On Wed, Dec 28, 2005 at 04:12:15PM -0200, Joao S. O. Bueno Calligaris wrote:
> I was looking at the patterns that come with the GIMP.
> They might have been nice for 320x240 web images that everyone edited
> a few years ago.
> But in a world of 7 MP cameras, all patterns that come with the GIMP
> are nearly useless.
> there are a few pending features for patterns on the program itself -
> like categorization, possibly scaling, and so on.
while i think it is nice that gimp comes with such small resources,
especially while getting to know gimp -- it would be really nice to have
more for download.
a discussion of the catagories might be good.
> That aside, these patterns are in urgent need for an update. Even if
> not on the patterns that come along with the GIMP itself, nice
> pattern collections would be nice - perhaps some that could be
> packaged in a "gimp-data-extras" module, or something like that.
we can have several options at the gimp web site already. i think that
the contest upload thing can be used to get patterns or gradients or
whatever. the information about where and how to save them would have
to be given.
> Even updates of the existing patterns so that they do no look a silly
> square repetition when covering a surface more than 400px wide would
> be a nice thing.
updating is a good idea, but my suggestion about keeping the patterns
small for the default installation -- you understand that? we play
"whose binary is smallest" every so often. it is a good game. i know
this is not the gimp binary but it is part of the download.
> So - developers, what do you think might be the best approach? To
> update the patterns that come with the program thenselves or make
> additional collections available?
i say come up with some catagories. it should be easy to make a web
page that will search on resolution and catagory.
> And everybody - let's start building some nice patterns - one way or
> the other we have to collect then all an make then available for all
> the GIMP users.
other resources as well.
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