Re: [Gimp-developer] Overlay Mode - fix.

Hi again,

Am 14.11.2012 19:00, schrieb Guillermo Espertino (Gez):
> b) support applications that still use blending in non-linear space. Web 
> browsers, for instance.

how much support for 'web type' blending modes does GIMP really need?

GIMP is not a HTML editor, this has been clearly pointed out in [1].
The focus is rather on creating bitmaps for web use. But does this imply
a verbatim preview of how the bitmaps would be rendered in multi-layered
html pages?

If it is just for judging how far a alpha-based drop shadow will reach, probably
a preview during export-for-web would be sufficient.

Besides, web browser color management in combination with blend modes sounds like
an invitation for trouble -- supposedly, no two browsers will do it the same.
For GIMP this means that there is probably no single 'right' way to preview web graphics
anyway. Which hints at leaving web-specific stuff to specialized export-for-web
functionality and keeping it separate from the composition itself.

best regards,

[1] lists xcf berkeley edu/msg20547.html

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