Nathan Lane ha scritto:
> Not to say that this isn't a great idea, actually it's a wonderful idea!

Thank you Nathan :-) It helps...

> But why don't we just use the forums and sites already available, like 
> DeviantArt ( or GIMPTalk 
> (

This is a reasonable question and i try to give you a simple answer.
Deviant art is generic image and arts website, maybe the first we go to 
for seeing some computer graphics, it is so full of stuffs that you  
find even inkscape and gimp groups and graphics.
I still have to search in google when i try to reach those groups on 
deviant art, however...
I think it was the only solution before inkscapegallery 
( and gimpgallery ( actually), not the best one for us.
If you look in it you will find many gimp and inkscape related graphics 
even on flickr and what i mean is that we haven't got a recipient for 
our graphics, images, animations and we used the ones we were able to 
find out in the web.
Now we have something especially made for everyone who's using 
opensource software to make graphics and i think it is useful, 
least i hope this :-[

Second reason is  we don't want to stand as an alternative to great 
websites like gimptalk or gimpusers etc..etc..., our focus is on images, 
galleries, graphics, animations and we're trying to make it with the 
best tools available in the web.
You find forums on gimpgallery too, but this is because they are an 
image gallery website natural extension , if you create an account to 
publish your graphics on gimpgallery you will be able to post topic in 
the forums too, the forums still stand in the website and it's easy to 
move back to the galleries  or any other section.
The same is for the tutorial section, we didn't embed anything, we only 
link to other resources in the web  trying to enhance their visibility, 
'cause they are focused on such things like tutorials.
We're not trying to duplicate some already done website or resource, 
we're trying to make something different, completing.
We would like to work together to make gimp, inkscape, and open-source 
software in general well known, to give them suitable space and to 
guarantee them the relevance they deserve.

> If they need to be redone, or revamped, let's get with the developers 
> and do it. Or is there another good reason why you created this site? 

I think nobody can do everything...(this sounds good in italian, dont't 
know if it works in english...)
you will always notice what is the main goal of a website, you can't ask 
gimptalk to become an image gallery website or deviant art to  change 
the way it shows images and galleries for us or to support some special 
features for us.

I hope you to join us on gimpgallery, publishing your graphics because  
we need to build a good archive to show everyone what is the gimpgallery 
main reason. ;-)

> Just wondering.

Thank you for doing this.

