August, 2019
Meet Seashore, free image editor for macOS with GIMP roots

Meet Seashore, free image editor for macOS with GIMP roots

While GIMP is undergoing major refactoring and UI update with GTK+3, it's fun watching one of very few successful GIMP semi-forks rise from the ashes again. And this one is interesting because Seashore is a native Cocoa app for macOS and it has just landed to Apple's App Store, while being GNU GPL v2 licensed.

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Week recap — 14 January 2019

Week recap — 14 January 2019

Week highlights: improved performance in GIMP, better smudging and initial filmic support in MyPaint, more HDR work in Krita, various improvements in many NLEs, stereoscopy rendering is back to Blender's viewport.

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Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakley

Conversation with PhotoFlare developer Dylan Coakley

There are many reasons one could wish for a simple general image editor on Linux. Maybe you just want to crop a photo, and GIMP is a bit too much. Or you want to scribble over an image, and Krita is an overkill. Whatever your reason is, with Pinta gone (or dormant) there haven't been too many options left around. PhotoFlare is one of them.

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Winter break recap — 8 January 2019

Winter break recap — 8 January 2019

The winter break highlights: MuseScore 3.0 release, Blender turned 25 years old, Google joined the Blender Development Fund, lots of improvements in FreeCAD, GIMP, and Olive, annual reports from a variety of projects.

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Week recap — 23 December 2018

Week recap — 23 December 2018

Given the holiday season, this is a somewhat shorter recap. Highlights: Inkscape gets fallback for SVG2 features, GIMP team merges smart colorization for the next stable release, Manuel Bastioni Lab add-on for Blender gets a community fork, Shotcut and Olive video editors get respective updates.

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Introducing Olive, new non-linear video editor

Introducing Olive, new non-linear video editor

Just a day or two after posting the story on the sustainability of free/libre non-linear video editors, I ran into a new project called Olive (Windows, macOS, Linux), by MattKC. It's not like we didn't already have enough NLEs to choose from. But here is why I think it's worth looking at.

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Week recap — 16 December 2018

Week recap — 16 December 2018

Highlights: a new Kdenlive release, new maintainer for Blender's video sequencer, lots of Blender add-ons updated, a new release of Krita, new features in darktable and GIMP, first public release of the reference AV1 decoder.

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The art of Ngan Pham

The art of Ngan Pham

Today we are talking to Ngan Pham, a young artist residing in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ngan extensively uses Krita as a freelance concept artist and illustrator.

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The quest for sustainable free/libre non-linear video editors

The quest for sustainable free/libre non-linear video editors

If you follow conversations around the voting for an Adobe Premiere port to Linux, you might have felt some frustration. Indeed, so far, very little focus has been given to supporting free/libre projects instead. But that bears another question: how can we actually support them?

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Week recap — 9 December 2018

Week recap — 9 December 2018

Highlights: NVidia publishes PhysX SDK physics engine as an open source project, GEGL starts converting RGB to CMYK, LibreDWG gets a new release, new versions of Qtractor, QSampler, QSynth, and MuseScore are out.

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