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                   GNU Image Manipulation Program
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                          Development Branch
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This is the unstable development branch of GIMP. Here we are working
towards the next stable release, which will be GIMP 2.10.
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Generally, all bug fixes that are applied on the stable GIMP 2.8
branch are also applied here, but they are usually not mentioned
in NEWS.
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Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.9.4 to GIMP 2.9.6
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Core:

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  - New clipboard implementation allows copying/pasting layers and
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    layer groups.
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  - Color tags simplify managing large projects with a lot of layers
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    and layer groups.
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  - The Mouse Pointer dialog and colors applied to images are
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    color-managed now.
  - Gamma and precision selectors for newly created images.
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  - Never dither when converting to a higher bit depth, or to anything
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    more than 16 bits, don't offer dithering options in these cases
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  - Default to linear when converting to 16-bit float.
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  - Pre-initialize some babl-based pixel format conversion routines
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    at the start-up to decrease the initial lazy intialization cost
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    for some interactions.
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GUI:

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  - Easily add or remove layer masks by clicking either the layer
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    preview or a new button in the Layers dialog.
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  - Enhance the Layer Attributes dialog to provide the single UI for
    setting layer's name, blending mode, opacity, and offset,
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    toggling visibility, link status, various locks, color tags.
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  - Add a Save As button to the “Quit GIMP” dialog and raise images
    on click for easy checks.
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  - Allow to choose fill color when resizing layers and images.
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  - Quick Mask and Channel Attributes dialogs use the new spinscale
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    widget for the  mask opacity slider.
  - Enable grid views of dynamics and tool presets.
  - Allow to zoom with middle mouse button + control + drag up/down.
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  - For all paint tools, when switching to the color picker mode,
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    don't rely on the exact modifier being pressed or released. Instead,
    check if only the right modifier is pressed after *each* modifier
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    change, and switch to color picking if it is.
  - On startup, GIMP checks for duplicate accelerators in menus, and
    removes duplicates.
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  - Standard (Freedesktop) and GTK+ icons can now be set by the icon
    theme for a fully consistent style.
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  - Many new icons.
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Configurability:

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  - Remember settings of many dialogs across sessions.
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  - New Interface / Dialog Defaults page in the Preferences dialog to
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    control defaults values of various dialogs.
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  - Settings on some individual pages of the Preferences dialog can be
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    reset separately now.
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  - Vertical scrollbar added to keep the height of the Preferences
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    dialog fitting small displays.
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  - Allow mouse to optionally configure tablet devices
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  - Allow creating shortcuts containing the Cmd key + mouse wheel events.
  - Default to 300ppi and 1920x1080px for new documents.
  - Do not allow Alt+[0-9] shortcuts, they are typically used for
    display switching.
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  - The Move tool now shows relative coordinates when moving guides
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    and sample points.
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  - Performance of the Fuzzy Select and the Bucket Fill tool has been
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    improved.
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  - The Warp Transform tool now uses the linear sampler to ensure
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    crisp lines after an erase.
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  - Select by Color and Color Picker tools work correctly in color
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    spaces other than sRGB now.
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  - Uncommitted selection by the Intelligent Scissors tool is not
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    discarded on tool change anymore.
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  - GIMP now checks, whether the first and the last isegments are
    distinct before closing the curve.
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  - Rulers, scrollbars, and the Navigation dialog follow canvas
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    rotation now.
  - Canvas rotation is snappier in certain cases now.
  - For bitmap brushes, GIMP now caches hardness and disables dynamic
    change of hardness to improve painting performance. Botmap brushes
    also don't get clipped anymore, when hardness is less than 100.
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File Formats

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  - Add native WebP loader/exporter with support for ICC profiles,
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    animation, metadata.
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  - The TIFF loader will not generate warnings about private tags
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    anymore.
  - Handle linear gamma PNG files correctly.
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  - Load PSD files with layers which contain additional information
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    with a length that is not divisible by 4.

