On GIMP's 20th birthday, we are happy to announce that
GIMP 2.8.16 has been released.

This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no
new features were added.

For a complete list of changes since 2.8.16 please see the "Changes"
section below. Also see the release notes of the 2.8 series at

Happy GIMPing,


  GIMP 2.8.16 is available from:


  and from the mirrors listed at:


  Please use the torrent, it distributes
  the download bandwidth across all mirrors:


  The checksum of the tarball is:

  30e0a1b7c18b0e3415f4ac54567252ac  gimp-2.8.16.tar.bz2

Overview of Changes from GIMP 2.8.14 to GIMP 2.8.16


 - Seek much less when writing XCF
 - Don't seek past the end of the file when writing XCF
 - Windows: call SetDLLDirectory() for less DLL hell
 - Fix velocity parameter on .GIH brushes
 - Fix brokenness while transforming certain sets of linked layers


 - Always show image tabs in single window mode
 - Fix switching of dock tabs by DND hovering
 - Don't make the scroll area for tags too small
 - Fixed a crash in the save dialog
 - Fix issue where ruler updates made things very slow on Windows


 - Fix several issues in the BMP plug-in
 - Make Gfig work with the new brush size behavior again
 - Fix font export in the PDF plug-in
 - Support layer groups in OpenRaster files
 - Fix loading of PSD files with layer groups


 - OSX build system fixes
 - Bug fixes
 - Translation updates


  Adrian Likins, Alexandre Prokoudine, David Gowers, Hartmut Kuhse,
  Jasper Krijgsman, Jehan, Joao S. O. Bueno, John Ralls, Jonathan
  Tait, Jordi Mas, João S. O. Bueno, Julien Nabet, Kristian Rietveld,
  Luis Menina, Massimo Valentini, Matt Giuca, Michael Henning, Michael
  Natterer, Michael Schumacher, Mikael Magnusson, Mukund Sivaraman,
  Nils Philippsen, Philippe Teuwen, Rafael Fernandez, Saul Goode,
  Simon Budig, Sven Claussner, Thomas Manni, Téo Mazars, su-v


  Alexandre Prokoudine, Anders Jonsson, Andika Triwidada, André
  Schutten, Balázs Úr, Baurzhan Muftakhidinov, Cheng-Chia Tseng,
  Christian Kirbach, Cédric Valmary, Daniel Martinez, Daniel
  Mustieles, Dimitris Spingos, Dušan Kazik, GNOME Translation Robot,
  Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio, Jiri Grönroos, Jordi Mas, Lasse Liehu,
  Marco Ciampa, Martin Srebotnjak, Mattias Põldaru, Michael Natterer,
  Muhammet Kara, Pedro Albuquerque, Piotr Drąg, Rūdolfs Mazurs, Samir
  Ribic, Stas Solovey, Sveinn í Felli, Timo Jyrinki, Ville-Pekka
  Vainio, Андрій Бандура, Милош Поповић

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