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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. It is free software under the GNU General Public License.
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 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.
The program is available on Linux, OS X, FreeBSD and NetBSD. Its main proprietary competitor is Adobe Photoshop.