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The (long) road to Cyan 2 #12

rodlie opened this Issue Nov 28, 2018 · 3 comments


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rodlie commented Nov 28, 2018

Cyan (1.0) started out as a simple (prepress) color converter application, but my goal has always been to make a more full-featured image editor (an replacement to Gimp for my workflow). So some months ago I started working on Cyan2. The progress has been slow, but steady, taking my time to get it right from the start.

Proposed features for v2.x

  • Work/edit on any bit depth (in either RGBA, CMYKA)
  • Layers support
  • Layer composite
  • Layer opacity
  • Brush/Paint support
  • Color picker/selector
  • Plug-in support
  • Transform layer(s)
  • Custom file format support (load/save projects)
  • Import SVG/PDF/PSD/Krita/Gimp layered images
  • Text support

I have also experimented with nondestructive multi-layered support, but that will have to wait until v3.

My plan is to have a working alpha release by the end of 2018. The source for v2 is currently not public.

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rodlie commented Dec 21, 2018

So, still a lot to do, but I'm getting closer to (alpha) release ...

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rodlie commented Jan 26, 2019

Cyan2 current features:

  • supports RGB(A)/CMYK(A)/GRAY
  • supports 8/16 bit
    • 32-bit will be optional and depends on ImageMagick
  • new image/project
  • open images (and projects (MIFF))
    • also supports video frames and coverart through ffmpeg
  • save project (as MIFF)
  • save image
  • save layer as image
  • view tools
    • move layer
    • draw on layer
  • layers
    • composite
    • opacity
    • new layer
    • remove layer
    • move layer up
    • move layer down
    • layer visibility
    • move layers with keys (+shift)
    • move layer up/down with keys (pageup/pagedown)
  • color management
    • convert to/from RGB/CMYK/GRAY
    • assign color profiles
  • brush
    • select brush color from picker, triangle and sliders
    • brush size
  • drag-and-drop
    • drag multiple images and drop as images or layers

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