Commit 60b46ffc authored by Alexandre Prokoudine's avatar Alexandre Prokoudine

Update index.md

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......@@ -8,11 +8,23 @@ Summary: GIMP 2.10.10 released: good news everyone!
No updates for a few months, but the reward is there: a lot of nice new
features in this release!
Version 2.10.10 highlights are:
* Line art detection in the _Bucket Fill_ tool for comic artists
* Various usability improvements in transformation tools
* _Sample Merged_ option added to the _Heal_ tool and fixed in the _Clone_ tool
* Parametric brushes now have 32-bit per channel precision
* Easier brush and pattern creation workflow
* On-canvas layer selection
* Faster saving/exporting and layer groups rendering
* Initial DDS support
* Many improvements in GEGL, the image processing engine
# Notable improvements
## Improved tools
### Bucket Fill tool
The Bucket Fill tool got a bit of revamping making it much easier to
The _Bucket Fill_ tool got a bit of revamping making it much easier to
use. It also got a new "*Fill by line art detection*" mode (a.k.a.
"Smart Colorization")!
......@@ -27,7 +39,7 @@ use. It also got a new "*Fill by line art detection*" mode (a.k.a.
Similarly to painting tools, it is now possible to pick surrounding
colors on canvas with the `Ctrl` modifier, without having to switch to
Color Picker tool.
_Color Picker_ tool.
#### Click and drag to fill
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#### Fill by line art detection
Finally the highlight change on the Bucket Fill tool is a new algorithm
Finally, the highlight change on the _Bucket Fill_ tool is a new algorithm
for painters, allowing to fill areas surrounded by "line arts", while
trying to leave no unfilled pixels near the lines, and closing potential
zones.
......@@ -66,27 +78,29 @@ post](https://girinstud.io/news/2019/02/smart-colorization-in-gimp/).
Ell improved various shortcomings on several transformation tools:
* The Scale tool now scale around the center, even when using numeric
* The _Scale_ tool now scales around the center, even when using numeric
input.
* The Unified Transform tool defaults to preserving aspect ratio
when scaling up or down.
* New "Constrain handles" and "Around center" options to the
perspective-transform tool's GUI, which are similar to the
corresponding options of the unified-transform tool.
_Perspective Transform_ tool's GUI, which are similar to the
corresponding options of the _Unified Transform_ tool.
* New "Readjust" button in several transformation tools to readjust
transform handles based on the current state of the display.
transform handles based on the current zoom level.
* TODO: linking/unlinking of normal/corrective modes
TODO: add video we shared on social media about the "Readjust" handles.
### Healing tool
### Heal and Clone tool
Michael Natterer improved the Healing tool, allowing "Sample merged" to
also work for the target pixels, allowing to draw in empty layers.
Michael Natterer improved the _Heal_ tool by adding the "Sample merged" option
which allows painting changes on a separate layer to keep the original data
intact.
## Better brushes
### 32-bit parametric brushes
Michael Natterer and Ell worked a lot on better brush support in GIMP.
Michael Natterer and Ell worked a lot on a better brush support in GIMP.
A major improvement for painters was making parametric brushes finally
32-bit float, following the high-bit depth move for color processing.
The main advantage will be to avoid posterization on large brushes,
......@@ -94,8 +108,9 @@ especially with darker colors.
It is to be noted that raster brushes are still 8-bit. Promoting them to
32-bit float is also a planned future work.
Moreover plug-ins only have access to 8-bit versions of high-precision
brushes and patterns. New API will be required to handle high-precision
Moreover, plug-ins only have access to 8-bit versions of high-precision
brushes and patterns. The new API will be required to handle high-precision
data.
### Easy brush and pattern creation from clipboard
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Jehan implemented a new generic canvas modifier `Alt + middle click`
allowing to pick layers by clicking on pixels. The available layers will
be looped through (starting from the upper one) while Alt key is hold
be looped through (starting from the upper one) while `Alt` key is hold
and the picked layer name will be temporarily displayed in the status
bar. The interaction choices also heavily benefited from inputs of
Aryeom, from *ZeMarmot* project.
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## Filters
Circular, linear, and zoom motion blurs got new on-canvas interactions
_Circular_, _Linear_, and _Zoom Motion_ blurs got new on-canvas interactions
(simple lines) allowing easier visual tweaking of the blur settings.
# Around GIMP
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