Version History of GIMP 2.8.4


  • Move the OSX gimpdir to "~/Library/Application Support"


  • Better names for the default filters in save and export
  • Make tool drawing (esp. the brush outline) much more responsive
  • Remember the "maximized" state across sessions
  • Simplify the splash image code a lot, makes it appear immediately again
  • Allow the text tool to start on an image without layers
  • Various fixes for text style attribute handling
  • Set unconfigured input devices to eraser if GTK+ says they are erasers
  • Make language selectable in Preferences on OSX


  • Make libgimp drawable combo boxes aware of layer groups
  • Make sure plug-in windows appear on top on OSX
  • Fix item width in GimpPageSelector (used e.g. in PDF import)


  • Better default values in the Drop Shadow script
  • Fix a whole bunch of bugs in the BMP plug-in
  • On OSX, use the system's screenshot utility


  • Add Brazilian-Portuguese translation to the Windows installer

Source and build system:

  • Many improvements to the OSX bundle build system
  • Support automake 1.13


  • Lots of bug fixes
  • Lots of translation updates