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GIMP 2.8.0 for Windows is available

By at 2012-05-05 18:56:12 UTC, last updated over 2 years ago. CC BY-NC License

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lousiewhei
about 2 years ago

Where can I download the help package for GIMP 2.8? I checked the gimp.org, but it only offers online help file, I do not see anyway to download the help package.

Lisa J.
about 2 years ago

*Danger* Installing Service Pack 3 puts your XP computer deeper in the grasp of the Microsoft evil empire. Please, whoever can build Gimp 2.8 for windows, please don't require that we recklessly force SP3 on our otherwise stable machines.

Muhammad zahid
over 2 years ago

I have strange issue. I installed GIMP 2.8 on windows XP and when I tried to open any other format of image i.e. jpeg, png etc. except xcf. It fails saying "unknown file"

Difydave member for over 4 years Difydave 11 comments
over 2 years ago

Yes. Thanks for the info devvv. Look forward to the new version.

Lyle member for over 2 years Lyle 80 comments
over 2 years ago

Thanks for the additional info devvv; I had no idea they were only releasing even subs which now makes sense why 2.8.1 has yet to be released but folks were compile 2.8.1 from git. Look forward to the 2.8.2 release then. I know many issues got fixed including gimprc which I'm more looking forward to the fix. :)

devvv member for about 8 years devvv 1435 comments
over 2 years ago

2.8.2 will be out very soon! There are no odd sub-numbered versions anymore (so don't be confused if you think you missed 2.8.1) Even numberes are now considered "stable" versions (also in the micro numbers). Odd micro numbers are not going to be released and they are work-in-progress versions (even in the stable branch).

Difydave member for over 4 years Difydave 11 comments
over 2 years ago

Agree with Lyle below. Any news on this?

Lyle member for over 2 years Lyle 80 comments
over 2 years ago

Does anyone here know when they are going to update 2.8 to 2.8.1? Way overdue if you ask my opinion. They've already patched the jpeg preview size bug and many more but only those that know how to compile their own version of GIMP right now can benifit and I'm on Windows. Don't want to mess my current environment for GIMP otherwise, I would more then be tempted to install Partha's build (64-bit) since he's already emplemented the fixes. Anyway, just wondering and hoping it comes out soon. :)

utpaul
over 2 years ago

from where can I download help manual for GIMP 2.8

Michael
over 2 years ago

Nick: Open the XCF File, Export as foo.jpg

If this doesn't work, then please describe how it does not work.

Nick
over 2 years ago

I tried to convert a xcf file to a jpg, but it doesn't work at all. How do I fix this? It's driving me crazy!!! D:

Nick
over 2 years ago

I tried to convert a xcf file to a jpg, but it doesn't work at all. How do I fix this? It's driving me crazy!!! D:

Michael
over 2 years ago

For the first try, do not delete anything, but disable the color managed display in the color management settings:

http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-pimping.html#gimp-prefs-color-management

If this works, then we'll know that it is these settings - and nothing else - that cause the problem.

P.S. please do not delete the profile directory (.gimp-2.8, .gimp-2.6) unless you have exhausted other options (see above, for example). Actually, never delete it, but rename it and keep it for reference - if there is indeed a bug somewhere, then deleting will deprive us of ever finding out which option was the culprit.

Difydave member for over 4 years Difydave 11 comments
over 2 years ago

Delete (moving or renaming may be a better option) the folder at C:\users\(your username)\.gimp-2.6. As I said earlier it worked for me, but not if I was using an embedded colour profile.

Pascal
over 2 years ago

@dominik Sorry if that sounds stupid, but wich config settings do I have to delete?

dominik
over 2 years ago

i ran into the brush lag as well on my xp3 install. worked fine in linux. i deleted my old config settings and made new ones... problem solved.

Difydave member for over 4 years Difydave 11 comments
over 2 years ago

djurbino
Thanks for that but I had deleted the 2.6 and 2.8 config folders and re-installed before making my previous comment about brush lag etc. The only way I could get it to work reasonably was by disabling the embedded colour profile. Not really an option for me.
This was on a reasonably quick modern machine incidentally with 4Gig of ram running Win7 64 bit.

dan
over 2 years ago

Please do not advertise by saying that GIMP 2.8 is available. It has a lot of problems. we are unable to install it. it has errors. where are the programers? This really damage the good name it has........

djurbino
over 2 years ago

For the people noticing brush lag etc, you may have the same problem I had when upgrading from 2.6 to the 2.8RC -- I solved it by uninstalling 2.8RC and deleting the 2.6 and 2.8 config folders and reinstalled 2.8. Brush lag etc were gone. I suspect 2.8 tries to import settings from the 2.6 folder ( I found a file I created during the 2.6 install in the 2.8 config folder ) and that screws up the 2.8 config.

