The GIMP team have just released version 2.7. This version is a 'development' version, or a snapshot of the current version in their development tree. While it's not stable or final, it contains a lot of new goodness that may be useful to you.
GIMP has always been the ideal companion for blender in texturing, post-processing and other 2D tasks. The GIMP team is proud to announce the new development release - GIMP 2.7.0
Some of the new features include:
- Resource tagging - you can now tag your GIMP resources
- Improved Brush dynamics - new features were added to the brush dynamics, such as controlling the brush aspect-ratio
- Brushes can now be rotated in the same way they can be scaled - no more need to create copies of brushes
- JPEG 2000 support was added
As part of being a development release, it is unstable. If you use it, make sure to save often =) If you found a bug in the development release, make sure you submit a bug report to the GIMP bugzilla (Check if it wasn't already reported!)
Pay attention to the warning about the stability of this version:
This is an unstable development version of the GNU Image Manipulation Program. Please realize that this is just a snapshot of the development tree. We are working hard towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. GIMP 2.7 is in no way a final product. A lot of new features are incomplete and some things may even be completely broken. If you need to get work done, please use the stable version, GIMP 2.6.