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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
For GIMP 2.6, the developers had a strong focus: the implementation of GEGL should replace the old GIMP core. These changes are mainly invisible to the common user, but besides that many other very useful things have been done to help users in the future. This preview gives you an overview of what has been done for GIMP 2.6.
1. GEGL & a change in graphical user interface (UI)
The main focus for GIMP 2.6 was the implementation of GEGL. While most users won't notice the changes under the surface, some things can be seen clearly:
The duplicate file menu entries (one in the toolbox and one in the image window) are gone. From now on, only one file menu will be displayed in the image window, so there's always at least one window opened which contains the entry, even if there is no image open (then a grey container is displayed).
2. Excellent: The heavily enhanced free selection tool