CinePaint mascot

claus@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install cinepaint
[sudo] password for claus:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package cinepaint is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package cinepaint has no installation candidate

What would I not give to have CinePaint available as a .deb package for the current Ubuntu 10.04. Alas, it is not meant to be (yet). A while ago, I posted on this to the Cinepaint-users mailing list, but got no response.

For those who are not familiar with CinePaint and its capabilities: CinePaint is a deep paint program actually designed for editing film, but it can also be used for photo editing. The present (Film Gimp) version evolved out of the Gimp, but due to some controversy, the developer teams (for Gimp, and Film Gimp) went their separate ways. Currently , the CinePaint developers are working on a new CinePaint version named Glasgow, which is based on FLTK instead of GTK.

CinePaint offers up to 32-bit/channel color depth, color management, and CMYK support.



3 Responses to “CinePaint”

  1. Robin Rowe Says:

    Thanks for your interest in CinePaint. Sorry nobody got back to you on the mailing list. As a workaround, there’s an automated installation script that builds and installs CinePaint on Ubuntu from CVS.

    The issue with rolling a deb is that the build system for CinePaint is being revamped, that the old build system is unmaintainable.

    The biggest obstacle to making progress with CinePaint is financial. We’ve gotten a couple sponsors this month which helps.


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