Re: [Gimp-developer] Create New Layer Button

On 03/30/2015 09:18 AM, Kevin Payne wrote:
You might stand a better chance of getting this if there was a definitive "2.9" release, but at present it's 
a constantly changing animal that is even potentially broken on occasion.

Isn't it about time there was an interim release? - a "line in the sand" if you will.

On 03/30/2015 09:41 AM, Simon Budig wrote:
I think we will discuss this "live" at the libre graphics meeting at
the end of april/beginning of may.

I've been using GIMP 2.9 as my main image editor for over two years now, updating regularly. It hardly ever breaks and the main editing functions seem very stable.

Personally I think the main useability issue with GIMP 2.9 is the "babl flips" that automatically convert the RGB values from perceptually uniform to linearized and back.

One of my major complaints about PhotoShop was that converting from linear to perceptually uniform RGB and back required an actual ICC profile conversion.

The "babl flips" offer a way to very easily convert between perceptually uniform and linearized RGB without actually doing an ICC profile conversion. But the current user interface for switching between linear and perceptual RGB is very confusing (imho) and also doesn't give the user full control.

So for my working copy of GIMP I compile GIMP with the babl flips disabled ( and use ICC profile conversions to switch from linear to perceptually uniform RGB and back again.

I am very much looking forward to a version of GIMP where the UI allows the user to easily switch, as desired, between linearized and perceptually uniform RGB. Accomplishing this task by ICC profile conversions is cumbersome.

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