October 19th, 2008 by Keith

GIMP 2.6.1 Released

Posted in Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Utilities, Windows

The open-source GIMP, also known as the GNU Image Manipulation Program, has released the latest version of GIMP 2.6.1. For others who are not familiar with GIMP, you can consider as a substitute for the free version of Adobe Photoshop. This software is capable of performing complex tasks, such as photo re-touching, image composition and image authoring. On top of that, it runs on multiple operating systems and not just Microsoft Windows alone.

Release notes for this version is made available here. From a development point of view, GIMP 2.6 series is a rather important release as it features major changes to the user interface that addresses some complaints provided by users. Furthermore, there is a tentative integration of GEGL, the graph based image process library, that will bring a much detailed and comprehensive editing to the users’ experience.

The 2.6.1 release is a bug fix for the GIMP 2.6 series. Details of the bug fixes are given below:

  • – PSD file crashes PSD plug-in
  • – PSD Load Plugin: unsupported compression mode
  • – gimp-remote is not working properly
  • – some gif files will not be open
  • – JPEG Save Options Dialog does not remember
  • – Gimp crashes creating a new image using a template
  • – Compile failure on uri-backend-libcurl
  • – Opening Help crashes GIMP with lqr-plugin installed
  • – centering issues after image scaling and setting zoom
  • – Compile failure on uri-backend-wget.c

Say no more to paying software, such as Adobe Photoshop or ACDSee, the GIMP application will serve you equally well. I would highly recommend this to anyone who intend to go into graphic editing, where budget is a constrain.

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GIMP 2.6.1

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