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CinePaint(1)		       Version-$VERSION			  CinePaint(1)

       CinePaint - 32-bit image	painting and retouching

       cinepaint [option ...] [files ...]

       CinePaint  is  different	 from other painting tools because it supports
       deep color depth	image formats up to 32-bit per channel deep. For  com-
       parison,	 GIMP  is limited 8-bit, and Photoshop to 16-bit. To avoid bit
       depth confusion,	note that 48-bit scanners are 16-bit per  channel  and
       24-bit  monitors	 are  8-bit  per channel. Like with audio, extra image
       bits can	hold higher fidelity.

       CinePaint supports high fidelity	image formats  such  as	 32-bit	 TIFF,
       10-bit log Cineon, and 16-bit half float	OpenEXR. It also supports less
       exotic formats such as JPEG, GIF	and PNG. For historical	reasons, Cine-
       Paint's	native format is 16-bit	XCF, a variant of the GIMP format. In-
       ternally, CinePaint works in 8-bit unsigned,  16-bit  unsigned,	16-bit
       binary fixed point, 16-bit chopped float, or 32-bit IEEE	float. Support
       for 16-bit half float is	coming.

       CinePaint includes a built-in flipbook for playback of image sequences.
       It  does	not yet	support	audio playback or synchronized 24fps playback.
       It doesn't yet support editing, DV, M-JPEG, AVI,	Quicktime, or MPEG.

       CinePaint runs on all popular flavors of	Linux and on Mac OS  X	as  an
       X11 application.	A native Mac Aqua port of CinePaint is in development.
       The Windows port	of CinePaint is	currently broken, but may be available
       again in	2005.

       From cinepaint --help

       Usage: cinepaint	[option	...] [files ...]  Valid	options	are:
	 -h --help		Output this help.
	 -v --version		Output version info.
	 -b --batch <commands>	Run in batch mode.
	 -n --no-interface	Run without a user interface.
	 --no-data		 Do  not  load	patterns, gradients, palettes,
	 --verbose		Show startup messages.
	 --no-splash		Do not show the	startup	window.
	 --no-splash-image	Do not add an image to the startup window.
	 --no-shm		Do not use shared memory between GIMP and  its
	 --no-xshm		Do not use the X Shared	Memory extension.
	 --console-messages	 Display warnings to console instead of	a dia-
       log box.
	 --debug-handlers	Enable debugging signal	handlers.
	 --display <display>	Use the	designated X display.

       The no-interface	mode has never worked, but a new  architecture	called
       img_img is under	development to provide headless	operation.

       DISPLAY - default host and display number.

       XENVIRONMENT  -	name  of a resource file that overrides	the global re-
       sources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property

       $PREFIX/bin/cinepaint - program

       $HOME/.cinepaint	- user configuration/data

       $PREFIX/lib/cinepaint/$VERSION -	plug-ins, etc.

       $PREFIX/share/cinepaint/$VERSION	- configuration/data

       gtkrc - GTK config settings

       menurc -	keybindings

       pluginrc	- plugin initialization	values

       $HOME/.cinepaint/tmp - temp space default

       brushes - brush files

       palettes	- palette files

       patterns	- pattern files

       gradients - gradient files

       scripts - scripts used in Script-Fu

       gflares - gflare	files

       gfig - gfig files

       CinePaint was originally	based on GIMP 1.0.4, but has had many indepen-
       dent  contributions  and	 has  adopted  code  from  other  open	source
       projects. This code is a	mixture	of GPL,	LGPL and BSD  licenses.	 Copy-
       rights are to the original authors, which are many.

       For information about open source licenses see

       Report bugs or feature suggestions to the mailing list at cinepaint-de- or the online bug-tracking system	avail-
       able  at Anyone can post to
       the developers list, but	posting	to the	bug-tracker  requires  logging
       into  SourceForge.  Patches  are	 welcome  and  can be submitted	to the
       SourceForge site.

       When reporting bugs please include description, instructions to	repro-
       duce the	bug, version number of CinePaint and OS	version.

       CinePaint  began	in 1998	as a project sponsored by motion picture tech-
       nology company Silicon Grail (later acquired by Apple) and  visual  ef-
       fects  studio Rhythm & Hues. The	goal was to add	deep paint to GIMP. By
       2000 a CVS branch of GIMP known as Film Gimp offered that feature.

       GIMP had	begun in 1995 as a class project at the	University of Califor-
       nia Berkeley, but the original student developers left GIMP after grad-
       uation. The GIMP	student	effort was mostly taken	over  by  hackers  who
       wanted  to  further the GNU cause. In 2000 the GIMP hackers and Silicon
       Grail ceased work on the	Hollywood-based	development of GIMP.  Although
       everyone	 at  GIMP  (mostly based in Germany) thought it	was dead, Film
       Gimp development	continued independently	in Hollywood at	Rhythm &  Hues
       and then	spread to Sony Pictures	Imageworks.

       On  July	 4,  2002,  Film  Gimp	was  released to the general public on
       SourceForge. Many more developers joined	the project. A year later  the
       project was renamed CinePaint. The current developers of	CinePaint have
       never had any affiliation with the GIMP project.

       Programmers at Rhythm & Hues,  Sony  Pictures  Imageworks,  DreamWorks,
       ILM,  other companies, and universities have contributed	to CinePaint's

       For a list of authors see

       Robin Rowe

       CinePaint project leader

       <>	January	1, 2005			  CinePaint(1)


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