After 6 Years, GIMP 2.10 is Here With Ravishing New Looks and Tons of New Features
It won’t be an exaggeration if I say that GIMP is the most popular image editor in Linux world and perhaps the best Adobe Photoshop alternative. The project was first started in 1996 and in the last 22 years, it has become the default image editor on almost all major Linux distributions. It is also available on Windows and macOS.
GIMP 2.10 has been ported to GEGL image processing engine and that’s the biggest change in this release. It brings out several new tools and improvements.
Some of the main new highlights of this release are:
* Four new themes: Light, Gray, Dark, and System
* Basic HiDPI support
* GEGL is the new image processing engine providing high bit depth processing, multi-threaded and hardware accelerated pixel processing
* Warp transform, the Unified transform and the Handle transform tools are some of the new tools
* Many existing tools have been improved as well
* Digital painting has been improved with canvas rotation and flipping, symmetry painting, MyPaint brush support
* Support for OpenEXR, RGBE, WebP, HGT image formats have been added
* Metadata viewing and editing for Exif, XMP, IPTC, and DICOM
* Color management revamped
* Linear color space workflow
* Digital photography improvements with Exposure, Shadows-Highlights, High-pass, Wavelet Decompose, Panorama Projection tools
* Usability improvements
|After 6 Years, GIMP 2.10 is Here With Ravishing New Looks and Tons of New Features
6 years after the release of GIMP 2.8, the major new stable release 2.10 is here. Have a look at the new look, new features and installation procedure.