It's been over a half-decade since the GIMP 2.8 stable debut and today marks the long-awaited release of GIMP 2.10, its first major update in six years. And among other things, it brings basic support for HiDPI displays.
Earlier versions of GIMP used icons that used the same number of pixels on pretty much any screen. So items that looked fine on a computer 1920 x 1080 pixel display might look incredibly tiny on screen that’s the same physical size, but which has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. And that could make it hard to click the right tool or even see what you’re doing.
GIMP 2.10 addresses this by letting you set your icon theme to small, medium, large, or huge. Or you can just let GIMP decide for you by choosing “Guess icon size from resolution” in the Icon Theme preferences.
GIMP now comes with four different theme presets: dark, gray, light, and system. And there are four icon themes to choose from: symbolic, symbolic inverted. color, and legacy.
While the new theme settings and HiDPI support are the features I’m most excited about, there are a number of other changes in GIMP 2.10 including:
The full GTK3 port hasn't happened yet, but there's a lot of other exciting changes.
In this new version, GIMP has been "nearly" fully ported to the GEGL image processing engine, which brings support for up to 32-bit images, multi-threaded and hardware-accelerated pixel processing, and optional GPU-side processing for systems with stable OpenCL drivers.
According to the team, GIMP 2.10.0 uses GEGL for all of its tile management and to build an acyclic graph for each project. That satisfies the prerequisites for eventually adding non-destructive editing, a future feature slated for version 3.2.
Color management is a core feature with most widgets and preview ares color-managed
Improved digital painting with canvas rotation and flipping, symmetry painting, and more
Support for new image formats including WebP, OpenEXR, RGBE, and HGT
Improved PSD importing
Metadata viewing and editing for Exif, XMP, IPTC, and DICOM
Some new tools and improvements to existing tools including a Unified Transform tool that can do mulitple things (such as scaling, rotating, an perspective correction) at once
You can find a more detailed run-down of new features in the GIMP 2.10 release notes.
Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.
How To Use Varnish As A Highly Available Load Balancer On Ubuntu 20.04 With SSL
Load balancing with high availability can be tough to set up. Fortunately, Varnish HTTP Cache server provides a dead simple highly available load balancer that will also work as a…
How to install a Linux partition on a Windows 10 PC
In spite of a past we could say almost confronted, the approach between Windows and Linux is accelerating more and more, drawing a story closer to love than to hate.…
WSL2 is released to run Linux distributions on Windows
If you are reading about this for the first time, the Windows Subsystem for Linux is a kind of virtual machine that allows you to run the Linux terminal on…
How to save and edit photos in WebP format in GIMP
When working with our own images or those of others, there are many photo-editing programs we can make use of. These solutions help us to convert, retouch, or enhance our…
Linux For Dummies: Permissions
In the previous articles I made a short introduction to the Unix world and in the following article I have dealt with the basic commands for the file system management. Today we are…
Linux for Dummies: Ubuntu Terminal
I introduced in the previous article, available here, the basic concepts concerning the Linux world. Today we are going to have a look to some basic operations that we can perform…
Linux for Dummies: Introduction
If you have thought about migrating from Windows to a Unix operating system, or Linux specifically there are things you should know. The goal is to give essential information (and…
The Best RSS Readers for Ubuntu
Even if most of the tech experts actively claim that RSS (Rich Site Summary) is dead especially after Google Reader was discontinued 5 years ago but it isn’t yet as…
80 Linux Network Monitor Software & Tools for Managing & Monitoring Unix/Linux Systems
It’s hard work monitoring and debugging Linux performance problems, but it’s easier with the right tools at the right time. Finding a Linux Network Monitor tool or Software package for…
How to install Letsencrypt Certificates with Certbot in Ubuntu
In this article we will explain how to install, manage and configure the SSL Security certificate, Let's Encypt in NGINX server used as proxy. This certificate is free but does…
How to Set up a Fully Functional Mail Server on Ubuntu 16.04 with iRedMail
Setting up your own mail server from scratch on Linux is complex and tedious, until you meet iRedMail. This tutorial is going to show you how you can easily and…
Setting Up SFTP on Ubuntu 16.04
I recently had a request to setup SFTP for a customer so they could manage a set of files in their environment through an FTP GUI. Being an avid user…