Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Apr 2012 03:19 UTC, submitted by Marc Geerlings
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.10's core will be 100% ported to GEGL, and all of the legacy pixel fiddling API for plug-ins is going to be deprecated." I'll honestly admit I have no idea what they're on about (I can't know everything about everything), but it appears to be quite a big deal.
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RE: Out of curiousity
by reduz on Wed 18th Apr 2012 18:07 UTC in reply to "Out of curiousity"
reduz
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The ability to tone-map pictures is the biggest advantage for photographers.

For more complex compositions, it's just as you said, it increases the precision so there is less data loss or aliasing artifacts. Imagine you draw a grandient and then want to apply levels or curves, it would still look good instead of aliased.

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