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March 17, 2016

I would like to introduce you to another longtime FOSS user who is giving back to the community. Andreas has created a RAW editor called PhotoFlow that actually allows you to use layers within the editor before exporting the image to GIMP. When a RAW image is opened from GIMP, it will launch PhotoFlow, where you can develop and edit your RAW image. Click "OK" and the processed image will be opened in GIMP. The editor is still under heavy development and so it is a little slow right now.

GIMP 2.9.3 Windows 64-bit with PhotFlow

G'MIC has also been updated to the latest git pull. As usual, David has been working hard to keep it as up to date as possible. As a sign of appreciation, please don't forget reward the developers. At the least, please send him a postcard from your location.

GIMP 2.9.3 Windows 64-bit with GMIC

Important: Uninstall previous builds from the target installation location. Installation has been streamlined as much as possible.

Download and double-click on the installer and follow the instructions on your screen. Your computer may ask you to provide your administrative password. This is normal while installing software on the target computer. The software will be installed in "Program Files" if you select the default settings. Also, it will create necessary files in your $APPDATA folder.

The portable versions do not require any particular installation instructions. Simply double-click on the executable and unzip it to your desired location. The portable versions are self-contained and do not interact with your system or any existing GIMP installations.

File Association

Remove all references to GIMP from the registry and then use Windows to associate this version with your desired image formats.

Mac OS

These versions are compatible with Lion and above. Simply unzip the version you prefer and drag it to you Application Folder.

About Virus Alerts

My builds are based on source code from the respective developers. Some modifications are made to make the code compatible with Windows. These builds are compiled using GCC 5.3.0 available from the great folks at MinGW. I have received reports that some virus checkers are triggered by my builds. There is not much that can be done with these reports. They are false positives that you will have to take up with your virus checker software company. Please read this interesting article on how frustrating these reports can be.


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