Software Update: GIMP 2.8.18

Jul

17

2016

Version 8.2.16 of the open source image editing program The Gimp is true. The name GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The software is available for various operating systems, including Windows, FreeBSD, Linux, MacOS and Solaris. Version 2.8 includes user interface enhancements, layers can be grouped now, the text tool has been greatly improved and GEGL is almost completely integrated. The main changes and improvements made in this release are as follows:

Core:
Initialize fontconfig cache in separate thread to keep GUI responsiveness on first startup
Properly Recognize layer masks axis deactivated, eg for moving layers
Create $ XDG_DATA_HOME if it does not exist
(CVE-2016-4994) Multiple Use-After-Free When parsing XCF channel and layer properties
Fix Progress access to preventable crash on rapid sequence of commands
Fix crash in gimp-gradient segment-range move
GUI:
Disable color picker buttons on OS X to preventinfo a GUI lockup
Disable “new-style” full-screen mode on OS X to a preventable crash
Pulsing progress bar at the splash screen to indicate unknown durations
Fix gamut warning color for lcms display filter
Fix unbolding or bold font on edit
Prevent accidental renaming or wrong adjacent item
Installer:
Change compression settings to decrease size by 20%
Add Catalan, Danish, French, Dutch
Plug-ins:
Fix crash on sRGB JPEG image drag & drop
Fix ambiguous octal escaped output c-source
Fix KISS CEL export
Fix progress bar for file compressor
Make Script-Fu regex match return clean character indexes for Unicode characters
Fix Script-Fu modulo for large numbers
General:
Documentation updates
bug fixes
translation updates

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