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GIMP 2.10.10: Cool new stuff incoming!

By at 2019-04-18 10:47:55 UTC, last updated about 1 month ago. CC BY-NC License

GIMP 2.10.10 has been released GIMP 2.10.10 has been released

As promised the dev team now also releases new features and cool improvements in the stable branch of GIMP, which leads us to these cool new stuff:

  • Line art detection in the Bucket Fill tool for comic artists
  • Various usability improvements in transformation tools
  • Sample Merged option added to the Heal tool and fixed in the Clone tool
  • Parametric brushes now have 32-bit per channel precision
  • Easier brush and pattern creation workflow
  • On-canvas layer selection
  • Faster saving/exporting and layer groups rendering
  • Initial DDS support
  • Many improvements in GEGL, the image processing engine

I think the coolest new feature is for painters and comic artists, where you can now fill color to line art very easy with the bucket fill tool. Thats a real time saver, wow!

In a production workflow you’ll mostly have a lot of layers in the GIMP layers stack. In older versions you could only use a very basic layer selection with an option of the Move tool. And my favorite new feature is the much smoother on-canvas layer selection by using ALT+MiddleMouse now. It switches through the available layers and you can easily select the right one, without even having to look into the layers dialog at all. Awesome!

All in all the new release is really cool – you should definitely update your GIMP :-)

Please find a detailed list at the official GIMP website. There are also some demo videos of the new stuff.

We’ve already updates our downloads section and you can download the new version already from there.

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bean
7 days ago

Hi! Is there a way to change the settings to allow pressing ctrl+leftclick while using the bucket tool to fill with background color rather than select a new color?

TGWOH
27 days ago

Gimp will not let me change the size of my photo paper. I print mostly 4x6 and 5x7 photos. When I set the paper size for this print, Gimp overrides it and defaults to A4 paper. The printed photo is the size I want but on A4.
I edit with Gimp, save, then print with other software.
I see this reported back as far as 2009. Will it ever be fixed?

Guillaume Gardinal
about 1 month ago

A question please: do I uninstalll 2,10.6 ?

Roy Pittman
about 1 month ago

Is the help manual to go with 2.10.10 ready?

toreric member for 4 months toreric 1 comment rated this topic with 3/5
about 1 month ago

I am randomly losing Xmp-metadata wirh 2.10.8 and have not reported since it is not easily reproducable. Is an improvement to be expected with 8.10.10? Can it depend of my 12-CPU HP laptop running Ubuntu 18.04.2 and Geforce GTX 1060? Any information appreciated!

Jerry Reed
about 1 month ago

GIMP 2.10.10 is not being made available to Ubuntu 18.04 users through the distribution or the ppa. Only thing available is from snapcrafters but GIMP as a snap can't seem to read or write to drives other than the ones the snap is installed. I'm puzzled. Are there issues with Ubuntu 18.04 that I am not aware of?