On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Alexander Rabtchevich <alexander.v.rabtchev...@iaph.bas-net.by> wrote: > Peter, I think you (or me :) ) will be surprised if know the statistics > on the percentage of photos which really need complex retouching or > complex actions with layers. The most common cases I can give are face > retouching, "repairing" of a photo with too high dynamic range or > correcting perspective distortion. If a photo is properly exposed, has > not excessive noise and is not a portrait of a person you need to > improve, there is no need to retouch it after proper RAW conversion.
Such adjustments will at some point in the future conceptually be layer-like as well. White balance, exposure control, unsharp-masking and noise reduction, cropping and rotation will be done non-destructively and be possible to tweak later, perhaps even when you re-open your GIMP composition (xcf, xcf2, OpenRaster or whatever,. native GIMP document). If you want to share the resulting image you might as well export it as a JPG, or perhaps even in some other format suited for some particular use. /Øyvind K. -- «The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed» -- William Gibson http://pippin.gimp.org/ http://ffii.org/ _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer