The GIMP 2.4.6

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

Changelog:

  • fixed handling of the "antialias" tool option (bug #521069)
  • when loading a TIFF image, always set a filename on it (bug #521436)
  • fixed initial state of curve type in Curves tool (bug #523873)
  • fixed potential crash in the Dicom load plug-in
  • respect the brush mask in the Heal tool (bug #521433)
  • plugged some minor memory leaks
  • fixed a glitch in the DND code (bug #317992)
  • gimp-image-convert() must not accept palettes with > 256 colors (bug #525471)
  • fixed parameter description in the Map Object plug-in (bug #526679)
  • fixed compilation of unit tests on Mac OS X (bug #528160)
  • fixed handling of "argc-lower-val-y" PDB parameter in Curve Bend plug-in
  • fixed overlap problem in Hue-Saturation tool (bug #527085)
  • fixed asymmetry in Unsharp Mask plug-in (bug #530077)
  • don't show non-existant color profiles in the selector (bug #528958)
  • fixed issues with default aspect ratio in the Crop tool (bug #532057)
  • fixed compilation of the PDF import plug-in with libpoppler 0.8
  • fixed bug in clipboard brush code (bug #532886)
  • corrected layer mask flag in PSD save plug-in (bug #526811)
  • fixed an issue with tablets and newer X.Org releases
  • keep the JPEG save plug-in from writing an empty EXIF tag (bug #529469)
  • fixed crash in Selective Gaussion Blur plug-in (bug #529280)
  • added new translations (Belarusian, Catalan, Norwegian Nynorsk)
  • translation fixes and updates (ar, ca, de, el, es, fi, fr, hu, it, ko, pl, pt_BR, ro, sv)

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GIMP does take a bit of getting used to when switching from photoshop. A lot of the same features are there, just in different spots, names, or procedures to using some of the features. I personally think GIMP is an amazing app and runs best on linux...x11 on the mac just flat out sucks...I wish they'd update to the cocoa

Yea, tell me about it! This is why those other guys do the Gimpshop thing, so you can use the GIMP but with the commands and all more in a Photoshop style.

Still, it does work quite well and, once you get used to it, it's a great program.

Its acceptance for many people is a problem because they erroneously think it is 'harder' than Photoshop. The truth is, if you start learning the GIMP, it takes no more time to learn it as it takes to learn Photoshop. But because lots of people learn Photoshop first (and seem to forget how much time went into learning it), they think the GIMP is 'harder'. Some Photoshop users make the further error, also arising for a remarkable ability to forget the effort that went into learning Photoshop, that Photoshop is somehow more 'intuitive' or 'natural' (never trust these words when discussing software!).

This is the same error Windows users make about Linux. People forget what went into learning Windows, so they think Linux is harder. Because they've put so much time into learning Windows, they think Windows is more 'intuitive' and 'natural' (again, another delusion).

A photoshop users can works without a trouble with paintshoppro and other painter products,such paint.net but gimp.

So, can you blame photoshop users or the awful gimp interface?.

And for linux vs windows, in windows you don't need to edit any cryptic .conf file, may be to edit a single .ini file, edit the registry (pretty easy) and nothing much else. I don't known if Windows is intuitive and natural but linux isn't.


(Magallanes said @ #8.2)
A photoshop users can works without a trouble with paintshoppro and other painter products,such paint.net but gimp.

So, can you blame photoshop users or the awful gimp interface?.

And for linux vs windows, in windows you don't need to edit any cryptic .conf file, may be to edit a single .ini file, edit the registry (pretty easy) and nothing much else. I don't known if Windows is intuitive and natural but linux isn't.

All this stuff is easy because that is what you learnt. You learnt it, ergo it is easy. That is the point. The exact same thing goes for the whole 'intuitive' and 'natural' piece of marketing rhetoric. It's ****. You come to feel that what you LEARN is intuitive and natural. That is the point. This is a revelation for those who can mentally digest it.

I used Windows most of my life and I was and remain effing good at it at all levels. I now use Linux. It took me a day (a DAY) of mental retraining to get up to my previous 'Windows' level of understanding. Now I can do things I never thought possible with an OS. It has lots of the cool things I loved about Windows and it lets me delve deeper. If I'd have started with Linux, it'd have been easier than Windows to learn, that much I know is true.

If you can't take two steps back to see this simple truth, I bloody well can't help you. Just keep letting the marketing be your guide

Also, don't go thinking that it's *just* a Linux program (actually, a Windows version's been around for nearly a decade). TheGIMP's biggest competition on Windows (and on OS X) is the entrenchment of Photoshop, not the name. Photoshop's own UI (especially on Windows) isn't exactly friendly.

It's better than GIMP to be honest.

I really want to use this app but it's so different from Photoshop I just emulate CS through wine.

I use GIMP for most graphics related work I need to do. I can't deny that the interface takes a lot of getting used to, in both looks and usability, but it's definitely a great program. I'm sure the devs are well aware of Pulp Fiction, and are being a bit tongue-in-cheek

The GIMP's sleeping. :rofl:

Up until now, I was pretty sure that GIMP was created/released before Pulp Fiction. However, the history listed on the official GIMP site is rather vague about the creation date. Wikipedia lists it as 1995, which is a year after Pulp Fiction.

I learn something new every day.

(nice app, but some would consider "gimp" an unfortunate name)

Actually since it's what you see an interact with I'd say that the interface is the most important part of all. I also agree with the above poster about the name though. GIMP is pretty terrible and anyone who's seen Pulp Fiction probably has a reasonably good idea of what it means. A new interface would be great though.

they seriously need to name it something different.

there are a few people who wouldn't go near this program due to the unfortunate name of 'GIMP' being plastered on their PC.

(whYeNQue said @ #3)
they seriously need to name it something different.

there are a few people who wouldn't go near this program due to the unfortunate name of 'GIMP' being plastered on their PC.

Whoever came up with the name must have been a right 'gimp'.

Most others don't know what it means.

haha the name is funny.
gimp is a pimp except its gay...hence the name g-imp. mostly likely to be used by one of the members of the g-unit.
i know i know.. epic fail.
but seriously the name sucks.

nevertheless..
the program is nice. but the interface is crap.. they need to tie up those windows. sorta like the gimpshop mod.

Maybe some day, if we all pray to Jesus or Buddha or Santa or the Easter Bunny or something, they will make the program NOT look like complete ass.

Have these people never seen Photoshop?

It's a GREAT program, its just the interface is broken and ugly.

This program reminds me of that scene from Judge Dread when he goes on about how the police hover bike thing's capabilities and sums it up by saying "yours...if you can get it to work".

that made my laugh. The interface is a bit awkward but all the features work great if you know how to use them. GIMP is an awesome program. I think it is great that this program exists but: who exactly is this program for? Graphic Designers? If I made my living by producing graphics then I would want the very best, and right now that is Adobe Photoshop. Sure it costs a lot, but it doesn't cost that much considering how much a professional should be making. It is cheep compared to the tools used in most professions.

For everyone else, it is all about Paint.NET IMHO. If you are not into graphic design, then you are probably only interested in cropping/resizing/color adjusting of images. Paint.NET does all that and more with a slick responsive interface.