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GIMP 2.3.18 Development Release

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GIMP 2.3.18 is a snapshot of current development towards GIMP 2.4. This release not only fixes the bug that made 2.3.17 crash every so often, it also improves the quality of the zoomed out image view and provides better performance when working with large images.

Changes in GIMP 2.3.18

- temporarily show the hidden image statusbar while the progress is active
- added support for loading .abr v6 Photoshop brushes
- improved usability of color scales
- improved display quality of zoomed-out image view
- bug fixes and code cleanup

Changes in GIMP 2.3.17

- improved import of multi-page TIFF files
- reduced rounding errors in Blur routines (core and plug-ins)
- further improved parameter checks in the PDB
- added support for loading .abr v2 Photoshop brushes
- improved border behavior of the Blur tool
- show the brush outline at the Clone tool's source position
- added libgimpbase API to retrieve the user's Pictures folder
- add a shortcut to the user's Pictures folder to the file-chooser dialog
- improved the quality of the Motion Blur filter
- save paths in TIFF files
- let the Screenshot plug-in name the new layer after the window
- use memory slices to reduce memory fragmentation
- some code cleanup
- lots of bug fixes

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