Plug-ins

  - Port smooth-palette to GEGL.
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    palettes now.
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  - Rename *-paste-as-new to *-paste-as-new-image.
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Build:

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  - Depends on LCMS2.7+ now, because earlier LCMS2 releases caused
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    problems with certain GIMP blend modes.
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  - Depends on libpng 1.6.25+ to avoid warnings about known incorrect
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    sRGB profiles, also avoid various vulnerabilities.
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OS-specific changes:

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  - Help browser launches on macOS now.
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Bugs:

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  - Overall 79 bugs have been fixed or partially addressed since
    GIMP 2.9.4.
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Translations:

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  - Updated: Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,
    Icelandic, Italian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Russian,
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    Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.
  - New: Finnish.
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Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.9.2 to GIMP 2.9.4
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  Color Management:
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  - add new GimpColorTransform object to create abstraction from LittleCMS
  - now color-managed:
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    - layer/image/color palette/gradient/pattern previews
    - Color Picker tool
    - color buttons of GimpColorHistory
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    - GimpFgBgEditor, as used e.g. in the toolbox
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    - color selectors
    - DND widget
    - painting tools
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    - copying layers/paste buffer between images
    - Colors applied to images
    - GimpColorPanel and its color dialog (color widgets in dialogs)
    - color areas created from menu actions
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  - color management for grayscale images, including setting preferred
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    ICC profile
  - add fast switching between color managed display and soft-proofing
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  - add a per-image "is color managed" switch and show the image's
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    "is color managed" state in the window title string
  - add basic support for creating images with color profiles
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  - add "Optimize" options for display and soft-proofing to optionally
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  - add Image -> Color Management -> Save Color Profile to File...
  - improve the naming of generated ICC profiles
  - add a shortcut to the profile chooser dialog on OS X too
  - don't let display color management settings affect file import
  - enable color management when a profile is assigned to the image
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  - pass the right color profile around in gimp_selection_float()
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  - hardcode the CMYK selector's conversion parameters, as well as NTSC
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  - have all previews track the monitor they are on

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  - add "Select -> Flood" select action
  - add "Select -> Remove Holes" action
  - add "Border style" combo to the "Select -> Border..." dialog
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  - do not request xcf compat mode when compat_toggle not sensitive
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  - initialize fontconfig in the background to be able to show a pulsing
    progress bar when rebuilding the list of fonts (typically, the first
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  - fix the Behind blending mode
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  - make Burn mode output match Gimp 2.8 (partial revert of bug 744265)
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  - improve file magic matching
  - add a custom guide concept
  - improve updating the statusbar messages and icons

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GUI:

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  - move the image-duplicate action next to image-new
  - add Image -> Color Management -> Color Management Enabled
  - change "Select _Custom Color..." to "_Custom Color..."
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  Dialogs:
  - include recently used colors in the Dockable Colors dialog
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  - add RGB-based Luminance channel to the Histogram dialog
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  - fix remembering the order of dockable dialogs
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  - reorder the prefs categories tree and rename some pages
  - move "Snap Distance" to the prefs dialog's "Snapping" page
  - add configuration for undo preview size
  - clean-up Preferences -> Color Management
  - add "Shortcut [some modifier] + Mousewheel" for changing pen size

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  - rename theme "Default" into "System"
  - add new GUI themes: Lighter, Light, Gray, Dark, Darker

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  - add icon theme selection and make the icon theme path configurable in prefs
  - preserve 2.8 pixel-perfect icon theme under the name "Legacy"
  - add new symbolic icon theme for GIMP
  - add a scalable icon theme and a configure option --enable-vector-icons

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  - add new GimpBufferSourceBox widget and use it in GimpOperationTool

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  - fix various bugs related to rotated canvas
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  - make GIMP not ignore 'Maximized' hints on startup in Windows
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  - enable a pulsing progress bar in the splash
  - make new images jump around much less
  - fix image position when entering/leaving fullscreen mode
  - make layer boundary re-drawn correctly on scrolling
  - make images not appear completely black when images dockable is visible
  - have all previews track the monitor they are on

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  Fuzzy Select:
  - add "Diagonal neighbors" option

