GIMP 3.0: when is the new version coming out?

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GIMP is one of the best image editing software, a great alternative to Adobe PhotoShop, but open source, free, and free. And, as you know, the stable version 2.10.x is currently available, but the development version is already 2.99.x, on the verge of 3.0. That's why some wonder when is GIMP 3.0 coming and what innovations it could bring to revolutionize the future of photo editing.

For those who have been waiting for the release of GIMP 3.0 for some time, this new version should arrive throughout 2022, according to the tempos set by this development community. However, it is yet to be confirmed. But some rumors suggest that it would not take too long to arrive, since the previous stable versions (minor versions) did not include too many new features and it is possible that it is due to the imminent arrival of 3.0, in which the developers are focused.

In addition, the next big step has already been marked in terms of major versions, the next milestone in the development of GIMP, which is version 3.2 and for which we still have to wait a few years.

With the development version available today, you can already see some of the future implementations that it will bring. GIMP 3.0 as new:

  • Moving from GTK+ 2.x to modern and maintained versions of GTK+ 3.x or GTK+ 4.x.
  • Improved support for Wacom and hiDPi graphics tablets.
  • Support for Wayland on Linux.
  • Multi-layer selection.
  • Python 3, JavaScript, Lua and Vala programming language extensions.
  • Correction of bugs to give way to the stable version 3.0.

On the other hand, for GIMP 3.2 almost nothing is known, the only thing that has been advanced is that it would bring non-destructive editing, and some other improvements.

Download and install GIMP Stable – Official Web site

Download and try GIMP in development – Official Web site


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