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In need of an older version

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The Gimp is useful for me for two purposes:

- Repairing scanned photos (removing scratches and stains)
- Creating pictures to post on a web site I manage.

I have two versions of the Gimp: Gimp 2.4.0-rc3 on an old laptop (ubuntu
7.10) and Gimp 2.8 on my desktop computer (Linuxmint 17).

When I have to do serious picture editing, I use the older version,
because of features that are lacking on the more recent one:

- The toolbox on the left of the screen, which is very useful to switch
tools quickly and easiliy.
- The possibility of adjusting the size of text pasted on an image, as
long as it is not anchored.
- The automatic closure, as a straight line, of the freehand selection tool.
- The ease of editing foreground and background colours. I have not
found the way to even do it with the newer version.

The need of continued use of the Gimp 2.4.0-rc3 prevents me from
updating the system on the laptop. It would also be more convenient to
use the older version of the Gimp on the desktop computer, along with
current versions of other software.

I would therefore be happy with a 32 bit i-386 Debian package (.deb
file, to install with the dpkg -i command) of the Gimp 2.4.0-rc3. Is
there any way to get it?

Thank you
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Jacques LE FÈVRE
2 impasse du Merle Blanc
29200 BREST - France
+33 6 12 59 36 97
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Re: In need of an older version

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On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 7:48 PM Jacques Le Fèvre wrote:
>
> The Gimp is useful for me for two purposes:
>
> - Repairing scanned photos (removing scratches and stains)
> - Creating pictures to post on a web site I manage.
>
> I have two versions of the Gimp: Gimp 2.4.0-rc3 on an old laptop (ubuntu
> 7.10) and Gimp 2.8 on my desktop computer (Linuxmint 17).

Hello Jacques,

I have to admit I struggle understanding why you can't do any of the
below with newer versions of GIMP.

> When I have to do serious picture editing, I use the older version,
> because of features that are lacking on the more recent one:
>
> - The toolbox on the left of the screen, which is very useful to switch
> tools quickly and easiliy.

That's exactly where the toolbox has always been. Nothing has changed.

> - The possibility of adjusting the size of text pasted on an image, as
> long as it is not anchored.

You can easily do that too, with the text tool. Click inside the text
layer, Ctrl+A to select all text, then change font size in the toolbar
just above the text frame.

> - The automatic closure, as a straight line, of the freehand selection tool.

I don't think I understand this one. When you use the Freehand Select
tool to make polygonal selection, all you need to do to close the
selection is to click on the beginning of your selection. That's all.

> - The ease of editing foreground and background colours. I have not
> found the way to even do it with the newer version.

Same as before: single or double-click on the FG or BG color in the toolbox.

Alex
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Re: In need of an older version

Liam R E Quin
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On Mon, 2020-06-29 at 16:43 +0000, Jacques Le Fèvre via gimp-user-list
wrote:
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> - The toolbox on the left of the screen,

If this has gone away you may need to press the tab key to bring it
back - or control-b, or under Gimp's Windows menu, select Toolbox.

Tab will also bring back Tool Options, which will let you adjust the
size of text.

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Re: In need of an older version

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On 29/06/2020 18:43, Jacques Le Fèvre via gimp-user-list wrote:
> The Gimp is useful for me for two purposes:
>
> - Repairing scanned photos (removing scratches and stains)
> - Creating pictures to post on a web site I manage.
>
> I have two versions of the Gimp: Gimp 2.4.0-rc3 on an old laptop
> (ubuntu 7.10) and Gimp 2.8 on my desktop computer (Linuxmint 17).

Wondering why you stopped at 2.4.0-rc3, because 2.4.7 would likely have
a few bugs fixed.

> When I have to do serious picture editing, I use the older version,
> because of features that are lacking on the more recent one:

First make sure that you are using the "classic" multi-window UI:
un-check "Windows>Single window mode"

> - The toolbox on the left of the screen, which is very useful to
> switch tools quickly and easiliy.

It should be there by default. Otherwise: Windows>Dockable
dialogs>Toolbox. The visibility of the toolbox (and all auxiliary
windows) is toggled with [tab].

> - The possibility of adjusting the size of text pasted on an image, as
> long as it is not anchored.

You can still scale the "Floating selection" before anchoring it (you
can also make it a new layer and scale it later...)

> - The automatic closure, as a straight line, of the freehand selection
> tool.

Just double-click after your last anchor.

> - The ease of editing foreground and background colours. I have not
> found the way to even do it with the newer version.

If you mean changing the colors used by the tools, just click their
swashes in the toolbox (the toolbox includes the color swashes by default).

> The need of continued use of the Gimp 2.4.0-rc3 prevents me from
> updating the system on the laptop. It would also be more convenient to
> use the older version of the Gimp on the desktop computer, along with
> current versions of other software.

I don't see anything in Gimp 2.4 that I could not do in Gimp 2.8 or
2.10. You should really give them a try.

> I would therefore be happy with a 32 bit i-386 Debian package (.deb
> file, to install with the dpkg -i command) of the Gimp 2.4.0-rc3. Is
> there any way to get it?

You can recompile Gimp from source. However you may have to do some
adaptations because the development toolchain has somewhat changed in 13
years.



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