CinePaint

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CinePaint
CinePaint 0.22.png
Stable release 1.0-4 / April 9, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-04-09)[1]
Written in C, C++
Operating system Unix-like
Type Graphics
License GNU General Public License
Website www.cinepaint.org

CinePaint is an open source computer program for painting and retouching bitmap frames of films. It is a fork of version 1.0.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). It enjoyed some success as one of the earliest open source tools developed for feature motion picture visual effects and animation work.[2] The main reason for this adoption over mainline gimp was its support for high bit depths (greater than 8-bits per channel) which can be required for film work. The mainline gimp plans to add (but has not yet added) these features.[3] It is free software under the GNU General Public License.

Main features[edit]

Features that set CinePaint apart from its photo-editing predecessor include the frame manager, onion skinning, and the ability to work with 16-bit and floating point pixels for high dynamic range imaging (HDR). CinePaint supports a 16-bit color managed workflow for photographers and printers, including CIE*Lab and CMYK editing. It supports the Cineon, DPX, and OpenEXR image file formats. HDR creation from bracketed exposures is easy.

CinePaint is a professional open-source raster graphics editor, not a video editor. Per-channel color engine core: 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. The image formats it supports include BMP, CIN, DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, OpenEXR, PNG, TIFF, and XCF.

CinePaint is currently available for UNIX and Unix-like OSes including Mac OS X and IRIX. The program is available on Linux, OS X, FreeBSD and NetBSD. Its main competitors are the mainline GIMP and Adobe Photoshop. Glasgow, a completely new code architecture being used for CinePaint, is expected to make a new Windows version possible and is currently under production. The Glasgow effort is FLTK based.[4] This effort appears to have stalled.[5]

Movies[edit]

Examples of the software's application in the movie industry include[6][citation needed]:

Under its former name Film Gimp, CinePaint was used for films such as Scooby-Doo (2002), Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), The Last Samurai (2003) and Stuart Little (1999).[citation needed][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CinePaint — Open source deep paint software". Cinepaint.org. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ Robin Rowe (February 17, 2005). "The Linux Motion Picture Pipeline". LinuxMovies.org. Retrieved July 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Gimp 2.6 release notes". Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "CinePaint Documentation: Why Migrate from GTK to FLTK". Retrieved March 10, 2008. 
  5. ^ "cinepaint.org". 
  6. ^ "Old CinePaint about page". [dubious ]
  7. ^ "CinePaint "About" page". [dubious ]

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