Tuesday, May 09, 2006

GIMPShop - A look ahead

Scott recently wrote about his plans for the future of GIMPShop.
  • A Universal Binary for OS X so that GIMPShop runs natively on PowerPC and Intel architecture. This should be available within a week or two.
  • Translatable source code so that GIMPShop can be translated into any language by anyone who has the patience, time and language skills to do it. This is a high priority and I’ll do my best to make it happen.
  • More plug-ins and filters to match Photoshop’s pre-installed filters and Photoshop’s filter structure/naming conventions as closely as possible. In the coming weeks, I’ll be testing the best alternatives so that only the best and most relevant filters are in there. There will be a separate menu area for gimp-specific filters.
  • A simultaneous Windows XP GIMPShop release, providing that I can figure out how to build it on my own. I’ll be building the installer using a new Intel-based Mac purchased with your generous donations. I shudder to think that I’ll be running XP on it, but it’s not my Mac - It’s YOUR Mac and it’s almost here!
I really like that last one - of course, it's all pretty good. But, it's really bugged me that the Windows release is now 5 months behind, and no word on a ETA. I've even offered cash to the compilers, with no luck. I'm happy to see that Scott himself will be releasing the next Windows GIMPShop. Thanks, Scott. I'm looking forward to the next release! Maybe, just maybe, I'll be able to run it as a universal binary on my new Mac Mini?

2 comment(s):

I'm very excited about the Windows update too. Hopefully the crashing problem will be lessened a lot. Way cool! :)

By Blogger Tonya, at May 11, 2006 12:30 PM  


Could someone tell me when Gimp or Gimpshop will have the possibility to use Adjustment Layers and layer masks. This is the main reason why I am still on photoshop ! Adjustment layers are kind of transparent layers that only apply adjustments(curve, levels,...) to the underlying image layers. Masks are used with adjustment layers. It is the most powerful and the fastest way of of working photos. It is my job to work photos and it is quite impossible to work professionally complex multilayer images (photos) with the actual layer capacity of GIMP.



By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 31, 2006 9:19 AM  

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