Mailing Lists

If you want to discuss features, tips, tricks or contribute to the development of GIMP, then we have several useful mailing lists and IRC channels for you.

The original (mostly unix based) user list. For the everyday user. Here you will find tips for doing cool effects, user questions, etc.
Archives: GNOME, mail-archive, AIMS, spinics, Gmane,, nabble
GIMP Announce (not active anymore)
Learn of the new releases of the source code (tarballs) without all of the help and development. This is a very low-traffic list.
Archives: AIMS (broken), Gmane,
GIMPwin-Users (not active anymore)
Especially for users of the Windows version of GIMP.
Archives: spinics, Gmane, nabble
GIMP Developer
The GIMP developer list. For plug-in developers and core program developers; discussion about the source code.
Archives: GNOME, mail-archive, AIMS, Gmane,, nabble
GEGL Developer
The GEGL developer list. For developers interested in contributing to GEGL, the new architecture for image processing.
Archives: GNOME, mail-archive, Gmane
The GIMP web list. For discussion about the contents and structure of this web site.
Archives: GNOME, Gmane,
The GIMP documentation list. For discussion about the GIMP User Manual and all derivative works.
Archives: GNOME,
GIMPI is a group dedicated to exchange of images created or manipulated with GIMP.
Archives: Yahoo

List Etiquette

When sending mails to the lists there are some recommendations you should follow to make everyone's life easier:

Conclusion: the faster and easier people can see what is going in the mails, the better for all. And the topic is GIMP.