Commit 0a360510 authored by Alexandre Prokoudine's avatar Alexandre Prokoudine
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Update NEWS for the GIMP 2.9.6 release

parent ccb30a62
......@@ -10,6 +10,102 @@ 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.
Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.9.4 to GIMP 2.9.6
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Core:
- New clipboard implementation allows copying/pasting layers and
layer groups
- Color tags simplify managing large projects with a lot of layers
and layer groups
- The Mouse Pointer dialog and colors applied to images are
color-managed now
GUI:
- Easily add or remove layer masks by clicking either the layer
preview or a new button in the Layers dialog
- Enhance the Layer Attributes dialog to provide the single UI for
setting layer's name, blending mode, opacity, and offset,
toggling visibility, link status, various locks, color tags.
- Add a Save As button to the “Quit GIMP” dialog
- Allow to choose fill color when resizing layers and images
- Quick Mask Attributes dialog uses the new spinbox widget for the
mask opacity slider
- Enable grid views of dynamics and tool presets many new icons
Configurability:
- Remember settings of many dialogs across sessions
- New Interface / Dialog Defaults page in the Preferences dialog to
control defaults values of various dialogs
- Settings on individual pages of the Preferences dialog can be
reset now
- Vertical scrollbar added to keep the height of the Preferences
dialog fitting small displays
- Allow mouse to optionally configure tablet devices
Tools:
- The Move tool now shows relative coordinates when moving guides
and sample points
- Performance of the Fuzzy Select and the Bucket Fill tool has been
improved
- The Warp Transform tool now uses the linear sampler to ensure
crisp lines after an erase
- Select by Color and Color Picker tools work correctly in color
spaces other than sRGB now
- Uncommitted selection by the Intelligent Scissors tool is not
discarded on tool change anymore.
Painting:
- Rulers, scrollbars, and the Navigation dialog follow canvas
rotation now
- Canvas rotation is snappier in certain cases now
File Formats
- Add native WebP loader/exporter with support for ICC profiles,
animation, metadata
- The TIFF loader will not generate warnings about private tags
anymore
- Handle linear gamma PNG files correctly
- Load PSD files with layers which contain additional information
with a length that is not divisible by 4
Color Palettes
- Merge Palettes command is available for multiple selected color
palettes now
PDB:
- Rename *-paste-as-new to *-paste-as-new-image
Build:
- Depends on LCMS2.7+ now, because earlier LCMS2 releases caused
problems with certain GIMP blend modes
- Depends on libpng 1.6.25+ to avoid warnings about known incorrect
sRGB profiles, also avoid various vulnerabilities
OS-specific changes:
- Help browser launches on OS X now
Bugs:
- Overall 60 bugs have been fixed or partially addressed since
GIMP 2.9.4
Translations:
- Updated: Catalan, Czech, Danish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian,
Icelandic, Italian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Russian,
Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish.
- New: Finnish.
Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.9.2 to GIMP 2.9.4
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