On Tuesday, 15 Jan 2002, Martin Waitz wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 14, 2002 at 10:37:13PM +0000, Austin Donnelly wrote:
> > I think I was the last person to substantially modify the iscissors
> > code.  I read the paper you reference above, and indeed it was quite
> > helpful.  However, note that their algorithm is substantially more
> > computationally expensive than what iscissors.c currently does.  This
> > is deliberate.  
> yes, but i guess one has to test-implement it to be able to
> judge if it's worth it...

I did test-implement it.  #define USE_LAPLACIAN and recompile to see
if it makes much difference.  I couldn't see a visual different, only
it was a bit slower.

I haven't looked at the current developer version, so I've no idea
about the path cooling stuff someone else has implemented in the

> although i must admit i don't yet understand everything of
> gimpiscissortool.c)

I don't think anyone does!  Good luck!

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