Commit b120d36e authored by Alexandre Prokoudine's avatar Alexandre Prokoudine

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### I do a lot of desktop publishing related work. Will you ever support CMYK?
Yes, better support for CMYK has been on our roadmap for a long time. However
this project has certain prerequisites such as the complete port of GIMP to
GEGL.
The idea, how we want to make this work, was introduced by user interaction
Yes, better support for CMYK has been on our roadmap for a long time. One of the
ideas, how we want to make this work, was introduced by user interaction
architect Peter Sikking at Libre Graphics Meeting 2009 and later —
in his two-part article in his company's blog:
[1](http://blog.mmiworks.net/2009/05/gimp-enter.html),
[2](http://blog.mmiworks.net/2009/06/gimp-squaring-cmyk-circle.html). Please
take some time to read up on that.
It's worth mentioning that currently CMYK is considered by us a low-priority
project. Here's why.
We needed to finalize transition to the new image processing engine, GEGL,
before attemtping to introduce features like CMYK support. Now that it is
complete, initial work on CMYK support has been done in the babl and GEGL
libraries that GIMP relies on. This is partially
[funded by the GIMP community](https://www.patreon.com/pippin/posts),
you can join in, too.
Things like non-destructive editing are required by pretty much all
users — photographers, designers, desktop publishing engineers,
and even scientists. At the same time, CMYK is required only by a small subset
of our user base. We prioritize our work accordingly.
Once we finish some more work on color management in GIMP, it will be a good
idea to start exposing CMYK in the user interface. We have not timeline on this.
Also, please note that we are not planning advanced features such as GCR support
for now. This will most likely require a new dedicated developer in the team.
Note that should a new developer join the team to specifically work on
Should a new developer join the team to specifically work on
CMYK-related features, we will do our best to help him/her to complete this
project and get it to our users as soon as possible. Now that GIMP (as of git
master) has been ported to GEGL, adding better CMYK support is finally a
sensible idea.
project and get it to our users as soon as possible.
### I don't like some changes you introduced in recent GIMP versions. Why can't you add a checkbox to disable them?
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