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The GIMP 1.3.23

Hi all,

The next release in the development series of the GIMP, version 1.3.23, is now available for download from

or from one of the mirrors listed at

This is expected to be the final release before we enter a pre-release cycle. A great deal of work has gone into stabilising the plug-in API, and fixing a large number of outstanding issues before the 2.0 release, so we think that this release of the GIMP is the best yet. More than ever, we would like people to download and build this release, and try to break it in new and interesting ways.

Happy GIMPing,

Overview of Changes in GIMP 1.3.23

  • Color proof display filter using ICC profiles written by Banlu Kemiyatorn
  • New gimprc options to work around window management problems [Sven, Brix]
  • Fixes for using GIMP on Xinerama setups [Sven]
  • Numerous libgimp* API cleanups [Mitch, Sven]
  • Theme switching in the preferences dialog [Mitch]
  • Added a small theme [Mitch]
  • Cleanup and unification of message strings [Mitch]
  • 64bit clean libgimp API [Yosh]
  • New plug-in color selector using color-selector modules [Mitch]
  • GimpCanvas drawing abstraction [Sven]
  • Added DICOM file plug-in by Dov Grobgeld
  • Imported new WMF plug-in from libwmf2 [Sven, Mitch]
  • A session name can be given on the command-line [Sven]
  • Allow to move image windows and docks between screens [Mitch, Sven]
  • Fixed multi-head issues [Mitch]
  • Allow to merge visible paths [Simon]
  • Redone GimpDialog API [Mitch]
  • Load GIMP brush format version 3 [Sven]
  • Allow to use GIMP without any fonts [Sven]
  • Lots of bug fixes

Other contributors:
Ville Pätsi, Eric Pierce, Tor Lillqvist, Henrik Brix Andersen, Manish Singh, Dom Lachowicz, Francis James Franklin, Dave Neary, Maurits Rijk, Joao S. O. Bueno, Michael Schumacher, Daniel Rogers, Hans Breuer, Jakub Steiner

David Neary,
Lyon, France.