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The Gimp 2.4.2 Final

Written by IT News on 7:22 PM

The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program
Gimp is now more popular, this truly Free open source software are gradually improved and added with new feature. Gimp is free, but do not under estimate it features and capabilities, you can compare to other commercial software such as Adobe-cs.

The GIMP is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as image composition, photo retouching and image authoring. It works on many operating systems and languages.

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

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.

GIMP is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

thw Gimp key features are:


Painting
· Full suite of painting tools including Brush, Pencil, Airbrush, Clone,
etc.
· Sub-pixel sampling for all paint tools for high quality anti-aliasing
· Extremely powerful gradient editor and blend tool
· Supports custom brushes and patterns

System
· Tile based memory management so image size is limited only by
available disk space
· Virtually unlimited number of images open at one time

Advanced Manipulation
· Full alpha channel support
· Layers and channels
· Multiple Undo/Redo (limited only by diskspace)
· Editable text layers
· Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip
· Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy and intelligent
· Advanced path tool doing bezier and polygonal selections.
· Transformable paths, transformable selections.
· Quickmask to paint a selection.

Extensible
· A Procedural Database for calling internal GIMP functions from
external programs as in Script-fu
· Advanced scripting capabilities (Scheme, Python, Perl)
· Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and new
effect filters
· Over 100 plug-ins already available

Animation
· Load and save animations in a convenient frame-as-layer format
· MNG support
· Frame Navigator (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
· Onion Skin (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)
· Bluebox (in GAP, the GIMP Animation Package)

File Handling
· File formats supported include bmp, gif, jpeg, mng, pcx, pdf, png, ps,
psd, svg, tiff, tga, xpm, and many others
· Load, display, convert, save to many file formats
· SVG path import/export

What's New in This Release:
· Further improvement to the Print plug-in
· Completed the color management functionality for 2.4
· Store JPEG setting with the image and use them when saving as JPEG
· Further improved the rectangle tools, in particular handling of the fixed aspect ratio
· Added color profile selector widget
· Further improved the display quality for zoomed-out views

Developer: Gimp.org
License: Freeware
Last Updated: November 22nd, 2007, 08:34 GMT
Download location: click here to download

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