Ellen Reitmayr <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Yes, but actually CTRL is the shortcut for subtraction, SHIFT-CTRL for
> intersection. Both provide centered selection, while SHIFT (=add) does
> not. Therefore, CTRL and SHIFT-CTRL mix two options into one shortcut
> (which is not convenient for the user), and are inconsistent with the
> 'add' option.
I get the impression that you did not understand how the key modifiers
of the selection tools work. I admit that it's not obvious but it's a
very powerful concept that I would hate to loose. You need to
understand that there's a difference between the modifiers pressed
when you start to create the selection and the modifiers you press
while adjusting the selection. The former determines if the selection
is added/subtracted/intersected, the latter whether it's centered or
square. Try releasing the modifier keys after you started to create a
selection, then play with the modifier keys while keeping the mouse
button pressed. You should understand it then.
> > I disagree with your proposed solutions to the select by color
> > tool. We should be aiming to remove unnecersary popup dialogs
> > rather than bringing them in.
> One could provide it as an optional dialog that can be activated from
> within the tool options dialog (alike the info dialog for the measure
The Selection Editor is the dialog you are looking for. It is not at
all specific to the By-Color-Select tool but can be useful with all
selection tools. For that reason it is a separate dockable.
> > I wish the dialog went away completely an all the settings went to tool
> > preferences rather than popping it up after selecting the tool as you
> > suggest.
> Hm, I'm not so sure.... the advantage of the dialog is that it
> refers clearly to one image. Therefore, if you go to another image
> while the dialog is open, its settings are not lost. If it was in
> the tool options dialog, it would have to adjust to the currently
> active image, no?
If you go to another image the tool is resetted, the dialog is closed
and a new dialog is opened so your argument doesn't hold up.
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