During Wilber Week 2017 in Barcelona, the GEGL/GIMP team discussed further development plans.
Almost every new major feature people have been asking us for, be it high bit depth support, or full CMYK support, or layer effects, would be impossible without having a robust, capable image processing core. You can help us fund further development of GEGL now.
When we released GIMP 2.9.2 in late 2015 and stepped over into 2016, we already knew that we’d be doing mostly polishing. This turned out to be true to a larger extent, but quite a few new features slipped in. So, what are the big changes for GIMP in 2016?
We have just released the second development version of GIMP in the 2.9.x series. GIMP 2.9.4 features revamped look and feel, major improvements in color management, as well as production-ready MyPaint Brush tool, symmetric painting, and split preview for GEGL-based filters.