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    GIMP 2.8 released for Windows

    GIMP 2.8 has been released - at least the Windows version - and it has some striking improvements. A full review is available at ars technica, or you can just download it for FREE and try it out for yourself.

    For those who can't afford fancy post-processing software, GIMP is as good as you can get for FREE. New features in Version 2.8 include: "layer groups, a single window mode, canvas-based text editing ... and a layout overhaul to make the whole experience much easier and more user-friendly", at least according to PetaPixel. My early tests show there is much more improvement than that, and the good news is that 16-bit and 32-bit image processing with GEGL should also be available this year.

    At 75Mb v2.8 is a bit heftier than 2.6, but it's still way lighter than Adobe Lightroom, PSE or CS6 ... especially on the pocket. Enjoy!
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    Enjoy indeed... I'm a big GIMP fan (on Linux though )!

    Please don't hesitate to provide me with CC! I'd love to hear your thoughts regarding any of my images. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eberbachl View Post
    Enjoy indeed... I'm a big GIMP fan (on Linux though )!

    Ever use Puppy Linux? I had a little to do with that in another life.

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    No - never tried it. I've been a bit of a Ubuntu evangelist for about the last four or five years. I'll check it out just for fun!

    Last edited by Eberbachl; 08-05-2012 at 10:03pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eberbachl View Post
    No - never tried it. I've been a bit of a Ubuntu evangelist for about the last four or five years. I'll check it out just for fun!

    And that's what you'll get ... a whole lot of fun in a tiny package. Some recent versions are compatible with Ubuntu apps as well e.g. Lucid Puppy 5.25. I was project leader for 2.15, 4.2 and 4.21 and had some input into Lucid series, but that was a loooonnnnnggggggg time ago in Linux land.

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    I have never used GIMP, instead I have used paint.net which is also a free photoshop alternative. There are plenty of tutorials on the web for it as well.
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