The successful open source image editing software GIMP has gain a new update. GIMP 2.8.4 has been released, this is a stable release from GIMP 2.8 series which brings lots of bug fixes and many translation updates including new Brazilian-Portuguese translation to the Windows installer.


Here are some changes from GIMP 2.8.2 to GIMP 2.8.4:
  • Move the OSX gimpdir to "~/Library/Application Support"
  • Better names for the default filters in save and export
  • Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive
  • Remember the "maximized" state across sessions
  • Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again
  • Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers
  • Various fixes for text style attribute handling
  • Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers
  • Make language selectable in Preferences on OSX
  • And more!
For a complete list of change from GIMP 2.8.2 to GIMP 2.8.4 please click here.

Install GIMP 2.8.4 on Ubuntu
Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 13.04 users can install GIMP 2.8.4 easily by executing the following command:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install gimp

Or if you already have installed GIMP yet, please run the following command insted:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install dist-upgrade
Wait for the installation to finish and you will have GIMP 2.8.4 installed on your Ubuntu system. Regards :)


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