GIMP 2.9.8 image editor now comes with better PSD support and on-canvas gradient editing
The latest release of the GIMP, the popular open source image editor, introduces on-canvas gradient editing and various other enhancements while focusing on bugfixing and stability. You can now create and delete colour stops, select and shift them, assign colours to colour stops, change blending and colouring for segments between colour stops, etc, from mid-points.
“Now, when you try to change an existing gradient from a system folder, the GIMP will create a copy of it, call it a ‘custom gradient’ and preserve it across sessions. Unless, of course, you edit another ‘system’ gradient, in which case it
will become the new custom gradient,” said Alexandre Prokoudine in the release announcement. He added that, “Since this feature is useful for more than just gradients, it was made generic enough to be used for brushes and other types of resources in the future. We expect to revisit this in the future releases of GIMP.”
The release announcement also states that the PSD plug-in has been fixed to properly handle Photoshop files with deeply nested layer groups, and preserve the expanded state of groups for both importing and exporting. Additional changes fix the mask position and improve layer opacity for importing/exporting.