The development team behind the open source image editing software GIMP have this week released the highly anticipated GIMP 2.10.0 which brings with it a wide variety of new enhancements, tweaks and features including support for HiDPI displays.
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program and is a freely distributed program providing an application to retouch photographs, adjust image composition and image authoring. Features of the latest version of GIMP 2.10.0 include :
– 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, better, more, and even more awesome!
For more details and to download the latest version of GIMP jump over to the official website by following the link below.
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