Gimp 2.8's Single-Window Mode

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  1. Rydian
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    The GIMP version 2.8 finally brings single-window mode to the public.


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    Posting it here 'cause I know some people on the 'temp are into image manipulation stuff, and big improvements in the UI of a free tool is always good in my book. This is one less thing people can claim is bad about GIMP, finally. XD Though you've always been able to just maximize the main window and drag the toolbars into the appropriate place, the different windows would change their highlighting depending on the focus which was visually disturbing, and you'd need to mess with the main window more when moving between projects.
     
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  2. Critica1

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    It was so annoying because you couldn't minimize the Toolbox or Layers, Channels etc windows xD. This solution does look very promising. If we upgrade, will it prevent use of plugins such as GAP for 2.6?
     
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    I can't seem to find the gimp-gap page (google's refusal to admit that hyphens exist makes me want to punch it in the ovaries) to tell.
     
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  4. shadowmanwkp

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    I used gimp for a little while and the most annoying thing were those separate windows. I only used it on XP, but they always managed to get out of focus, get behind other screens or simply "disappear" (not closing them, mind you). It actually amazes me that it took them this long to make a function that merges all those separate windows into one big window.. That said however, IIRC gimp was actually made for linux in the first place...
     
  5. TehSkull

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    Every time I'd maximize my GIMP window, the primary toolbar would end up underneath the main window for some reason. It got really old. I'm so glad single-window mode is available now. I just wish I didn't have to wait a week for the Windows build. :|
     
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    I've got it right now. Make sure you're not viewing a cached version of the page. Also go to the Windows menu to enable single-window mode.
     
  7. ZAFDeltaForce

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    The multi window GIMP I used was cluttered and confusing, but I got used to it

    I always wanted everything to be on a single window, I just wished it came true sooner
     
  8. TehSkull

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    I was meaning in the past tense. I subscribe to the GIMP.org RSS feed, and it took almost a week (really it was 4 days, but for something so anticipated like this, it felt like a week) from 2.8's launch for the Windows build to go up. Probably because they're still letting a 3rd party handle that instead of just building it in-house, so to speak.
     
  9. raulpica

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    What took them SO long to implement something as easy as this? :unsure:
     
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    I might have to have a look as I am being the dirty peasant with only one monitor (well a monitor and a projector going to my ceiling) right now (upgraded graphics card and forgot to check if DVI meant DVI D or not). Hopefully it will also help sort the windows priorities issues with GIMP that have long annoyed me.

    On the other hand I am probably going to drop back down (was not paying attention and playing with ninite) for a while as I was just getting the hang of the Resynthesizer.
     
  11. Fluto

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    I need a photoshop alternative for a day (four days ago) and I got gimp and I didn't like it Because the windows were everywhere. This makes it a hell lot better
     
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    I still prefer Photoshop.
     
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  13. Maikel Steneker

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    This looks nice! I don't edit images that much, so I use the GIMP for it because it's free and offers some features simple editors like paint don't have. I didn't mind multiple windows, but the option for a single window is always nice.
     
  14. gokujr1000

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    Wow now I might actually reinstall this program.
     
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    I still prefer free to £600 or whatever ridiculous price Photoshop is.

    (Cue people thinking they're smart and advising me to pirate Photoshop - no.)
     
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    i still prefer ms paint.
     
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  17. LightyKD

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    I'm so happy about this! I
     
  18. Crystal the Glaceon

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    Yay, now my boyfriend can stop complaining about the multi-windows!
     
  19. Qtis

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    Not bad, a useful update for the free software. Still won't make me change my Adobe Design Standard for graphics, publishing and photo editing. Good for pretty much anyone who doesn't need the commercial products :)
     
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    I prefer paint.NET but that's nice anyway.