Reviewing 2.8.6 (Jun 25, 2013)
Gets even better. What caught my eye with this release is that you can now have a clipboard brush that's up to 1024x1024. Very cool stuff indeed. It flawlessly installed as well. I'm using the Win 64 version. I've been a GIMPer since 2001 so I might be a little biased. lololol
Reviewing 2.8.4 (Feb 8, 2013)
Took an online course through lynda.com for this. Downloaded three plugins and it out performs Adobe IMHO. I wish that they would update the Linux version though.
Reviewing 2.8.2 (Aug 25, 2012)
The GIMP 2.8.2 works great W7 32 bit
Reviewing 2.8.0 (May 27, 2012)
I can swear that version 2.6 and even 2.7 was faster. That's my only problem with this 2.8 version. On the other hand, single window interface is a great addition that now, after using GIMP for a few years, I cannot get my head around it. I so wanted it, and now that it's here, I have doubts about it. Weird. Anyway, I always liked GIMP and I have never considered buying something like Adobe as I'm far from a professional, and Photoshop is very expensive for a piece of software for an amateur, absolutely not worth it. GIMP is all, and far more than an amateur photo editor needs. If it just weren't so slow... I was actually hoping it would get faster than the old version. :( Really sad. How many cores do I need to get it run normally? 16? However, because of all the wonderful features, my love for Open Source software and GIMP, out of gratitude for such versatile software we get for free, I have to give it five stars, again. [p.s. but guys what are you doing? why is it getting even slower instead of faster?]
Reviewing 2.8.0 (May 21, 2012)
Nice feature set, but it's so slooooooooooow compared to Adobe Elements or Photoshop.
Installed the update yesterday. So far no gotchas from updating from 2.8.2 and that's a good thing. lol
I was a little apprehensive from upgrading from 2.6x to 2.8 and 2.8.0 had more then a share of bugs/fustrations, but, since 2.8.2, GIMP's been a joy to use. I hope 2.8.4 will even be better, but I really haven't done much editing with the new update but what little I have, it's seems as good as 2.8.2 has been for me and, again, that's a good thing. :)