Gimp is the most Gnomish module and the father of GTK. GTK (Gimp Tool-Kit) created in 1997 (before Gnome) to facilitate the development of GIMP. The same year (1997) that Gimp (which released in 1996 -v0.54) became part of GNU Project.
Sixteen years later, Gimp with 2.8.2 release, makes it to native run in the most copyrighted and restricted platform. Great news for GTK, for Open Source and of course for Mac users!
Gimp 2.8.2 in Mac OS X
GIMP is a great open source photo editor that is used by many people all over the world. It allows people to edit photographs and create compilations of images, without them having to shell out for the huge price-tag that is demanded by big names like Photoshop and Pixelmator.
Up until now, Mac users have had to install the X11 Window environment if they want to be able to use GIMP on their computers. This is not an easy process and has no doubt put off many potential users from making the effort to get their hands on the software. However, programmers have now made GIMP native to Mac computers, so that users no longer have to go through this complicated process.
Image is from MacUpdates.com and it is copyrighted ..!
Now, Mac users simply have to head to the main website and get the GIMP .dmg file, before installing it on their computer and letting it run. This is a great development and one that will delight Mac users who mostly use their computers for photo editing. This development will be in action from version 2.8.2 and has been a long time coming, with programmers working hard to make it possible.
GIMP has many great features, including image-resizing, cropping and pen tools. It also allows users to erase parts of images and remove blemishes by using the healing brush tool. GIMP is a powerful photo editor that has been created on an open source network. This new development means that many more people than ever before will now be able to use it and to enjoy all of the great features that it provides.
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