Anyone pulling CVS has probably noticed that most of GIMP's color-related functions have been moved into a new toplevel Colors menu (as discussed in bug 116145).
There's some concern that the menu is a bit long, or could be organized better. Sven has been enthused about paper prototyping lately (see discussion in his blog entry) -- that's where you write things down on slips of paper and shuffle them around to come up with the order that seems most intuitive. The problem is, you need to get everybody together in a room for that, which is hard with a worldwide development community. Apparently someone (in gnome?) is working on some sort of card-sorting app to help with distributed paper prototyping. But it occurred to me (based on an offhand comment I read on slashdot, of all places) that GIMP itself could be a pretty good paper prototyping system. After all, you can have lots of text layers and drag them around with the move tool, and there's even a way to save your work when you're done. So I wrote a little quickie paper prototyping script-fu. It's at http://shallowsky.com/software/gimp/paperproto.scm Drop it into your ~/.gimp-?.?/scripts directory and Refresh Scripts. It registers under Xtns->Script-fu->Misc. Fill the textarea with a list of your paper prototyping terms, one per line, and it will make an image where each phrase is a text layer you can drag around. Anyone concerned with the Colors menu, please try this and drag stuff around and see if you find groupings you like better than the current ones. For the current Colors menu, the strings to paste into the paperproto dialog are (copy and paste the whole block): Image Mode Color Balance... Hue-Saturation... Colorize... Brightness-Contrast... Threshold... Levels... Curves... Posterize... Desaturate... Invert Value Invert Auto Histogram Colorcube Analysis... Adjust FG-BG Alien Map 2... Color Exchange... Color Range Mapping... Colormap Rotation... Gradient Map Palette Map Sample Colorize... Compose... Decompose... Recompose... Border Average... Channel Mixer... Color to Alpha... Colorify... Filter Pack... Hot... Max RGB... Retinex... Semi-Flatten Smooth Palette... Draw HSV Graph... Happy prototyping! ...Akkana _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimpfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer