GIMP 2.8 Stable Released

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  1. belocus

    belocus New Member

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    Good news for GIMP fans:
    After 2 long years in development the latest stable version of GIMP 2.8 has been released <a class="postlink" href="http://goo.gl/UAHtn" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://goo.gl/UAHtn</a>.

    many fitures :
    Single window mode
    On canvas text editing
    Layer Groups
    etc..


    Available to install in Ubuntu 12.04 or Kubuntu 12.04 LTS ( <a class="postlink" href="http://goo.gl/Pikn8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://goo.gl/Pikn8</a>) via a dedicated PPA

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:eek:tto-kesselgulasch/gimp
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gimp
     
  2. Arzoroc

    Arzoroc Moderator Staff Member

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    Yay .. I wish I still had Ubuntu..

    By the way, Otto Kesselgulasch looks like a fake-name to me as a German .. anyway, I might set up a new VM for that.
     
  3. David Wood

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    <a class="postlink" href="http://gimp.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://gimp.org</a> The binaries aren't up yet but if you know how to compile them yourself than you're all set.
     
  4. Rod

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    A windows binary should be available soon by the official release team.
    I am compiling it on my own Windows machine right now. :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm looking forward to the python plugins. Scheme is nice but a pain to learn the first time.

    At least in Python I know the full power at my finger tips :).
     
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    ohhh, looking forward to trying it, been waiting for ages 8)
     
  7. belocus

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    Gimp 2.8 should have been available and ready to install Linux on the ARC.
    I do it directly

    pacman -S gimp

    waiting for the download and install .....

    [​IMG]
     
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    Compiled Gimp 2.8 on Fedora 16.

    Code:
    #Run all commands as root user, update the system, install some prerequisite system packages
    #Any packages from the system which do not have a high enough version number must be compiled from source as well.
    
    #update the system and install system packages
    yum check-update
    yum update
    #more than likely your kernel will update so you should reboot before proceeding
    yum groupinstall "Development Libraries"
    yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
    yum groupinstall "Legacy Software Development"
    yum install wget git exiv2 exiv2-devel libspiro libspiro-devel libv4l libv4l-devel lua lua-devel enscript asciidoc v4l-utils libopenraw libopenraw-devel jasper jasper-devel graphviz graphviz-devel SDL SDL-devel librsvg2 librsvg2-devel OpenEXR OpenEXR-devel libtiff libtiff-devel libjpeg libjpeg-devel libpng libpng-devel aalib aalib-devel ghostscript ghostscript-devel webkitgtk webkitgtk-devel lcms lcms-devel libmng libmng-devel poppler poppler-devel librsvg2 librsvg2-devel libwmf libwmf-devel libXpm libXpm-devel libexif libexif-devel libgudev1 libgudev1-devel xorg-x11-server-Xvfb -y
    
    #change default build and load paths
    export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
    cd /usr/local/src/
    
    #clone and download required sources
    git clone git://git.gnome.org/babl
    git clone git://git.gnome.org/gegl
    wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gtk+/2.24/gtk+-2.24.10.tar.xz
    tar -xf gtk+-2.24.10.tar.xz
    wget ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/gimp-2.8.0.tar.bz2
    tar -xf gimp-2.8.0.tar.bz2
    
    #compile prerequisites and software in order
    cd babl
    ./autogen.sh
    ./configure
    make && make install
    cd ..
    
    cd gegl
    ./autogen.sh
    ./configure
    make && make install
    cd ..
    
    
    cd gtk+-2.24.10
    ./configure
    make && make install
    cd ..
    
    cd gimp-2.8.0
    ./configure
    make && make install
    cd ..
     
  9. Rod

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    Windows setup now available
    <a class="postlink" href="http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win/files/GIMP%20%2B%20GTK%2B%20%28stable%20release%29/GIMP%202.8.0/gimp-2.8.0-setup.exe/download" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-wi ... e/download</a>
     
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    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    Awesome! :D
     
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    Rod beat me to it. ;D
     
  12. belocus

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    Ubuntu, Debian
    apt-get install gimp

    openSUSE
    yast -i gimp or
    zypper in gimp, depending on the distribution version.

    Fedora
    yum install gimp

    Mandriva
    urpmi gimp

    GIMP 2.8 ready for all platform

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Rod

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    Soon Gimp-2.9 will arrive with precision 16, 32 bit support.(it's already been tested)
    Also it will make changes like blur and smudge available on INDEXED images.
    Index transparency.

    Gimp-2.10 is supposed to have a seamless paste tool.And a new warp transform tool to boot! :)
    And newer releases should be a lot faster now that Gimp is pretty much totally ported to GEGL.
    Now Gimp-3.0 should have the newest GTK-3 and most plugins will probably get broken because of this.
    We shall see. :)

    Happy days!
     
  14. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    I HAZ 2.8!! I LOVE PRESSING TAB!! ZOMG!!!
    Now i only need the midnight aurora theme :)
     
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    Maffe i can get the theme working by just copying the "Aurora Midnight" gtkrc file to the UserFolder\.gimp-2.8 folder overwriting the existing gtkrc file.
    BUT the loaders and roundish type buttons will not work because the dll's aren't compiled with the correct version of GTK libraries.

    My Gimp-2.8 :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    dude only yours has the display navigation? :\
     
  17. Maffe811

    Maffe811 The forum pet Staff Member

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    I found this:
    [​IMG]
    :p

    [​IMG]

    Edit:
    After thinking about it, why isn't the navigation thing under
    Windows > Dockable dialogs, along with the layer tab, brush tab, font tab, etc.
     
  18. Rod

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    It does have navigation in the dockable dialogs.
    All you need to do is dock it as i did.

    BUT it is handy to use as a new view image also.(Without docking it)
    As the new Gimp-2.8 single window mode doesn't allow a new view ...yet.
    That is coming in the next release i believe.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh, i didn't see it there.
    But why put it two places ?
     
  20. Rod

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    Maffe you can download a theme named DarkNice and it works in Gimp-2.8. :)
    Changing the menus to image bg's is also now possible with pixmap.

    Here is the link to download the 15 available theme folders.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36057148/GTK2%20Themes%20for%20GIMP%202.8.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://dl.dropbox.com/u/36057148/GTK2%2 ... %202.8.zip</a>

    More information on image for menus testing can be found here.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4260&hilit=gimp+2.8+themes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 2.8+themes</a>

    DarkNice setup information can be found here.
    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=4358&hilit=gimp+2.8+themes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.gimpchat.com/viewtopic.php?f ... 2.8+themes</a>
     

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