G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL free software licenses (LGPL-like and/or GPL-compatible).
G'MIC is mostly developed by David Tschumperlé and Sébastien Fourey in the IMAGE team of the GREYC laboratory (French Research Lab, affiliated to the CNRS, the University of Caen, and the engineering school ENSICAEN). Both are enthusiastic researchers, committed to open science and free software, trying to make regular contributions to the field of image processing in addition to developing this software in their spare time. G'MIC provides a popular plug-in for GIMP, Krita and Paint.NET, as well as a command-line tool, containing hundreds of image filters and effects to help artists and scientists around the world transform or improve their images.
Unfortunately their lab does not accept direct donation. Since a Libre
framework for image processing is absolutely within the boundaries of
LILA's objectives, we accepted to act as an umbrella organization to
collect donations for G'MIC.
The money collected will be periodically paid to the IMAGE team, in the
form of research collaboration contracts between LILA and CNRS for the
development of G'MIC.
Same as last year, LILA is participating to the digital festival of Paris libraries with 3 workshops of pixilation animation and a round table (featuring ZeMarmot team and writers published by Framasoft association) about Libre Art and commons.
Details are available on the French version of this post:
Note: this news is about a workshop series which will be done mostly in
France. This may not be of much interest to read if you are not there!
If you are interested, please read the French news with all the details
(and if you can't read French, unfortunately you are not the event's target.
But don't worry, we will also have other more international events soon!).