Film Gimp, an open source tool for feature motion picture work, is now available in a Mac OS X version.
A frame-by-frame retouching tool, it’s often used for removing dust or making other corrections to digitized motion picture footage. The application and source code can be downloaded for free at SourceForge.net.
Gimp is an open source alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Film Gimp extends Gimp to operate on a series of images (with a frame manager) and in 16-bit linear or floating point color depths.
“Film studios use many operating systems, including Linux, Irix, Macintosh, and Windows,” said Film Gimp release manager Robin Rowe in announcing the Mac OS X version. “Making Film Gimp available on all those operating systems is a goal I set when I joined the Film Gimp project in June. Porting to OS X was made easier by its FreeBSD roots.”