CinePaint (formerly Film Gimp) is a free open source painting and image retouching program designed to work best with 35mm film and other high resolution high dynamic range images. It is the most popular open source tool in the motion picture industry -- used in 2 Fast 2 Furious, Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter, Stuart Little and other feature films. CinePaint is used for painting of background mattes and for frame-by-frame retouching of movies. It is being extended to do film restoration. CinePaint is available for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, and other popular operating systems.
Animation renderers and 35mm film scanners are capable of creating greater color bit-depth than can be displayed on monitors (8-bit per channel) or can be manipulated in most programs. The 32-bit per channel color capacity of CinePaint appeals most to cinematographers and professional still photographers. However, CinePaint is a general-purpose tool useful for working on images for motion pictures, print, and the Web. CinePaint supports many file formats, conventional formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and TGA images -- and more exotic motion picture digital intermediate formats such as Cineon and OpenEXR.
CinePaint is free software. The generosity and commitment of its developers, users and sponsors make CinePaint possible.
What's new in CinePaint
Version 0.24 was built and packaged by Tom Huffman. Fixes support for Tiger. Still missing oyranos CMS. Still broken on PPC.