attila1945 May 14 2012, 3:36am says:

YEES! I am a Gimp user since I have Internet. I will update immediately.

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M3ales
M3ales May 14 2012, 3:02pm says:

Im not too sure about updating...Maybe it'll be too much of a change, anyways, I'll download the update and try it out.

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Admiral_Skeybar
Admiral_Skeybar May 14 2012, 3:28pm replied:

It is not. The changes are moderate for the UI, mainly in design but it has some new features as well, nothing huge though.

However this update does make it work a lot better on a 64 bit operating system and I'm quite happy with the update myself.

It still feels the same though. =)

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Arcones
Arcones May 17 2012, 8:26pm replied:

Admiral is right, there isn't all that much different.

Super easy since all of my gradients came as well :D

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