On Thu, Jun 22, 2006 at 12:09:24PM +0930, David Gowers wrote:
> On 6/22/06, Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> >http://carol.gimp.org/bikeshed/images/screenshot-2006-06-21.png
well, i did not use the tool on that image.  that image is my desktop
and what is wrong with some of the third party scripts with this new
tooltip thingie.

> Okay.
> It looks like there is a bug in the SIOX tool/gui that causes it to return
> to the foreground setting unexpectedly, until the Control key is first
> pressed, then it works as expected.
i appreciate that you tried to use the tool and can verify that it is
returning to the foreground setting like that.

> the 'Contiguous' option being off seems to be key in this case.
> I still can't get it to do quite what i tried to make it do.
> Anyway.. this is a dubious use of this particular tool; it was designed for
> use on photographic-type images, which your example is quite unlike. I've
> tried it on photographs and it generally performs pretty well.
> For this case I would have guessed immediately Fuzzy select would be the
> quickest route to success, and it did turn out that way: it took me ~45
> seconds to select all the gradients without the lines or windows.
pathtool works the best for me.  i want to write a tutorial for siox
though so i have lately been trying to use this tool so that i can write
one.  it was suggested at the gimp convention that a tutorial should be

you know how suggestions go, you try to take the good ones and ignore
the wrong ones.  at least, this is the approach i am trying to take.

> Though, I suspect that you are tied up in your frustration and thereby
> preventing yourself from doing things effectively. Maybe you have a genuine
> grievance or maybe you're just behaving lazy. Personally, I've always found
> a workout(preferably involving approaching serious peril, and demanding
> enough to get adrenaline running) good to clear my head and sort out my
> feelings, decide on something.

heh.  i think that you are probably right about this.  the situation is
wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong for adrenaline running in my life right
now.  all i can do is sit and count the wrongs about it.

this in itself is very frustrating. 

thanks for the verification,


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