On Mon, 2009-03-23 at 20:43 +0100, Martin Nordholts wrote:

> The product vision states that "GIMP is a high-end photo manipulation
> application" and that certainly includes support for editing images in
> the CMYK color space. 

It certainly doesn't. Photos are taken in an RGB color space. It makes
sense to do some processing in other color spaces such as LAB. But CMYK
is totally inadequate for manipulating photos.

Being able to do a color separation to CMYK is sometimes required in
order to prepare an image for print (even though the printer can almost
always do this much better). Editing an image in CMYK is not required


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