GIMP 2.9 Development release PPA

GIMP 2.9 development release now has a PPA (the next “stable” release will be 2.10)

There won't be a GIMP 2.9 stable release - 2.9 is used for development and will result in the next stable GIMP version, 2.10

See this article:
The article seems to suggest it’s only available for Ubuntu 13.10 … but if you check the PPA it’s also available for 12.04, 13.04, and even 14.04

Install/upgrade instructions:-

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install gimp

Revert the changes:-

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge

According to the feature preview here:

it now supports 16/32 bit per channel … that should shut up the often used argument the Photoshop brigade have, right ? :wink:

Changes include:-
1.) 16/32 bit per channel support
2.) (Almost) Lossless color space conversions
3.) New tool: Unified transformation
4.) Heavily improved scaling quality: No- and LoHalo-Samplers
5.) More on-canvas previews
6.) Multi-core CPU / GPU support (for filters)
7.) OpenCL-accelerated filters
8.) GEGL based filters and plugins
9.) ICC v4 color profile conversion support
10.) Color temperature correction

Be Aware, I’ve not tested this yet … but I’m gonna :slight_smile:

If nothing else, check out the feature preview link for a pretty amazing picture of a fly ;D

Excellent news. I didn’t know you were into graphics Mark.

I’m not (any more) “so much” … I went through a "“photograthy” stage back in the days of film, but now I just enjoy “playing” about in the GIMP and seeing what I can achieve with the filters/masks/brushes/etc.

Think of it as amateur image torture … sounds kinda relaxing doesn’t it :slight_smile:

It’s strange how I am moving more and more away from photoshop. I use the Gimp for about 80% of my graphics work now. If Linux had a good RAW converter it would be 100%.

Also the filter plugin G’MiC has been released.

Ooooh … new toys :slight_smile: