Progress on img_img

I’m debugging the CinePaint Glasgow img_img command-line tool after making some changes to the img_ppm parser classes. Nice stuff, but taking too long. Hope it saves me time working on img_sgi and img_dpx. I need to write some architecture docs and a source file manifest for img_img. I expect to finish img_ppm today.

CinePaint Press

SCALE Readies ‘Non-Commercial’ Open Source Conference
by Jacqueline Emigh at
November 20, 2006

Despite the proliferation of LinuxWorld and other commercial open source shows, several regional Linux organizations continue to hold their own conferences and expos. Right now, for example, a group of open sourcers in California is readying SCALE (Southern California Linux Expo) 5x, an event slated to take place in Los Angeles on February 9 to 11 of next year.

Non-profit exhibitors will include CACert, CinePaint, EFF, Fedora, Gentoo, Haiku, Inkscape, KDE, KnoppMyth, Linux Astronomy, Linux Terminal Server Project, NetBSD, OpenNMS, ReactOS, Ubuntu, Ulteo, and Wikimedia.

Cinepaint for Linux
by Alan Weller
23 November 2006

Cinepaint is a 32 bit capable photo editor for Linux. It is derived from The Gimp and uses the original GTK 1 library and therefore feels a bit snappier than the Gimp. On the version I have on Slackware it takes a long time to rescale an image therefore I do not use it at present. A new version called Glasgow is on the horizon. This will use the lightweight FLTK library and so should be efficient on resources.

Pictured Cinepaint in action with Christina Aguilera (lucky Cinepaint !).

Raster image editors: A comparative look at the GIMP and Krita
bu Nathan Willis at
November 01, 2006

With the release of Krita 1.6, it seems like a good time to compare the two big raster image editors for Linux. Coming as they do from the divergent GTK+ and KDE programming camps, it can be hard to assess the differences between the GIMP and Krita without being swayed by politics and emotion.

Adding another wrinkle to the difficult task of a direct comparison are two readily available incarnations of the GIMP with additional features. CinePaint forked from the GIMP several stable releases ago, and supports high bit-depth images and color management. If you need to retouch high dynamic range photos, neither Krita 1.6 nor the GIMP 2.2 has the magic combo of 16-bit-per-channel color and dodge/burn tools, but CinePaint does.



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