GIMP 2.10.20 Released

GIMP 2.10.22 is mostly a bug-fix release, which for once contains only maintenance changes.

Wilber and co. comics strip
TODO by Aryeom, Creative Commons by-sa 4.0

Plug-ins in Flatpak-ed GIMP

TODO

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.

Debugging

TODO: progressive logs and dashboard changes

Improved file format support

TODO: TIFF, DDS, PSD, WebP…

GEGL and babl

TODO

Contributors

Contributors to this release are: TODO

Translators: TODO

We also thank lillolollo, nmat, and Michael Schumacher for triaging bug reports, and Julien Hardelin for updating the user manual.

What’s next

TODO

For the time being, don’t forget you can donate to the project and personally fund several GIMP developers, as a way to give back, and to accelerate the development of GIMP.