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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Benjamin_Lebsanft
Member since:
2005-10-11

2.6 paves the way to an even better Gimp, I'm really happy about it, thank you gimp devs for giving me all this for free!

My RAW workflow is a bit hindered by doing all work in RawTherapee first and then working with 8bit files, but it did it most of the time and I can't complain about the results, maybe I'm missing the obvious but 8bit editing did the trick for me this time being. It will get better with 16bit or even 32bit, but I really don't understand all this whining going on here. Well, maybe I'm no pro but my clients like my work which can be found here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/benjamin_lebsanft/

All done with 'lousy' GIMP...

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sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Well, maybe I'm no pro but my clients like my work which can be found here:

Beautiful work, Benjamin.

As they say, "bad workmen always blame their tools".

Edited 2008-10-02 14:31 UTC

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JrezIN Member since:
2005-06-29

I see that the way your workflow works, you have no problem using 8bit images (as you're doing the most of the conversion from higher than 8 bit before entering GIMP...), but some people need to work with more than that... read as, several people won't have the same needs nor the same workflow as yours.

(beautiful work between... but doesn't really add that much to this discussion... mostly because you're using other tools to bypass GIMP's limitations)

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