For all of you free and open source creative tool fans out there, plenty of exciting developments happened over the past year—and there's some pretty awesome new things in the pipeline for 2013 as well! Here's a sampling of the good news:
Gimp 2.8 released
This long-anticipated release was 3 years in the making; its formal release occurred during the 2012 Libre Graphics Meeting in Vienna, Austria. Gimp 2.8 introduced a number of popular features, including single-window mode, layer grouping, on-canvas text editing, on-canvas progress indication, and improved drawing tablet integration. You can read about these new features and more in the release notes.
Gimp 2.10 on the way
The Gimp 2.9 development branch became available in 2012 and, among other cool features (including the GEGL-ization of many of Gimp's functions...Read more at OpenSource.com