GIMP, an open-source application for graphics editing, is due to ship June 25 and orders are now being taken. For US$19.95 you will get a CD with the native (XFree86) version of the software; after June 25, it will be $25.
Proceeds of sales of the CD will go towards further development on the project, Mat Caughron of
MacGIMP, the folks bringing GIMP to the Mac, told MacCentral. The shipping version features a point-and-click installer, more than 100 filters, is fully functional, and includes source code, he added. Gimp has been the primary graphics editor on Linux for the past three years, but hasn’t been available on the Mac until now, Caughron said.
“GIMP still doesn’t do CMYK, but it handles all RGB formats quite nicely and even has some TIFF-specific features of interest to Mac developers, TIFF being the favored format for graphical user interface development in Mac OS X.”
Efforts have begun to create a Cocoa version of GIMP. You can
download a gzipped archive
from the product Web site. The
is also now online to provide information about running XWindows on Mac OS X.