GIMP 2.9.4 released with massive updates

The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) development team announced availability of GIMP 2.9.4, second development release in GIMP 2.9.x series. GIMP 2.9.4 is coming after 6 months of development efforts and it offers massive updates including revamped appearance, updated color management, a better MyBrush tool and also several bug fixes.

GIMP 2.9.4 is stable enough to use in production environment. However, there some issues that needs to be taken care and due to the same, next scheduled stable release v2.10 will take some time to be ready.

Different themes available in GIMP 2.9.4
The new version features several new themes by Benoit Touchette in various shades of gray: Lighter, Light, Gray, Dark, Darker. The system theme has been preserved for users who prefer a completely consistent look of user interfaces across all desktop applications.

The new UI themes are accompanied by symbolic icons originally created by Barbara Muraus and Jakub Steiner, and heavily updated and completed by Klaus Staedtler. The existing icon theme from past releases of GIMP has also been preserved, and users can freely switch between available icon themes and easily add their own ones.

All work on icons by Klaus Staedtler is made on vector (SVG) images, which should allow better support for HiDPI displays (also commonly known as Retina) soon. Vector icons are an experimental feature, available after using the --enable-vector-icons build configure option. Note that this option does not allow HiDPI support at this time.
More information on GIMP 2.9.4 is available in release announcement published in official website.

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