Version History of Gimp 2.2.0

  • More work on GFig (still more to come here).
  • Improvements and fixes to the migration of user settings.
  • Final touches to the new PDB APIs.
  • Ported some more item factories to GtkUIManager.
  • Added new PDB function gimp_layer_from_mask().
  • User interface cleanup in IFS Fractal plug-in (former IfsCompose).
  • Allow file plug-ins to provide a way to access an image thumbnail if the file format provides one or can be rendered at small sizes.
  • Load and save EXIF thumbnails in JPEG files.
  • Render in small resolution when creating a thumbnail for a Postscript or PDF document or from an SVG or WMF image file.
  • Allow to import Photoshop (.act) palette files.
  • Added a Print Size dialog to bring back missing functionality from 2.0
  • Several improvements to the GIMP Python bindins.
  • Guard the core better against misbehaving scripts and plug-ins.
  • Changed the way that Script-Fu scripts register their menus (in a backward compatible way).
  • Added ALSA support for the MIDI controller module.
  • Resurrected the glob plug-in.
  • Lots of bug fixes and some optimizations.
  • Added more plug-in previews (Displace, Color To Alpha, Newsprint) and ported existing previews to the new widgets (Glass Tiles).
  • Added preview to WMF loader plug-in.
  • Added Retinex plug-in for color normalization.
  • Added plug-in to load and save raw image data (_not_ the raw format used by some digital cameras)
  • Added a GUI to configure controller modules.
  • Let lots of core dialogs remember their last values and add shortcuts to run with the last values w/o opening the dialog.
  • Added new PDB API for drawable tranformations.
  • Register all libgimp enums to allow language bindings such as Script-Fu to access them using GType introspection.
  • Improved how we attach user-visible strings to enums registered with the type system. Added API to access these strings to libgimpbase.
  • Cleanups to the new GFig GUI (still work in progress).
  • HIGification of the ImageMap plug-in.
  • Cleaned up dialogs code.
  • Added Auto Whitebalance menu item.
  • Redid Scale and Resize dialogs.
  • Added code to migrate user settings from ~/.gimp-2.0.
  • Lots of bug fixes.