Monday, December 22, 2008

Upgrade of the day: Gimp 2.6

I don't know when it came out, but boy am I glad I upgraded to Gimp 2.6.

There are a bunch of improvements - but the one I immediately noticed was the text tool was more sophisiticated. It's now possible to have it specify a bounding box, and wrap the text within it.

This isn't mentioned on the 2.6 release notes, so perhaps my previous version of Gimp was so ancient it didn't have this?

I've also noticed the improved file loading dialog. I found this to be glitchy in Vista with the older version.

Gimp is still nowhere near as polished as Adobe Photoshop. But it's incredibly capable, and has some cool extension capabilities. Oh yeah, and it's free. Which if you're a small business or just interested in goofing around, might make a real difference to you.

What are you waiting for? Go get the upgrade.

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