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After a long time GIMP 2.8 is finally released!

:bulletpurple: The release notes are here!
:bulletblue: The download page is here!

Unfortunately Windows binaries are not available just yet, but keep checking! (You could always install from source if you know how). Windows binaries are available!
Packages should work their way into your favourite package distributor for the more Linux inclined among us.

Brief Summary of New Features
:bulletpurple: (Optional) Single window mode!
:bulletblue: Layer groups.
:bulletpurple: On canvas text editting (No more annoying text edit popup)
:bulletblue: Use maths in input boxes! (E.g. In image width put "720*0.5" and you'll get an image 360 pixels wide)
:bulletpurple: AND MOAR.

This also means the contest is over, but there was a shocking lack of entries so I'm going to think about what to do about that.
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:icondrplutonium007:
DrPlutonium007 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I am downloading GIMP 2.8.18!

Update: GIMP 2.8.18 has installed successfully! :D
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:iconleeleechanlee:
Leeleechanlee Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Windows Binary? :? Sorry if I sound naive... ^^;
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:iconunikittyttikz:
UnikittyttikZ Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I have gimp, I think it's the 2.6 version, but anyways- I can't get my images onto dA! I've tried saving it as a xcf, which saves it right but it dA won't allow me to download the picture. I've also tried jpeg and bmp, but those BOTH make it just black! I don't know whats wrong! Can you help?
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:icondirediredocks:
dirediredocks Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Export instead of Save
im sorry this is more then a year later but wth
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:iconunikittyttikz:
UnikittyttikZ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
ITS FINE AND THAnK YOU SO MUCH I HAVENT BEEN ON DA SINCE LIKE.....IDEK! but thank you <333
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:iconmigranerp:
migranerp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
There is now the update 2.8.2.

I think it eliminates many small bugs of the first 2.8.

[link]
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:iconmasquekawon:
maSqueKawon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I just installed new version and I canīt edit my "dynamics" even though I have "edit active dynamics" ON,
I can check how the levels are and stuff like that but I can not make new one, or edit those what are premade there, any help? I can not really paint with those preset, I need to set my own set, any help appreciated! Thanks
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:iconmasquekawon:
maSqueKawon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
problem solved, it solved itself, it seems, restard did not help, but after like 3rd restart of Gimp 2.8 it just works. Just like that. Do not know what was the problem.
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:icontoxin-wolf:
Toxin-Wolf Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have both, but I do prefer 2.6 more than 2.8. :)
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:iconazurenova2:
AzureNova2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Maybe I'll download it a bit later...with the new version will my downloaded brushes and such disappear?

Also, as an amateur Gimp-user, I'm afraid I'll be quite lost with layer groups, since I'm so comfortable with the layer options now.
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:iconazurenova2:
AzureNova2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I also was talking to someone about the idea of a contest based on making a piece of art using the pre-downloaded pepper brush. XD :icongimppepperplz:
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:iconrdeanl:
rDeanL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is it really good to update to 2.8??? i really want to know
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:iconmatthespeedstar:
MatTheSpeedStar Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll wait until there is less bugs before I get it. From what I see in comments, it's not worth downloading just yet.
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:iconneenee-jb:
neenee-jb Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my file saving feature wont work!
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:iconla-tachuela:
La-Tachuela Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!!!
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:iconcoonissimo:
coonissimo Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Photographer
What's about .PSD compatibility?
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:iconfriendshipocalypse:
friendshipocalypse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
meh, 2.8 refuses to work with my tablet.
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:iconniasemta:
niasemta Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
May I ask what tablet you do use? Mine doesn't work, either. :/
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:iconfriendshipocalypse:
friendshipocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
если мне не изменяет память.
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:iconniasemta:
niasemta Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Thanks :D
А у меня Ваком стал работать. Попробуйте зайти через Edit в Input Device и активируйте ваш таблет. Мне помогло. :)
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:iconfriendshipocalypse:
friendshipocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
ехх, будем посмотреть, как до планшета доберусь.
у меня он работать-то работал, но вот силу нажатия, гадина, не воспринимал. а ведь в новом гимпе столько нужных плюшек... не то, что в фотошопе от версии к версии меняется только расположение старых, лол.
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:iconfriendshipocalypse:
friendshipocalypse Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
genius g-pen f610
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:icondavid-c2011:
David-c2011 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Having read the comments here, I appear not to be the only one who's installation suffers from lagging issues. This is the case with both the stable Windows and Linux versions. Though I like the new features and all, it's near impossible to paint with for me, so I'll need to stick to 2.6 until it's fixed.
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:iconjagged88:
Jagged88 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
About time :D
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:icongintasdx:
GintasDX Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will be waiting for the major update 2.8.1 since there is some ugly bugs and performance issues.
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:iconintrepidtee:
IntrepidTee Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh the paths look gorgeous!
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:iconkudlaty25:
Kudlaty25 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LAYERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3333333
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:iconrandy-ambrosen1:
Randy-Ambrosen1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I say to all those who have brought us GIMP,.... THANK YOU !!!
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:iconrandy-ambrosen1:
Randy-Ambrosen1 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the new GIMP especially the new brush features but my brush dynamics editor is turned off, I can't turn it on. My beautiful aurora brushes are ether blocks of color or a smokey representation of what they used to be. And could someone please tell me how to get gimp to open a picture in the same high resolution as a picture shows up in other programs? All I get is a pixelated version of what shows up in windows???? I can't paint those lustful lips if there square, know what I mean? I'm also unable to copy from GIMP and paste into another windows program and thus show you what I mean.
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:icongintasdx:
GintasDX Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will try to do a clean install too since JPEG plugin doesn't works just right. It can't remmeber saved defaults and shows wrong size... always 1.3Gb instead of real one. Sure there is nice Save for Web plugin,but it doesn't remmeber last used folder.
Gimp is always available and from FileHippo [link]
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:iconkoushoku-jin:
Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: Got v2.8.0 -- after uninstalling the previous v2.6.11, had then removed the old ".gimp2.6" and .thumbnail" folders, deleted all the old "gegl" folders, and did a registry clean via CCleaner =D A good clean install completed

