"Austin Donnelly" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> That's because the screen display code doesn't smooth the image when it
> scales it, for speed reasons.  Dedicated viewing programs can afford to do a
> better job showing the image because they won't be re-drawing it quite so
> often (imaging panning around the image while editing it - you'd like that
> to be fast, right?)

Well, actually we'd like to add interpolation to the GIMP canvas as
well. At least optionally. Modern computer hardware seems fast enough
to do this, especially when one takes advantages of CPU acceleration
features (MMX, SSE, ...). Perhaps someone wants to tackle this task
for GIMP-2.2?

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