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GIMP 2.6.9 released

By at 2010-06-23 23:05:08 UTC, last updated over 12 years ago. CC BY-NC License

GIMP 2.6.9 has been released today. Several bugs has been fixed, but, as this is a release from the 2.6 stable series, no new features have been added.

Update 24 Jun: There is a bug in GIMP 2.6.9 for Windows AND Linux that causes it to crash when using the arrows in the scroll bars of combo boxes. Use the mouse wheel or use GIMP 2.6.8.

Update2 24 Jun:
A fix will be released soon.

You can find download links for the source code and various builds (including for Windows) on our download page.

Changes from GIMP 2.6.8 to GIMP 2.6.9, taken from

  • Bugs fixed:
612618 – Font selection remains visible 622234 – gimp.desktop: image/x-psd in MimeTypes twice 622196 – Unportable test(1) construct in configure script 620604 – Description of “histogram” procedure is slightly inaccurate 541586 – Tool options not saved/loaded correctly? 614153 – Importing PDF files with long titles 600112 – blur-gauss-selective.exe crashes 599233 – Dialog of “Save as BMP” ignores changes which are not made with a mous 565001 – Text-Tool crashes when edit a 2.4.2 version XCF file 610478 – Layer preview suddenly stops getting updated 609026 – leaks shared memory 609056 – Exporting to Alias PIX format fails 608188 – a few strings in Save as… > Raw image data dialog are always in English 604820 – GEGL Operation “path” crashes GIMP 603711 – Crashes when using path tool 607242 – GIMP 2.7.0 fails to build against libpng 1.4.0 606372 – Saving to .ppm fails on indexed colorspace 605237 – the “Antialiasing…” message in the progress bar does not show translated 604508 – gimp-layer-new-from-visible should work from updated projection
  • Updated and new translations:
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over 12 years ago

A correction that some feel is a bug is the Histogram range operator. Now the range is 0 to 255 (use to actually use 256, but not anymore). Has crashed a few Script-fus that I use, but the fix isn't hard. Posted the issue at the Registry. :)

devvv member for about 16 years devvv 1475 comments
over 12 years ago

its a general bug of most tool drop-down-boxes, not just a special thing of the font selection. a bug has been filed already :)

to revert uninstall gimp 2.6.9 and download 2.6.8 here:

over 12 years ago

You cannot change fonts with this new version. Reverting.

serr8d rated this topic with 1/5
over 12 years ago

A bug in the font selection (scroll down menu) caused an immediate failure.

Back up your work before selecting a font! Don't use the scroll down menu!

Peter Strom
over 12 years ago

Does it work on Snow-Leopard?
On download page it´s only Tiger/Leopard. Current version works on SnowLeopard without trouble

Kevin rated this topic with 5/5
over 12 years ago

2.6.9 for Windows available from: