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GIMP 2.8.4 has been released

By at 2013-02-05 23:55:01 UTC, last updated about 1 year ago. CC BY-NC License

GIMP 2.8.4 has been released, bringing a lot of bug fixes und translation updates.

What’s new in GIMP 2.8.4?

Source: official NEWS file coming with GIMP

Core:

  • Move the OSX gimpdir to “~/Library/Application Support”

GUI:

  • Better names for the default filters in save and export
  • Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive
  • Remember the “maximized” state across sessions
  • Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again
  • Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers
  • Various fixes for text style attribute handling
  • Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers
  • Make language selectable in Preferences on OSX

Libgimp:

  • Make libgimp drawable combo boxes aware of layer groups
  • Make sure plug-in windows appear on top on OSX
  • Fix item width in GimpPageSelector (used e.g. in PDF import)

Plug-ins:

  • Better default values in the Drop Shadow script
  • Fix a whole bunch of bugs in the BMP plug-in
  • On OSX, use the system’s screenshot utility

Installer:

  • Add Brazilian-Portuguese translation to the Windows installer

Source and build system:

  • Many improvements to the OSX bundle build system
  • Support automake 1.13

General:

  • Lots of bug fixes
  • Lots of translation updates

Availability

The source code, Windows and Mac OS X builds are linked from our downloads page.

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Michael
about 1 year ago

Is there any first-hand information (i.e. from Genius themselves) that their tablets, or some models of them, don't have Wintab support in their drivers?

Painter
about 1 year ago

Well, as for the Genius tablet support - for the price of Wacom 8x6 tablet (that is supported by GTK), one can buy Photoshop as well...

kraosos
about 1 year ago

It was reaction on devv's comment - I've used quote marks but was strpped :(

kraosos
about 1 year ago

GIMP can handle all Tablets that use the "Wintab" standard (because GTK+ uses it, and GIMP relys on GTK), which sadly Genius is not using as it seems. Thats why your graphics tablet is not supported. I think Genius has done some proprietary stuff, so it's hard to include support for this.
Probably not fully true because gimp 2.6 works with my tablet just fine

Lyle member for about 2 years Lyle 70 comments
about 1 year ago

I had .16 of UFRaw and it worked that last time I used it. I un-installed it and installed .18 and it was missing a number of things so un-installed it. Since I rarely used UFRaw, I didn't re-install .16. :)

Michael
about 1 year ago

You do realize that UFRaw is still the same and its current behavior won't change until someone makes a new release of it, right?

devvv member for over 7 years devvv 1389 comments
about 1 year ago

I read that UFRAW only crashes when moving the window! Try not to move it ;)

Lyle member for about 2 years Lyle 70 comments
about 1 year ago

Just re-installed UFRaw Dev; crashes like a booger-bear. Missing a lot a dlls and such and it shouldn't since I just re-installed version .18. Un-installing it now. Never really liked UFRaw anyway, but I did have .16 installed and it worked the last time I used it (and believe it was over a year ago; lol). I usually use ACR (yeah; have CS5 too; only use CS5 to process RAWs) for editing RAW files. :)

devvv member for over 7 years devvv 1389 comments
about 1 year ago

Lyle: could you maybe check if ufraw is now working without the error msg? my virtualbox is not working atm so I can't test this...

Lyle member for about 2 years Lyle 70 comments
about 1 year ago

Well; just installed the Windows version (noticed that it was released on Sourceforge) and so far so good which is a good thing since no change is a good thing sometimes. lol

:)

amkbp83 member for almost 2 years amkbp83 1 comment rated this topic with 5/5
about 1 year ago

great :)

devvv member for over 7 years devvv 1389 comments
about 1 year ago

GIMP can handle all Tablets that use the "Wintab" standard (because GTK+ uses it, and GIMP relys on GTK), which sadly Genius is not using as it seems. Thats why your graphics tablet is not supported. I think Genius has done some proprietary stuff, so it's hard to include support for this.

kraosos
about 1 year ago

and again doesn't support genius tablets - hmmm - VERY IMPORTANT FEATURE FOR ME - THIS IS REALY BASIC AND ITS STILL OVERLOOKED DUNO WHY - GIMP 2.8.4 - ITS CHEAP (HMM FREE ALTERNATIVE TO COMERCIAL PRODUCTS SO WHY IT DOES SUPPORT ONLY EXPENSIVE TABLETS??

David Wood
about 1 year ago

I hope they fixed the brush sizes not changing when you select a different brush.

Lyle member for about 2 years Lyle 70 comments
about 1 year ago

Going to soon download and install the updates; hoping things will be fine afterwards. :)