On 23 Apr 2004, Sven Neumann wrote:

> Hi,
> David Neary <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > > Photoshop handles large images better than GIMP. That's a known
> > > fact and it's not trivial to improve.
> >
> > How, exactly?
> AFAIK they don't load the full image into memory. If you open a large
> image, only the preview is loaded and if you zoom in, then only the
> necessary parts are pulled into memory. Of course this doesn't work
> with all file formats.

There are already bugzilla entries about this -- most prominantly #107246.
I have a feeling to do this right it would have to be a fairly
sophisticated GEGL node.  Why aren't I on gegl-developer again?  :)


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