David gowers wrote a comment that I pull to the front page.
Another exciting thing that will be in 2.6 (and the next 2.5 release) is the hybrid polygon/free select tool! It is truly a thing of beauty, the way you can edit it as you go, easily rotate or scale any freehand section by moving an endpoint, or edit a polygonal segment just by moving an endpoint â€” and no longer requiring the entire selection to be completed in one stroke is also great! It might be an interesting topic to cover as part of a future show.
Anyone who is curious, also, I strongly recommend you get a SVN checkout of the latest GIMP and try it! Itâ€™s worth the effort.
I’ll do that – sometime next week.