Gimp 2.6.7

Gimp 2.6.7 for Mandriva Linux 2009.1

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

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.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

GIMP is written and developed under X11 on UNIX platforms. But basically the same code also runs on MS Windows and Mac OS X.

Features and Capabilities

This is only a very quickly thrown together list of GIMP features. You can also have a look at the illustrated features overview.

  • Painting

    • Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone, etc.

    • Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing

    • Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool

    • Supports custom brushes and patterns

  • System

    • Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space

    • Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time

  • Advanced Manipulation

    • Full alpha channel support

    • Layers and channels

    • Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)

    • Editable text layers

    • Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip

    • Selection tools including rectangle, rounded rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy

    • Foreground extraction tool

    • Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.

    • Transformable paths, transformable selections.

    • Quickmask to paint a selection.

  • Extensible

    • A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs as in Script-fu

    • Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)

    • Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters

    • Over 100 plug-ins already available

  • Animation

    • Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format

    • MNG support

    • Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)

    • Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)

    • Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)

  • File Handling

    • File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps, psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others

    • Load, display, convert, save to many file formats

    • SVG path import/export

  • Much, much more!

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Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.6.6 to GIMP 2.6.7

* Bugs fixed:

591017 – Tablet pan is not working as fast as it should
577581 – Crashes when using any colors tool/function on Windows
589667 – GIMP crashes when clicking GEGL Operation on Windows
569833 – file-jpeg-save erroneous with small quality values
590638 – Changing palettes from list to grid view loses "locked to dock"
589674 – "Send by Email" does not update "Filename"
589674 – "Send by Email" does not update "Filename"
586851 – Transparent BMP files fail to load
589205 – help-browser uses deprecated (and sometimes broken) webkit call
582821 – 'Sphere Designer' does not reset correctly...
570353 – first time open of .svg file ignores the requested units
555777 – Export to MNG animation fails
577301 – Dithering with transparency is broken for "positioned" method
493778 – metadata plug-in crashes on some images
567466 – PNG comment not found if more than 1 tEXt chunks
585665 – Exporting to PSD with a blank text layer creates a corrupt file
586316 – Levels tool does not adjust output levels correctly if input
levels are changed
569661 – Import from PDF throws errors when entering resolution in
pixels per millimetre
567262 – Black pixels appear in "Spread" filter preview
554658 – Path Dialog: Path preview pics not to see constantly
167604 – gimp_gradient_get_color_at() may return out-of-bounds values
567393 – Rectangle select tool size shrinks to 0 if size is larger than
the image and the up or down arrow is pressed
587543 – crash when invoking certain actions by keyboard shortcut
563029 - Closing maximized image doesn't restore document window size
585488 – Perspective transformation on a layer with a mask causes crash
586008 - GIMP crashes when right-click canceling a drawing action initiated
outside layer boundaries
584345 – when printing, the number of copies should be reset to 1
557061 – Alpha to Logo
472644 – Rotate with clipping crops the whole layer
577575 – transform tool fills underlying extracted area wrongly
555738 – Image display is wrong after undoing canvas size
577024 – help-browser plugin crashes when used with webkit 1.1.3
555025 – Action GEGL box widgets weirdness

* Updated and new translations:

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