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GIMP 2.9.8 comes with great improvements!

By at 2017-12-13 17:29:12 UTC, last updated 12 months ago. CC BY-NC License

The new gradient tool in action The new gradient tool in action

GIMP 2.9.8 offers canvas editing for gradients. This is a pretty cool new feature and some might find it a bit similar to the gradient tool of Inkscape – which is great. You can edit a gradient line on the canvas and also set additional points to add more colors to the gradient.

Other cool new stuff:

  • A new display filter that warns you of over and under-exposed areas (if a color adjustment would make bright or dark parts drifting into pure white or black)
  • You can now paste to the exact same place where you copied a part of the image before.
  • Better color management, better Wayland support (Wayland is a new display server of Linux competing to Xorg), GUI and usability has been improved, Wavelet decompose got new options and a lot of other things!

As announced 2.9.8 should be the last release before a series of release candidates for GIMP 2.10!

Read more details in the official news announcment

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Dutchbert member for almost 4 years Dutchbert 1 comment
12 months ago

I am getting a bit confused here. It says here that 2.9.8 is an upcoming version, which I take to mean that it is not yet ready for distribution. So how come you already got a copy?

nateart member for over 1 year nateart 2 comments
12 months ago

Downloaded 2.9.8
Windows 10
Warning three times not to install it ????

Tempus123 member for about 9 years Tempus123 1 comment rated this topic with 5/5
12 months ago

Great job

muhammad
12 months ago

awesome

Robin Strachan
12 months ago

Good info for established users. Not so good for relative newbies. The help section assumes you are a genius