This version bring two new cool features that will make the creation of local masks even easier:
- A path selection tool that creates a closed region by connecting user-defined control points with a spline curve. It also provides an optional smooth falloff edge for feathering the selection. The path selection tool is similar to the path mask in Darktable, and most of the source code is actually derived from Darktable.
This tool is particularly useful to generate smooth layer opacity masks for local editing.
- A smoothing option for the brush of freehand drawing tool, with an adjustable smoothness:
Check this video tutorial to see how the new path tool works:
Here is a screenshot showing the adjustable smoothness settings for the freehand brush:
The complete changelog for version 0.2.5 can be found here.
For Ubuntu users, the updated packages are available either from the Highly Explosive PPA or the Photo Video Applications PPA.
If you are not afraid to use a potentially more unstable version, you can select the photoflow-git or photoflow-unstable versions either from the PPAs or from AUR. This development versions include all the new features and bug fixes that are being prepared for the next stable release.