On Sun, Aug 13, 2000 at 01:33:20PM -0400, James Smaby wrote:
> Tom wrote:
> > At SIGGRAPH I saw "Corel Network Painter" or something like that
> > in action. Basically there were a bunch of people all painting on
> > the same image via the network. Something worth duplicating in
> > the GIMP?
> This does sound like a fun thing to do, but I don't see it working
> all that well with the gimp. A large part of the gimp consists of
> filters and such. If many people were applying filters at the same
> time, hell would break loose on the poor image. If all that is
> wanted is drawing then a much simpler program would be better.
Corel's PhotoPaint program is a full GIMP-like paint program and
people seemed to be having a lot of fun with it. I agree that it would
get messy - the stuff I saw on the screen was obviously the result of
a bunch of clashing artists. I think the full power of the GIMP would
be useful in many networked situations:
As a collaborative work tool ... If only one person was working on
each layer, there would be essentially no contention. With some
workflow management it might be a good ink-paint-composite pipeline
If UI stuff was also transmitted then it would be a _great_ remote
teaching tool. Imagine people popping into IRC with hard-to-explain
problems and just granting access to their NetGIMP to someone who
offers to help.
-- Tom Rathborne [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.aceldama.com/~tomr/
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