NEWS 11.8 KB
Newer Older
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
1 2
                   ------------------------------ 
                   GNU Image Manipulation Program
Sven Neumann's avatar
layout  
Sven Neumann committed
3
                         Development Branch
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
4
                   ------------------------------
5

Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
6
This is the development branch of GIMP. Here's where all the shiny
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
7
new stuff is being done that will one day be released as GIMP 2.4.
8 9


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
Changes in GIMP 2.3.8
=====================

- added new tile primitive Triangle to Mosaic plug-in
- speed up Gaussian Blur plug-in
- suppress redundant progress updates from plug-ins
- changed some gimprc and sessionrc default values
- do not focus transform tool dialogs on map
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
18
- renamed Magnify tool to Zoom tool and added some missing tool shortcuts
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
19 20 21
- added a submenu with recently used plug-ins to the Filters menu
- fixed look-up table used for Contrast adjustments
- improved the user interface of the Animation Playback plug-in
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
22 23
- added framework for describing menu entries in the statusbar
- added lots of helpful blurbs to procedures and core actions
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
24
- remove color from the Watercolor selector if Shift is being pressed
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
25 26 27
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48
Changes in GIMP 2.3.7
=====================

- depend on GTK+ 2.8, use some of the new features
- removed workarounds for problems in GTK+ 2.6
- moved Align Visible Layers to the Image menu
- started to add a new vectors PDB API
- make it more obvious that docks can be rearranged by drag and drop
- modified the behaviour of the Tab key
- added --license command-line option
- improved dither matrix for RGB->Indexed conversion
- added PDB API to stroke with any paint method
- gave some plug-ins more sensible names
- keep settings of brush/pattern/font/... button popups across sessions
- reduced number of memory allocations by declaring some strings as static
- some improvements to the plug-in preview widgets
- added links to important topics in the user manual
- let the configure script display a summary of options
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
Changes in GIMP 2.3.6
=====================

- even faster application startup
- binary relocatibility on Linux by means of binreloc
- be more verbose when being asked for it
- select color index when picking from an indexed drawable
- allow to migrate windows between displays
- mouse-wheel scrolling and zooming in plug-in previews
- added keyboard shortcuts ([ and ]) for changing the brush radius
- improved Oilify plug-in
60 61 62
- made the IWarp plug-in preview resizeable
- added alignment mode for cloning from a fixed location source
- completed core/ui separation of paint tools and paint methods
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
63 64 65
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
66 67 68 69 70 71
Changes in GIMP 2.3.5
=====================

- optionally add jitter to paint strokes
- implemented Snap to Path
- added PDB API to access the Image Grid
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
72
- ease access to Keyboard Shortcuts editor
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
73 74
- optimizations to the Tile Cache and Undo/Redo implementations
- more work on the Buffer PDB API
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
75 76 77 78 79
- bug fixes to the new zoomable plug-in previews
- optimization of the SIOX algorithm
- menu reorganisation in the Toolbox menu
- export "Open As Layer" to the PDB as file-load-layer
- added keyboard control for the Curves tool
80 81 82
- load and save embedded ICC profiles from/to PNG images
- improved appearance of some tool icons on dark background
- added PDB API to get and set path visibility
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
83 84 85 86 87 88 89
- let data editors follow the active brush, palette and gradient (optional)
- some rearrangements in the new toplevel Colors menu
- speed up reloading of data files
- allow to copy the location of data files to the clipboard
- allow to disable saving of the document history in the preferences
- slightly faster application startup
- more use of ngettext for plural forms
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
90 91 92
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
93 94
Changes in GIMP 2.3.4
=====================
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
95

Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
96 97
- allow plug-ins and scripts to register menu entries in the <Brushes>,
  <Gradients>, <Palettes>, <Patterns> and <Fonts> menus
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
98
- replaced Selection to Brush/Pattern scripts with scripts that paste
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
99
  a new brush/pattern from the content of the clipboard
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
100 101 102 103
- allow to easily close all opened images
- added a first version of a Print plug-in using libgnomeprint
- improved Sphere Designer plug-in
- improved Compose plug-in
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129
- added a zoomable preview widget for plug-ins
- implement copy and paste of paths as SVG 
- use new stock icons introduced with GTK+ 2.6
- allow to zoom in/out using the +/- keys on the numerical keypad
- make it easier to drop dockables below the toolbox
- set plug-in dialogs transient to the window they have been called from
- added PDB function to obtain handles to the image and progress windows
- export named buffers to the PDB
- easier access to the popup menu in empty container views
- use ngettext for plural forms
- implement "Sample Merged" for the Clone tool
- various Win32 fixes
- fixed capitalization for better HIG compliance
- use a descriptive verb instead of "OK" as button label in most dialogs
- redone About dialog to be more informative
- take the default unit from the locale settings
- moved color-related tools and plug-ins to a new toplevel Colors menu
- let the gnomevfs plug-in use GNOME authentication manager if available
- rewritten Crop tool (work in progress)
- added page selector to the Postscript Import plug-in
- added preview to Checkerboard and Threshold Alpha plug-ins
- more PDB procedure and parameter name canonicalization
- touched up new path tool cursors and added one for the Join operation
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
130 131
Changes in GIMP 2.3.3
=====================
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
132

Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140
- improved new GimpPageSelector widget
- minor improvements to the Procedure and Plug-In browsers
- set alternative button order in some places that were missed earlier
- added SIOX algorithm for foreground extraction
- fixed most gcc 4.0 warnings
- improved Cursor view and Sample Points functionality
- prepared code and UI for more layer lock types
- added new PDF import plug-in based on libpoppler
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
141
- undeprecated and improved palette editor, added cursor navigation
142
- show more information in the Image Properties dialog
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
143 144 145 146 147 148
- added prototype of SIOX foreground selection tool
- fixed build of MMX code on gcc 4.0
- moved procedure browser to libgimpwidgets as GimpProcBrowserDialog
- canonicalize PDB procedure and parameter names
- use the coefficients from the sRGB spec when calculating luminance
- allow to remove alpha channel from a layer
Michael Natterer's avatar
Michael Natterer committed
149
- added more different cursors for the paths tool
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
150
- bug fixes and code cleanup
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
151 152


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
153 154
Changes in GIMP 2.3.2
=====================
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
155 156 157 158 159 160

- more standard way of dealing with translation of the startup tips
- allow to use the selected font in the text tool's text editor
- some minor UI changes for HIG compliance
- redid the framework that deals with installing desktop files
- started to reorganize menus, mainly plug-ins and scripts
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
161 162 163 164 165 166 167
- renamed "Scatter RGB" and "Scatter HSV" to "RGB Noise" and "HSV Noise"
- allow to clear the document history
- don't normalize the result in the Laplace plug-in (bug #306874)
- ported FractalExplorer GUI to GtkTreeView, getting rid of the last
  XPM icons that were being used
- added an option to Motion Blur to blur outwards
- added support for the proposed ICC Profiles In X Specification
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
168
- added new widget GimpEnumLabel to libgimpwidgets
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
169 170 171 172 173
- let the lcms display filter module show information about the used
  color profiles
- improved drawing of the brush outline
- fixed build of Python language binding on Win32
- allow plug-ins to access the user's color management configuration
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
174 175 176
- added new widget GimpPageSelector to libgimpwidgets
- reenabled the Debug menu
- load and save ICC color profiles from/to JPEG images
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
177 178 179
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
180 181
Changes in GIMP 2.3.1
=====================
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189

