GIMP 2.8.12 Released With Bug Fixes!

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GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is used to edit and manipulate images. It can load and save a variety of image formats and can be used to convert between formats.

GIMP 2.8.12 was released on 25 August, 2014, with a lot of bug fixes! This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no new features were added.

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Below is an overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.10 to GIMP 2.8.12

Core:

  • OSX: Fix migration code for old GIMP directories
  • Fix brush sizes when used from plug-ins
  • Windows: Allow to Explorer-open files with UTF-8 characters in the filename
  • Make XCF loading more robust against broken files

GUI:

  • Make sure the widget direction matches the GUI language
  • Remove the option to disable the warning when closing a modified image
  • Fix canvas overlay widgets (like the text options) for tablets
  • Make DND work between images in one dockable

Libgimp:

  • Make gimp_image_get_name() return the string used for the image title

Plug-ins:

  • Make script-fu-server more secure by listening to 127.0.0.1 by default and add a warning about changing that IP. This breaks the procedure’s API, but for security reasons.
  • Bring back proper script-fu translations

General:

  • Massively clean up and fix the OSX build and bundle
  • Add Jenkins tutorial
  • Documentation updates
  • Bug fixes
  • Translation updates

You can download the tarball via torrent here and compile from source. The Fig. below shows GIMP 2.8.12 running on Manjaro 0.8.10 compiled from source.

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Install in Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Its Derivatives via PPA

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

Enjoy!