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  • Native OS X Version of GIMP Open-Source Photo Editor Finally Available


    GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program), a staple on Windows as an open-source alternative to Photoshop, is finally natively supported on Mac OS X.

    GIMP has already been available on OS X, but users needed to use the X11 Window environment for it to work. With GIMP native the potentially messy X11 install is no longer required, and performance will likely improve significantly.

    Version 2.8.2 not only adds native Mac support, but fixes a number of bugs found in the last major GIMP release version 2.8. Version 2.8 added new interface features like layer groups, and on-canvas text editing, but a few bugs like not remembering JPEG saving options, slow canvas draw and the page setup options menu disappearing.

    We’ll have a review of GIMP in the not-too-distant future, until then follow this link and try it for yourself.

    Source: Lifehacker, GIMP
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Native OS X Version of GIMP Open-Source Photo Editor Finally Available started by Phillip Swanson View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. Banks4004's Avatar
      Banks4004 -
      gimp is good
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Finally!!!!!! About time.

      To bad I like Pixelamator a lot more now.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ranjan Kashyap View Post
      Gimp is a good photo editing software for editing pics. However if you are a professional ..you would like to work on Photoshop.
      The big issue is the cost of Photoshop, which puts it out of reach for most people. I personally can't even stand using GIMP anymore, but not everyone is as fortunate as I am with their choices.

      That said, GIMP is a good alternative for professional-level graphic design on a hobbyist budget. Nobody deals with GIMP for basic photo-editing. They have hundreds of other choices to do simple things like that, and most cameras come with some kind of basic photo editor. These are free and much more simple to use than GIMP.

      GIMP is used by people who want Photoshop, but can't afford it. Not people who only want to brighten an image.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      it runs soO much better now!
    1. Aehmlo's Avatar
      Aehmlo -
      GIMP is the only editor I have ever been able to use (aside from Elements on my school's computers), and I'm very happy with it. However, there are a few features that PhotoShop has that GIMP is lacking, and some features GIMP has that PhotoShop is lacking (yes, they exist). I actually have come to like the OS X version of GIMP (X11 that is), and I'm not sure if I'll like a port of the original GIMP to OS X, as this seems to be. The X11 version seemed to have more, better features (not to mention a really great UI), so I may actually stick with it.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by Banks4004 View Post
      gimp is good
      Gimp is very good :-)

      Anybody know if there are any limitations, e.g., with respect to extensions or plug-ins with the native OS X version?
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ranjan Kashyap View Post
      Gimp is a good photo editing software for editing pics. However if you are a professional ..you would like to work on Photoshop.
      MMi is a good site for posting spam links in your signature. However if you are a professional spammer ..you are a gimp, and should go to Hell.
    1. purplemonkeyspank's Avatar
      purplemonkeyspank -
      Lmao. Couldn't have picked a worse acronym if they tried!

      Gimp-
      •A physically handicapped lame person
      •A limp or
      •A feeble contemptible person OR (my personal favourite)
      •Someone who is into the submission role in S&M typically wearing full leather/PVC body suits and a gimp mask. 😜