SJW member for over 3 years SJW 2 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 2 years ago

Further to my message of 19 hours ago, that error I reported was happening on my XP SP3 installation at work. On my home computer, Windows 7, I don't get the error at all. Go figure.

ID_Graphics member for over 2 years ID_Graphics 1 comment
over 2 years ago

I'm wondering if there's an official place somewhere where we can submit bugs. I have one:
- After installing Gimp 2.8 all my .xcf files where white as in Windows could not associate Gimp with them. Upon telling Windows to use Gimp to run them, only the first xcf file I tried changed into the Gimp (Wilber) icon. All the rest of them remain a white sheet. They do open in Windows now however. But still, the icons don't work.

misrak
over 2 years ago

Help
I can not install Gimp2.8 in XP with service pack 2. Why?
After downloading and installing on XP service pack 3 i found a message saying plugin-browser.exe-Entry point not found and the procedure entry point gzdirect could not be located in the dynamic link library zlib1.dll. What does it mean?

SJW member for over 3 years SJW 2 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 2 years ago

Hi,

2.8 is great. One problem though is that whenever I start up GIMP, I get this error during the splash screen (near the end):

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ani.exe - Entry Point Not Found
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The procedure entry point gimp_drawable_get_thumbnail could not be located in the dynamic link library libgimpui-2.0-0.dll.
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OK
---------------------------

After the error GIMP finishes loading and is usable though I fear that the lack of this entry point will cause errors when I use a feature that depends on it.

Any ideas anyone?

Regards

Lyle member for over 2 years Lyle 80 comments
over 2 years ago

See my post at link below ptomulto. :)

http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4057&p=50149#p50149

Difydave member for over 4 years Difydave 11 comments
over 2 years ago

Bad brush lag for me, and image breaking up when panning around image. Zoom notchy. If I disable embedded colour profiles then it's better, but still not as good a 2.6.12. I need the embedded profile so disabling them isn't really an option.
I appreciate the work that's gone into this by the developers, but from a practical POV this release appears to me to be more or less unusable.

devvv member for about 8 years devvv 1435 comments
over 2 years ago

as for plugins: some may not be backwards compatible. some hoewever still work (like wavelet denoise or gmic for example). the plugin makers need to update their plugin accordingly.

Pascal
over 2 years ago

@devvv

i mean, that the brush lags behind my cursor. For example if I try to draw a circle, i end up drawing a triangle. Also the preview when using the curves tool updates very slowly for example.
I figured out, that problem is gone if I disable color managment but I hope that has not to be the final solution to solve this.

ptomulto member for over 2 years ptomulto 3 comments
over 2 years ago

cant seem to install lqr

bminney
over 2 years ago

I seem to have lost all my added scripts and other add ons when I upgraded!!

bilbo member for about 7 years bilbo 3 comments
over 2 years ago

The new 2.8 build for windows requires the processor supports SSE to install. Is this an oversite in the build process of are the developers abandoning older hardware?

radek
over 2 years ago

@onedot, @Pascal
I have the same problem.
Info: http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?253873-GIMP-2.8-(Stable)-Available!&p=2112904&viewfull=1#post2112904

Lyle member for over 2 years Lyle 80 comments
over 2 years ago

Brush lag is still one of the major complaints onedot. Gets worse with larger rez images too (or larger brush size). I was hoping this would get addressed before the official build; hope it will by the next dot version (i.e. 2.8.1). :)

Su Smith
over 2 years ago

Yayy!! :)

onedot
over 2 years ago

still my same problem from 2.8 RC1, why does the image stutter graphically whenever I move it using a mouse? I didn't experience this on 2.6.12.

devvv member for about 8 years devvv 1435 comments
over 2 years ago

What exactly is lagging? Didn't come across noticable brush lagging in either Windows GIMP nor in Linux...

Pascal
over 2 years ago

Awsome, but this version is alot slower than 2.6. I can't even use a brush without "lagging". Anyone with the same problem?

trad member for over 3 years trad 7 comments rated this topic with 5/5
over 2 years ago

i will help by spreading gimp :) ,, that's how can i help :)
specially for photographers :-)

trad member for over 3 years trad 7 comments
over 2 years ago

amazing :)

bitchboy member for about 6 years bitchboy 3 comments
over 2 years ago

yesss, thats what I waited for! Thanks for the news.

I love the new start up image! Great work of the developers! It gives a good look on GIMP making it look modern and cool!

Lyle member for over 2 years Lyle 80 comments
over 2 years ago

Posted already, but will here too since this is the apparent new thread. Only thing that appears to have gotten fixed is the tif bug. The jpeg preview size while saving the file is still there. gimprc still can't deal with both pspi and user filter paths concurrently either (have to have PSPI, so, I'll continue to go through the fiasco of pointing to my guf directory every time I use the user filter). Oh well; just in a complaining mood right now. :)

deburger member for almost 4 years deburger 6 comments
over 2 years ago

niiiice! )

kungfu07
over 2 years ago

Thank u ...