At the moment, GIMP 2.8 is still in the works. The current development version, GIMP 2.7.1 was recently released (July 3rd), and already shows many of the new features that will make GIMP 2.8 a big step forward. The LIST of UI changes is pretty impressive, here are some highlights:
- Single Window Mode. An old favorite request from the user community. The current stable GIMP version interface is made of a main window, where images are loaded, and a couple floating windows containing tools, brushes, layers, etc. This behavior can get annoying, specially if your display is medium or small size, which is the case in most portable devices. GIMP 2.7.1 already supports this feature, but still does not allow for this configuration to be the default.
- Save vs. Export.
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