What I'd love to see this evolve to over time is a full enlarging simulator. I'd like to be able to try various exposure strategies, dodging, burning, split contrast, etc.
I'd like to be able to make a mask or tool, position it in 3 space, perhaps specify a range of random motion to blur edges, set filters and exposures, and have the program "develop" the print to show me the final result, based on at least paper choices (if not development processes...)
That's not asking too much, is it? And yes, if it were in the ballpark of accurate, I'd pay for it.
Delphi I love delphi!
Open source could be cool...
On a related note...
Any contact printers (non-alternative) out there running Linux or BSD interested in trying something? (It should run on windows too, but I prefer to develop under unix).
I started work on some prototype software, and it could to with a first test. If you've got a laptop setup in the dark room, even better, as this is the hurdle thats stopped me testing it properly.
PM or email me if you're interested.