Episode 181: 2.8, 2.9 and Counting! May 13, 2012

from Meet the GIMP· ·

A week of news: GIMP 2.8 is out, we have again a modern stable version of GIMP. Gratulation to the developers, this was good and hard work. But instead of relaxing a bit they threw at the same moment Version 2.9 into the world. High bit depth, not only the 16 bits everybody wanted, 32 bits integer and floating point modes are suddenly available. But be aware, this is a field of bugs and crashes, don’t expect any productive results yet. In a first look at 2.8 I show the shiny new brushes, explain how to use the new sliders …



A week of news: GIMP 2.8 is out, we have again a modern stable version of GIMP. Gratulation to the developers, this was good and hard work. But instead of relaxing a bit they threw at the same moment Version 2.9 into the world. High bit depth, not only the 16 bits everybody wanted, 32 bits integer and floating point modes are suddenly available. But be aware, this is a field of bugs and crashes, don’t expect any productive results yet. In a first look at 2.8 I show the shiny new brushes, explain how to use the new sliders and the tagging system for brushes, gradients and patterns. For the lazy I add a bit of calculations in input fields. Then nachbarnebenan takes you for a tour through 2.9, presenting the lossless operation of the layer stack and other stuff. But again, this is not for the faint at heart. If you want to compile 2.9 on Debian, here is a How To in our Wiki. 00:20 News about 2.8 and 2.9 04:40 Starting GIMP 2.8.0 05:00 Single Window Mode 05:25 A new brush set – brush controls 07:10 The new slider controls 08:10 Ressource tagging for brushes, gradients and patterns 10:45 Calculations in input fields 11:45 Goat Invasion! Outlook to 2.9 (nachbarnebenan) 11:50 A layer stack in 2.8 – 8 Bit depth 14:50 The same in 2.9 – 32? Bit Floating Point 18:20 Soft Light and Overlay – the Bug is gone! 19:20 Not all is using GEGL yet 22:30 Final words from Rolf