GIMP, the excellent image editing software available for Linux, Windows and Mac, has reached version 2.10. The new release includes tons of improvements, changes and new features. Here are the key changes of this release.
The new version supports 32-bit color per channel and supports EXIF editing.
It comes with new tools, including the Warp transform, the Unified transform and the Handle transform tools. Many classic tools have got a number of improvements. For example, the gradient fill tool now comes with a special dialog which allows adjusting the options on the fly. The tool supports linear RGB mode. The "Align" tool has received support for vertical and horizontal gradients. The "Selection" tool includes subpixel selection, allowing quick selection of any complicated object like hair.
The key changes are as follows.
- Image processing nearly fully ported to GEGL, allowing high bit depth processing, multi-threaded and hardware accelerated pixel processing, and more.
- Color management is a core feature now, most widgets and preview areas are color-managed.
- Many improved tools, and several new and exciting tools, such as the Warp transform, the Unified transform and the Handle transform tools.
- On-canvas preview for all filters ported to GEGL.
- Improved digital painting with canvas rotation and flipping, symmetry painting, MyPaint brush support.
- Support for several new image formats added (OpenEXR, RGBE, WebP, HGT), as well as improved support for many existing formats (in particular more robust PSD importing).
- Metadata viewing and editing for Exif, XMP, IPTC, and DICOM.
- Basic HiDPI support: automatic or user-selected icon size.
- New themes for GIMP (Light, Gray, Dark, and System) and new symbolic icons meant to somewhat dim the environment and shift the focus towards content (former theme and color icons are still available in Preferences).
- and more. See the official change log.
The user interface now supports themes and comes with a few icon sets, including monochrome icons. Also, you can change the icon set separately from the app's theme.
The icons will be automatically scaled on HiDPI screens.
You can get GIMP 2.10 from its official web site.
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