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GIMP 2.8: A preview of the new features

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A specific release date for GIMP 2.8 is still unknown, however, following deveolpers work and discussion, it seems that GIMP 2.8 will be released somewhen in 2011, maybe in Q2 or Q3. GIMP 2.8 will have kick-ass features such as a long awaited single window mode, full on-canvas text editing capabilites and layer groups.

1. A new optional "Single Window Mode" offers awesome new usability features!

Single Window Mode is an OPTIONAL feature that can be turned on in the "Windows" menu all the time (while working).

Floating windows like the toolbox and the dialogues will appear inside a single "main" window now. No overlapping of windows or something like that anymore! Also GIMP is a single application with only one reserved task entry in the task bar.

This feature was awaited for many years from the GIMP community! It finally arrives with GIMP 2.8 and the single window mode feels just awesome and offers a new great workflow with GIMP!

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