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jtico
10-04-2008, 09:07 PM
Gimp 2.6.0 has been released. Most changes (http://gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.6.html) in the user interface.

Some work has been done towards 32bit depth support. Binary packages for the various supported platforms should become available soon (by now only unix platforms are supported).

erilaz
10-04-2008, 11:15 PM
There was a news item at the top for this:

http://features.cgsociety.org/story.php?story_id=4712&referer=cgnews

But we don't have a discussion thread on it yet, so it's cool. :)

JDex
10-04-2008, 11:26 PM
Looks like it's really getting there. :buttrock:

I will sing praises to the glory of the Gimp within a few releases.

mosconariz
10-05-2008, 04:51 AM
Nice! We needed something like this... payed software era is ending?

DuttyFoot
10-05-2008, 05:42 AM
wow, that looks like a really good app. a huge jump from what i have seen of gimp a few years back

ccherrett
10-05-2008, 08:10 AM
A quick test with the gimp's new brush dynamics to create a bit of water sparkle. Good for matte painting in details.

I am really enjoying the new gimp. But my favorite feature is the brush dynamics.

http://www.tsiwebdesign.com/testing/sun_gimp2-5-v2.png

minifong
10-06-2008, 12:04 AM
great one ccherrett! now ew can paint with Gimp! I wonder if the windows and panels of the interface are still floating around... I prefer docking abilities.

lovisx
10-06-2008, 12:52 AM
The panels are still floating in windows... any way to get them to fit together easily?

jtico
10-06-2008, 09:16 AM
The panels are still floating in windows... any way to get them to fit together easily?

On an open a panel you can "Add tab" (in the panel menu) to have several windows on the same panel.

SylvanMist
10-06-2008, 01:48 PM
Anyway you can get the tool bar/etc menus to actually stay ON TOP of all other gimp windows? I tried the option in preferences>window management> keep above, but this STILL doesn't work on windows...

NanoGator
10-06-2008, 04:51 PM
Nice! We needed something like this... payed software era is ending?

Heh no. The almighty dollar is what causes Adobe to do things like put in the vanishing point tool.

bigbad
10-06-2008, 05:06 PM
Heh no. The almighty dollar is what causes Adobe to do things like put in the vanishing point tool.

Gimp has that too.

NanoGator
10-06-2008, 05:12 PM
Gimp has that too.

Heh really bad example on my part. Sorry.

Just trying to say that the riskier stuff happens when there's a profit to be made. For that reason, I don't think free software will make paid software go extinct. They each have their advantages.

CIM
10-06-2008, 08:02 PM
Nice! We needed something like this... payed software era is ending?

I hope you mean Paint Shop Pro Photo or Photoshop Elements; not Photoshop.

Arcanox
10-06-2008, 08:06 PM
Wow they finally figured it out? I could never touch the GIMP because it had those awful floating windows that made me feel awfully disorganized for some reason. Using that program in the past made me want to throw my monitor out the window.

I may have to give it a try... sometime later ;)

bassaminator
10-06-2008, 08:15 PM
there is an option to make the floating windows be on top of the main image window only; this has been turned off in the preferences interface, but can be made to work by editing the gimprc file directly, and adding
(transient-docks yes)
to the file.
it works great for me in linux; basically, I have one docked window, and a long skinny toolbox, and I can use tab to hide/unhide them, they always stay above the image when unhidden, and out of my way when I don't need them (and even out of the taskbar).
this may not work as well on other OSes or window managers- I think gimp tries to use the features of the OS for managing windows, not do it's own internal window management, as much as possible.

In any case, I'm liking gimp 2.6- brush dynamics, lasso selection, panning and interface improvements are top of my list, and the gegl stuff is a nice "whet my appetite" reminder that 16/32 bit and float support will be coming, though for now most of that work is under the hood.

Kanga
10-07-2008, 02:49 AM
Congrats to anyone who worked on Gimp.
Open source Rox!

Chris

salmonmoose
10-08-2008, 04:05 AM
it works great for me in linux;

I think there's some reality here, I used to really hate using GIMP and Open Office, and even Pidgin under Windows, they always felt sluggish. Now I've switched to OpenSUSE these programs are actually quite enjoyable to use (I'm still not sold on blender).

That said, this looks like a great release :)

chewedon
10-08-2008, 09:01 AM
(I'm still not sold on blender).


Ahahaha.

Anybody know how to turn on that grey UI theme as seen in the screen shots below or does it come by default in GIMP 2.6 ?

http://gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.6.html (scroll down to the bottom)

Or is that only available on Ubuntu ?

StefanA
10-08-2008, 11:04 AM
Ahahaha.

Anybody know how to turn on that grey UI theme as seen in the screen shots below or does it come by default in GIMP 2.6 ?

http://gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.6.html (scroll down to the bottom)

Or is that only available on Ubuntu ?

Gimp uses the color that you have in your window managers theme

example (fedora core 7 64bit)
http://sanders3d.googlepages.com/screen2.jpg

I have no idea on how it works under windows though.

/stefan

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