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Export your images in GIMP’s export

With the release of GIMP 2.8, the ability to save the images in any type you want was removed. Yes, you cannot save your work as .jpg, .png, or .gif.

Instead, GIMP 2.8 introduced the capability to export your work to those types and saving defaults to save your work to GIMP’s native file, xcf.

It may be different to what you’re used to but GIMP’s move to add the export feature really organizes the UI and the flow of the ‘saving’ process which includes GIMP’s native file format or exporting to the image type that you want.

Export your image by going through File > Export or by shortcut key Shift + Ctrl + E.

GIMP Export
GIMP Export

GIMP 2.8 RC1 released

You have read it right. GIMP already released a RC of GIMP 2.8. You may wonder why GIMP released it as a RC even though 2.7.5 was doing quite well.

Well, I am also wondering why. It could be for feedback and bug reporting. We’ll just have to wait.

At last, we can try and test GIMP 2.8. Windows binaries can be found at http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/stable.html

It is quirky at the moment, to me at least. Here’s what happened:

I downloaded a copy of GIMP 2.8 from the link above. Then, I tried to install it in my PC at work running with Windows Home Edition Service Pack 2.

I chose a language and pressed OK. Then an error popped up. It states that it requires Service Pack 2 or higher. GIMP developers might have overlook this or my PC isn’t saying correctly what Service Pack it’s running.

So I tried it with my PC at home running with Service Pack 3. And this time, it ran properly and I was able to install GIMP 2.8.

UI is very nice especially the Single Window Mode. A very nice addition indeed. Another worthy to mention is the addition of Folders in the Layers tab. A feature which I was looking for the first time I tried GIMP. This will surely give proprietary image editors a ran for their money.

I also noticed that Windows version has a Slice tool which was missing in the previous versions. A feature that most people are looking for and inquiring about.

GIMP 2.8 RC was released together with a new version of BABL and GEGL. Using GEGL was too slow for me.

Anyway, I will post some pictures soon and other notes I have on GIMP 2.8 before a stable version will be released. You can also check out the task taste to track the project schedule of GIMP.

Linux version is out of this scope since I am only running a Windows machine and haven’t had the opportunity to produce a Linux box.

Happy GIMPing everyone!

Guillotine: The GIMP way to slice images

If you are new to GIMP, then let me introduce it you.

Slicing is very easy on Photoshop. So how about us, GIMP-users?

Well, we can use the “Slice” filter (Filters > Web > Slice) and the Guillotine to slice our images. Both techniques slice up the images along its horizontal and vertical guides. Thus, there must be guides present in order for these techniques to work. Continue reading Guillotine: The GIMP way to slice images

GIMP: An open-source alternative for Photoshop

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, an alternative to Photoshop when editing images. This is a very good software for open-source software lovers like me. GIMP is intended for UNIX platforms but there are versions of GIMP for Windows and Mac OS.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. You can augment plug-ins and extensions to perform simple task to complex image manipulations.

To know more about GIMP, check this out for Introduction to GIMP.

Itching to try it out? Download your copy of GIMP, install it and let’s start gimping!!