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* Sat Jun 15 2019 Bjørn Lie <>
- Update to version 2.10.12:
  + Core:
  - Add an "Incremental" option to the Dodge/Burn tool, which,
    similarly to the Paintbrush, Pencil, and Eraser tools,
    applies the effect incrementally as the pointer moves.
  - Curves now have a concept of smooth vs corner points: smooth
    points produce a smooth curve, while corner points produce a
    sharp curve (previously, all points were smooth).
  - Search the user font directory path on Windows (since Windows
    10, non-admin users have the ability to install fonts). This
    is only a temporary hack until fontconfig adds proper
    upstream support.
  - In gimp_brush_core_get_paint_buffer(), when allocating a new
    paint buffer, clear the old buffer *before* allocating the
    new one, to reduce the amount of simultaneously allocated
  - In GimpPaintbrush, avoid refilling the paint buffer at each
    dab if the paint color/pixmap hasn't changed, hence allowing
    faster painting in some specific cases.
  - Add hygon cpu detection and enable MMX/SSE support.
  - Add a GimpSymmetry::get_transform() virtual function and a
    corresponding gimp_symmetry_get_transform() function which
    return the brush transform corresponding to a given symmetry
    stroke in terms of the rotation angle and reflection flag (in
    contrast to gimp_symmetry_get_operation() which returns the
    same transforation in terms of a GeglNode). This allows us to
    simplify, fix (artifact bugs, etc.), and improve the
    painting-code performance for several symmetry painting
  - New gimp-brush-pipe-spacing parasite set by core code to
    preserve GIH brush's spacing across reloads.
  - Add a new Offset filter tool, as a front-end to gimp:offset.
    The tool replaces, and provides the same interface as the
    drawable-offset dialog while also providing live preview and
    on-canvas interaction.
  + Plug-ins:
  - Exported profile and data format strategy updated in several
    file plug-ins.
  - When not saving a profile, we always export as sRGB data, as
    most viewers would not display the image properly otherwise.
  - When saving a profile:
    . If a profile was manually assigned, we always export to the
    assigned format, hence pixel data is converted accordingly,
    whatever the work format.
  - If no profile was assigned:
    . If the export format support high-bit depth, we export the
    work format as-is.
    . If the export format is 8-bit max, we convert the work
    format to sRGB, except if the work format is 8-bit linear.
  + The following plug-ins were updated: JPEG, PNG, TIFF and WebP.
  + Tools:
  - Add input/output spin-buttons to the Curves tool, which allow
    setting the selected point's coordinates numerically. When
    the image precision is greater than 8-bpc, use a 0.00-100.00
    range for the point-coordinate spin-buttons instead of a
    0-255 range.
  - In the Curves tool, allow changing the curve's point types
    (cf. new curve corner points in Core section). Corner points
    are displayed with a diamond shape instead of a circle.
  - Free Select tool now creates a selection as soon as the
    polygon is closed. This selection is updated when the
    polygon, or the relevant tool-options, change, similarly to
  - Derive GimpEraser from GimpPaintbrush, instead of directly
    from GimpBrushCore. This allows GimpEraser to reuse the
    paint-buffer content across dabs, improving performance.
  - Allow moving an intersecting pair of guides with the Move tool.
  + User interface:
  - In GimpCurveView, when dragging an existing curve point,
    don't immediately move the point to the cursor position upon
    button press, but rather move it relative to its current
    position as the cursor moves. This allows selecting a point
    without moving it, and adjusting its position more easily.
  - When the cursor hovers above a point in GimpCurveView, or
    when dragging a point, have the coordinate indicator show the
    point's position, rather than the cursor's.
  - In GimpCurveView, when holding down Ctrl while
    adding/dragging a point, snap the y-coordinate to the
    original curve (at the start of the drag). This is
    particularly useful for adding points along the curve.
  - In GimpDashboard, don't show legend for groups with no meter.
  - Add a tile-alloc-total variable to the dashboard's memory and
    misc groups, showing the total amount of memory used by the
    tile allocator.
  - Add a "Save Keyboard Shortcuts Now" button to the Configure
    Keyboard Shortcuts dialog.
  + Updated translations.
