On 30 Dec 2003 17:17:33 +0100, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Juhana Sadeharju <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Here is an alternative rectangle selection tool:
> The point is that you misunderstood what a selection is. A selection
> is a mask holding a selection value between 0 and 255 for each pixel
> in the image. What you see on the GIMP canvas is just the selection
> border, a line draw along the pixels that are 50% selected. Now if you
> create a rectangular selection, you alter the selection mask so that
> it looks like a rectangle. The information about the corner points of
> the rectangle is not stored anywhere.  That's why you cannot edit the
> selection the way you suggested.

>From my point of view, the fact that the information about the corner
points of the rectangle is not stored anywhere is an internal
implementation detail that most users should not have to care about.
This is something that we could change later.

For example, take a look at this enhancement proposal from jwz, and
especially the comment from Simon:
The shape of the selection could remain editable until the user
chooses to apply it.  This would be even more useful for ellipses
than for rectangles.  And as Simon mentioned in his comment, this
could even improve the usability of the selection tools for GIMP

Anyway, as there is already a bug report about how to improve the
selection tools, I suggest that Juhana takes a look at it.

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