CinePaint 0.25.0 CVS GTK2
on Linux XUbuntu
CinePaint Film Gimp 0.22-1
Aqua GTK2 on Mac
(This is experimental, not our GTK+OSX release version)
CinePaint Cinebrush 0.1 on
CinePaint Glasgow 0.1 on
Top Reasons to Use CinePaint
- Support for 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit color channels of deep
- High fidelity image file types such as DPX, OpenEXR and 16-bit
TIFF. These files can't be opened in ordinary 8-bit image applications
(e.g., GIMP) without crushing them.
- High Dynamic Range. HDR images can go brighter than white.
Ordinary images can't be brighter than a white sheet of paper
- Gallery-quality printing. B&W photographs have only one
color channel and degrade quickly when manipulated as 8-bit images.
CinePaint has higher fidelity and offers a 16-bit printing path
to the print-head using GutenPrint.
- Color Management System. CinePaint uses LittleCMS.
- Flipbook. Movie playback of short sequences of images in
- Innovation. CinePaint offers features that go beyond ordinary
- It's used to make feature films at major studios.
- Open Source. With various OSS licenses, because it uses code
from various sources, including GPL, LGPL, BSD, and MPL.
- Friendly professional developers. Polite discussion forums.
- Being a CinePaint developer can be a good career move. CinePaint
developers have gotten jobs at companies such as DreamWorks Animation,
Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Apple.
Top Reasons Not to Use CinePaint
- You're content with proprietary tools Adobe
Painter X, Corel
Paint Shop Pro, or Apple
- You're content with open source tools GIMP,
Seashore, Fotoxx or
- No working Windows CinePaint version.
- CinePaint has implemented new features and reuses code from
many projects. However, CinePaint originated as a rewrite of
the GIMP 8-bit engine in 1998 and still superficially resembles
Linux Distros that Support CinePaint
- 64Studio - Debian-based
audio studio with RT kernel.
- ArtistX - Debian-based
multimedia production studio.
- Debian - CinePaint 0.20-1-1.3
is in Etch (stable). CinePaint was removed from Debian lenny
(testing) because Debian has dropped support for GTK1. CinePaint
GTK2 exists and Debian packaging work is being done by Aedan
Kelly. Experimental debs are here.
- Fedora - Popular
- GrafPup - A sweet desktop
Linux 64mb mini-distro that boots into ramdisk. Has a great help
system and is gawd fast because it runs /usr in RAM. If
you're curious to try CinePaint or need a quick live-cd for a
tradeshow that just works, this is it. We used it in our booth
at SCALE. It even got
the external monitor displays for our laptops right. Can be installed
to disk and mounts Linux and FAT partitions.
- Digital Photography Edition
- OpenSuse - Popular
- Ubuntu Studio - Debian-based
multimedia creation distro.