Mikado, a "Future tool" for image manipulation with graphs and nodes based on Tempi and GEGL

A session at Libre Graphics Meeting 2013

Wednesday 10th April, 2013

5:50pm to 5:50pm (WET)

Mikado is a temporary project name for an image manipulation program through a graphs and nodes interface. Most of the time image editing requires little creative skill, but a lot of technical processing. Today Computer graphics designers spend a lot of their professional time at mechanical tasks like cropping, re-sizing, optimize weight or change colorspace, and have no complete tool to reduce this time. If you know some code, maybe scripting is a way, but in most case you're reduced to repeat a same task again and again with your favourite image manipulation program. On the other hand, to be able to manage an image though the steps of its editing, seeing the history of its creation while creating it is a direction we want to explore.
With Mikado we want to try building a node and graphs interface which allow us to create half-automated scenarios of image editing : Node and graphs seems complex at first glance, but are a very powerful way to draw nonlinear scenarios (graphs), with multiples inputs and outputs, giving us great freedom. In the long run such a tool could be extended to other medias, for example to generate live video contents for public events, or to produce music.
Mikado is an idea by Cédric Gémy and Alexandre Quessy.

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Gémy Cédric

Art and educational studies Early involved in FLOSS Wrote books about Gimp, Inkscape and Scribus Working as a freelance designer, free graphic software teacher bio from Twitter

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Alexandre Quessy

Media artist, software developer and interaction designer. bio from Twitter

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Camille Bissuel

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Time 5:50pm5:50pm WET

Date Wed 10th April 2013

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