August 30, 2014
Michael (Mitch) Natterer, lead Gimp developer, recently announced the availability of Gimp 2.8.14. This is a bugfix release and no new features have been added – all the effort is concentrated on enabling high color editing. If you want to follow along, download the experimental build from the sidebar.
Coincidentally, David Tschumperle announced the release of G'MIC 126.96.36.199 as well. So our builds include that version of G'MIC.
For Windows users, the following changes have been implemented. The gtk+ underpinning has been completely separated from Gimp itself. You can use subfolder "Frameworks" for other gtk+ based applications. From our perspective, it's easier to simply update gtk+ independent of Gimp and vice versa.
Important: Uninstall previous builds from the target installation location. Installation has been streamlined as much as possible.
For Windows, we are providing a self-extracting 7z-zipped file. We prefer minimal interactions with your system. Feel free to install anywhere you like. It will not overwrite or in any way interfere with your personal Gimp folder. One issue: some of your personal plugins may not work with this version of Gimp. Before installation, be sure to back up your personal folder and remove it from its current location. Start Gimp and ensure that everything works fine. If not, please use the form below to contact us.
Make sure your registry is cleaned of all references to Gimp 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. :) If you are one of the Yosemite beta testers, let me know if you have any issues.
All the usual plugins you have come to expect from builds at this site have been included. In particular, the latest stable G'MIC is included as mentioned, and also the latest version of UFRaw. Explore this build to find a whole wealth of plugins geared towards photography.
All feedback and comments are welcome. We appreciate your support and hope you keep using Gimp. If you encounter any issues, please let us know. One important point: If you expect a response, leave a valid email address.
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