GIMP 2.8.16 released to mark 20 Years of it’s General Image Manipulation Program

GIMP 2.8.16 was recently released to celebrated GIMP 20th anniversary. GIMP 2.8.16 features support for layer groups in OpenRaster files, fixes for layer groups support in PSD, various user inrterface improvements, OSX build system fixes, translation updates, and more changes.

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Our immediate future plans are to release first public version in the unstable 2.9.x series that will feature fully functional GEGL port, 16/32bit per channel processing, basic OpenEXR support, vastly improved color management implementation, new tools, on-canvas preview for many filters, and more. This release will encompass over three years of work and become the first milestone towards 2.10.

Following GIMP v2.10 release, the GTK+3 port that is required to bring back state of the art Wacom support for Windows users will be completed. When it’s done and GIMP 3.0 is out,work on new and very exciting features will commence like non-destructive editing.

In addition to this, and as part of the 20th anniversary, the website had been updated and revamped. The update (finally) includes some much needed improvements such as news items with permalinks and full RSS/Atom feeds. The site is also now responsive to adapt to various screen sizes. Try it on a mobile device or tablet!

Install GIMP 2.8.16 on Ubuntu OS

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gimp

Remove GIMP 2.8.16

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
 
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