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It's been a long time coming, but GIMP 2.8 is out for Windows and Linux right now.
Windows/Linux: The free image editing tool GIMP has received a big update to version 2.8 that includes an overhaul to the interface and makes it a bit easier to use and navigate windows.
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Shame I'm still on a Mac. I wanted to try this out. Guess Photoshop CS5 is gunna have to work for me.
 
GIMP 2.6 works just fine on my elderly Mini (10.6.8). I have olde versions of Photoshop, Illustrator and Pagemaker on my ancient PowerPC Mac (yep, I still use it, too). But GIMP is truly insanely great on the Mini (helps to know how to work other OSes).
 
I have tried the Mac version of GIMP. It is very easy to use. I just assumed that this update was only available for Windows and Linux, as that is what is specified in the article. I may try it out with Wine or VM.
 
Gotcha, +David Van Komen I didn't mean to imply anything negative; just don't know your background. If you try the MacOS version and it does, in fact, include 2.8, I'd be interested to hear how it works for you
 
+Kellyn Delgado, I use X-11, so GIMP works in its own little OS window, so to speak. It is actually a lot of fun to use this way once I got used to it. The features it offers vs. my old P'shop commercial software are SUCH a blast to use. I wish my sense of color and design was better,
 
Heh, looks like they're trying to keep up with Adobe's "everything must now be dark" concept.

Either way, Paint.NET remains my free Photoshop alternative recommendation. Its interface is miles friendlier than GIMP.
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Exciting!
 
Wonder when it will be released to the Ubuntu Repos? (not there I checked, still at 2.6)
 
#linux This looks pretty sweet but #krita has #gimp beat for me currently but that could change if they keep up the great changes
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