From: Lourens Veen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 08:12:27 +0100
Last thingy, about professional use of Gimp, isn't this a bit of a
chicken-and-egg thing? I can't imagine anyone using a program that
doesn't do CMYK, serious halftoning and easy font work (with the
added note that my X server crashes regularly on TrueType fonts
rendered larger than 100 px or so) for professional print
graphics. Having worked together with those professionals quite a
bit lately I think Gimp needs to be quite a bit better still.
I can imagine professional use of a program without any of these
things these days (the font stuff is most likely to be an issue). A
lot of printers that get professional use have Mac/Windows drivers
that take exclusively RGB data. A more serious issue is the lack of
color matching, so that there's no guarantee that what shows on the
screen will match what's on the page.
Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.tiac.net/users/rlk/
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Project lead for Gimp Print/stp -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
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