Dec 31, 2010

Waiting for GIMP 2.8

The upcoming version 2.8 of the free graphics program GIMP has not been released yet. The project clearly do not has enough developers.

GIMP 2.8,  has been about two years in development and should has been released this year. The date was postponed several times, and also aiming for the last 26th December could not be maintained.

GIMP 2.8 main features:
- The optional one-window-mode
- A text-tool with many formatting options
- Use of Cairo for a faster graphics display
- A new cage-transformation tool
- Dynamic and flexible brush
- Tags for objects
- Layer groups and an improved API for developers.

Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition