GIMP Portable 2.6.1 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 10, 2008 - 1:29pm

GIMP logoGIMP Portable 2.6.1 has been released. GIMP Portable is the full-featured GIMP image and photo editor bundled with a launcher as a portable app, so you can edit your photos and images on the go. This new release updates the included GIMP to the latest release, has greatly improved launch speed after upgrading and an number of other enhancements. GIMP Portable Help, an updated GIMP Portable Background Window and GIMP Portable Photoshop Layout are also available. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. Best of all, it's open source and completely free.

Read on for more details...


GIMP Portable ScreenshotThe GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. Learn more about the GIMP...

GIMP Portable Background Window 2.1.3 and Photoshop Layout

GIMP Portable Extras ScreenshotTwo extras that enhance GIMP Portable are also available: GIMP Portable Photoshop Layout and GIMP Portable Background Window. The Photoshop Layout add-on adjusts GIMP's dock/toolbox to more closely approximate the layout of Adobe Photoshop. The Background Window plugin allows GIMP to occupy a single window. The background plugin does contain known bugs and is unsupported but should still be useful to many users. Users of the background plugin should upgrade to the latest version when upgrading to GIMP Portable 2.6.x

GIMP Portable Help 2.4.0

GIMP Portable Help 2.4.0 is also available. It allows you install the complete GIMP help files into GIMP Portable to make use of the context sensitive help or to use the help files when offline.

New in This Release

GIMP has been updated to 2.6.1 (release notes). First launch speed after an upgrade has been greatly improved. Other minor enhancements were also added. Installer / Format

GIMP Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It's packaged in the Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


GIMP Portable is available for immediate download from the GIMP Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Thank a lot for ALL portable apps !!

I noticed a minor bug: can anybody confirm this ? ... When trying to open a file by right-clicking a file in the windows-explorer (XP), chosing "Open with..." I get an error and the file will not open... ?!

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The easiest way is to open Gimp first and then go to "open with" and open the file.

In the future, please dont post questions as a comment to the news story but in the Forums.

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Thanks for portable GIMP!

Please, help me. I can't find a template "clipboad" for creating new image. In older versions it was by default... But in this version it has disappeared. So, how I can find/install it?

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post this in the Gimp-forum and not as a comment to a news story.

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate