I've tried some research on this subject but have come up with little
definitive information. I'm new to gimp, have used photoshop some, and am new
to the iMac and OSx operating system. As a photographer moving from prosumer
to professional (hopefully), I am wondering about the quality differences
between gimp and photoshop, especially in the bit rate area. If the bit rates
make a difference to the quality of the finished product (especially prints),
will gimp be going to higher bit rates, and will this include the mac version?
Thanks for the help.
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> From: Jacob Gorneau <jgorn...@gmail.com>
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> Subject: [Gimp-user] Gimp For Lion?
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> I have a Macintosh and have recently upgraded to the OS X Lion. I am
> interested in your GIMP program, and was wondering if you were coming out
> with a GIMP for the Lion. If not, can I still work with and export photos
> from the Snow Leopard GIMP?
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> Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2011 22:24:30 +0100
> From: Michael Natterer <mi...@gimp.org>
> To: Jacob Gorneau <jgorn...@gmail.com>
> Cc: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp For Lion?
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> On Sat, 2011-12-17 at 11:22 -0500, Jacob Gorneau wrote:
>> I have a Macintosh and have recently upgraded to the OS X Lion. I am
>> interested in your GIMP program, and was wondering if you were coming out
>> with a GIMP for the Lion. If not, can I still work with and export photos
>> from the Snow Leopard GIMP?
> If you get very latest pango, gtk+ and gimp (preferrably git master
> of all of them), it works really well on lion. We usually don't do
> installable binaries, unless somebody steps forward and does it.
> As a general note (not to you), I hope that whoever decides to package
> gimp as an app bundle this time does is in cooperation with the
> developers, and doesn't just patch it up, dump the patches on some
> unrelated sourceforge project, and provides a bundle to download.
> The way the windows packages are done works without *any* patches to
> the source, because the packager hangs out on irc and is an upstream
> developer, whatever gimp needs to be packaged on windows is simply
> in upstream git.
> I'm writing this here on gimp-user not to insult or antagonize the
> people who have packaged gimp for mac in the past, but only so that
> everybody can read it: please, come to irc/mailing list/bugzilla
> and tell what patches you need to make gimp properly relocatable,
> bundleable, whatever, and we can work together to get it upstreamed.
> Message: 3
> Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:42:24 +0400
> From: Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoud...@gmail.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Splash Image
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> On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Madeleine Fisher wrote:
>> I was just reading the list of tasks left on developing GIMP 2.8 and one of
>> them was "Decide on a splash image." Is this open for submissions or are
>> they just trying to pick one from the entries they already have?
> Hi Madeleine,
> Yes, we are interested to have a choice of potential splash screens from.
> It's probably too late to have a real contestof some sort, but the
> more variants we have, the better choice we can make :)
> Alexandre Prokoudine
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