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Notsonoble
08-11-2009, 04:14 PM
and find some interesting notes here : http://www.gimpusers.com/forums/gimp-developer/11767-How-far-away-from-watching-other-colorspaces-in-real-time.html#msg53773

Still 8 bit color for 2.8 it sounds... as more of the GEGL stuff needs to be meshed into the base...

but here's something interesting...



I believe we are planning to move to a new native image format for 3.0,
which will address such problems as: metadata support being bolted on rather
than a standard part of the file format, more sophisticated ICC support,
support of higher bitdepths, support of different color models (LAB, YCbCr
etc)...

Sounds like 3 will have a better built native file, making for a more powerful system and hopefully a less resource intensive on really big stuff...

They also seem to be in a hurry to push 2.8 out the door, but I find much about the differences between 2.8 and 2.6.x

RobA
08-12-2009, 12:04 AM
The big deal for me is the expected brush improvements. Dynamic brush scaling and rotation, tied to tablet pressure/angle, etc. should make many things easier.

-Rob A>