The GIMP 2.6.0
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.
- Full suite of painting tools including brushes, a pencil, an airbrush, cloning, etc.
- Tile-based memory management so image size is limited only by available disk space
- Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high-quality anti-aliasing
- Full Alpha channel support
- Layers and channels
- A procedural database for calling internal GIMP functions from external programs, such as Script-Fu
- Advanced scripting capabilities
- Multiple undo/redo (limited only by disk space)
- Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
- File formats supported include GIF, JPEG, PNG, XPM, TIFF, TGA, MPEG, PS, PDF, PCX, BMP and many others
- Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier and intelligent
- Plug-ins that allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new effect filters
GIMP 2.6 is an important release from a development point of view. It features changes to the user interface addressing some often received complaints, and a tentative integration of GEGL, the graph based image processing library that will eventually bring high bit-depth and non-destructive editing to GIMP.
* Toolbox Menubar Removed
* Toolbox and Docks are Utility windows
* Ability to Pan Beyond Image Border
* Renamed Dialogs menu to Windows.
* Keep a list of recently closed Docks and allow reopening them.
* Make opening images in already running GIMP instances work better on Windows.
* You can now enter the image zoom ratio directly in the status bar.
* Added support for using online help instead of a locally installed GIMP Help package.
* Make it possible to lock tabs in docks to prevent accidental moving.