Hello, I'm a Gimp user still stuck in version 1.04 because that was the last stable version I downloaded for my Linux. A friend of mine was showing off his latest Gimp for Windows the other day that he had found on some magazine CD. I didn't test many of the features, but it seemed very stable and far superior to the version that I have. Looking at the Gimp.org web page regularly, I've now comed to believe that a stable version which is reasonably up-to-date will never exist. Every now and then I see these mails announcing new versions: > GIMP 1.1.27 is out there and it is shiny. > > ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v1.1/v1.1.27/ > > This hopefully fixes the perl problems people were having. Plus > lots of portability fixes and misc bugfixes. > > -Yosh I never installed them because I also see something like this on the Gimp site: > NOTE: At any given time the developers version of > gimp may be wildy instable, may crash randomly, etc.. Making me beleive they're not really useable (i.e. cannot save/open certain file formats or whatever). But since the Window's version seems stable, perhaps the note on the Gimp site is just an exaggeration? Could someone recommend a version that is useable and up-to-date? My friend who a Window's user still dares to claim that Potatoshop is superior, but soon he will be forced to use Gimp only when nobody is looking. Kati PS: Sorry in case this should really have been sent to the Gimp-user list.