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Newsbytes: Open-Source Image Software Fuels Online Photo Lab

Apr 13, 2000, 06:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Bonisteel)

"An Internet start-up is repurposing a popular open-source image-editing application to create a Web-based "photo lab" that allows any user to apply high-end photo manipulation to his or her own digital masterpieces."

"Online PhotoLab LLC Tuesday officially launched what it calls a "massively scalable" photo processing service on the Web that uses the communally developed image-editing application known as The Gimp (GNU Image Manipulation Program) as its internal engine...."

"The intention was always to take it one step further and try to get a much better sampling of The Gimp's functionality," Kimball said. "But when you have a Web interface, it's absolutely different than a standard application. That's the big challenge in trying to create a service online that lets anyone, through a point-and-click interface, (accomplish) what is really a complex task."

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