Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2008 22:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The GIMP Project has released GIMP 2.6.0. Among some UI-based changes and additional fixes, it comes the long promised integration of the GEGL library. The promise of 16 bit per-pixel non-destructive editing goes back to 2002, but it's at last here. This means that GIMP is now ready for prosumer (and in some cases even professional) photographer's usage, and this can only be big news and a big win for the F/OSS movement. GEGL will also help in future releases with proper support of CMYK. UPDATE: I guess things are not as good as the release notes want us to think. GEGL was turned "on" in the Color menu as per instructions, but I still got a no-support message for high depth TIFF pictures. If GIMP can't read existing 16bpp pictures, the feature I earlier gave them so much credit for, is useless.
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RE[2]: Useless?
by scolabirra on Thu 2nd Oct 2008 08:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Useless?"
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Their release notes LET YOU BELIEVE (unless they go and change the text back), that if you turn "on" GEGL, you will have some 16bpp.

No. For me Important progress towards high bit-depth and non-destructive editing in GIMP has been made. means that in a future you'll have 16bpp editing, not "now you can fully edit your images in 16bpp".

Instead, while INTERNALLY some operations might happen in 32bpp,

It's 32bit floating point, which is very different from 32bits.

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