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GIMP 2.8 development: Single window mode at the surface! [1st screenshot!]

By at 2009-10-07 00:30:47 UTC, last updated about 12 years ago. CC BY-NC License

Martin Nordholts is making great progress on the single window feature for GIMP 2.8!

As you can read on his blog he is making good progress on hacking on this great feature that is so wanted by so many users. Also there is a combined GIT master already, so nothing holds you back to try the current state by yourself!

There is also a first screenshot that shows the single window mode in action :)

Martins Blog: Chromecode


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about 12 years ago

I can\'t wait until the single window system is available for mac. It\'s the only think I don\'t like about GIMP.

rocknrolf77 member for about 14 years rocknrolf77 1 comment
about 12 years ago

As long as I still get the option to turn it off I welcome it. The gimps gui makes a lot more sense if you have multiple monitors.

Bulgar J.
about 12 years ago

FINALLY! Multiple windows is one of the biggest reasons why I switched from GIMP to Photoshop. I HATE having to muss about trying to find that elusive window or close one window down or move it to see the toolbox. This is awesome!

about 12 years ago

Wow, it looks very nice and deat. I hope there is an option to choose between single window and multiple windows. Like a snapping function. I'm looking forward to this! I can't wait to play around with it.

about 12 years ago

I try to clear my display as much as possible and not being able to close tools has been irritating. I vote for single window option, also being able to toggle visibility of all tabs

about 12 years ago

I look forward to it. The GIMP developers are taking Gimp in the right direction for professional image editing.

about 12 years ago

So nice. This is I'm looking for!!

about 12 years ago

We have screenshots too at And really big ones.
Have a look at,572.msg5029.html#msg5029

about 12 years ago

all i can say.. yes yes yes! thank you

about 12 years ago

amazinig! i want it now :D

Darling Presley
about 12 years ago

Looking GREAT!!!!! Can't wait to get my hands on

about 12 years ago

Looks pretty cool!!

about 12 years ago

I'd like to mention that you will probably also need to compile your own GTK+, as it requires GTK+ >=2.16.6 (I'm running Arch Linux, one of the most bleeding-edge distros, and 2.16.5 is the latest version in the Arch repository. I expect even older versions are far more common for more sedate distros like Ubuntu)

The screenshot makes me drool;) I much prefer single-window interface, as in eg. Grafx2. But I'll have to wait, as I can't seem to compile my own GTK+ without weird tablet problems happening. By then, hopefully single-window mode will be nearing completion and I'll be able to try it out with less lumps :)

about 12 years ago

wohohhooowoo great news for the whole community!!

eyesofflys member for almost 14 years eyesofflys 1 comment
about 12 years ago

Cool i like it good job.

about 12 years ago

Nice it looks very good, Keep up the good work.