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RawTherapee: the newest open source raw photo editor
Posted Jan 13, 2010 23:38 UTC (Wed) by freemars (subscriber, #4235)
Until GIMP implement 16 bit per color, it might not be good enough for professional use (snip>
The GIMP is moving toward 16-bit color, but progress is painfully slow.
CMYK and Pantone color support are also essential to some professionals -- but they are blocked by laws.
Posted Jan 14, 2010 0:56 UTC (Thu) by rahvin (subscriber, #16953)
Posted Jan 14, 2010 1:00 UTC (Thu) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
Posted Jan 21, 2010 1:30 UTC (Thu) by rahvin (subscriber, #16953)
Patent means civil court, the company has to prove that you violated a patent then can demand whatever royalty they want. The worst they can do is take money from you, violation will never end up with you in a cage.
If you don't understand the difference between a Law and a Civil violation you really don't understand the modern world or the US legal system.
Posted Jan 21, 2010 1:53 UTC (Thu) by martinfick (subscriber, #4455)
But secondly, your attempt to claim that civil litigation cannot land you in jail is also plain false. If you loose a civil case and do not pay the penalties (or choose to not even appear in court in the first place), you will, in your words, still have: "the government with it's endless ability to spend money and the police are involved." and "it means violation means the guys with the badges can come put you in a cage."
Posted Jan 14, 2010 1:42 UTC (Thu) by luya (subscriber, #50741)
Posted Jan 14, 2010 4:20 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 15, 2010 16:50 UTC (Fri) by eli (guest, #11265)
This is a common error on the web, and I think it comes from "your" and "you're" sounding the same, but on a well-edited site such as LWN, such errors stand out more starkly. I hope this is helpful to you.
Posted Jan 15, 2010 18:28 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Posted Jan 16, 2010 13:59 UTC (Sat) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(Personally I find things like this so intensely distracting that I just
skip your posts rather than battle through them. The often-bizarre layout
doesn't help much either.)
Posted Jan 16, 2010 22:03 UTC (Sat) by jordanb (guest, #45668)
I do *really* wish that lwn had an 'edit comment' feature though. For some reason, the preview window manages to cloak mistakes that only become glaringly visible after I submit.
40% if you are lucky
Posted Jan 17, 2010 23:38 UTC (Sun) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
nix and drag are value-add
Posted Jan 18, 2010 16:12 UTC (Mon) by sdalley (subscriber, #18550)
Sure, drag's posts are somewhat discursive (why is that so bad?), and his speling and apostrophe's leave something to be desired (although they have improved).
(I used to be bothered exceedingly by wrong use of "it's", but now I've trained myself not to notice it where I can't do anything about it.)
A bit of tolerance can go a long way ...
It all adds to a pleasant, collegiate, mug-of-good-ale atmosphere ...
Posted Jan 18, 2010 22:02 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Unfortunately I have the proofreader gene, so any tiny typo stands out
like a neon sign :/
Posted Jan 19, 2010 4:48 UTC (Tue) by eli (guest, #11265)
However, I did not intend to start a week-long digression on the topic of typos. ;)
Posted Jan 19, 2010 7:45 UTC (Tue) by hppnq (guest, #14462)
Language is a drag. :-)
Posted Jan 14, 2010 14:00 UTC (Thu) by boudewijn (subscriber, #14185)
About RawTherapee: I'm trying to get it compiled, but g++ hangs on bilateral2.cc -- so I don't
know yet how it stacks up against Rawstudio, Ufraw, Bibble, Lightzone, Digikam or Darkroom,
which are the other 16 bit/channel capable gui raw importers on Linux.
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