CinePaint is used to retouch feature films and in pro photography.
CinePaint opens high fidelity image file formats such as DPX,
16-bit TIFF, and OpenEXR, and conventional formats like JPEG
and PNG. It has a flipbook for movie playback of image sequences
in RAM. It supports 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit color channels,
HDR and CMS.
CinePaint is used for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching,
dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background plates,
and painting 3D model textures. It’s been used on many feature
films, including The Last Samurai where it was used to
add flying arrows.
For still photography, CinePaint can import bracketed HDR
exposures. It has gallery-quality 16-bit per channel color printing
with GutenPrint. CinePaint’s high dynamic range is crucial with
B&W still photography, where images only have a single channel.