Recent News

GIMP 2.6.12 Released – The Final 2.6 Release

GIMP 2.6.12 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Its purpose is mostly to wrap up all fixes that have piled up since 2.6.11 into a last release in the stable 2.6 series before we switch to 2.8. Please have ...


GIMP 2.7.4 Released, GEGL and babl Updated

We released GIMP 2.7.4 with minor improvements and bugfixes. Most improvements are related to user interface and usability, see here for detailed list of changes. Depending on amount of bugs we get reports on this could be the last version before 2.8 release candidates and 2.8 ...


AMD Sponsors Further Work on OpenCL Support in GEGL

Victor Oliveira, our GSoC2011 student, is going to continue his work on getting OpenCL support in GEGL for hardware accelerated rendering and computations. AMD got interested in the project and agreed to sponsor it.

The plan is to implement GPU-side color conversions and compositing operations, as well as some ...


Mailing Lists Moved to GNOME Mailing List Server

Our mailing lists have moved to the GNOME list server. All previously subscribed users have automatically been added to the new lists.

The old list mail addresses are no longer valid, please use the new ones from now–note that in addition to the changed domain, the list names got ...


Online Docs and Developer Pages Restored

The online docs and developer pages are available again:


FTP and Wiki Back Online

We managed to get FTP and Wiki back online:


Mailing list, FTP and Documentation Outage

Due to relocation onto a different server, the following services are currently not available:

  • Mailing lists (lists.xcf.berkeley.edu)
  • FTP Downloads (ftp.gimp.org)
  • Documentation (docs.gimp.org)
  • Developer website (developer.gimp.org)
  • Developer Wiki (wiki.gimp.org)

GSoC2011 is Over

Google Summer of Code 2011 is over, and all of our students have successfully finished their respective projects. All of the code is available in Git repositories, but not all of it is going to be part of the next released versions of GEGL and GIMP. Here is why.

Both ...


GIMP 2.7.3 Released

We are pleased to announce availability of a new development version that brings us closer to GIMP 2.8. This version is packed with important new features and improvements.

The most visible changes in 2.7.3 are the fully working single-window mode, including working session management, and the introduction ...


On GPU-side Rendering and Further Development Plans

While GEGL gradually replaces GIMP’s old core, it’s time for us to consider long-term strategy for improving performance. The trend these days seems to be a combination of multithreading, GPU-side processing and networks. Most of that can be handled thanks to OpenCL standard by Khronos Group.

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