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GIMP 2.6.8 released!

By at 2009-12-23 03:20:25 UTC, last updated over 12 years ago. CC BY-NC License

The developers fixed many bugs in version 2.6.8 which is a new release in the stable branch of GIMP.

As always, updates in the stable branch of GIMP include mostly bugfixes and translation updates! Also there is a bugfix included that fixes a bug that occurred on many Windows operating systems when pressing backspace while using the free select tool.

This list is taken from the official NEWS file:

Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.6.7 to GIMP 2.6.8

  • Bugs fixed:

470698 – MapObject cannot modify highlight
593848 – FG color changed to black when FG-BG Editor tab created
594651 – layer.scale() raises RuntimeError
594998 – Keyboard shortcuts does not work for first image when dock
is focused
599765 – F1 key on gimp-tool-align in menu have wrong link and it
open gimp-tool-move
600484 – Gimp BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability
600741 – “read_channel_data()” Integer Overflow Vulnerability
601891 – gimp_image_get_selection returns None
602761 – plug-in-grid: Parameters Horizontal/Vertical Spacing and
Horizontal/Vertical Offset are reversed.
603995 – PCX plugin doesn’t sanitize input to avoid allocation overflows.
603998 – PCX: Calculating amount of memory to allocate may overflow.
604000 – SGI: sanitize input
604001 – SGI: Calculating amount of memory to allocate may overflow.
604002 – SGI: RLE encoded input data may write beyond allocated buffers
604004 – SGI: allocate memory consistently
604008 – GBR, PAT: sanitize input data
604078 – Crash when pressing Backspace with Free Select Tool

  • Updated and new translations:

Basque (eu)
British English (en_GB)
Czech (cs)
French (fr)
Greek (el)
Italian (it)
Japanese (ja)
Norwegian Nynorsk (nn)
Polish (pl)
Romanian (ro)
Russian (ru)
Simplified Chinese (zh_CN)

We’ve updated our downloads page already. The source code is available as well as seperated versions for 32 and 64 Bit under Windows.


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jolie member for about 13 years jolie 5 comments
over 12 years ago

Cheryl, check under image -> mode
and see it it's set to grayscale. If so, set it to RGB mode.

cheryl pierce
over 12 years ago

i installed 2.6.8 and now my drawing tools (pencil, pen, airbrush etc) do not draw in color, only a mid-grey. i use windows xp pro sp2. any suggestions?

over 12 years ago

I just upgraded from .7 to .8 today and all my fonts appear fine.

jolie member for about 13 years jolie 5 comments
over 12 years ago

Does anyone have the problem that some fonts previews show up as Chinese letters? They didn't in 2.6.7

I'm wondering if it's a bug or just something wrong on my side.

Spender member for almost 13 years Spender 3 comments
over 12 years ago

Gimp developer. You dont like iMac Intel 10.6.2 users.
You talking abouth Gimp 8.0 for everyone but not for mac users. And GAP.?

bobdobbs member for almost 13 years bobdobbs 2 comments
over 12 years ago

It isn't in the main repos for ubuntu koala yet.

Personally, I'm very much looking forward to a release of 2.8.

Is there a ballpark figure for it's release date ?

Bill member for over 13 years Bill 2 comments
almost 13 years ago

The installer seems to have an insect

gerard82 member for about 13 years gerard82 10 comments
almost 13 years ago

I upgraded dec.21st.
Runs fine afaik.(Gentoo)