Todos o la mayoría de vosotros ya conoceréis la aplicación de manipulación gráfica The GIMP. Es quizás la alternativa “free” más cercana a photoshop. El 21 de noviembre de 1995, Peter Mattis anunció dicha aplicación en Usenet.
From: Peter Mattis
Subject: ANNOUNCE: The GIMP
The GIMP: the General Image Manipulation Program
The GIMP is designed to provide an intuitive graphical interface to a
variety of image editing operations. Here is a list of the GIMP’s
* Supports 8, 15, 16 and 24 bit color.
* Ordered and Floyd-Steinberg dithering for 8 bit displays.
* View images as rgb color, grayscale or indexed color.
* Simultaneously edit multiple images.
* Zoom and pan in real-time.
* GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF and XPM support.
* Selection tools including rectangle, ellipse, free, fuzzy, bezier
* Transformation tools including rotate, scale, shear and flip.
* Painting tools including bucket, brush, airbrush, clone, convolve,
blend and text.
* Effects filters (such as blur, edge detect).
* Channel & color operations (such as add, composite, decompose).
* Plug-ins which allow for the easy addition of new file formats and
new effect filters.
* Multiple undo/redo.
* The operating system must support shared memory.
* X11 R5 or R6\. (Actually, it may work on R4, but we have not had a
chance to test it).
* The X-server must support the X shared memory extension. (The
X-server does not actually need to support shared memory so this is
only a temporary situation until we integrate the configure
information with the source code).
* Motif 1.2 or above.
The GIMP has been tested (and developed) on the following operating
systems: Linux 1.2.13, Solaris 2.4, HPUX 9.05, SGI IRIX.
Currently, the biggest restriction to running the GIMP is the Motif
requirement. We will release a statically linked binary for several
systems soon (including Linux).
Brought to you by
Spencer Kimball (email@example.com)
Peter Mattis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This software is currently a beta release. This means that we haven’t
implemented all of the features we think are required for a full,
unqualified release. There are undoubtedly bugs we haven’t found yet
just waiting to surface given the right conditions. If you run across
one of these, please send mail to email@example.com with
precise details on how it can be reliably reproduced.