Many Gimphoto users asking about Gimphoto update for using the new GIMP 2.6.0.
If we follow closely with GIMP 2.6.0 release news on the forum and read many users experience that following the news, we can realize that there is still many troubles exist on this new release so GIMP dev. team react fast with this bugs error reports with new release GIMP 2.6.1 soon after GIMP 2.6.1 release. This happen because there is about 2 BIG changes is happen on the GIMP 2.6.0, first the most important one is GEGL, GIMP starting 2.6 is starting to use new GEGL 32bit engine for its graphics processing (but this is not enabled by default) and second is GIMP User Interface improvement (i hope the new GIMP UI is better than PS interface then i can retire Gimphoto ;)
Because of this 2 big changes, GIMP 2.6 is a moving target.
GEGL on GIMP 2.6 beside bring better image quality also means GIMP will demand more memory (about twice from GIMP 2.4 memory requirement, maybe this also explain why GIMP 2.4 is require less memory than PS 7) and also it will need more processing power (slower when perform image processing) because GIMP 2.4 doing 8bit processing and GEGL doing 32bit processing. I think GIMP 2.4 is still usable mainly for lower pc, netbooks, or for doing web graphics that not demanding on image quality because GIMP 2.4 is lighter and faster.
Because Gimphoto is one man effort then i always try to search the most stable release, this mean many users already use it without troubles and its has been proven stable for every functions (no more new features implemented, each new release only for bug fixes because new features mean new bugs possibility and also not to mention there is possibility to introduce another bugs to already existed features)
Like Gimpshop that using GIMP 2.2.11 that is great because there is no more release for GIMP 2.2.
I always looking for GIMP release that stable and if possible is lasting forever (maybe 2.4.7), this because everytime i create new version of Gimphoto i must starting the GIMP modification from all the beginning so i will save a lot of my time and Gimphoto release will have longer lifetime if i only modify the stable and proven GIMP release like Gimpshop do with GIMP 2.2.11.
I already can do a LOT of things using the current Gimphoto release.
But many still underestimate it, maybe there is lack of documentation or tutorial for explains the GIMP or Gimphoto capabilities... maybe I should write more tutorial or even a user manual.
So for the next released of Gimphoto, i will use GIMP 2.4.5.
And i also improve Gimpad for Windows and looking possibility to create Gimpad for Linux (this will need to coding it from scratch).
For GIMP 2.6.0, sorry guys, we still need to wait and see...
Maybe there is Gimphoto for GIMP 2.6 or maybe we directly jump to GIMP 2.8, like always, just look at this site for the latest news.