* Sun May 05 2019
- No more need pkgconfig(glib-2.0) >= 2.56.0 for build.
  pkgconfig(glib-2.0) >= 2.54.2 is enough.
* Sun Apr 07 2019 Marcus Rueckert <>
- Update to version 2.10.10:
  - Core:
  - Add gimp-scratch allocator, a fast memory allocator (on the
    order of magnitude of alloca()), suitable for small (up to a
    few megabytes), short-lived (usually, bound to the current
    stack-frame) allocations.  Unlike alloca(), gimp-scratch
    doesn't use the stack, and is therefore safer, and will also
    serve bigger requests, by falling-back to malloc().
  - In gimp_drawable_transform_buffer_affine(), avoid modifying
    the clipping mode when transforming layer masks, since this
    function is used (among other things) to transform layer
    masks together with their layer, in which case they should
    use the same clipping mode as the layer. This fixes a
    regression introduced by commit 2ae823ba, causing layer masks
    to be transformed with a mismatched clipping mode during
    layer transforms, leading to discrepencies between the
    transformed layer and the transformed mask.
  - Moved swap/cache and temporary files out the GIMP user config
    dir and added new config file substitutions ${gimp_cache_dir}
    and ${gimp_temp_dir}.
  - Pass the GEGL tile-cache size, swap path, and thread-count to
    plug-ins as part of their config, and have libgimp set the
    plug-in's GeglConfig accordingly upon initialization.
  - Layer groups are now rendered in bigger chunks rather than
    tile-by-tile (which used to pretty much eliminate
    multithreading for groups), which improves the rendering
  - Make saving/exporting files more robust to errors. In
    particular if an error occurs during the process (be it a
    bug, a memory error, or anything else), GIMP won't overwrite
    anymore any existing file with incomplete contents, so that
    you won't end up with no valid files at all.
  - Fix a regression on support of various graphics tablet.
  - Remove the "Edit -> Fade..." feature: it makes GIMP use two
    buffers instead of one (east into system resources), it's
    broken in 2.10, and we can make the UX better for filters.
  - New generic canvas modifier 'Alt + middle click' allowing to
    pick layers by clicking on pixels. The available layers will
    be looped through (starting from the upper one) while Alt key
    is hold and the picked layer name will be temporarily
    displayed in the status bar.
  - When clearing a channel, do nothing if the channel is already
    empty; otherwise, align the cleared rectangle to the channel
    buffer's tile grid, so that all affected tiles are dropped,
    rather than zeroed.  Furthermore, only update the affected
    region of the channel.
  - Brush and pattern saving logics has been moved to core code
    (instead of plug-in).
  - Clipboard brushes and pattern can now be duplicated.
  - Parametric brushes are now 32-bit float to avoid
    posterization on large brushes.  Note: raster brushes are
    still 8-bit and plug-ins only have access to 8-bit versions
    of high-precision brushes/patterns. New API will be required
    to handle high-precision data.
  - On-canvas preview while editing a color in the colormap of an
    indexed image.
  - User interface:
  - Enabled HiDPI/Retina support for the GTK2/OSX build, fixes
    blurry icons.
  - Add a tooltip to the "better compression" checkbox in save
    dialog to make it clearer it does not mean that the file size
    is necessarily smaller in every cases. In particular some
    best/worst case are possible when an algorithm less efficient
    in general may end up better on a particular image.
  - Add basic support for cursors with a scale factor of 2 for
    HiDPI (artwork to be updated).
  - Foreground and background color icons, as well as color
    history will now display out-of-gamut warning on indexed
    images for colors outside of the palette, as well as on
    grayscale images, for non-gray colors.
  - Pack color picker and hexadecimal entry on same line in Color
  - Add an "Open as Image" button to the brushes dialog.
