3. The One to Change the World

Version 1.0

GIMP version 1.0 was released on June 5, 1998. Finally, GIMP was considered stable enough to warrant a worldwide announcement and professional use.

Version 1.2

GIMP version 1.2.0 was released on December 25, 2000. Compared to the version 1.0, it included mostly fixes and improvements of the user interface.