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                   GNU Image Manipulation Program
                         2.10 Stable Branch

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This is the stable branch of GIMP. Unlike earlier stable branches,
we do allow some new features here, if they are not too invasive.
Otherwise, this branch is only for bug-fixes.


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Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.10.0 to GIMP 2.10.2
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  - Discard fonts which fail to load and popup an info dialog to allow
    people debug their fonts.
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  - New API to suppress updates in UI until plug-ins are done
    introducing changes.
  - New API to calculate histograms in separate threads, with possible further
    extension to handle similar cases elsewhere in GIMP.
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  - Tool options are now properly saved and reloaded per-device at

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  - New plug-in for importing and exporting HEIF images.
  - Enable visibility of rasterized vector layer from PSD.
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  - Single-window screenshots in Windows fixed to correctly snap a
    window even when it is partly off-screen or covered by another
    window or when display scaling is not set to 100%.
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  - New Spherize filter to wrap an image around a spherical cap
  - New Recursive Transform filter to create Droste effect.


  - Warn users, when alpha-only painting has no effect. E.g. when target
    drawable doesn't have an alpha channel, or the alpha channel is locked.
  - Make the splash texts dynamic, so they are larger on larger splashes.
  - Mention pressing Enter to complete Foreground selection in the status bar.
  - Make sure that clicking outside any selection prevents Rectangle Select
    and Ellipse Select tools from creating empty selections.
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  - Improve mouse wheel zooming behavior to keep the same point
    centered under the pointer even if the image is completely visible
    in the canvas.
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  - Add "View -> Center Image in Window" (Shift+J) as a quick way to
    center the image at any zoom level.
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  - Updated translations: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek,
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    Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Spanish,
    Swedish, Ukrainian.
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  - New translation of Windows installer: Chinese (Taiwan)
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  - Add a --with-bug-report-url configure option allowing packagers to
    set the address of their own bug tracker. This address will be the
    one opened by the debug dialog for reporting bugs.
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  - Add a flatpak manifest for the gtk3-port branch.
  - Remove the possibility to disable script-fu.
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  - Add a --with-icc-directory configure option to customize the color
    profile directory. By default, it is set to the common path


  - Updating the description of the XCF format "devel-docs/xcf.txt", for
    third-party readers wishing to support GIMP 2.10 XCF files.
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  - Add documentation skeletons for all enums in libgimpbase/, there is
    much room for improvement.