San Francisco-based open source proponent
announced on Wednesday that
Gimp 2.0.0, which was built to run in Mac OS X v.10.3 “Panther,” is available now. The application provides an interface for the popular GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) software, an open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop that features photo improvement, image creation and online batch processing tools.
Among the new features in Gimp 2.0.0 are the ability to export to CMYK, additional layer modes, EXIF support, a real-time color mixer, an editable text tool, Bezier paths, vector SVG support, template and MNG animation support, a channel mixer, and more.
Gimp 2.0.0 comes with complete documentation, tutorials and more than 100 fonts, brushes, and patterns. It also features a mirror of the official Gimp Web site and hundreds of megabytes of plug-ins.
OpenOSX notes that Gimp 2.0.0 has only been tested with Mac OS X v.10.3.1 “Panther” and higher. The company is selling the application for US$30 on CD, or as a download for $25. Upgrades from previous versions are $20 on CD and $15 via download. The educational discount is $5 per CD or bundle ordered.