Sunday, February 12, 2006

Give Scott a Computer - AKA - Do you want Universal Binaries for GIMPShop?

Well boys and girls, I hope all you Mac users are enjoying GIMPShop 2.2.10 as much as I am. For everyone else, let's hope John, Matthias, aka Dakira, Anshuman, Suramya Tomar, and the other porters/developers out there are working on ports for their various operating systems.

Scott Moschella, the creator of GIMPShop, is working on a port of his own. Each time Scott makes a new version of GIMPShop, he does so natively in Mac OS X.

As you may have heard, Apple has released a new line of computers with Intel chips as the processor, instead of the IBM PowerPC processors they've been using for years. Without getting too technical, they had to make a new version of Mac OS X which would run on the new Macs - which means programs have to be rewritten for the new OS. Apple has included an emulator that lets programs for OS X PPC run on OS X Intel - but they are much slower. But they've also made the new OS work in such a way that programs written for the Intel OS can also run on the PPC OS - they call it Mac Universal.

What does any of this have to do with GIMPShop? Well, Scott would like to release GIMPShop in the new Mac Universal format. Only one problem, he doesn't have an Intel Mac to work with. So he is accepting donations to buy one. I plan on giving on payday, and if you like GIMPShop - even if you don't do Mac - it would be nice to send a few bucks his way for his hard work. This will encourage Scott to keep releasing new versions of GIMPShop, which means you can still keep up-to-date and not have to pay hundreds of dollars for - or steal - Photoshop.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

GIMPShop 2.2.10 for Mac now available!

Scott has done it again! GIMPShop 2.2.10 is now available for Mac OS X, and the Source code is available for developers to port it to other operating systems.
With this release, Gimpshop runs for the first time in OS X 10.4 Tiger as a self-contained app! I’ve also added two additional plug-ins for the OS X distribution: Greycstoration and Resynthesizer. This latest version of Gimpshop also supports Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

Greystoration is a powerful plug-in that removes noise, grain and compression artifacts from your images. You can find Greycstoration in Filter > Misc.

Resynthesizer creates tileable images (great for desktop backgrounds) from textures. You can find Resynthesize in Filter > Map.
Download Gimpshop 2.2.10 for Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 Here (66 MB)

For developers: Get the source files here (16 MB) based on Gimp 2.2.10

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Update 5-17-06 - GIMPShop 2.2.11 UNIVERSAL BINARY for Mac OS X is ready!