GIMP 2.9.8 is now available and this version of the popular free and open source image editor includes a remarkable number of important improvements that many have expected.
Improvements in gradient editing, color management, help manuals, clipboard, interface and usability, support for Wayland, and the great arrangement of the PSD plugin to handle Photoshop files correctly when they have many layer groups.
GIMP now has “On-Canvas Gradient Editing”, that is, it is finally possible to edit gradients directly on the canvas with which we work if need of the gradient dialog.
For those who use GIMP in Linux, especially in a distro that uses Wayland, the good news is that the capture plugin now works in GNOME / Wayland and KDE / Wayland, although the color selector only works in KDE at the moment.
A new function called “paste in place” was also added that makes it possible to paste the contents of the clipboard in exactly the same position that was copied.
You can read the complete list of changes and details in the GIMP blog, and you can now find the download of this version of the editor for Windows, Linux and Mac on the development page, as it is not the stable version of the program.