On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Popolon wrote:

> Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2004 23:00:35 +0100
> From: Popolon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Gimp-developer] Selection to brush/pattern/whatever in menus...
> Actually in Select menu there is two items "To Path" and "Save To Channel".
> I searched long time how to convert selection to brush, I think that the
> only way was to save brush to a file, move the file to ~/.gimp-xx/brush
> folder and restart gimp.
> This week in a newsgroup, another guy searched didn't find how to
> convert a selection to a pattern. For him the only way was to save
> selection to move the file to ~/gimp-xx/pattern folder and restart gimp :(.
> A day, don't know exactly for why, By wandering in gimp menus, I find
> the miraculous:
> Script-Fu->Selection->To Brush/Image/Pattern

I adjusted my local version to become "Edit, Define Pattern..."
(and similarly "Edit, Define Brush...").

I think the current label is incorrect and misleading because the
selection itself is not being modified, the _contents_ of the selection is
what is being modified (same goes for most scripts and filters).

> I believe (perhaps wrong), that the human logic is to use the same tool
> to do nearly the same thing.
> The menu Select could have an organisation for these conversions as:
> Select->To...->[Brush/Channel/Image/Path/Pattern/...]

I agree that it would help if the scripts were moved to elsewhere in the
menus, but I reiterate my point that I do not think they do not belong in
the Select menu.


Alan Horkan

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