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legolas. : (26 April 2015 - 12:52 AM) I love the new version! the text tool is a bit confusing at first though :PP
fire. : (26 April 2015 - 12:44 AM) I can't believe I waited this long to download the latest version of GIMP, like what have I been doing all this time...
Glow : (25 April 2015 - 10:26 PM) I added a UC idea! :D
Asphodelic : (25 April 2015 - 08:27 PM) See a peeping Mike
that guy. : (25 April 2015 - 07:47 PM) :couch:
tea cup : (25 April 2015 - 06:34 PM) Any grad+ wants to go suggest a UC idea (or even recycle an old one!) It'd be nice to have more than one to choose from :D -- here
Schultz. : (25 April 2015 - 05:01 PM) Hey Mods and Grads+!! We still need more votes for Junior/Senior of the Month! Click +here to vote! :loves:
Photoshopfreak : (25 April 2015 - 12:35 PM) Also I have my first wedding to take pictures of today! BY MYSELF. Nervous... but excited.
Photoshopfreak : (25 April 2015 - 12:31 PM) WoW has taken over my life once more. Sorry I'm not sorry. :P
Evanlyn : (25 April 2015 - 02:17 AM) ta :)
Schultz. : (25 April 2015 - 01:39 AM) Update your gallery and post +here!
Evanlyn : (25 April 2015 - 01:38 AM) how do u gte out of hidden galleries
arbitrarywriter : (24 April 2015 - 03:14 PM) I hate it when i download a huge texture pack but don't end up using any of them lol
Asphodelic : (24 April 2015 - 01:04 PM) Depending on what program you're using, generally, all gifs come out that way. It's because the program cannot handle coloring properly. It's why it's always recommended to be make it b&w or mono. :/ Okay! On it
Schultz. : (24 April 2015 - 01:02 PM) Hey guys! Voting for +Member and +Junior/Senior of the Month is now open! Please go vote :loves:

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