Thank you for your consideration.
A little bit about me so you can understand where I am coming from. My background is in design and so I have been involved mostly in the visual aspects creating images as well as some web coding HTML, CSS, animation/interactivity scripting in the past. I have mainly been involved though with photo-retouching in a commercial environment, I worked at GANNETT in Des Moines Iowa with the Imaging & Design Center (now known as designIQ) from 2007-2015.
I did take a C++ class in university where I managed to get through most of the course until I had to start writing code to implement object-oriented concepts. I believe I understand the concept of modularization… but for some reason I struggled to proficiently write and debug code that works without help from someone more proficient… at least anything beyond very simple examples. So I have some understanding… but I’m not proficient in actually making something work when it comes to writing it out and testing/debugging.
That being said…
What I would like to accomplish is:
to develop a “History Brush Tool” for GIMP. The History Brush is a tool available in Adobe Photoshop.
EXPLANATION/DEMONSTRATION OF ADOBE PHOTOSHOP HISTORY BRUSH
Some people have developed a workaround for this to recreate the History Brush in GIMP
WORKAROUND TO “RECREATE” THE HISTORY BRUSH TOOL IN GIMP
Although this workaround does technically work… it becomes a bit unwieldy and restrictive for operators like myself retouching photos in a commercial setting where in order to have a profitable day I need to turn around hundreds of photos per workday (which I can accomplish in Photoshop with the history brush).
I believe for many photo-retouchers like me this is the one tool that is standing in the way of me making GIMP a commercially viable tool for a self-employed designer.
This said I would like to develop a plugin or tool/feature in/for GIMP that exactly as possible accomplishes the condensed/simplified workflow of the history brush tool in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP.
I would very much appreciate your understanding regarding the viability of developing this feature/tool for GIMP. If there is/are specific detail/s in the existing program that would make this difficult it would help to have a brief explanation. For me viability comes down to time & cost.
1.) How much time to develop?
2.) and what level of skill/salary($$$)
would be needed by the person to sit down and complete the programming/testing/debugging?