  - Usability:
  - Attempting to transform locked layers or paint on them now
    results in blinking around the status bar (where the warning
    message is displayed) and around the toolbar where lock
    toggles are. The same applies to attempting to move a
    selection where there is none ? GIMP will blink around the
    toolbar where the moving target (layer, selection, path) is
  - GIMP now allows selecting default export file type for new
    projects.  The choice is limited to PNG, JPEG, WebP, PSD,
  - GimpSpinScale widget now has an optional feature to constrain
    the value to integer when dragging with a pointer (even if
    the scale allows for fractional numbers), set with new
    function gimp_spin_scale_set_constrain_drag().  This is
    useful for settings where fractional numbers are technically
    possible, yet most common use case are with integers (such as
    pixel sizes, angles in degrees, etc.) so you want the easy
    interface to be constrained. Fractional numbers are still
    settable, for instance by keyboard edit; and arrow
    incrementation won't drop fraction parts.  This is currently
    only activated for brush options in paint tools.
  - Tools:
  - In scale tool, scale around center even when using numeric
  - New algorithm in the Bucket Fill tool when selecting the
    affected area "Fill by line art detection", based off the
    G'Mic algorithm for "smart colorization": In a few words,
    it identifies painted pixels (either based on grayscale or
    opacity values) and tries to close line arts to allow filling
    even with not perfectly closed zones; the second step of the
    algorithm will flood the colors under line art pixels to
    prevent "holes" in the filling.  It is possible to control a
    max size (in pixels) for the flooding, as well as max length
    of closing segments and splines.
  - The Bucket Fill tool got new interaction allowing to hold the
    click and move the mouse to fill based on several seed zones
    (for "Fill by line art detection" as well as "Fill similar
    colors"). You can now cancel the fill in progress with right
    click as in other tools.
  - The Bucket Fill tool now allows color picking with
    ctrl-click, same as every painting tool. It will pick either
    the foreground or background color depending on the selected
    Fill Type. The ctrl-alt modifier combination is also possible
    to pick the non-Fill Type color.
  - In the Bucket Fill tool, the Alt modifier will now switch to
    "FG color fill" when "Pattern fill" was set (instead of doing
  - In the Unified Transform tool, default to preserving aspect
    ratio when scaling up or down.
  - In the Healing tool, "Sample merged" now also work for the
    target pixels, allowing to draw in empty layers.
  - Selection by color is now parallelized, hence improving speed
    of the Select by Color tool (and any other processing which
    may share this piece of code now or in the future).
  - Add "Constrain handles" and "Around center" options to the
    perspective-transform tool's GUI, which are similar to the
    corresponding options of the unified-transform tool.
  - Improve color picking on indexed image to always select an
    indexed color corresponding to the picked pixel in the
  - Plug-ins:
  - file-pdf-save GUI now clearly indicates the order the layers
    will be used to make multi-page PDFs.
  - Add DDS loading/exporting plug-in originally developed by
    Shawn Kirst and Arne Reuter.
  - Rename the Guillotine plug-in to Slice Using Guides.
  - Add a new option saving a color profile when exporting PNG,
    JPEG, TIFF.  Always save it when exporting to PSD.
  - Remove the "Advanced" expanders from the PNG and TIFF export
  - Full rewrite of the Spyrogimp plug-in with much more options
    and better interaction.
  - Indexed TIFF with alpha channel now supported.
  - Filters:
  - Add on-canvas GUI (simple lines) for circular, linear, and
    zoom motion blur.
  - Help:
  - Link to the bugtracker directly from the Help menu, also link
    to the wiki and the roadmap. Remove the link to currently
  - Translations:
  - Czech, Danish, French, Italian, Japanese, Marathi, Polish,
    Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.
* Mon Mar 25 2019
- bsc#1130407: Remove dependency on JasPer.
  OpenJPEG is actually used.
* Fri Nov 09 2018
- Update to vesion 2.10.8:
  - Use adaptive chunk size in GimpProjectio nwhen rendering the
    projection asynchronously, rather than using a fixed chunk size.
    This provides a better trade-off between throughput and
    responsiveness dynamically, based on how fast the processing is.
  - In all selection tools, show error on attempt to
    subtract-from/intersect-with empty selection.
  - Fix text along path not working with vertical text.
  - Fix Text tool's frame position when undoing a move operation.
  - Streamline Text tool's drawing blocking/unblocking logic.
  - When moving a text layer using the text tool (through alt-drag),
    don't change the layer's box mode to "fixed", which is unnecessary,
    since the layer's size isn't affected.
  - Transform and deformation operations now maintain color for fully
    transparent pixels, making unerase and curves manipulation of alpha
    channel more reliable.
