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RobA
10-02-2008, 11:34 AM
Including windows binaries.

Here is the release notes page: http://gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.6.html

Of special interest is this bit:

Brush Dynamics
Brush dynamics let you map different brush parameters, commonly at least size and opacity, to one or more of three input dynamics: pressure, velocity and random. Velocity and random are usable with a mouse. The Ink tool, that supported velocity before, has been overhauled and now handles velocity-dependent painting much better.

Brush dynamics have enabled a new feature in stroking paths. There is now a check box under the "paint tool" option, for emulating brush dynamics if you stroke using a paint tool. What this means is that when your stroke is being painted by GIMP, it tells the brush that its pressure and velocity are varying along the length of the stroke. Pressure starts with zero, ramps up to full pressure and then ramps down again to no pressure. Velocity starts from zero and ramps up to full speed by the end of the stroke.

The orange emphasis is mine..... no need for my tapered stroke script now :P

-Rob A>

Sagenlicht
10-02-2008, 03:39 PM
Allready grabbed it :)

There are quite a few changes made to text layers as well.

torstan
10-02-2008, 04:04 PM
Thanks for the heads up. I'll wander over and pick up the new version as soon as I've finished the project I'm working on.

Airith
10-02-2008, 05:11 PM
Yay. I love updates. Gonna go mess around with it for a while now.

Notsonoble
10-02-2008, 06:03 PM
I definitely like the new window setup... I miss understood for a while that they were going to a single window (yuck, fine for single monitor machines, but multi-monitor setups can do some really awesome things with separated windows). Now we only have one better setup set of menus, and the ability to scroll past the image boundary when zoomed in is nice.

RobA
10-03-2008, 09:55 AM
the ability to scroll past the image boundary when zoomed in is nice.

Yeah - that is a feature I didn't know I was missing until I got it.... now I don't know how I tolerated it before!

-Rob A>

Ghostman
10-03-2008, 11:49 AM
Seems good so far except for image zoom (not the zoom tool), which has turned worse as it now focuses on the center of the image instead of keeping the focus on the center of the view. Mousescroll zoom still works fine but I preferred setting the zoom level manually :(

kpadua
10-03-2008, 08:34 PM
I tried downloading the 2.6 version but my computer said there were corrupted files. Is there something I did wrong? I don't have any previous versions. Forgive I am new and I am not really all that familiar with GIMP. Used to Photoshop.

delgondahntelius
10-03-2008, 11:17 PM
Did the download complete? did the install finish?


I tried downloading the 2.6 version but my computer said there were corrupted files. Is there something I did wrong? I don't have any previous versions. Forgive I am new and I am not really all that familiar with GIMP. Used to Photoshop.

Ghostman
10-04-2008, 06:00 AM
Try downloading again. If you get the same problem then you might want to check your RAM for errors.

bryguy
10-04-2008, 10:18 AM
is it out for the mac yet?


if it is, could someone direct me to the mac download link for it....

RobA
10-04-2008, 01:35 PM
is it out for the mac yet?

I don't see a port yet.

-Rob A>

bryguy
10-04-2008, 04:05 PM
I don't see a port yet.

-Rob A>

aww drat, i really want this, but i dont have a windows :((

Sagenlicht
10-10-2008, 06:24 PM
GIMP 2.6.1 is now availible for download. (Link (http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=121075) to sourceforge)

It contains a few bugfixes. (Link (http://developer.gimp.org/NEWS-2.6) to the change log)

delgondahntelius
10-10-2008, 07:52 PM
Thanks sage... I was having a few issues myself... :D

joćo paulo
10-12-2008, 03:02 PM
I use in the LINUX8)

bryguy
10-12-2008, 09:56 PM
finally!


heres a link to a place where there is a link to the website where you can download mac versions (intel/ppc): http://gimper.net/viewtopic.php?f=16&p=28811

Sagenlicht
10-30-2008, 07:02 PM
GIMP 2.6.2 is released, though it aint avaible for windows yet.

Just keep an eye on the site trough, it wont take long till it will become availible :)

Sagenlicht
11-01-2008, 07:59 PM
The windows binaries for GIMP 2.6.2 are avaible now for download.

Link to download (http://downloads.sourceforge.net/gimp-win/gimp-2.6.2-i686-setup.exe)

It contains some bugfixes.

