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GIMP 2.4 Released

Enselic (933809) writes | more than 6 years ago

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Enselic (933809) writes "After almost three years since the release of GIMP 2.2, the GIMP developers have just announced the release of GIMP 2.4.

The release notes speaks of scalable bitmap brushes, redesigned rectangle/ellipse selection tools, redesigned crop tool, a new foreground selection tool, a new align tool, reorganized menu layouts, improved zoomed in/zoomed out image display quality, improved priting and color management support and a new perspective clone tool."

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excellent app (1)

teknopurge (199509) | more than 6 years ago | (#21102669)

Entry #3 on my top-ten list of open-source apps. This is a kick-ass program that does everything an amateur graphic developer needs. Kudos to the Gimp team.

needs better tablet support (1)

Fry-kun (619632) | more than 6 years ago | (#21104209)

I've recommended some artists to try gimp instead of proprietary stuff. The major complaints were about drawing tablet support. Gimp has tablet support, but the options available to the artist are very limited. Also, there are no smoothing algorithms for tablet-drawn strokes - a pretty major drawback if you draw on the computer instead of scanning things in.
Other than that, gimp is awesome - and almost everything you can think of is available as a plugin - I've already tried the new context-sensitive resizing plugin (context-sensitive resizing has been mentioned a few months ago on /.)

Great software for pros even (1)

TheModelEskimo (968202) | more than 6 years ago | (#21105061)

I teach Photoshop in addition to using it for work, and I always recommend that students keep a copy of GIMP on their USB disks. At our college, not all of the labs have Photoshop, and in the real world, some of these students are going to be freelancers, meeting at clients' homes, etc. So having a portable image editing package like this is a real miracle.

Also, at the end of my two-day Photoshop class I invariably get people wondering what they can do if they'd rather spend the money on like, I dunno, things that are more important to them. I usually show these people GIMP, Paint.net, and Youtube (search for gimp tutorials) and people are amazed that they can work with layers and the clone tool outside of PS. :-)

Thanks to the GIMP devs for making my life easier with this release. GIMP has had its share of whiners and it's time we use-it-and-shut-up types took back the high ground from all the snobs. ;-)
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