GNU Image Manipulation Program, commonly known as GIMP, has released a new stable version 2.10.36, featuring numerous new features, enhancements, and bug fixes.
GIMP is a free, open-source image editing software that allows users to manipulate digital images and create graphics. It was originally developed for Linux system but has since been ported to other operating systems, such as Windows and macOS.
The latest release of the software now includes support for Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) and Adobe Color Book (ACB) palettes, which makes exchanging palettes from other software much easier.
In addition to that, a newly generated gradient called FG to Transparent (Hardedge) has been introduced, which creates a gradient from the foreground color to transparency with hard-edge transitions between the two colors.
In the latest update of GIMP, users will be able to load GIF images that contain the PixelAspectRatio header metadata. This means that the software will set different resolutions per dimension, resulting in the image being rendered correctly.
Moreover, the new release includes security fixes for vulnerabilities reported by the Zero Day Initiative in the code for DDS, PSD, and PSP file formats.
Apart from the usual bug fixes and new features, GIMP 2.10.36 includes certain improvements, such as better feedback when hovering lock buttons and enhanced formatting behavior when selecting and modifying text on the canvas.
The update contains a workaround for a bug that previously caused crashes in GIMP when using a graphic tablet on Linux.
Users can download the official builds of GIMP 2.10.36 from the GIMP official website for Linux flatpaks for x86 and ARM (64-bit) and Universal Windows installer for x86 (32 and 64-bit) and for ARM (64-bit). macOS packages are expected to be released soon.
Overall, the new release of GIMP offers a wide range of tools and features for both amateur and professional graphic designers, photographers, and artists to manipulate digital images and create graphics.
Check out the full changelog here.