GIMP specifications

What's new in version 2.8

  • Allow specifying the written language in the Text Tool. This helps with choosing an appropriate font, or appropriate glyphs for the selected language.
  • Moved 'Text along path' from tool options to the text context menu.
  • Add diagonal guides to the Crop Tool.
  • Support rotating brushes.
  • The Smooth Stroke feature from GIMP Painter was ported to GIMP.
  • Added 'Rule of fifths' crop guide overlay.
  • Added an icon for the Desaturate tool.
  • Support loading 16bit (RGB565) raw data.
  • Added palette exporter for CSS, PHP, Python, txt and Java, accessed through the palette context menu.
  • Support printing crop marks for images.
  • Made the Pointer dockable show information about selection position and size.
  • Replaced the brush scale control in tool options by a brush size one that works in pixels, and does the right thing when the brush changes.
  • Improved the Free Select Tool on-canvas feedback.
  • Made it possible to use GEGL for scaling images.


  • Publisher Gimp
  • Publisher web site
  • Release date May 10, 2012
  • Date added May 09, 2012
  • Version 2.8


System requirements

  • Operating systems Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
  • Additional requirements Not available

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  • File size 82.84MB
  • File name GIMP-2.8.0-SnowLeopard-Lion.dmg


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