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GIMP 2.0 pre1

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The first pre-release for the upcoming 2.0 version of the GIMP is now available for download from
or from one of the mirrors listed at

Not everything is in its final state, but we think this is close to a final 2.0 release. Your feedback will help make the 2.0 release even better, and we particularly appreciate testing efforts. New bugs can be reported to us at

Please note that the GIMP 2.0 installs side-by-side with the GIMP 1.2, so there is no need to uninstall your older GIMP.

Happy GIMPing....... Dave.

Overview of Changes in GIMP 2.0 pre1


- Replaced old "About" dialog [Simon]

- Allow removal of text attributes from text layer [Sven]

- Add optimisation option to png (clear transparent pixels) [Joao]

- Add POSIX shared memory implementation, and use it on MacOS X [Yosh]

- Dashed selection and path stroking [Simon]

- Grey picker in Levels dialog conserves lightness [Bolsh]

- Created a library for handling thumbnails [Sven]

- Support for multipage TIFFs [Andrey Kiselev]

- Added a channel mixer plug-in [Martin Guldahl, Yosh]

- PDB cleanup and compatibility mode [Mitch]

- Cleaned up libgimp API [David Odin]

- Lots of bug fixes

Other contributors:

Adam Moss, Jakub Steiner, Helvetix Victorinox, Pedro Gimeno, Adrian Bunk, Abel Cheung, Maurits Rijk, Ville Pa:tsi, Marco Munari, Shlomi Fish, Jakub Steiner, Raphael Quinet, David Gowers, Michael Schumacher