Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 28th Dec 2008 10:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces High bit depth support, non-destructive editing (so called "effect layers") and colour management. Three hot topics in photography editing - that users have been waiting for for a long time now to appear in GIMP. Today Linux & Photography blog features an exclusive interview with Martin Nordholts, one of the core contributors to GIMP. Nordholts speaks about the current state of affairs, explains what is going on deep inside the GIMP (and GEGL) and also lifts a corner of the veil about what is to come.
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RE[2]: Virtual desktops, man!
by tyrione on Tue 30th Dec 2008 15:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Virtual desktops, man!"
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""I don't get this obsession with the GIMP's multiple window interface... This may be a problem in retarded OSes that don't have virtual desktops, but is anywone seriously using the GIMP on Windows? For real?"

As strange as it may sound, Gimp probably has a lot more Windows users than Unix users. That is the case with Inkscape for example; Windows users outnumber Linux users 10 times even though Inkscape is a GTK program originally written for Unix.

That's directly proportional to the total deployed Windows systems and Inkscape allows a free tool to offset costs for Graphical Designers who aren't moving to Linux/OS X/FreeBSD/*nix because their bread and butter applications require them to still use Windows.

Inkscape has a better shot of moving forward on OS X if someone forks it and does a Cocoa port.

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