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Starting with GIMP 2.10, features will be developed in isolation on feature branches and be merged to the main branch when they are ready. <br/>
 
Starting with GIMP 2.10, features will be developed in isolation on feature branches and be merged to the main branch when they are ready. <br/>
 
The below list shows when coming features are expected to be ready, but that might change.
 
The below list shows when coming features are expected to be ready, but that might change.
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Last updated: 25.05.2013
  
 
*'''GIMP 2.10'''
 
*'''GIMP 2.10'''
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**Update foreground selection tool to use advanced matte operations from GEGL [work in progress]
 
**Update foreground selection tool to use advanced matte operations from GEGL [work in progress]
 
**Unified configuration path across platforms (using XDG when relevant) [done]
 
**Unified configuration path across platforms (using XDG when relevant) [done]
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**Auto-anchoring of floating selection - or better, get rid of floating selections!
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*'''GIMP 3.0'''
 
*'''GIMP 3.0'''
 
**Port to GTK3 [work in progress, branch gtk3-port]
 
**Port to GTK3 [work in progress, branch gtk3-port]
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*'''"Future"''' The features here are on the roadmap, but have no milestone yet
 
*'''"Future"''' The features here are on the roadmap, but have no milestone yet
 
**[http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Text-Handling_in_GIMP Improvements in the text handling]
 
**[http://gui.gimp.org/index.php/Text-Handling_in_GIMP Improvements in the text handling]
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**Preview filter effects on canvas instead in preview window
 
**Automatic layer boundary management
 
**Automatic layer boundary management
**Filter layers and "Layer effects"
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**Filter layers  
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**Layer effects
 
**Non-destructive editing
 
**Non-destructive editing
**Auto-anchoring of floating selection - or better, get rid of floating selections!
 
 
**Script recording and playback
 
**Script recording and playback
 
**"Smart objects"
 
**"Smart objects"
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**Better support for image metadata (work in progress)

Revision as of 07:04, 25 May 2013

Feature prioritization

This is roughly how the core GIMP development team prioritizes feature development. Note that this does not mean we are not interested in contributions in other areas, or contributions of low prio features. Contributions of any kind are always welcomed. But at the end of the day, it is better to have one feature 100% complete than two features 50% complete, which is why features should be prioritized and then worked on in order.

  1. Support layer masks on layer groups
  2. Cleanup libgimp (including major changes to plugin registration API, work in progress)
  3. Port to GTK3
  4. High bit depths (work in progress)
  5. Automatic layer boundary management
  6. Filter layers (brightness/contrast, blur, etc)
  7. Auto-anchoring of floating selection
  8. Turn the IWarp plug-in into an on-canvas tool (GSoC2011 project to be merged)
  9. Script recording and playback
  10. "Smart objects"
  11. "Layer effects" (bevel/emboss, draw line at edges, etc)
  12. Unified transform tool (GSoC2012 project, work in progress)
  13. Better support for image metadata (work in progress)
  14. Support the XDG Base Directory Specification (done)

Low priority:

  • High-end CMYK support
  • support for more brush engines (MyPaint, various real media simulations)

Expected availability of developed features

Starting with GIMP 2.10, features will be developed in isolation on feature branches and be merged to the main branch when they are ready.
The below list shows when coming features are expected to be ready, but that might change. Last updated: 25.05.2013

  • GIMP 2.10
    • Fully port to GEGL [work in progress]
    • High bit depths [done]
    • Support layer masks on layer groups
    • Cleanup libgimp, deprecate all ancient pixel fiddling API
    • GSoC 2011 projects
    • Unified transform tool [work in progress]
    • Update foreground selection tool to use advanced matte operations from GEGL [work in progress]
    • Unified configuration path across platforms (using XDG when relevant) [done]
    • Auto-anchoring of floating selection - or better, get rid of floating selections!
  • GIMP 3.0
    • Port to GTK3 [work in progress, branch gtk3-port]
  • "Future" The features here are on the roadmap, but have no milestone yet
    • Improvements in the text handling
    • Preview filter effects on canvas instead in preview window
    • Automatic layer boundary management
    • Filter layers
    • Layer effects
    • Non-destructive editing
    • Script recording and playback
    • "Smart objects"
    • Better support for image metadata (work in progress)