GIMP Image Editor Goes Native for the Mac

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The GIMP team released its first ever Mac-native version of the GIMP image editor on Wednesday. Earlier versions of the Photoshop-ish image editor required users to install the X11 windowing system instead of running as a native OS X application.

GIMP 2.8.2 drops X11 requirementGIMP 2.8.2 drops X11 requirement

GIMP 2.8.2 offers a long list of image editing features such as digital retouching, perspective and lens correction, filters, and more. The app is available as a free download at the GIMP website.

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paikinho

The installer crashed for me at least.
I used Gimp alot throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. It would be nice to give it a spin again, but I don’t really feel like using X11 anymore.

anovelli

Installed like a dream for me, even had it just replace the previous version… good luck!

vanax

As one of my friends stated, it will become completely native only after it changes the name from GIMP to something humanistic like Mac users expect. Something like “Darkroom,” “Imago,” or “Rainbow” might work.

dhp

It would be nice to give it a spin again, but I don?t really feel like using X11 anymore.

No offense, paikinho, but this article is only four sentences long and the second one states that GIMP is now OS X native, so you don’t need X11 anymore. It’s really the only reason the article exists.

Lee Dronick

Good one Vanax!

ctopher

I use the Gimp on Linux (Fedora) and it works pretty well. It’s not quite as useful to me as Photoshop but for what I do, (software and web graphics) the layers and text tools get the job done.

I’ll have to load it up and check it out on the Mac. Thanks for this news.

iJack

No offense, paikinho, but this article is only four sentences long and the second one states that GIMP is now OS X native, so you don?t need X11 anymore. It?s really the only reason the article exists.

Um, actually, it doesn’t say that at all.  It says, “The GIMP team released its first ever Mac-native version of the GIMP image editor on Wednesday. Earlier versions of the Photoshop-ish image editor required users to install the X11 windowing system instead of running as a native OS X application.”

That is not as concise as your ‘quote,’ but it’s clear enough that you didn’t have to make one up.

Just sayin’.

dhp

That is not as concise as your ?quote,? but it?s clear enough that you didn?t have to make one up.

You would have a point if I had put the words in quotation marks.

iJack

You would have a point if I had put the words in quotation marks.

I still have a point; you italicized the phrase, after claiming that this is what the article “states.”

paikinho

Perhaps I was unclear in what I wrote.

1. I was just jotting something down about my experience.
I tried to install the osx native version…. it crashed a few times and I was unable to complete the install of the version the article is talking about.

2. I would use the native one if I could get it to install.
Although I used gimp in linux for years and for a while using X11. I won’t be installing an X11 version…. so essentially I won’t be using gimp at all right now… or at least until I can get it to install the native version.

3. I will try installing again when an upgrade comes along.

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