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raducoc
01-13-2004, 12:33 AM
YES, :buttrock: Finally, GIMP v2.0 is available for download. :applause:

The developers of the open-source imaging software The Gimp have released a first preview version, which is now available for download. Key features of the new version are the new interface (MUCH, MUCH BETTER):applause:, support for SVG vector graphics, channel-mixer, CMYK support and many bugfixes.

The windows version can be found at:
http://www2.arnes.si/~sopjsimo/gimp/unstable.html

the Linux version:
http://www.gimp.org/download.html

the MAC version:
http://www.macgimp.org/

and some screenshots:
http://developer.gimp.org/screenshots.html

Ibox
01-13-2004, 01:01 AM
note, does not run on win98/me systems... :)

raducoc
01-13-2004, 01:14 AM
Originally posted by Ibox
note, does not run on win98/me systems... :)

I'm using Windows XP, and works fine. I don't now if win98/me is suported.

If you want to make GIMP to work, you need to instal GTK+ 2 for Windows (version 2.2.4-1) from ftp://ftp.arnes.si/software/gimp-win/gtk+-2.2.4-setup-1.zip

Install GTK+ 2, and try again.

MadDuke
01-13-2004, 03:18 PM
I'm pretty impressed with this version. I use Photoshop everyday and I didn't like the previous version. This should be fun to play around with.

raducoc
01-13-2004, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by Ibox
note, does not run on win98/me systems... :)

Yes, unfortunetly Win 98/ME isn't supported. I instaled GIMP v2.0 at work, on an win98 system, and don't work. I get an error in module MSVCRT.DLL. :cry:

Beamtracer
01-14-2004, 05:16 AM
Hey, this will be one way to avoid Adobe's "scan your hard drive for counterfeit money" software.

Does it still only handle 8bit images, or can it go to 16?

azazel
01-14-2004, 09:43 AM
It looked quite neat at the beginning... but when I tried to use wacom tablet it crashed. Every time. No good.

raducoc
01-14-2004, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by azazel
It looked quite neat at the beginning... but when I tried to use wacom tablet it crashed. Every time. No good.

This only apear in windows. Try start the GIMP with the option:
--ignore-wintab

("c:\GIMP-2.0\bin\gimp\gimp-1.3.exe"--ignore-wintab)

The autors of GIMP is looking for owners of Tablet, have programming knowledge and are interested to help to fix this issue.


from http://www.gimp.org/~tml/gimp/win32/ :
"The tablet support in GTK+ for Windows is known to be broken and only partly usable.

If you have a drawing tablet, but think that the tablet support is too broken to be of any use, start the GIMP with the option --ignore-wintab. This means that your tablet's pen should work just like a mouse, i.e. no pressure or tilt sensitivity.

You will have problems using the menus with a tablet pen. This might eventually be fixed (especially if I get some help from some active tablet-using programmers), but a workaround is to use the pen button to choose a menu item, while keeping the menu active (and moving the cursor) by pressing and moving the pen.

I have no idea how well it works with more advanced tablets, such as the Wacom Intuos range. I only have a Wacom ArtPadII myself. There is code in there to handle tilt, but I have never been able to test it."

azazel
01-14-2004, 03:31 PM
Thanks raducoc, i'll try that --ignore--wintab option. I have old little Pen Partner, so can't say anything about more advanced ones.

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