CinePaint is a
collection of free open source software tools
for painting, manipulation and image processing. It offers much
of the functionality provided by Adobe Photoshop. It is a
fork of GIMP.
CinePaint is used for motion picture frame-by-frame
retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background
plates, and 3d
model textures. It has been used to make many feature films,
including The Last Samurai, Harry Potter, and Scooby-Doo, Spider-Man,
and Showtime. It is also being used by professional photographers who
need extensive color fidelity.
CinePaint is different from many other painting tools in that
it handles high fidelity image formats such as Kodak Cineon, SMPTE DPX,
and ILM-NVIDIA OpenEXR. To do that properly requires a 32-bit per
channel color engine core so that data isn't crushed into 8-bit color
channels. The CinePaint core is 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit as needed.
- Frame Manager with onion skinning (a technique used in the
creation of animated cartoons)
- 16-bit and floating point pixels for HDR
- 16-bit color (48-bit RGB) manager workflow including
CIE*Lab and CMYK
- Handles deep color image formats such as Kodak
Cineon, SMPTE DPX, and ILM-NVIDIA OpenEXR
- Handles 8-bit images in common image formats such as JPEG,
TIFF, and PNG
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