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Windows 7: Gimp 2.8 now available


04 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro x 64 & Windows 8.1 Core/Pro x 64 & Win 10 TP
 
 
Gimp 2.8 now available

EDIT: Please use Athene's posted link below in post #2 to download Gimp 2.8.

The new Gimp 2.8 is now available, be sure and check out the release notes as this is a major release and there have been significant improvements over the previous Gimp.


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05 May 2012   #2

 

The stable and official GIMP 2.8 installer for Windows is at sourceforge and the GIMP website has now been updated with the link:
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

It can be installed over the previous version of GIMP and it will remove said previous version, but note that it will NOT save or transfer brushes, patterns, plugins etc. which were installed separately by the user, so you may want to back up the above.

To activate the eagerly awaited single-window mode, go to "Windows" and select "Single-Window Mode."

Here's a picture of the GIMP splash screen:


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11 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Anyone getting an error "twain.exe blah blah"? I had to remove that plugin.
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11 May 2012   #4

 

No - no problems with twain.exe over here, GIMP 2.8 installer and portable versions are working fine. However, you may want to drop a line about this issue to the GIMP people:
GIMP - Bugs

I think twain is related to scanners/scanning devices.

One issue I had was speed-related; I discovered that pulling handles from path nodes was taking ages (the display was lagging behind the actions) and that my computer was starting to howl because GIMP was hogging the computer resources; as per the advice in a GIMP forum (I unfortunately don't remember where exactly), I set the option "Mode of operation" to "No colour management" (under "Colour management" in "Preferences"). That solved the problem.
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11 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

meh i frekin hate gimp.. Worst UI ever
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11 May 2012   #6

 

Version 2.8 includes the long awaited single-window mode, which gives it more of a Photoshop interface look.
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15 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
meh i frekin hate gimp.. Worst UI ever
This is mostly do to the non-native GUI toolkit they use, GTK I think. I've gotten use to it, but yeah ... it could be better if it was native looking.
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16 May 2012   #8

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcunite View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by event3horizon View Post
meh i frekin hate gimp.. Worst UI ever
This is mostly do to the non-native GUI toolkit they use, GTK I think. I've gotten use to it, but yeah ... it could be better if it was native looking.
GTK+ (Gimp Toolkit) is a spin off from the Gimp project. http://www.gtk.org/

It is also used by the Inkscape vector drawing program.
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08 May 2013   #9

Windows 7 32
 
 

Greetings, do you need a specific file downloader to download Gimp from the link posted above. I can't download the file from sourceforge. The download just hangs. I've tried IE9, Firefox, Opera. What tool is needed to download from that website?
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08 May 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saloei View Post
Greetings, do you need a specific file downloader to download Gimp from the link posted above. I can't download the file from sourceforge. The download just hangs. I've tried IE9, Firefox, Opera. What tool is needed to download from that website?
Welcome to the Seven Forums
Try Filehippo Download The Gimp 2.8.4 - FileHippo.com

Jerry
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