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Date added: 29 May 2012
Last Update: 15 May 2017
Gimp 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.
Features and Capabilities:
- Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.
- Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
- Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
- Supports custom brushes and patterns
- Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
- Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time
- Full alpha channel support
- Layers and channels
- Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
- Editable text layers
- Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
- Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy
- Foreground extraction tool
- Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
- Transformable paths, transformable selections.
- Quickmask to paint a selection.
- A Procedural Database for calling internal gimp functions from external programs as in Script-fu
- Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
- Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
- Over 100 plug-ins already available
- Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
- MNG support
- Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP animation Package)
- Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
- Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
- File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
- Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
- SVG path import/export
Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.8 to GIMP 2.8.10
- Set manifest as Windows 8 compatible
- Indicate if a file was exported in the Quit dialog
- Add shortcuts and hint labels to the close and quit dialogs
that make closing and quitting easier and more consistent
- Rename the File->Export menu labels to match Save/Save as
- Fix keyboard shortcuts on OSX Mavericks
- Don't open lots of progress popups when opening many files
- Correctly restore the hidden state of docks in single window mode
- Fix exporting an image consisting of a single layer group
- Don't attempt to pick transparent colors
- Fix crash in LCMS plugin if RGB profile was missing
- Fix compile on NetBSD (missing -lexecinfo)
- Bug fixes
- Translation updates
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