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May 8, 2015

Gimp Updates

I have updated Gimp 2.9 series to the git pull from today, May 8, 2015. In this built, we have a update to the blending options. You'll notice that overlay blend mode now behaves more like other Photo manipulation software. The blend mode "Soft Light" does indeed look different from the overlay mode.

G'MIC has been updated to the latest stable verion in this build. 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 OSX version, McGimp has been updated to the git pull from today. However, G'MIC is still at version For version one requires X libraries to be installed on your Mac. We don't have experience with X builds on a Mac.


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 OSX versions from Snow Leopard onward.


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If you are inclined to leave us feedback or a comment, then please send an email to partha at partha dot com. You can also contact us on Google+ or Flickr. Please be precise about the software and what kind of help you require.