Link (http://developer.gimp.org/NEWS-2.6)

Ghostman
11-02-2008, 09:45 AM
Was pretty shocked to see that the toolbox and other windows were set to be always on top of the image window. Really kills usability on a 1280x1024 desktop and I shudder to think how much worse it'd be on a lower res. At first it looked like there was no way to fix it either but after some searching I found out how. The window management preferences are anything but self-explanatory :(

Not to mention that setting zoom still centers the view :x

AQUAR
11-03-2008, 07:57 AM
thanks for the info

RobA
11-03-2008, 11:20 AM
Was pretty shocked to see that the toolbox and other windows were set to be always on top of the image window. Really kills usability on a 1280x1024 desktop and I shudder to think how much worse it'd be on a lower res. At first it looked like there was no way to fix it either but after some searching I found out how. The window management preferences are anything but self-explanatory :(

Not to mention that setting zoom still centers the view :x

Try full screen! (F11)

Especially with a small screen.

The image fills the screen, and a double-tab will bring up all the toolbars. When you go back to working on the drawing they disappear.

Another tip for a small screen is to use one of the small icon sets, rather than the default.

-Rob A>

Nickadimos
11-10-2008, 10:14 PM
RobA or anyone else? are you able to get your tablet working with 2.6.2? I just got a new Tablet for my birthday and its awesome and huge 14" writing area! But it doesnt work in GIMP. It works beautifully with everything else. When I go into the input configurator, the name of my device is just a long long line of strange symbols...

Help I want to use my new toy!!!!

Ive looked around the net and cant seem to find anythign helpfull really.

Its an Adesso Cyberpad 14"

4000lpi
1024 pressure
A boat-load of hotkeys

Putting that in case it matters.

Thanks
Terry

Sagenlicht
11-11-2008, 04:06 AM
Well my tablet is working, though if I open GIMP with my mouse and open a (new) image with my mouse the tablet aint working.

So try open GIMP with your tablet and open a (new) image with your tablet and try again :)

Did this help?

RobA
11-11-2008, 12:59 PM
Sorry, no suggestions here :(

My Wacom works fine with 2.6

-Rob A>

torstan
11-11-2008, 01:08 PM
My Wacom Graphire also works with 2.6.2 although I need to use a slightly older set of drivers to avoid some freezing issues.

Have you tried using the tablet with an older version of Gimp, to see whether it is a version issue?

RobA
11-11-2008, 03:35 PM
My Wacom Graphire also works with 2.6.2 although I need to use a slightly older set of drivers to avoid some freezing issues.

Freezing in GIMP, or your whole computer? I've had a problem with my machine completely freezing periodically...

-Rob A>

torstan
11-11-2008, 03:53 PM
Nope, its just that there is a lag with the response time of the pointer to stylus movements. It stops responding then goes jumpy. It's a known issue apparently but won't get resolved for a while so I just deal with it by using the older drivers that still just work.

On other notes the Window menu has stopped opening on my machine with the mouse - I can still get to it using alt-W but that's just weird. Only Gimp has this problem - all the other programs are still fine.

Back to tablet issues though, Nickademos - are you working on a Mac? There's an issue with the tablet sensitivity of the X11 framework on Mac OS X. Apparently there's a beta version (made by a guy who works at Apple) that does interpret tablet sensitivities.

Here's the link to the 2.31, but I'm sure there's a 2.3.2 beta somewhere. If this is the problem then let me know and I'll try to hunt it down with a bit more keeness.

Nickadimos
11-11-2008, 04:06 PM
Thanks Torstan, though im on windows and linux. I haven't bothered to try it on my Linux rig yet. Will do that today sometime.

I went back to Gimp 2.4.4 and it seems to be working now.. though it wont save the settings... So I have to reset them every time I enter Gimp.

I read everywhere so far and it seems gimp is lacking in the Tablet arena for anything other than Wacom.. Strange...

I personally had to go with the Adesso for pricing reasons. I needed the huge size so I could trace all my hand drawn artwork strait into whatever program im using. I have plenty pf desk space so I wasn't worried about that. I have USB extender cords hooked up to the computer the strung up through my desk. So when I get my tablet out I don't have to crawl down into the maze to hook it up..

Ill keep looking.. maybe something.. if not.. I guess I have to stick with photoshop until they fix this..

Thanks for your ideas!

Terry

Sagenlicht
11-26-2008, 07:23 AM
GIMP 2.6.3 is out, it contains a few more bugfixes.

Link for windows binary download (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html)

Link to release notes (http://developer.gimp.org/NEWS-2.6)

Sagenlicht
01-11-2009, 03:55 PM
GIMP 2.6.4 has been released :) It contains a few more bugfixes

Link to the release info (http://developer.gimp.org/NEWS-2.6)

Link to the windows binary download (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html)

Sagenlicht
02-16-2009, 02:18 PM
GIMP 2.6.5 has been released :)

It contains a few more bugfixes.

Link to the release info (http://developer.gimp.org/NEWS-2.6)

Link to the windows binary download (http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html)