> Nathan Lane


> On 5/5/08, *davide|gimpgallery* <[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]>> wrote:
>     *--------What is gimpgallery?----------*
>     gimpgallery is a website made for the gimp users communities from all
>     over the world, to give them a special place to store and share
>     images,
>     animations, drawings, videos made with the best open-source
>     software for
>     raster graphic.
>     It is a complete suite providing everything we need to make our
>     graphics
>     shine in a dynamic website and to share our thoughts, projects, ideas
>     starting from or leading to the gimp.
>     *-------Where is it?------------*
>     gimpgallery isn't officially online, you find a splash page at
>     But the reason we keep it in a test environment is that we need to
>     populate it with your images, animations, graphics.
>     this is why we are introducing it in the gimp communities to make
>     people
>     see it and start using it.
>     You find the whole website at
>     It is totally usable, you are invited to register, to post
>     graphics, to
>     look around because we have to debug it too and we only need to
>     complete
>     some sections.
>     The images you see right now on the website, as well as the forum
>     topics
>     and the comments are taken from inkscapegallery
>     ( and there's only one user (that is me...)
>     just to show the way gimpgallery will look when it will be populated.
>     *
>     --------Why did you do this?--------------*
>     Because we have many resources in the web about gimp, we may find many
>     tutorials, many single galleries and many communities talking
>     about gimp
>     and using it.
>     But we miss a website especially meant to collect our graphics, images
>     in a gallery website where to look happily about how many people is
>     using the gimp just for fun, for arts and why not, even for work
>     purposes.
>     We couldn't tell anyone where to go to see what gimp can do, but
>     primarily what people already do with this software. Now we will.
>     We know GUG as the biggest gimp graphics archive and we hope to
>     host as
>     many images they do and maybe more...
>     *--------Is it for everyone or just an elite?------------*
>     It is made for the communities and for any gimp user, everyone can
>     publish images right after registering on the website.
>     But it is not only meant for artists because many people do know gimp
>     without using it actually; we would like to bring them on the website,
>     suggesting to give gimp a try...maybe they will be the best designers
>     some day.
>     Everyone can participate, even not only posting images but  writing
>     comments,  voting or asking question in the forums
>     *---------Forums? So this is not only an image gallery
>     website!----------*
>     gimp gallery is a big community website, it provides a powerful images
>     and video handling but it holds more than this.
>     You see forums, a tutorial section, a gimp presentation, links to
>     download it, private messages for registered users, a personal section
>     for any single artist.
>     So our focus is  on images and galleries 'cause these were missing in
>     the gimp communities, but gimpgallery gives you some of the
>     features you
>     may find on gimpusers, gimptalk, meetthegimp and others,  in a
>     secondary
>     goal.
>     These are fantastic websites and we only wanted to fill the gap they
>     have about users images upload and galleries.
>     We wanted to make gimpgallery as good as we could; as good as the
>     software we used was able to.
>     *--------So tell us, which software?----------*
>     gimp gallery is made with drupal, an open-source cms, we knew it quite
>     well and we do better now after working hardly on it.
>     It is a great cms, even though it is not still "perfect", we tried to
>     make it work the best it could, now you decide if we did in a good
>     way!
>     *--------it is a deja-vu or i'm remembering  another gallery
>     website?-----------*
>     Probably you went to visit inkscape gallery, the first step of this
>     project to give  the open source graphic softwares communities the
>     best
>     place to show what they can do, as well as their users.
>     We had a good starting point, we took inkscape gallery and we started
>     working to suit drupal to another software like gimp, with different
>     needs to improve it.
>     At the beginning we planned just to change layout and something bare
>     like the source files upload and something else.
>     but then we realized that we had something more to do and gimp gallery
>     is quite different from inkscape gallery. It shares its heart but
>     it has
>     its own features, its own personality.
>     *
>     ------what is new in gimp gallery?---------*
>     There are many new features, especially about content organization.
>     But there's something we chose to put on trial and that we are
>     proud to
>     present on gimp gallery:
>     we brought the best and powerful javascripts for image
>     presentation and
>     for image galleries into drupal dinamycally. These are reflex.js
>     (, imageflow.js
>     (
>     <>) both
>     using the
>     coverflow technique (it is a trademark of Apple ink,) and the
>     jcarousel.js matching the reflex.js.
>     These are really amazing javascripts and we  were able to make
>     them work
>     in a totally dynamic website, where users post their contents.
>     this is quite experimental and obviously not perfect at all, but
>     we hope
>     you will love it.
>     *
>     -------So, what about the uploads?-------------*
>     As you already know, gimp is not only a good photo editor, it is
>     able to
>     produce animations, like  gifs but even  avi or mpeg videos.
>     We know these are not massively used but we wanted to support them so
>     you can always post raster images coming with the xcf source
>     files, but
>     you may post videos and we have a powerful system to show them in a
>     flash player after transcoding it.
>     Gimp gallery is organized in two big images sections, one for the
>     graphics and one for the animations indeed.
>     *
>     -------So, i will take a look at and
>  but.....who are you?----------*
>     We are just gimp users, like you. We come from Rome, Italy and we are
>     working in webdesign  using open-source softwares everywhere is
>     possible, so we wanted to spend some of our time and ideas on what we
>     love, the opensource graphic softwares and communities, like for
>     inkscape and the gimp.
>     We also wanted to learn deeply how drupal works and this was a
>     good way
>     to do this.
>     *
>     -------So, stop talking...let us see gimpgallery*!---------
>     Do it, just to remind you
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