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  1. Fancy Things

    May 9, 2013 by admin

    So, GIMP is getting a few new nice things that aren’t exactly on the roadmap but are happening nonetheless.

    To begin with, GIMP is getting canvas rotation. That means one can rotate the image without modifying the pixels, thus giving him/her greater control and perspective over their project. Unfortunately there are still some artifacts here and there, and actually rotating the canvas is slow at the moment.

    Canvas Rotation

    Another feature that GIMP is getting is a new foreground extraction tool. To be honest, gegl has had this functionality for quite some time now, it simply hasn’t been exposed in GIMP until now. Unfortunately, until Jan fixes the issues we’re currently having, the masks it generates are going to be useless, but it’s nice to see work done in this location either way.



    Final Image

    Last but not least there has been work getting a few more tools to be on-canvas similar to the text tool. In fact, it’s currently nothing more than a code flag to enable/disable all gegl tools to be on-screen overlays.

    On-Screen Levels Tool

    On-Screen Curves Tool

  2. Working on some new things

    May 3, 2013 by admin

    First things first. We have a lot of things to fix for GIMP on OSX, so let’s look at what’s going on.

    • Web GIO/GVFS support in GIMP. This is probably the biggest issue, and, once solved, will make our lives much easier in the future. Having this support will allow downloading of files via the “Open Location…” tool in the File menu. Note that it already works, however we use libcurl. It should also allow loading of help files from the web-browser.
    • Speaking of the web-browser, building webkit gtk on osx should allow us to ship documentation on osx without forcing the user to navigate to the website every time it’s run.
    • Another issue is the color selector from the color dialog. It freezes the entire GUI, and requires the user hit Escape before he/she can continue.
    • Let’s also not forget the fact that Python support is STILL broken.
    • There is no Ghostcript PS file support
    • Previous versions also haven’t supported the compressed xcf format either (xcf.xz)
    • No image preview or splash screen support (due to missing pixbuf modules)
    • More prebuilt plugins (this will come WAY later)
    • Better locale support (some people have encountered crashes)


    So yeah, there are a lot of little things that need to be fixed before GIMP on OSX is a true first class actor.

  3. Gimp 2.8.4 OSX Build Released

    February 10, 2013 by admin

    So, I’ve finally released my first 2.8.4 build, which you can download from my Dropbox account or the gimp ftp server.

    This version is does not include python, or any other plugins. It’s a simple stripped down version of GIMP for people who wish to get up and running as soon as possible.

    Hopefully once I manage to actually fix python, I’ll build some other plugins too and offer them as a separate download.

    Download here or here.

    GIMP 2.8.4


  4. New Gimp 2.8.3 build

    January 24, 2013 by admin

    Here’s my latest gimp build. Contains python support, but no other plugins. It includes all previous fixes for gegl, babl, and the gimp-2.8 series.

    Edit: I’d also like to point out that  gtk+, gegl, babl, and gimp are all compiled from source via git. All other packages are compiled from “stable” tarballs.

    • Plugins now show up on top.
    • Copy/Paste fixes
    • Other minor fixes

    EDIT2: Also be aware that ever since this commit, we have had an actual patch in gtk for tablet pressure support.

    Tablet pressure support

    Download it here.

  5. Updating GIMP osx build scripts

    January 24, 2013 by admin

    I’ve spent some time this week working on my jhbuild scripts, making sure they are as easy to use as possible. Unfortunately, they still require some baby-ing to work correctly. I have also renamed a few modules, and tweaked their settings to lower the amount of annoyance caused by the build system.


  6. Plugins now show up on top

    November 13, 2012 by admin

    Fixes have been committed. Also, they will now always center on the middle of the screen.

    This doesn’t fix the centering of dialogs like the “Open…” dialog.

    Notice the window is centered

  7. An update on dissapearing windows:

    October 25, 2012 by admin

    A fix is around the corner.

    EDIT: link


  8. Languages support

    October 8, 2012 by admin

    Now we include iso-codes.

    For everyone trying to use GIMP in another language, that now works.

    Language Selection

    In other news, still no fixes for the whole “everything behind the main window” problems.

  9. Gimp brush lag practically eliminated

    October 7, 2012 by admin

    So, thanks to the most recent patches in gimp 2.8 and 2.9, the brush outline issues are pretty close to gone.

    What that means for you is that drawing with a 256px brush on a 5000×5000 canvas won’t slow your computer to a crawl anymore. Pretty cool if you ask me. Check progress on the bug below.

    Bug 663582

    There are still some issues with lag in general, but it’s much more bearable than before.

  10. Suprise gimp 2.9.1 unstable build release!

    September 28, 2012 by admin

    So, I’ve decided to release a new build of gimp, this time based on the *latest gimp sources.

    This release is entirely unstable, does not have working color management support, and is completely messed up as far as performance is concerned. It is possible to load and edit a few high bit images though!

    * As of 5 minutes ago.

    Download it here.

    Gimp 2.9.1