Linux News Today: GIMP 10 Development Continues, GIMP 2.9.4 Lands After 8 Months with New Features
A few hours ago, the GIMP development team released a new development version towards GIMP 2.10, the next major update of the popular free and open-source image manipulation software coming later in the year.
GIMP 2.9.4 is here after approximately eight months since the previous development snapshot, GIMP 2.9.2, bringing a huge number of changes, including improvements to existing components, fixes for some of the most annoying issues reported by users, as well as many new features.
To get an overview of the changes that have been implemented in GIMP 2.9.4 since the release of GIMP 2.9.2, we recommend that you take a look at the full changelog attached at the end of the article, which we’ve obtained from the source archive that was made available just a few hours on the official channels.
GIMP 2.10 gets closers and closer
Looking at the new features and improvements introduced in today’s GIMP 2.9.4 development release, we can honestly say that GIMP 2.10 will be the best release ever of the open-source and cross-platform image editor software for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems.
There are tons of changes in many areas, including color management, the GUI (Graphical User Interface), most of the Tools (Fuzzy Select, Align, Bucket Fill, Paths, Posterize, Foreground Select, Cage Transform, Unified Transform, Text, Desaturate, MyPaint, Ink, and Smudge), as well as many of the plug-ins and GEGL filters.
Again, please check the changelog below to see what exactly has been changed, and if you want to take this version for a test drive on your GNU/Linux operating system, do not hesitate to download the GIMP 2.9.4 sources right now via our website, just please try to keep in mind that it’s an unstable version, not ready for production use.