Major suckages… (update dec 3)

Update (dec 3): As it happens, Robin Rowe wrote an entry on Cinepaint’s blog with more precision about the situation. It looks like things are moving in the right direction. Thanks Robin for stepping up.

I hope this entry will not make matters worse; but while reading and pondering the last posts on Cinepaint’s developers mailing list, I decided to blog about the issue.

As it happens, Oyranos (the Color Management System that Cinepaint uses) is not included in Debian. So in the ongoing effort to bring back Cinepaint to Debian (and Ubuntu), color management will be disabled in Cinepaint. First suckage.

The second one is that following the issue, Kai-Uwe Behrmann decided to leave the project. Kai-Uwe was one of the core developers of Cinepaint (in color management, porting Cinepaint to GTK2, and so on). So this is a second major suckage.

Again, I don’t want to start a flame war with this entry. But it would be cool to have someone willing to help and support Oyranos in Debian – hoping this is doable, since Oyranos uses Elektra which (in turn) is not included in Debian either :-/

But this would mean 1) a color managed Cinepaint (yeah!) 2) a chance to see Kai-Uwe back to the project (yeah!). Let’s not give up, we don’t have so many open source photo apps.


6 Responses to Major suckages… (update dec 3)

  1. Bob K. says:

    Like I ranted on before, this is a good example of why we need Photoshop natively ported to Linux!!.

  2. janne says:

    Or, better, support the ongoing effort to move gimp to the new rendering substructure, which will give you native high-bitdepth editing on an otherwise far superior image editor.

  3. Rolf says:

    This doesn’t sound nice – seems to be not only about facts but personal. 😦

    Excuse my ignorance (as always) – but is there a big difference between Oyranos and lcms?

  4. Bushman says:

    I tested Cinepaint (compiled from source) 1-2 years ago on Debian and it was color managed without Oyranos! You just entered the path to your icm files in the preferences dialog and anything was good. AFAIR the Oryanos thing is only a system-wide configuration tool like the Control Panel on Windows.

  5. Hello!

    It is stated in the above article that color management is disabled in Cinepaint.

    That statement is incomprehensible.

    I have used Cinepaint with color profiles for serious work – both for printing and internet publishing. This I have done since 2006. There is no doubt that Cinepaint reads and utilizes color profiles fully.

    By the way, I do not use Oyranos, as I find it completely unnecessary.

    Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway

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