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June 21, 2015

GIMP Updates

Ah yes, summer is here. Time for great photography!

I have updated GIMP 2.9 series to the git pull from today, June 21, 2015. In this build, there are more blending modes based on LCH or HSV for hue, saturation, color, and value. Check it out!

G'MIC has been updated to the latest stable version G'MIC and other plugins written for the 2.8 series only operate on 8-bit. Use native GEGL plugins with 8/16/32 bit images.

For the Mac OS X version, McGimp has been updated to the git pull from today. G'MIC has been updated to as well.


Important: Uninstall previous builds from the target installation location. Installation has been streamlined as much as possible.


Download and double-click on the installer and follow the instructions on your screen. The portable version is a self-extracting 7z archive. Double-click and extract to a location where you have write privileges.

File Association

Remove all references to GIMP from the registry and then use Windows to associate this version of GIMP with your desired image formats.

Mac OS X

Installation on the Mac is straightforward. Unzip and drag the app to your personal or system Applications folder. The OS will do the rest. :) This version is compatible with all OS X versions from Snow Leopard onward.


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