OpenRaster becomes more accesible on your desktop

While work on OpenRaster (ORA), a joint effort by GIMP, MyPaint and Krita developers to create multilayered long-term archival file format, is ongoing, it's vitally important to deal with existing uses of ORA files. Two projects were released over the weekend: a GIMP plug-in and ORA thumbnailers.

The GIMP plug-in allows opening and saving multilayered ORA images and isn't much different from the May version. But if you never heard of it, now it's about time you installed it in case you use MyPaint and switch between it and GIMP all the time. The plug-in is already present in upcoming GIMP 2.8, so you only need it for the stable version (2.6).

The thumbnailers will be of use for Linux users who rely on KDE, GNOME or XFCE as desktop environments of choice. They will make it easy for you to preview your images from file managers. If you want them installed by default, let you distribution team know about it. And while at that, don't forget about existing PSD and XCF loaders for GTK+ based image viewers.

Download GIMP plug-in | Download ORA thumbnailers

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  1. LazPaint now layers and can read/write OpenRaster files, as well as read Paint.NET layered images.

  2. Alexandre Prokoudine 11 March 2013 at 3:34 pm

    @Johann, awesome!