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: Relevance of CMYK?
by obi_oni on Sat 4th Oct 2008 05:41 UTC in reply to "Relevance of CMYK?"
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I agree. So many people have been clamouring for CMYK, and I suspect most don't even know why they'd need it, except that "it's necessary for professionals".

Colour separation is a lossy conversion, you want it to be done whenever you need CMYK - meaning when you're actually going to print it. Better leave it to the printers.

Embedded profiles, sRGB, etc coupled with high bit depths (if your capturing device supports it) is more important. Another feature the graphic people I work with value greatly is adjustment layers.

From what I understand, all of these are coming or already there in the GIMP.

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