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Cinepaint is a computer program to paint on and retouch bitmap frames (cells) of movies. It is a fork of version 1.0.4. of the GIMP. It is free software under the GNU General Public License. Its developers claim it is the 'most successful open source tool in feature motion picture work today'.

Under its old name Film Gimp, Cinepaint has so far been used for films such as Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter and Stuart Little.

Features that set Cinepaint apart from its photo editing predecessor are the frame manager, the possibility to do onion skinning, and to work with 16 bit and floating point pixels.

The current development version 0.16 is available for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and other Unices. A 1.0 version is expected to appear in the first quarter of 2003. Just like its predecessor GIMP, Film Gimp is expected to be rebuilt on top of the GEGL engine when that arrives.

External links

Official homepage (http://www.cinepaint.org)

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