- allow to copy and paste SVG between GIMP and other applications
- added a utility for testing and debugging clipboard operations
- more work on the new vectors PDB API
- made screen edges active in the image display in fullscreen mode
- made file and color selection dialogs transient to their parent windows
- moved browser widget from Procedure Browser plug-in to libgimpwidgets
- allow more search types in the Procedure Browser
Sven Neumann's avatar
news  
Sven Neumann committed
190
- reduced size of the Colors dockable by moving the hex entry down
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
191 192 193
- added object properties to GimpColorArea and GimpColorButton
- changed default for RGB->Indexed conversion to not to any dithering
- allow to paste a new image using Ctrl-V on the toolbox
Sven Neumann's avatar
news  
Sven Neumann committed
194 195
- show previews of dash presets in Stroke Options dialog
- Escape key cancels the window selection in the Screenshot plug-in
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
196 197 198 199 200 201 202
- allow to operate the Brightness Contrast tool by clicking and dragging
  on the canvas
- improved Sample Points dockable
- added first draft of new align tool
- turned image and drawable combo boxes in libgimpui into real widgets
- further improved Python bindings
- nicer DND icons for viewables
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
203 204 205
- allow to hide the button-bar found at the bottom of most dockables
- turned font selection in libgimpui into a real widget
- added support for BMP files with alpha channel (RGBA)
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
206 207 208 209 210
- bug fixes and code cleanup


Changes in GIMP 2.3.0
=====================
211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233

- added Recompose plug-in
- added rectangle tool in GFig plug-in
- improved palette editor color DND
- improved EXIF handling in JPEG plug-in
- smoother autoscrolling in image display
- added Snap to Canvas Border and Snap to Path (yet unimplemented)
- added previews to Mosaic, Pixelize and Sparkle plug-ins
- added Lanczos interpolation method
- added Open as Image menu entries to brushes and patterns dialogs
- improved drag-n-drop of drawables within GIMP
- added a prototype of a new rectangular select tool
- moved a bunch of enums from core into libgimpbase
- moved GimpConfig functionality from core into libgimpconfig
- moved GimpEnumStore and GimpEnumComboBox to libgimpwidgets
- moved convenience constructors for property views to libgimpwidgets
- ported ImageMap plug-in to action based menus.
- first steps towards color management
- use GOptionContext for command-line parsing
- added a gnome-vfs backend for the uri plug-in (former url plug-in)
- prepared code for accessing remote files in the file-chooser
- let all dialogs obey the gtk-alternative-button-order setting
- extended GimpProgress PDB API
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
- improved file type handling in file save dialog
- resurrected threaded pixel processor and enable it by default
- parallelized a few more internal functions
- speed up gradient dithering
- improved PSD save plug-in
- improved Python bindings
- allow to resize layers with the image
- allow to control letter spacing in the text tool
- added path-on-path functionality, use it to implement Text on Path
- improved gradient editor
- allow to import paths from a string
- ported all code to gstdio wrappers
- added infrastructure for color sample points
- added first draft of a metadata editor plug-in
- speed up burn compositing function
- added Altivec versions of some compositing functions
- added PDB API to control the number of columns in a palette
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
251 252 253 254 255 256 257
- allow to control hue overlap in Hue-Saturation tool
- added a PDB API to register menu branches
- added missing mnemonics
- improved Screenshot plug-in
- allow to drag brushes/patterns/gradients... to the selectors in Script-Fu
- allow to save images by dragging them to a filemanager that supports the
  XDS protocol
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
258 259 260 261 262
- optimizations in the Color Deficiency display filter
- transfer the clipboard content to a clipboard manager on exit
- moved cursor info out of the Info window into a dockable
- moved remaining bits of the Info Window to a new Image Properties dialog
- build and install gimp-console by default
263 264 265
- allow to drag and drop image data into GIMP
- use the statusbar more to display hints and info about the tool state
- resurrected --no-data functionality
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
266 267 268
- zoom to the cursor position instead of the display center
- some improvements to the Helpbrowser plug-in
- load PS brushes in the .abr format
269 270
- allow to choose between different algorithms for Desaturate
- added thumbnail loader to Winicon plug-in
Sven Neumann's avatar
Sven Neumann committed
271 272 273
- improved configuration of input controllers
- added an option to make the dock windows transient to the active image display
- lots of code cleanup and bug-fixes