Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Feb 2010 17:18 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "The venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program is undergoing a significant transformation. The next major release, version 2.8, will introduce an improved user interface with an optional single-window mode. Although this update is still under heavy development, users can get an early look by compiling the latest source code of the development version from the GIMP's version control repository."
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Multi window for me
by ggeldenhuys on Thu 4th Feb 2010 22:38 UTC
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There are some things a single window design simply cannot do. Multiple windows are a lot more flexible.

Yes single window might look all neat and tidy but it reduces functionality. I often open multiple images. Then simply drag one image onto another and it adds that image as a layer. How the hell would you do that with a Single Window design - your always only see one image at a time. Too limiting for me - and dragging images and layers is a feature I use very often in GIMP.

At least the GIMP developers stayed sane by making the Single Windows design optional. Best of both world I guess. :-)

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