What is the GEGL function in Gimp?

  • Off topic - it's about the inner workings of a particular piece of software and has no connection with graphic design.
    – e100
    Commented Jan 5, 2011 at 17:46
  • You mean the processing engine or the very visible experimental "GEGL operation" tool that has quite a few artistic things such as c2g filter? :) Commented Feb 3, 2012 at 21:51
  • The visible tool. Commented Feb 6, 2012 at 8:27
  • In the current 2.9.x development cycle, which will be released as 2.10.x, something being available in the GEGL tool means that it hasn't been put into the menu structure elsewhere yet. GIMP 2.10 is supposed to look almost exactly like GIMP 2.8, but with almost everything being done by GEGL ops. Commented Jan 17, 2015 at 12:17

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GEGL is a graphics manipulation library which gimp is using for some functions. It's graph based, that means basically that it supports non destructive image manipulation. From what I know, the integration of GEGL into Gimp is still an ongoing process.

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