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Stable release 0.25 / November 6, 2008; 166554798 ago[1]
Operating system Cross-platform
Type Graphics
License GNU General Public License

CinePaint is an open source computer program for painting and retouching bitmap frames of movie film. It is a fork of version 1.0.4 of the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). It is likely the most successful open source tool in feature motion picture work today.[2] It is free software under the GNU General Public License.

Under its former name Film Gimp, CinePaint was used for films such as Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Last Samurai and Stuart Little[3].

Features that set CinePaint apart from its photo-editing predecessor include the frame manager, onion skinning, and the ability to work with 16-bit and floating point pixels for high dynamic range imaging (HDR). CinePaint supports a 16-bit color managed workflow for photographers and printers, including CIE*Lab and CMYK editing. It supports the Cineon, DPX, and OpenEXR image file formats. HDR creation from bracketed exposures is easy.

CinePaint is available for Linux, BSD, UNIX-like OSes, Mac OS X, and SGI IRIX.

Glasgow, a completely new code architecture being used for CinePaint, is expected to make a new Windows version possible and is currently under production. The Glasgow effort is FLTK based.[4]


Main features

CinePaint is a professional open-source raster graphics editor, not a video editor. Per-channel color engine core: 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. The image formats it supports include BMP, CIN, DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, OpenEXR, PNG, TIFF, and XCF. Examples of the software's application in the movie industry include Elf, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Duplex, The Last Samurai, Showtime, Blue Crush, 2 Fast 2 Furious, the Harry Potter series, Cats & Dogs, Dr. Dolittle 2, Little Nicky, The Grinch, The 6th Day, Stuart Little, Planet of the Apes, Stuart Little 2, and Spider-Man[5].

The program is available on Linux, OS X, FreeBSD and NetBSD. Its main proprietary competitor is Adobe Photoshop.

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