  Foreground Select:
  - fix ghost brush outline

  Bucket Fill:
  - add "Diagonal neighbors" option

  Posterize:
  - turn the posterize tool into an ordinary GEGL filter
  - remove posterize from Tools -> Colors

  Desaturate:
  - turn the Desaturate tool into a normal GEGL filter
  - move "Desaturate" to Colors -> Desaturate

  Align:
  - add vertical offset to distribution options

  Paths:
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  Flip:
  - rename options to "Transform" and "Direction"

  Cage Transform:
  - fix a few performance issue

  Unified Transform:
  - make the tool not fail when currently selected layer is hidden

  Text:
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  Blend:
  - use gegl:distance-transform in the blend tool, it has a progress now
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  - make shapeburst work with the new interactive gradient code
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  All Painting Tools:
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  - add mirror symmetry
  - remove artifacts from painting tools in Burn blending mode
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  - add shortcut actions for changing spacing, hardness, and force

  MyPaint:
  - dramatically improve performance of the tool and enable it by default
  - add Colorize mode
  - add a toggle to change between erase & paint mode
  - add a brush selector to the MyPaint brush options
  - add a dockable dialog to choose a brush, with tagging
  - read tags from MyPaint brushes
  - improve blend math
  - allow plug-ins to register procedures in the <MyPaintBrushes> menu

  Smudge:
  - fix the clipping of out-of-gamut channel values
  - fix the handling of layers with alpha channels

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  - allow to switch the split preview between horizontal and vertical
  - allow to swap the before/after position

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  - replace Selective Gaussian Blur with the GEGL version
  - add gegl:saturation as Colors -> Saturation
  - add gegl:high-pass as Filters > Enhance > High Pass
  - add new gegl:gegl filter that executes a custom processing chain
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  - port Tile and Pagecurl plug-ins to GEGL
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  - refactor the screenshot plug-in into backend and front-ends, one
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  - add Monochrome option to the GEGL version of Channel Mixer
  - bring dialog titles and help IDs to GEGL filter dialogs

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  - add darktable plug-in top pre-process varios raw images
  - port file-gif-save and file-tiff to GIO
  - TIFF support:
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    - merge the file-tiff-load and file-tiff-save plug-ins
    - fix various tiff exporting bugs
  - EXR support:
    - read comment, Exif, and XMP data from EXR files
    - use GIMP's internal profile when loading EXR
  - PSD support:
    - fix the loading of files with adjustment or fill layers
    - fix the reading of layer group structure
  - fix the raw image loader
  - fix the layer groups support in OpenRaster
  - code cleanup in file-bmp
  - fix the exporting of KISS - CELL (*.cel) images
  - resurrect the email plugin
  - use GIO to figure if a file is hidden

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  - update pyconsole code
  - add binding for GimpImageType
  - add GimpColorConfig object
  - add type definition for GimpColorManaged
  - make GimpParasite type known to the code generator
  - require Pycairo in configure, link gimpui against pycairo
  - fix the application of paintbrush size in Python scripts

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  - fix the hanging of Script-fu on machines with 64-bit longs
  - update tinyscheme code from upstream

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Build:

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  - Add pcre and upgrade glib2 to 2.48.1
  - Upgrade exiv2 to 0.25
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  - Clear DISPLAY before building
  - Disable webkitgtk

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Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.0 to GIMP 2.9.2
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Core:

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  The core got completely ported to GEGL, listing all changes involved
  would be too much, therefore we summarize the changes in app/ per
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  base
  composite
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  paint-funcs:
  - Remove these directories, they contained the old pixel
    manipulation functions

  config:
  - Remove GimpBaseConfig, add GimpGeglConfig
  - Add config options for new features

  core:
  - Add some things that used to live in base/, like the temp-buf,
    boundary and histogram code
  - Port all functions to GEGL and higher bit depths
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  - Keep the image around as GEGL graph, all other compositing is gone
  - Add non-destructive drawable filters, but use them only for previews
  - Implement the floating selection as drawable filter
  - Implement GimpImageMap using drawable filters
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  - Ported almost everything from filenames/FILE/fd to GFile/GIO
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  - Be smarter about migrating old user config files
  - Move many object struct members to private structs

