GIMP 2.10.4 Released with Auto-Straighten Tool and Faster Start Up Times

The latest GIMP’s new 2.10.4 stable series delivers bugfixes, async fonts loading, fonts tagging, straightening and more new features. Version (2.10.4) sees the introduction of the nifty Straighten button as part of the Measure tool, which will automatically rotate an image after the user has measured just how wonky the horizon ended up after a particularly spirited photo session.

Font Tagging

Another font-related change in this release is the ability to tag fonts in the same manner as gradients, brushes and patterns.

PSD Loader Improvements
GIMP now can load a “merged”, pre-composited version of the image, that becomes available when a PSD file was saved with “Maximize Compatibility” option enabled in Photoshop.

This option is currently exposed as an additional file type (“Photoshop image (merged)”), which has to be explicitly selected from the filetype list when opening the image. GIMP then will render the file correctly, but drop certain additional data from the file, such as channels, paths, and guides, while retaining metadata.

Auto Straighten
GIMP’s new auto-straighten option is at hand to help.
To rectify and auto-rotate your misaligned images just select the Measure tool from the tool picker,, measure the angle of the horizon on your image, and then click the new “Straighten” button to have GIMP adjust your image accordingly.

Other changes on new version 2.10.4:
– Dashboard widget can now show detailed memory usage
– Selective Hue-Saturation
– Apply multiple transformations simultaneously in the transform filter
– New tool option manager

Download 2.10.4 version on UBUNTU 18.04.

The best place is on Flathub, where the latest version of GIMP is always available to install.

Here is link for download


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