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GIMP - 2.6.1 changes - [ID:909] (9/11)

in series: GIMP tutorial by example.

video tutorial by gasto, added 10/08

Series ID: 282 Video ID: 909

In this video, I show the changes that GIMP has taken since the previous release... GIMP 2.4.6 ; I start talking about the new empty-image window, that serves now as a target of dragging images from elsewhere with the mouse. I also talk about the pan-beyond-boarder-when-zoomed-in feature, the fact that now 'dialogues' are renamed to 'windows' (for documentation purposes) . The overall look changed too; now the fonts in the menus are smaller, beware of the ruler numbers if you are planning on using GIMP in a small monitor.

Brush dynamics are now available for path strokes. The free selection tool has been improved, resembling somewhat the manipulation feel of the path tool for straight lines, with manual movement for curves, when holding the mouse button.

The bounding box for text is now alterable through a box similar to the one used in the rectangle selection tool.

The rectangle selection tool has a centre cross, which helps centre a rectangle in a guide intersection (finally!).

Something I don't mention on the screencast is that GEGL support is being implemented. For now we have a series of filters using that library, which supports higher bit-depth non destructive editing.

Python script enhancements planned for 2.8 version series of GIMP.

For further details on any features, visit:

GIMP 2.6 release notes

Visit my YouTube channel for more GIMP tutorials.

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I really appreciate this tutorial. Having downloaded a few tutorials recorded on earlier versions of the GIMP, this will be an enormous help finding my way around. Thank you. : )..


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