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GIMP 2.5.1 Released

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GIMP 2.5.1 is another snapshot from the 2.5 development series. It gives developers and interested users a view into the current development towards GIMP 2.6.

Changes in GIMP 2.5.1
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- further improvements to the status bar
- made the center point of rectangles snap to the grid and rulers
- improved Alpha to Logo filters
- better cursor feedback in the Intelligent Scissors tool
- rotate JPEG thumbnails according to the EXIF orientation
- improved event smoothing for paint tools
- prepared PSP plug-in to deal with newer versions of the file format
- allow plug-ins to work in parallel on different layers of the same image
- pass through GEGL command-line options
- added 22 new variations to the Flame plugin
- only show operations from relevant categories in the GEGL tool
- allow to enter the zoom ratio in the status bar
- don't keep the file-chooser dialogs around
- ported scan-convert code to Cairo, removing libart dependency
- allow the paint velocity to affect brush size, opacity and the like
- allow for random variations of the brush size, opacity and the like
- renamed Dialogs menu to Windows
- keep a list of recently closed docks in the Windows menu
- allow to go from Brightness-Contrast to Levels to Curves
- improved the handling of color tool settings
- merged the new Polygon Selection tool with the Freehand Select tool
- allow to lock dockables
- made Desaturate into a tool with preview in the image window
- ported translation contexts to msgctxt
- added GimpRuler widgets, an improved version of GtkRuler
- moving the selection mask now commits a pending rectangle selection
- added keyboard shortcut for resetting the brush scale (Backslash)
- ported the Help Browser plug-in to WebKit
- allow to use the online user manual
- added new translation (Icelandic)
- bug fixes and code cleanup

More @ http://www.gimp.org/




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