GIMP 2.10.22 is mostly a bug-fix release, which for once contains only maintenance changes.
Plug-ins in Flatpak-ed GIMP¶
OpenCL considered “experimental”¶
Since GIMP 2.10.0, several GEGL operations have OpenCL code paths, hopefully allowing faster processing. Unfortunately OpenCL situation is not so idyllic, because of the lack of contributions to improve our code, as well as faulty drivers.
In various cases, enabling OpenCL in GIMP could lead to unstability. We
decided it was not acceptable anymore and moved the feature into the
“Playground” tab of Preferences. Technically it means that the feature
is hidden unless you run GIMP with
--show-playground command line
option, so that anyone enabling this is really aware of the unstability
of the feature. Hopefully we will be able at some point to move this
back into mainline Preferences.
Foreground Select default engine¶
We changed the default matting engine of the Foreground Select tool to Matting Levin, as this engine performs better in more situation.
TODO: progressive logs and dashboard changes
Improved file format support¶
TODO: TIFF, DDS, PSD, WebP…
GEGL and babl¶
Contributors to this release are: TODO
We also thank lillolollo, nmat, and Michael Schumacher for triaging bug reports, and Julien Hardelin for updating the user manual.
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