On Tue, 9 Nov 1999, Ewald R. de Wit wrote:

> Anyway, today I went over the Gimp sources and noticed how complicated
> the tile architecture makes things and I couldn't help wondering why
> the heck it was put in. All it seems to do is to give you an order of
> magnitude slower speed when dealing with large images. And large
> images were supposed to be the very reason for a tiling architecture.
I'm afraid I have to agree with you on the performance WRT large images.
I tried editing a couple of large images yesterday (10MB/600dpi) and it
was painfully slow (Dual 300MHz PII, 128MB RAM).  I've got a 20MB/1200dpi
one I want to edit and I'm not looking forward to it!


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