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20 years anniversary: GIMP 2.8.16 and a new website

By at 2015-11-23 22:19:14 UTC, last updated over 1 year ago. CC BY-NC License

The new official GIMP website The new official GIMP website

It’s now been (more than) 20 years since the development for GIMP has been initiated. In these years it became one of the most interesting and known computer programs in the world, not only in the area of open source! Only very few programs can look back on a development that has been that long. And there are still some exciting things to come with GIMP 2.10 which still needs some help in converting plug-ins to the new engine of GIMP.

Together with the celebration of this great anniversary the team worked on some bug fixes in the 2.8 series of GIMP. And there is now a great new official website that looks much more modern. Congratulations Pat David!

Official overview of changes from GIMP 2.8.14 to GIMP 2.8.16
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Core:

- Seek much less when writing XCF - Don’t seek past the end of the file when writing XCF - Windows: call SetDLLDirectory() for less DLL hell - Fix velocity parameter on .GIH brushes - Fix brokenness while transforming certain sets of linked layers

GUI:

- Always show image tabs in single window mode - Fix switching of dock tabs by DND hovering - Don’t make the scroll area for tags too small - Fixed a crash in the save dialog - Fix issue where ruler updates made things very slow on Windows

Plug-ins:

- Fix several issues in the BMP plug-in - Make Gfig work with the new brush size behavior again - Fix font export in the PDF plug-in - Support layer groups in OpenRaster files - Fix loading of PSD files with layer groups

General:

- OSX build system fixes - Bug fixes - Translation updates

Our download section has also been updated reflecting the latest changes.

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Akky member for almost 8 years Akky 8 comments
5 months ago

Can anybody tell me if there is a possibility of a new version of GIMP to accomodate Mac OS X 12 Sierra. I am having so much trouble getting GIMP 2.8.14 for mac to work successfully since updating my computer!

jkloben member for over 6 years jkloben 1 comment
over 1 year ago

After downloading 2.8.16, when I go to increase the size of the window I'm working on, the program errors and closes. What can be done to rectify it?

devvv member for almost 11 years devvv 1464 comments
over 1 year ago

You can press CTRL+L to get the Layers dock back. Or you accidentially pressed TAB to hide menu and toolbox (TAB again).

powergal member for over 1 year powergal 3 comments
over 1 year ago

I am in my 4th hour of ever being on GIMP. I was trying to put a doll picture into another picture, made a mistake, so exited the program. When I started it up again, my right menu was gone. How do I get that menu on the right side back again???

Can you help at all? Would sure appreciate it!!
letsyoga@gmail.com

Danielle

powergal member for over 1 year powergal 3 comments
over 1 year ago

I am in my 4th hour of ever being on GIMP. I was trying to put a doll picture into another picture, made a mistake, so exited the program. When I started it up again, my right menu was gone. How do I get that menu on the right side back again???

Can you help at all? Would sure appreciate it!!

Danielle letsyoga@gmail.com

dhraqx
over 1 year ago

20-year anniversary of waiting for bitmap editor essential functionality - 32-bit channels and CMYK

Lyle member for about 5 years Lyle 86 comments rated this topic with 4/5
over 1 year ago

Looks like the mode drop down menu's now fixed too (was way too small and I was using someone's hack (don't ask) to fix that issue. Since I'm assuming the update replaces all dlls, I have to believe the mode drop down menu is fixed. Also, I don't really notice anything new or special (accept the mode drop down menu fix) and that's what I call a good thing. lol

:)