Thursday, October 11, 2012

GIMP 2.8.2 Rev 2 Portable (paf)

The GIMP is a multiplatform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.
It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.
  • Full suite of painting tools including brushes, a pencil, an airbrush, cloning, etc.
  • Tile-based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
  • Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high-quality anti-aliasing
  • Full Alpha channel support
  • Layers and channels
  • A procedural database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs, such as Script-Fu
  • Advanced scripting capabilities
  • Multiple undo/redo (limited only by disk space)
  • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
  • File formats supported include GIF, JPEG, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PS, PDF, PCX, BMP and many others
  • Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier and intelligent
  • Plug-ins that allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters 
 What's new:

# Core:
- Make tag matching always case-insensitive
- Let the tile-cache-size default to half the physical memory
# GUI:
- Mention that the image was exported in the close warning dialog
- Make sure popup windows appear on top on OSX
- Allow file opening by dropping to the OSX dock
- Fix the visibility logic of the export/overwrite menu items
- Remove all "Use GEGL" menu items, they only add bugs and zero function
- Improve performance of display filters, especially color management
- Fix the image window title to comply with the save/export spec and use the same image name everywhere, not only in the title
- Fix positioning of pasted/dropped stuff to be more reasonable
# Libgimp:
- Move gimpdir and thumbnails to proper locations on OSX
- Implement relocation on OSX
- Allow to use $(gimp_installation_dir) in config files
# Plug-ins:
- Fix remembering of JPEG load/save defaults
- Revive the page setup dialog on Windows
# Source and build system:
- Add Windows installer infrastructure
- Add infrastructure to build on OSX
# General
- Lots of bug fixes
- List of translation updates