The newly released issue #6 of GIMP Magazine features a "Using GIMP for portrait and fashion photography" master class by Aaron Tyree who uses GIMP professionally, and a gallery of other artworks and photos made or processed with GIMP.
The team is planning to switch to monthly releases, however they need your support to cover the costs of publishing a free magazine. You can sponsor the project at Patreon or visit the magazine's gift shop to make a donation.
Still unsolved are the missing spacing character in the zoom drop down and the disappearing background on high zooms (updating the Pango and Cairo libraries that are didn't change anything there), investigations continue.
Please continue to report bugs, we can't fix what we don't know about.
GIMP 2.8.12 released, with a lot of bug fixes! This is a bugfix release in the stable 2.8 series, no new features were added. For the list of changes please refer to the NEWS file.
Please use the torrent at http://download.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.8/gimp-2.8.12.tar.bz2.torrent and keep seeding it a bit, because we are currently low on mirrors. Builds for Windows and Mac will be available soon.
A new version of the user manual has been released. Changes include:
For easy installation we suggest that you wait until an installer for this release has been packaged for your platform. Find more releases and information about our goals and how you can help at http://docs.gimp.org.