Development Work Towards GIMP 2.8 Solidifies
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 16 August 2009 at 05:14 PM EDT. 29 Comments
The developers behind the popular GIMP graphics application have announced the first development release in the road towards GIMP 2.8.0. GIMP 2.7.0 is this first development release and it brings a horde of changes and improvements. GIMP 2.8 is set to introduce many user-interface improvements, new plug-ins, the projection code ported to GEGL, and many other new features.

As is shown in their Git change-log, some of the other additions that worked their way into GIMP 2.7.0 include support for tagging GIMP resources, support for rotation of brushes, support for printing image crop marks, a JPEG2000 plug-in, and porting of more code to GEGL. GIMP 2.7.0 is now licensed under the (L)GPLv3+ is another one of the changes.

The latest stable and development releases of GIMP is available from their mirrors.
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