Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 22:52 UTC, submitted by abraxas
Graphics, User Interfaces Gimp critics will have one less thing to complain about when Gimp 2.8 is released later this year. Single window mode is coming with the next major release along with some other interesting UI enhancements.
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Finally
by drstorm on Thu 24th Sep 2009 23:22 UTC
drstorm
Member since:
2009-04-24

Well, it took them long enough, but it looks promising.

I'll give it another go when it's out and see how it stands against the mighty Photoshop now. ;)

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RE: Finally
by motang on Thu 24th Sep 2009 23:36 in reply to "Finally"
motang Member since:
2008-03-27

Yep I agree with you. I am way more interested in Gimp now. ;)

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RE: Finally
by richmassena on Fri 25th Sep 2009 13:10 in reply to "Finally"
richmassena Member since:
2006-11-26

It's been a long time coming. GimpShop never worked well for me.

Now if they'll change the dumb name, get rid of the gummy feel when drawing on the canvas, and get a full 16-bit workflow and color management they'll be head-to-head with PaintShopPro and Corel PhotoPaint.

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RE[2]: Finally
by drstorm on Fri 25th Sep 2009 14:38 in reply to "RE: Finally"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

Agreed. Especially about the dumb name. I just hate acronyms, especially recursive ones. GIMP is indirectly recursive:

GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

GNU Image Manipulation Program - GNU is Not UNIX Image Manipulation Program

GNU is Not UNIX Image Manipulation Program - GNU is Not UNIX is Not UNIX Image Manipulation Program

And so on...

How about thinking up some name that's actually creative and descriptive. GIMP sounds like a placeholder.
The descriptive part is actually important. It would not be any better to call it "Gimpex" or something. The name must suggest function!

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