An overview of the new features in GIMP 2.8

Gnu Art

Article from Issue 142/2012

Although the developers of GIMP version 2.8 have not achieved all their goals, they’ve awakened great expectations with some impressive new features.

The image processing program GIMP has always been considered a prime example of open source software. For a long time, a large number of developers have been working on the application, competing with the wickedly expensive commercial flagship Adobe Photoshop. The last stable version, 2.6, was released in 2008. Since then, the developers have done some heavy tinkering on the interface and under the surface of GIMP. At first, they underestimated the scope of the task somewhat: Initially, GIMP 2.8 was supposed to be released in 2010.

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