  - All transform tools now apply changes when you asve or export/overwrite
    an image without pressing Enter first to confirm changes.
  - Heal, Dodge/Burn, Smudge and Convovle tools now adjust the processed
    buffer and mask_buffer regions according to the changes made to the
    application region, as calculated by intersecting it with the
    drawable and mask extents. This fixes wrong application position
    when painting on a drawable whose origin is above/to the left of the
    image's origin, and there's a selection active.
  - Port all plug-ins to the new iterator API in GEGL.
  - Improve automatic detection of HEIC/HEIF files.
  - Improve RawTherapee discovery by looking up registry key (should
    become useful with RawTherapee 5.5 and more).
  - Compatibility information in the Save dialog is now more understandable.
    The minimum GIMP version for the XCD file is always written down when it
    is GIMP 2.8 or over. The list of features warranting the minimum version
    is now listed in an expander container rather than as tooltip, which
    makes it more discoverable. The warning on compression is now displayed
    as its own text under the checkbox and not as additional text to the minimum    GIMP version label.
  - New self-explanatory --enable-win32-debug-console CLI option
  - Updated translations: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Hungarian,
    Italian, Polish, Portugese (Brazil), Spanish, Swedish, Ukranian.
* Mon Sep 17 2018
- pkgconfig(glib-2.0) >= 2.56.0 is needed.
* Thu Aug 23 2018
- Update to version 2.10.6:
  + Core:
  - Render drawable previews asynchronously.
  - Merge the file view filter and file format lists in
    GimpFileDialog. The presence of 2 lists was very confusing.
  - DLL search priority is now updated before running a plug-in
    on Windows, depending on the executable bitness. This gets
    rid of one of the last remnant of DLL hell in GIMP, which was
    when running 32-bit plug-ins from a 64-bit build of GIMP.
  + Filters:
  - New "Little Planet" (gegl:stereographic-projection) filter.
  - New "Long Shadow" (gegl:long-shadow) filter.
  + Tools:
  - Halt the Measure tool after straightening.
  - Add an "orientation" option to the measure tool,
    corresponding to the "orientation" property of
    GimpToolCompass (i.e., it controls the orientation against
    which the angle is measured, when not in 3-point mode.) The
    orientation is "auto" by default, so that the angle is always
    <= 45 deg.  Note that the "orientation" option affects the
    tool's "straighten" function, so that the layer is rotated
    toward the current orientation.
  - Text layers can now represent vertical texts, with 4
    variants: left-to-right and right-to-left lines, and forcing
    all characters to be upright or following Unicode's vertical
    orientation property. See also:
  + User Interface:
  - The Dashboard dockable dialog now has an "async" field to the
    dashboard's "misc" group, showing the number of async
    operations currently in the "running" state.
  - New Preferences option to enable/disable layer-group
    previews, since these can get quite time-expensive.
  + Updated translations.
* Fri Jul 06 2018
- fix build error for Leap 42.3
- add missing requires
* Fri Jul 06 2018
- bump versions in BR according to the
- move library requires in libgimp to %requires_ge and also force
  the libgegl update
* Thu Jul 05 2018
- update to 2.10.4 bug fix release
  - Remove gimp_display_shell_draw_background() and all clipping
    hacks for drawing the canvas background. This optimizes away
    one entire step of drawing of image size, for each expose.
  - Font loading does not block startup anymore. Only consequence
    is that the Text tool may not be usable immediately if fonts
    are not fully loaded yet (and will output an appropriate error
    if you do so). All non-text related activities can be performed
    right away.
  - Change of the URL from bugzilla to gitlab where appropriate.
  - New tool option manager to better keep track of user context
    and paint options in a consistent manner.
  User Interface:
  - The Dashboard dockable dialog now has a 'Memory' group that
    shows memory-usage information: the currently used memory size,
    the available physical memory size, and the total physical
    memory size.  It can also show the tile-cache size, for
    comparison against the other memory stats. Note that the
    upper-bound of the meter is the physical memory size, so the
    memory usage may be over 100% when GIMP uses the swap.
