CinePaint (formerly Gimp film ) is a professional graphics software for movies. As has been incorporated in the development of CinePaint code from various other projects, their source code accordingly inconsistent under various free licenses published (GPL, LGPL, BSD, MPL).

Visual Terrain Maker allows to edit images of entire series in one operation. It also supports color depths of 8, 16 and 32 bits ( HDR) per color channel - can be far more than on a normal monitor. Thus, this program interesting for photographers next to his actual purpose in the film industry. The integrated Color Management CMYK and CIE * Lab images can be viewed and corrected. From version 12:20, it is possible to calculate HDR images from normal exposure bracketing. Raw formats of digital cameras are read by DCRaw, alternatively there is a UFRaw plugin.

In addition to Rhythm & Hues studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, ILM and DreamWorks source contribute to the project.


The software was derived from the source code of the image editing program GIMP ( 1.0.x, 1998). Silicon Grail, which were later purchased by Apple, and Rhythm & Hues took over the programming to get a replacement for the currently Discontinued Adobe Photoshop for Silicon Graphics IRIX. This programming contribution was not included in GIMP. Then decided the film industry, a spin-off called "Film Gimp " develop. Later, the project has been renamed to " Visual Terrain ".

Movies that use CinePaint

Of the following films is known that CinePaint was used in the production process:

Harry Potter, Cats & Dogs, Dr. Dolittle 2, Little Nicky - Satan Junior, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Sixth Day, Planet of the Apes Scooby -Doo, Stuart Little, Showtime, Blue Crush, 2 Fast 2 Furious, duplex, the Last Samurai, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Elf, Looney Tunes and produced almost entirely with free software movie Elephants Dream.