Photo retouching, image composition and image authoring for Mac

GIMP for Mac

GIMP 2.8.8

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    GIMP 2.10.38

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.9 or later

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Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of GIMP 2.8.8.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of GIMP for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

All old versions distributed on our website are completely virus-free and available for download at no cost.

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What's new in this version:

- Make sure indexed images always have a colormap
- Don't crash on setting a large text size

- Keep the same image active when switching between MWM and SWM
- Make sure all dockables are properly resizable (particularly shrinkable)
- Add links to jump directly to Save/Export from the Export/Save file extension warning dialogs

- Fix GimpPickButton on OS X

- Properly document plug-in-autocrop-layer's PDB interface
- Fix importing of indexed BMPs

- Add an AppData file for GIMP
- Backport lcms2 support from master, because lcms1 is not getting bug fixes any longer
- Lots of bug fixes
- Lots of translation updates