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

On Sat, 2012-11-17 at 13:57 +0100, yahvuu wrote:
> GIMP's focus is on artistic needs. Whether a blend mode is useful or not,
> can only a judged from an artistical point of view. If you want to model
> physical reality with GIMP means, be careful to check whether the actually
> implemented math is suitable for your case.

Come on, how many artists do you know who will have enough of a
background in mathematics and physics to have a hope of doing that?

You might as well tell a bunch of engineering students that they need to
consider the interaction between the æsthetics of composition and
socio-political emotive responses.

The overlap is non-zero, some do have a hope, but it's not OK to make it
into a barrier.

> Of course, it is not by accident that certain formulas which model the physics
> of light do turn out to be useful in GIMP. But i believe it is misleading to
> think of blend modes in terms of correct or incorrect.

Here we agree :-)



Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C,
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