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2.10.14

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GIMP

2.10.14
02 November 2019

Powerful, free image editing application; now a native Mac app.

Overview

GIMP is a multi-platform photo manipulation tool. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. The GIMP is suitable for a variety of image manipulation tasks, including photo retouching, image composition, and image construction.

GIMP has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

GIMP is expandable and extensible. It is designed to be augmented with plug-ins and extensions to do just about anything. The advanced scripting interface allows everything from the simplest task to the most complex image manipulation procedures to be easily scripted.

What's new in GIMP

Version 2.10.14:
  • Basic out-of-canvas pixels viewing and editing
  • Optional editing of layers with disabled visibility
  • Foreground Select tool: new Grayscale Preview Mode
  • Newly added Normal Map filter
  • 27 old filters ported to use GEGL buffers
  • HEIF, TIFF, and PDF support improvements
  • Better loading of corrupted XCF files
  • Grayscale workflows order of magnitude faster
  • macOS Catalina compatibility
  • 45 bugfixes, 22 translation updates
  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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OSX-FTW!
22 November 2013

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again... If just half of the people who give Adobe all of their money and know have to pay monthly to upgrade would just donate $10 to the development of The Gimp it could really be a game changer. I love the Gimp and have for a long time. Now, native on OS X and maturing nicely. This is such a great gift to the Mac community. Thank you, so much!
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Version 2.8.8
DragonMaster
03 November 2019
Digital Artist? Good, get this app you will love it!
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Version 2.10.14
jlee5201
19 July 2019
My image editor of choice for over five years. It doesn't get much better for free.
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Version 2.10.12
Mcr
25 June 2019
Found this great site with excellent tutorials and tips on using GIMP and Photoshop. https://howtogimp.com/ I like GIMP, but I wouldn't call it 'intuitive', especially for newcomers. This site helped me a lot. I use GraphicConverter 90% of the time, GIMP when I have to, like when sharing with other GIMP for Windows users, or need to load Photoshop files.
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Version 2.10.12
Mcr
25 June 2019
MACUPDATE: The link to the developer on this page is mislabeled, it reads 'GIMP On OS X'. The link is correct. The label should read 'GIMP.ORG'. "GIMP On OS X' was a separate project of GIMP, headed by an independent developer with the avatar 'Lisanet', who created custom builds of GIMP from the official gimp.org release. These custom GIMP On OS X builds had additional features and some mods in the menu structure to make easier for users who used Photoshop. The GIMP On OS X project is deprecated, and hasn't been updated since Jan 2017. This label is left over from the time when Macupdate actually had two landing pages for GIMP, one for the GIMP.org build and one for the builds by 'lisanet' for the GIMP On OS X project. Here's the link to the deprecated project to validate what I'm saying: https://sourceforge.net/projects/gimponosx/ it even says on there 'Superseded by the official Gimp release: http://www.gimp.org'
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Version 2.10.12
Dorkypants
19 June 2019
2.10.12 on Mojave quits upon launch (without even a startup banner window). I tried both the torrent download and the direct download with the same results. My copy of 2.10.10 still works fine
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Version 2.10.12
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Mcr
Mcr
25 June 2019
I had no problems running 2.10.12 on Mojave 10.14.5 on multiple Macs, as well as in a virtual machine.
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Slurp
17 June 2019
Might the System Requirements be wrong? Shouldn't they be from OS X 10 . 10 and higher?. Because OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) doesn't accept this one.
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Version 2.10.12
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brandon_1
brandon_1
17 June 2019
Thank you for letting us know about this issue.
Requirements have been changed according to this page:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/
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Slurp
Slurp
17 June 2019
Brandon, thank you for your reaction. I'm still uncertain if this version is ment for OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and above, or OS X 10.10 and above. Because via your link the version is still ment for Mavericks and above.It is not a disaster: version 2.10.10 still works fine on my Mavericks!
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brandon_1
brandon_1
17 June 2019
Please accept my apologies for the confusion!
We post information only from official sources.
In this case we just announced the System Requirements from developer's web-site (OS X 10.9 or later).
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Mcr
Mcr
25 June 2019
@Slurp, I have no problem running GIMP 2.10.12 on Mavericks 10.9.5. If you previously had, or still have an older version of GIMP still installed on the Mac you are trying to run 2.10.12 on, you may want remove it, and remove the preferences files.
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richlun25
10 April 2019
uninstalled german version
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Version 2.10.10
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WetNet
WetNet
17 June 2019
because? . . .
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anthonyjones7513
27 November 2018
Completely love the app, I just updated
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Version 2.10.8
Mcr
12 November 2018
Initial release of GIMP 2.10.8 on Nov 9 crashed on earlier versions of macOS (10.9, 10.10, 10.11) at startup. THIS HAS BEEN FIXED as of Nov 11. A new build is available named 'gimp-2.10.8-x86_64-1.dmg' (153,989,156 bytes).

The original build that crashed is named 'gimp-2.10.8-x86_64.dmg' without the '-1' suffix. Not sure when or if MacUpdate will recognize or pull the newer build, as both are still 2.10.8. Also, note that 'About GIMP' from menu will report same 2.10.8 version number for either build, so don't go by that. If you don't or can't get the newer build with the '-1' suffix from MacUpdate, go direct here and download:
https://www.gimp.org/downloads/

PS, 5-stars for the excellent work by developers once this was reported, to fix the problem in a little over 24 hours. Problem was due to Apple making it more difficult with each release of macOS to maintain compatibility with older versions of OSX/macOS when using newer xcode and other developer tools. Developer had to revert to older Xcode to make it work, plus some fancy reconfigurations, and he posted an article with technical details that might help other developers running into same issues maintaining compatibility with older macOSes. The article is here:
https://smallhacks.wordpress.com/2018/11/11/how-to-support-old-osx-version-with-a-recent-xcode/
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Version 2.10.8
2 answer(s)
STL@MacUpdate
STL@MacUpdate
12 November 2018
Hi, thank you very much for pointed out to us on this. Already changed
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Mcr
Mcr
17 November 2018
MU editors
another bug fix build has been released 'gimp-2.10.8-x86_64-2.dmg'
it has '-2' , 'dash two' in the file name.
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Mcr
09 November 2018
2.10.8 crashes on startup on El Capitan. already reported by others on Github. Follow the bug report for updates here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues/2466
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Version 2.10.8
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Demolition
Demolition
09 November 2018
Initial start of 2.10..8 on Yosemite (10.10.5) crashes with the same error. Subsequent starts hang on the "Initialization" splash page.

Unfortunately, trying to revert back to 2.10.6 also results in a hang on the "Initialization" splash page. Removal of two items (~/Library/Application Support/ GIMP and ~/Library/Saved Application State/org.gimp.gimp-2.10 .savedState) was required before 2.10.6 would run again. (Note: Some of my presets were lost.)
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Mcr
Mcr
10 November 2018
I updated the bug report to note that it also crashes on Yosemite and attached the full bug report generated by macOS. Launches okay on Sierra and High Sierra. I know in latest xcode there are some deprecated functions that only work now in Sierra or higher, suspect the gimp developers were not aware and compiled using one of these new calls that dont exist in pre Sierra macOS.
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  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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