It has been 25 years since gimp was used as an open source image editor, and then GTK toolbox was born and developed into a self-contained project, which has been used by thousands of developers for 25 years. This year's gimp 25th birthday, although there is no significant news to share, but the developers in theGIMP.orgA short announcement was posted on the official website.
The team reviewed the course of 25 years and provided a reasonable image processing workflow for users by using common user interface patterns. And it gave them nicknames like "Photoshop for Linux"、"free Photoshop" and "that ugly software ". And 25 years later the world became a completely different place, more noisy, more demanding, less secure. But also full of warmth and human nature.
For many years, gimp has been brewing a long-awaited 3.0 revision. In this process, a lot of work has to be done to modernize the program. Gimp 2.99.2 was released earlier this month, and there are still many problems on the way to gimp 3.0. The development team said that it is much busier than before. However, it remains to be seen whether gimp 3.0 will be shipped before the spring GTK 4.0 release at this stage.
In any case, gimp developers and their community are celebrating the 25-year-old of this free software project and the leading open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop.