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July 19, 2015

GIMP Updates

I have updated GIMP 2.9 series to the git pull from today, July 19, 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 folks using GIMP version 2.8.14, use the self-extracting exe file.

For the Mac OS X version, McGimp has been updated to the git pull from today. G'MIC has been updated to as well. For McGimp 2.8.14, a zip archive is provided.


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.

G'MIC for 2.8.14

Double click on the self-extracting archive and extract somewhere. Move gmic.exe to the bin folder in your primary 2.8.14 installation or your portable version. Move gmic_gimp.exe to your personal plugin folder or to the plugin folder in your primary 2.8.14 installation.

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.

G'MIC for 2.8.14

Double click on ths zip archive and extract gmic_gimp. Move gmic_gimp.exe to your personal plugin folder.


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