GIMP is the multi-platform image manipulation tool stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP works on many operating systems and it is translated in many languages. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. GIMP is expandable and extensible.

Changes in GIMP 2.8.18:
  • Core: Initialize fontconfig cache in separate thread to keep GUI responsive on first startup
  • Core: Properly recognize layer masks as deactivated, e.g. for moving layers
  • Core: Create $XDG_DATA_HOME if it doesn't exist
  • Core: (CVE-2016-4994) Multiple Use-After-Free when parsing XCF channel and layer properties
  • Core: Fix progress access to prevent crash on rapid sequence of commands
  • Core: Fix crash in gimp-gradient-segment-range-move
  • GUI: Disable color picker buttons on OS X to prevent a GUI lockup
  • GUI: Disable "new-style" full-screen mode on OS X to prevent a crash
  • GUI: Pulsing progress bar in splash screen to indicate unknown durations
  • GUI: Fix gamut warning color for lcms display filter
  • GUI: Fix unbolding of bold font on edit
  • GUI: Prevent accidental renaming of wrong adjacent item
  • Plug-ins: Fix crash on sRGB JPEG image drag & drop
  • Plug-ins: Fix ambiguous octal-escaped output of c-source
  • Plug-ins: Fix KISS CEL export
  • Plug-ins: Fix progress bar for file-compressor
  • Plug-ins: Make Script-Fu regex match return proper character indexes for Unicode characters
  • Plug-ins: Fix Script-Fu modulo for large numbers
  • General: Documentation updates
  • General: Bug fixes
  • General: Translation updates

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