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  - Add position locking to items to prevent them from being translated
  - Implement all color management in the core
  - Add an automatic palette of recently used colors
  - Implement metadata handling in the core
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  gegl:
  - Now contains utility functions and abstractions to work with
    GEGL more easily
  - Move all operations to the new operations/ directory

  operations:
  - New directory containing all GIMP-internal GEGL operations
    and their config objects (if any)
  - Add a correct version of the overlay layer mode
  - Add LCH layer modes

  paint:
  - Port all paint cores to Gegl
  - Add MyPaint brush paint core

  pdb:
  - Add compat procedures that work like the removed plug-ins
  - Use the new GimpValueArray, GValueArray got deprecated

  plug-in:
  - Allow plug-ins to access image data at full bit depth
  - Add a compat mode so unported plug-ins always get 8-bit data

  text:
  - Port text rendering to GEGL
  - Use HarfBuzz to inspect fonts for creating an example string

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GUI:

  - Add GUI to handle the new high bit depths and conversion between them
  - Add new action group "filters" which can run arbitrary GEGL ops
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  - Add lots of actions invoking GEGL ops that replace removed plug-ins
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  - Preview all GEGL ops live on the canvas, using drawable filters
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  - Mostly switch from using stock-ids to icon-names
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  - Turn all stock icons into named icons and add an icon theme
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  - Allow selecting colors from an image's colormap
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  - Add "Show in file manager" to everything that has a filename
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  - Add an action search dialog to find actions by keyword and execute them
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  - Split the save dialog into subclasses for load, save and export
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  - Implement various color management dialogs that were in the lcms plug-in
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  - Make sure windows appear on the correct monitor
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  - Simplify and reduce the actions that modify paint tool behavior
  - Add canvas rotation and flipping
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  - Make the image tab position configurable in single window mode
  - Add separate snapping settings for fullscreen mode
  - Remove bitmaps cursors and only support RGBA cursors
  - Color manage drawable and image thumbnails
  - Add more format string options for the image title
  - Use the external gtkosxapplication package instead of included code
  - Add a generic GimpPopup class and use it instead of duplicating code
  - Make the generated GUI of GEGL ops much better
  - Allow to implement custom GUI for gegl ops, and do that in some cases
  - Add GimpDial, GimpPolar and GimpCircle to be used for angle and hue picking


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  - Add an "experimental playground" for unfinished tools
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  - (experimental) Add a tool that paints with MyPaint brushes
  - (experimental) Add an n-point deformation tool
  - (experimental) Add a transform tool with a variable # of handles
  - (experimental) Add a seamless clone tool
  - Add a unified transform tool that allows rotating, scaling, perspective
  - Add a warp tool as replacement for the IWarp plug-in
  - Allow tool dialogs to be embedded on the canvas genrically
  - Add much more options to painting, like the ability to lock
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    tool options to brush defaults, and to zoom the brush with the canvas
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  - Make the blend tool work interactively in realtime
  - Add undo/redo to many tools (using the normal shortcuts)
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  - Deprecate the entire old pixel manipulation API
  - Add API to get a drawable's buffer, the rest can be done with GEGL
  - Add high bit depth support when using the new buffer API
  - Make many enum value names sane and deprecate the old names
  - Many core enums moved here instead of proxying them via PDB generation
  - Add API to stroke vector outlines, with all core properties
  - Add more context API that affects other procedures
  - Deprecate API with weird names, and add new API with less arguments
  - Add metadata and color management API, utility functions and widgets
  - Split GimpPickButton into per-platform backends and fix it on OS X
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  - Remove the metadata plug-ins, this is now done in the core/libgimp
  - Remove the file-uri plug-in, this is now done in the core using GIO
  - Port many file plug-ins to GIO
  - Port many plug-ins that are not strictly filters to GEGL
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  - Lots and lots of bug fixes
  - Translation updates