Après de longs mois d’attente (deux ans), voici enfin la sortie de la version finale de Gimp 2.8 apportant entre autres le mode Single Window mais aussi quelques nouvelles fonctionnalités et de nouvelles brosses.

La liste des nouveautés (en anglais)

  • Single Window Mode: you can finally use a single main window instead of overlapping floating windows. This is optional and can be turned on from the Windows menu.
  • On-canavas text editing: editing text is not performed in a separate window anymore.
  • Multi-column dock windows which makes the GIMP UI a lot more customizable
  • Improved screen real estate for dockable dialogs
  • Using « Save » now saves the file in the GIMP XCF format and it can’t be used for saving PNG and other files. For non-XCF file types, you now have to use the « Export » menu entry.
  • You can now create layer groups which can be organized in tree-like structures
  • Brush system and tool preset improvements
  • You can now tag brushes and patterns
  • New slider widgets
  • A new set of default brushes and tool presets from Ramon Miranda (from GIMP Paint Studio)
  • Brushes can now be rotated
  • New open window navigation which displays a small preview for each tab
  • Tools rendering on canvas have been ported to Cairo to provide smooth antialiased graphics
  • A new « Lock Pixels » feature
  • Support loading 16bit (RGB565) raw data.
  • Export color values to CSS, PHP, Java, Python or plain text
  • Core integration of the graph-based GEGL library
  • Export to PDF
  • New tool: Cage Transform which makes it possible to easily warp parts of objects using an adjustable user-defined polygonal frame
  • Many others

Installation de Gimp 2.8 sur Ubuntu 12.04 et 11.10

Impressionnant la rapidité de la disponibilité dui dépot PPA.

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

Source : gimp.org et webupd8.org