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------------------------------ GNU Image Manipulation Program 2.8 Stable Branch ------------------------------ GIMP 2.8 replaces earlier GIMP 2.x versions. It is advised that you uninstall them before installing GIMP 2.8. If you want to keep your older GIMP 2.x installation in parallel to GIMP 2.8, you have to choose a separate prefix which is not in your default library search path. Otherwise your prevoius GIMP installation will start to use the new libraries. You have been warned. If you think you found a bug in this version, please make sure that it hasn't been reported earlier and that it is not just new stuff that is still being worked on and obviously not quite finished yet. If you want to hack on GIMP, please read the file HACKING. For detailed installation instructions, see the file INSTALL. 1. Web Resources ================ GIMP's home page is at: http://www.gimp.org/ Please be sure to visit this site for information, documentation, tutorials, news, etc. All things GIMP-ish are available from there. The automated plug-in registry is located at: http://registry.gimp.org/ There you can get the latest versions of plug-ins, using a convenient forms-based interface. The latest version of GIMP can be found at: http://www.gimp.org/downloads/ 2. Mailing Lists ================ We have several mailing lists dedicated to GIMP user and development discussion. There is more info at http://www.gimp.org/mail_lists.html Links to several archives of the mailing lists are included in that page. Gimp-user-list is a mailing list dedicated to user problems, hints and tips, discussion of cool effects, etc. Gimp-developer-list is oriented to GIMP core and plug-in developers. Most people will only want to be subscribed to gimp-user-list. If you want to help develop GIMP, the gimp-developer mailing list is a good starting point. 3. IRC ====== And finally, for the real junkies, there is an IRC channel devoted to GIMP. On GIMPNet (a private free software oriented network) there is #gimp. Many of the developers hang out there. Some of the GIMPNet servers are: irc.gimp.org:6667 irc.us.gimp.org:6667 irc.eu.gimp.org:6667 4. Customizing ============== The look of GIMP's interface can be customized like any other GTK app by editing the ~/.gtkrc-2.0 file or by using "themes" (ready-made customizations). For downloadable themes and further details, see http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2 . Additionally, GIMP reads the file ~/.config/GIMP/2.8/gtkrc so you can have settings that only apply to GIMP. Included is a set of keybindings similar to those in Adobe Photoshop. You can find them in the ps-menurc file. To use them, copy this file to ~/.config/GIMP/2.8/menurc. You can also manually change the keybindings to any of your choice by editing ~/.config/GIMP/2.8/menurc. Have fun, Spencer Kimball Peter Mattis Federico Mena Manish Singh Sven Neumann Michael Natterer Dave Neary Martin Nordholts