> peter sikking wrote:
>> so I am sorry. no additions solely for digital-artists.
> Many people (and really I mean many) use Photoshop or GIMP, the
> closest open source equivalent program, for "paint-for-scratch" work
> even though they're really not suited for this job. This is because
> almost all specialized programs (included the famous Corel Painter)
> fail in so many aspects of raster image processing/editing that
> their advantages in artistic use are quickly overshadowed by them.
well, another way of saying that is that these specialised
paint programs need improvements for you paint-from-scratch guys,
their core audience.
in the discussion where the GIMP team formulated what they are, it
was explicitly mentioned that GIMP is not an app like Painter.
> GIMP may be headed to other directions, but I believe there is a
> strong demand for such features which cannot be ignored, as
> demonstrated for example by this mixing brush source code patch I
> linked in my previous post or Ramon Miranda's Gimp Paint Studio
> resource collection.
> Perhaps a more advanced brush engine in the future can overcome the
> current limitations without expressly introducing digital-artist-
> only features? Not really a question, just a hope.
let's put it this way, that GIMP still works out for you paint-from-
guys is a side effect of what the GIMP team decided what they want to
achieve. GIMP needs a better general-purpose paint system, Alexia is
on the job (I also help out there) and you will also win at the end.
the stress in "no additions solely for digital-artists" is on _solely_.
if an addition that you are craving for can be proven to be a paint
improvement in general, or can be morphed into something that is
a paint improvement in general (as seen through the eyes of our
core users) then I say let's do it.
part of that is also that I can imagine adding it without adding
bloat (like adding another tool in the toolbox), integration
I think the GPS brushes are an example of that. As far as I know
we are including them. All I have to say about it is: please take
only the sub-set of brushes that are truly general-purpose, in
the sense that the person who reviews them can see each of these
used in a thousand different ways, depending on the paint settings
they are used with.
founder + principal interaction architect
man + machine interface works
http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction architecture
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