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Revision as of 10:44, 23 March 2014

Welcome to the GIMP Developer wiki!

What is GIMP?

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is freely distributed software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

What is this Wiki for?

On this wiki you'll find resources on GIMP development and hacking, and some frequently asked question like how to report bugs. This wiki will also include tutorials about writing extensions for GIMP, and will include useful information on further extending GIMP. Sometimes, developers may use it for design drafts and such things as well.

Whose is it?

This wiki is currently maintained by some GIMP developers, so if you have any comments, feel free to contact LightningIsMyName or Alexia_Death via the the GIMP IRC (irc://irc.gimp.org/#gimp)

How do I get a user account?

Contact LightningIsMyName at the GIMP IRC (irc://irc.gimp.org/#gimp) or by email (LightningIsMyName at gmail dot com). He is available on IRC usually several hours each day :) Only if not possible, try to contact Alexia_Death, mitch, nomis, prokoudine, schumaml or scl on the GIMP IRC.


Currently existing namespaces are

  • Hacking for hacking related pages,
  • Users for user guides and the like,
  • Specs for attempts at writing specs,
  • Mindstorm for idea generation and planning.

Lets try to stick to these. What you have in your user space is your own business :)

  • Release for release related pages,

General information

Information here is dedicated to all GIMP wiki readers.

  • Roadmap — what features are planned in the future
  • Documentation:Main – Coordination of the user manual and documentation efforts
  • Users:Tips - A collection of useful tips about using GIMP. Some are included in the official tips, and some should be considered for inclusion.

Hot topics and/or very relevant topics at this time

Currently our main priority is porting as much of GIMP to GEGL as possible. Finalizing the switch is the prerequisite for starting the work on major new features such as non-destructive editing or layer effects.

Google Summer of Code

We often participate in Google Summer of Code program. It's a great source of new dedicated contributors.

Developer information

Information here is public and especially meant to assist developers.

Developer Meetings

Developer meeting logs, agendas, etc.

The GIMP Developers Conference, also known as GIMPCon, is a gathering of GIMP and GEGL developers from all over the World. This is where we get together and discuss the future development, hack on GIMP and meet GIMP users. Beginning from 2006 GIMPCon is part of the LibreGraphicsMeeting.

Meetings are usually arranged by LightningIsMyName, and they take place once in every two weeks, on Monday at 10:00 PM, Central Europe Timezone (usually, CET = GMT+1). A mail should be sent to the mailing list before each meeting to discuss the agenda, and after every meeting with a link to the meeting page.

Release information

Information here is public and especially meant to assist build maintainers and testers.

Past Releases

Upcoming Releases