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Download of the Day: The Gimp 2.8.0

The GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation P

| Software News | Posted: May 8, 2012 11:11 am

Our Download of the Day is The Gimp 2.8.0.


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The latest version of The Gimp is out, if you haven't heard of it before, here's what it can do:


The GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.


It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.


  • Full suite of painting tools including brushes, a pencil, an airbrush, cloning, etc.
  • Tile-based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
  • Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high-quality anti-aliasing
  • Full Alpha channel support
  • Layers and channels
  • A procedural database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs, such as Script-Fu
  • Advanced scripting capabilities
  • Multiple undo/redo (limited only by disk space)
  • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
  • File formats supported include GIF, JPEG, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PS, PDF, PCX, BMP and many others
  • Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier and intelligent
  • Plug-ins that allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters


A changelog on this version:


* User Interface


- Single-Window Mode

- Multi-Column Dock Windows

- More Screen Real Estate For Dockable Dialogs

- Save And Export

- Layer Groups

- Tools Drawn With Cairo

- On-Canvas Text Editing

- Keyboard Shortcut Changes

- Simple Math In Size Entries

- Minor Changes


* Tools & Plug-ins


- Brush System Improvements

- Tool Preset Improvements

- Cage Transform Tool

- File Plug-Ins

- For Tablet Users

- Resource Tagging

- Resources

- Minor Changes


* Miscellaneous


- Plug-in Development


* API Changes


You can download The Gimp 2.8.0 here.

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