For the lagging fix, I had to do was disable the Color Preference and the Thumbnail ^^; so the issue's cosmetic at my end, I can bear with it til the next update; and love the addition of the Layer Folders -- now, no more layer clutters *wheee!--*

:heart: :iconda-gimpplz:
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:iconnexu4:
Nexu4 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I tried it out but it's working too slowly, I can't draw a round curve.... ;(
Before installing the new version 2.8 I removed 2.6.11 and clean the registry, but it doesnt work. Does anyone have similar problems?
Now I have removed the new one and installed 2.6.11 again... :dygel:
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:iconbuonopanda:
buonopanda Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love you gimp!! :tears:
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:iconmanmadeofgold:
ManMadeOfGold Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the binaries have been released!
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:icononyx-tigeress:
Onyx-Tigeress Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can anyone tell me why I updated and I still have 3 separate windows? :p

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:icondee-oh:
Dee-Oh Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Go to the "Windows" menu, and at the bottom you can select single window mode
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:icononyx-tigeress:
Onyx-Tigeress Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, figured it out right before I discovered the program and my tablet don't exactly get along. :iconheaddeskplz:

Oh well, I'll wait around for some updates until I'm sure I can get a version that works for me. Thanks for the tip though. :)
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:iconnamae-san:
Namae-san Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Did you check if in Edit->Input Devices you have switched on tablet? If it shows the tablet is Disabled you won't be able to use pressure control ;p
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:iconnamae-san:
Namae-san Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you want this nice dark grey-ish theme which was used in gimp 2.7.4 in newest version, just copy and change this folder [link] into directory, you've installed gimp in ->Gimp2-> share->gimp->2.0->themes
(because changing themes via Gimp menu doesn't seem to work)
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:iconnamae-san:
Namae-san Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, one more thing.
If you change theme this way, you'll need to rearrange your docks once again, because the new window is completely blank!
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:iconmiss-cayarcena:
Miss-CayArcena Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
USING ITT
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:iconfractalfiend:
fractalfiend Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
w00t!
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:iconpalmerx64:
PALMERx64 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, finally. Will have to update later.

Single window mode will be very nice.
Thank you for informing us! :D
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:iconrivenroth740:
RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i'll check it later.
hope i get what im thinking...
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:iconla-tachuela:
La-Tachuela Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I only see a download for 2.6 not a 2.8.
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:iconrimirinchan:
rimirinchan Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HEARD SO FAR! CANT WAIT FOR THE WINDOWS BINARY RELEASE!
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:iconrandy-ambrosen1:
Randy-Ambrosen1 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No download for 2.8, just 2.6.
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:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GIMP for Windows (version 2.8.0)

Installers for GIMP for Windows... [link] Windows installers by Jernej Simončič
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:iconrandy-ambrosen1:
Randy-Ambrosen1 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :)
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:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing, I thought most people would have figured it out by now. I took the chance that maybe you were one that hadn't.
Enjoy... :-)
I don't use :icongimpplz:2.8, but I like the new features that seem to have been well overdue.

:icongimppepperplz: :giggle:
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