  - The Dashboard dockable dialog now has "read" and "written"
    fields in the dashboard swap group, which report the total
    amount of data read-from/written-to the tile swap, respetively.
    Additionally, the swap busy indicator (used as the meter's LED)
    has been improved, so that it's active whenever data has been
    read-from/written-to the swap during the last sampling
    interval, rather than at the point of sampling.
  - Fonts can now be tagged. The user interface is the same as for
    brushes, patterns etc.
  - Some icons fixed: larger spacing between broken chains and
    gimp-tool-ellipse-select made symmetrical.
  - When a plug-in cannot be applied to an image because of
    mismatch in image types (e.g. layer has no alpha or image is
    greyscale), GIMP now displays a message listing supported image
    types for this plug-in.
  - The Measurement tool now has an "Auto straighten" option
    allowing to rotate the active drawable (layer, channel?) so
    that the measurement line is used as horizon. As other
    transform tools, the feature will work on linked drawables as
  - The Smudge tool now paints correctly on images with a color
    profile other than the GIMP's built-in one.
  - Installer: set compatibility options to run Python plugins in
    HiDPI-aware mode.
  - Put back compatibility DLLs for really old plugins.
  - Install binary tool `gimp-test-clipboard` on the system to
    allow people to help us debug clipboard bugs.
  - --enable-bundled-mypaint-brushes renamed
  - -enable-relocatable-bundle and also make WMF fonts looked up
    on the runtime prefix of GIMP (instead of the build-time path)
    when this build option was set.
  - gimptool-2.0 binary now accepts source files with non-standard
    extensions if it can try to guess appropriate language from the
    compiler being used. It will also properly quote arguments for
    shell usage.
  - Run explicitly Python 2 as Python plug-in interpreter to
    prevent breakage on systems where Python 3 is the default.
  - raw_input()'s argument in Python console is now optional, and
    input() support has been added.
  File Formats:
  - The PSD loader now provides an option to load "merged",
    pre-composited version of the images that becomes available
    when a PSD file was saved with "Maximize Compatibility" option
    enabled in Photoshop. This is useful when loading PSD files
    that use features that GIMP doesn't currently support, and
    therefore can't render correctly, such as adjustment layers.
    When loading the merged image version, we avoid loading certain
    additional data from the file, such as channels, paths, and
    guides, while still loading metadata. This option is currently
    exposed as an additional file type ("Photoshop image
    (merged)"), which has to be explicitly selected from the
    file-type list when opening the image.
  - Embedding GIMP's built-in sRGB color profile to exported files
    is now optional. The default choice can be set in the
    Preferences dialog.
  - Updated translations: Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish,
    Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian,
    Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian.
* Mon May 21 2018
- update to 2.10.2 bugfix release
- drop gimp-Fix-reference-to-gegl-0.3.patch
  + Core:
  - Discard fonts which fail to load and popup an info dialog to allow
    people debug their fonts.
  - New API to suppress updates in UI until plug-ins are done
    introducing changes.
  - New API to calculate histograms in separate threads, with possible further
    extension to handle similar cases elsewhere in GIMP.
  - Tool options are now properly saved and reloaded per-device at
  + Plug-ins:
  - New plug-in for importing and exporting HEIF images.
  - Enable visibility of rasterized vector layer from PSD.
  - Single-window screenshots in Windows fixed to correctly snap a
    window even when it is partly off-screen or covered by another
    window or when display scaling is not set to 100%.
  + Filters:
  - New Spherize filter to wrap an image around a spherical cap
  - New Recursive Transform filter to create Droste effect.
  + Usability:
  - Warn users, when alpha-only painting has no effect. E.g. when target
    drawable doesn't have an alpha channel, or the alpha channel is locked.
  - Make the splash texts dynamic, so they are larger on larger splashes.
  - Mention pressing Enter to complete Foreground selection in the status bar.
  - Make sure that clicking outside any selection prevents Rectangle Select
    and Ellipse Select tools from creating empty selections.
  - Improve mouse wheel zooming behavior to keep the same point
    centered under the pointer even if the image is completely visible
    in the canvas.
  - Add "View -> Center Image in Window" (Shift+J) as a quick way to
    center the image at any zoom level.
