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Newsbytes: Open-Source Image Software Fuels Online Photo Lab

“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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