Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Oct 2007 22:05 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The Gimp 2.4 was released today and it includes a number of new features, like scalable brushes, align tool, new selection tools, color Management and soft-proofing, Red Eye removal and much more. Unfortunately, there is still no 16bit per pixel support, which is useful for digital photography editing.
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RE[2]: Lots of whiners...
by prokoudine on Thu 25th Oct 2007 16:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Lots of whiners..."
prokoudine
Member since:
2005-08-09

> Without critique, the GIMP will not improve.

There is no point telling developers about CMYK, 16bit, LAB etc. over and over again. GIMP will _not_ improve from these repeated opinions, often expressed in an offensive way.

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RE[3]: Lots of whiners...
by melkor on Fri 26th Oct 2007 10:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Lots of whiners..."
melkor Member since:
2006-12-16

Adobe and others listen to their users, and that's why their products improve, get new features, and have lots of users. The GIMP has had a long time to get these new features and improvements, and nothing has been done. How long do GIMP users have to wait, without complaining before it gets fixed?

I might sound like an ungrateful user to some, but if the GIMP (and other open source software) wants to compete against the big boys, then, well, it has to compete!

Don't get me wrong, the GIMP isn't bad, but it could be a lot better.

Dave

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RE[4]: Lots of whiners...
by gearheadgeek on Mon 29th Oct 2007 12:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Lots of whiners..."
gearheadgeek Member since:
2007-10-29

>I might sound like an ungrateful user to some, but if the GIMP (and other open source software) wants to compete against the big boys, then, well, it has to compete!

What you people fail to get is that FOSS often does not want to compete. I suspect none of you have written software and given it away. I have. First, writing something like GIMP is not trivial - it is a massive effort. It was written not to make money, but to satisfy a need the author(s) had. Same as me. I can't speak for them, but I have a real job that takes a lot of time. I have a wife that likes to see me. I don't have time to add features that others want just because they want them. If it is a good idea and helps me, I will add it. When I can. I wrote the app to fill a need I had and gave it away on the off chance that someone else could use it. If they can't, no big deal. Nothing is lost. If they can, good. But I get no income from what I write and give away and have no incentive other than ego to add your features. If, however, I had a stated goal of making my particular piece of software the best in class, ie a replacement for a commercial app, and actively sought criticism, I would feel obliged to give up sleep in order to add your features.

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