Totally agree with you. Color management would definitely be a priority for
high-end photo editing software. Also, I would think that nondestructive
editing would be high on the list (Photoshop's "Smart Objects").

If I am not mistaken, Alex has already mentioned adjustment layers numerous
times in past as a requirement/missing feature in GIMP.

On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 9:56 AM, Elle Stone <>

> On 03/27/2016 02:44 PM, C R wrote:
>> I've found that anything else would be a waste of
>> (everyone's) time. For some, nothing but Photoshop will work for their
>> graphics needs. It's no use arguing with them, because they have already
>> made up their mind, and it's more important to think they are correct than
>> it is to learn new things and expand your graphics tool-set.
> Putting the serious limitations of 8-bit editing to one side, even high
> bit depth GIMP 2.9/2.10 lacks critically important components of the
> workflows of (lacking statistics, at least some) professional photographers
> currently using PhotoShop.
> For example, for at least some professional photographers, their workflow
> depends on:
> * The ability to edit in RGB working color spaces other than sRGB.
> * The ability to easily record and replay repetitive steps ("macros").
>      Without this ability, any degree of complexity in a high volume
> workflows means "high volume" isn't a realistic possibility unless you can
> figure out how to make the workday longer, in which case you are facing
> repetitive stress syndrome from typing in the same steps over and over, no
> doubt accompanied by mind-boggling amounts of tedious boredom.
> * The ability to use adjustment layers.
>      Without adjustment layers (or nodes which might even be better) for
> operations like Curves, Levels, Channel Mixer, etc the user canNOT go back
> and tweak intermediate results.
> However if you
>> can post a tutorial or links to show how the same effects can be done in
>> GIMP, it will go a long way to get others around to seeing what an
>> excellent tool GIMP is for pro-grade graphics work.
> I am speaking specifically of photographic editing. I can't speak to
> graphics editing. In your estimation, is it the case that a pro-grade
> graphics workflow:
> * Doesn't ever require editing in RGB working spaces other than sRGB?
> * Doesn't ever require involve performing the same sequence of steps over
> and over again.
> * Wouldn't be made considerably more efficient by having adjustment layers?
> Best,
> Elle
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