Re: [dev] portable photoshop-like lite application based on C?

From: Calvin Morrison <>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 12:00:10 -0500

You can do quite advanced image manipulation with something like ImageMagick.

I actually like prog21.dagum's ideas [0] (no idea who he is), a purely
functional, non destructive editing program

Here would be my idea: A scripting window for commands, a graphics
window which shows the image buffer, and also allows recording of
mouse actions (as to script functions like select)


On 2 December 2013 11:54, patrick295767 patrick295767
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> Since a long time I have been using gimp on Windows and Linux.
> Gimp on Linux is rather ok, but on Linux, the portable version and the
> 2.8.10 are very slow, which limits drastically the use.
> On an usb installation, gimp might be quite slow, unfortunately.
> Well, in comparison, dwm is a great achievement. Few/limited number of
> lines of code which give one of the best wm.
> It shall be the same for the design of a lightweight, well - coded,
> photo editor application. Gimp has become quite heavy to install and
> particularly slow on some systems.
> I still have no idea in which direction it might go, i.e. how it may looking.
> What would be important, but still keeping lite, is to have a support
> for moving several layers (images,...) on the top of each.
> In any cases:
> It cannot be worst and heavy weight than GIMP.
> You need fortran, .net, perl, ruby, python... for a single application? ;) :)
> With C or alternatively C++, we've got all we need.
> I wish you a good day/evening.
> Pat'
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