  + Translations:
  - Updated translations: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek,
    Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Russian, Spanish,
    Swedish, Ukrainian.
  - New translation of Windows installer: Chinese (Taiwan)
  + Build:
  - Add a --with-bug-report-url configure option allowing packagers to
    set the address of their own bug tracker. This address will be the
    one opened by the debug dialog for reporting bugs.
  - Add a flatpak manifest for the gtk3-port branch.
  - Remove the possibility to disable script-fu.
  - Add a --with-icc-directory configure option to customize the color
    profile directory. By default, it is set to the common path
  + Documentation:
  - Updating the description of the XCF format "devel-docs/xcf.txt", for
    third-party readers wishing to support GIMP 2.10 XCF files.
  - Add documentation skeletons for all enums in libgimpbase/, there is
    much room for improvement.
* Wed May 02 2018
- Add gimp-Fix-reference-to-gegl-0.3.patch: gimp.pc: Fix reference
  to gegl-0.3 - we require and build for gegl-0.4 now.
* Mon Apr 30 2018
- Update BuildRequires versions to be consistent with configure
* Mon Apr 30 2018
- let libgimp-2_0-0 require libbabl-0_1-0 >= 0.1.46 to enforce updating
  to the required version.
* Sat Apr 28 2018
- libbabl is required in version 0.1.46+
* Sat Apr 28 2018
- add BR for gdk-pixbuf-loader-rsvg to enable svg icons
- enable jpeg2000 support: new BR pkgconfig(libopenjp2)
- enable webp support: new BR pkgconfig(libwebp) >= 0.6.0
- enable OpenEXR support: new BR pkgconfig(OpenEXR)
- enable email support: new BR/R for xdg-utils for xdg-email
- set LC_ALL/LANG in %prep and %build to silence warnings about
  encoding of the translations
- make sure we can see the compiler cmdlines by disabling the
  silent rules
* Fri Apr 27 2018
- Update to version 2.10.0:
  + Image processing nearly fully ported to GEGL, allowing high bit
    depth processing, multi-threaded and hardware accelerated pixel
    processing, and more.
  + Color management is a core feature now, most widgets and
    preview areas are color-managed.
  + Many improved tools, and several new and exciting tools, such
    as the Warp transform, the Unified transform and the Handle
    transform tools.
  + On-canvas preview for all filters ported to GEGL.
  + Improved digital painting with canvas rotation and flipping,
    symmetry painting, MyPaint brush support.
  + Support for several new image formats added (OpenEXR, RGBE,
    WebP, HGT), as well as improved support for many existing
    formats (in particular more robust PSD importing).
  + Metadata viewing and editing for Exif, XMP, IPTC, and DICOM.
  + Basic HiDPI support: automatic or user-selected icon size.
  + New themes for GIMP (Light, Gray, Dark, and System) and new
    symbolic icons meant to somewhat dim the environment and shift
    the focus towards content (former theme and color icons are
    still available in Preferences).
  + And more, better, more, and even more awesome!
- Drop gimp-gegl03-buildfix.patch: Fixed upstream, following this
  drop libtool BuildRequires and no longer pass autoreconf.
- Replace pkgconfig(gegl-0.3) with gegl-0.4) BuildRequires.
- Add gcc-c++, gegl, glib-networking, pkgconfig(gexiv2),
  pkgconfig(liblzma), pkgconfig(libmypaint),
  pkgconfig(mypaint-brushes-1.0) and pkgconfig(poppler-data)
  BuildRequires: New dependencies.
* Thu Mar 08 2018
- Add gimp-gegl03-buildfix.patch: Port to gegl-03, patch taken from
- Following the above port, replace pkgconfig(gegl-0.2) with
  pkgconfig(gegl-0.3) BuildRequires and add libtool BuildRequires:
  and pass autoreconf as the above patch touches the buildsystem.
* Sun Jan 07 2018
- Run spec-cleaner, modernize spec, drop Obsoletes for versions
  no longer supported.
* Sat Jan 06 2018
- Don't build with webkit1, as it is no longer maintained and has
  plenty of security bugs.  This disables the GIMP's built-in help
  browser; it will use an external browser when configured this way.
  This works around a number of security vulnerabilities in Webkit1: