On Thu, 08 Mar 2007 11:54:25 +0100, David Gowers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> On 3/8/07, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> > If you rotate by exactly 90 degrees, this is always done with
>> > INTERPOLATION_NONE, no matter what you select in the tool options.
>> Perhaps this is the culprit? An offset seems unavoidable if the
>> transformation is performed without interpolation. So perhaps all we
>> need to do is to remove this optimization (which is supposed to speed up
>> rotations by multiple of 90 degrees)?
> BTW, do you think the rotation centre should be snapped to 0.5 pixel
> increments when interpolation is NONE? It doesn't make sense to have any
> more precision at that point (and can introduce glitches -- for instance,
> try floating a rectangular region, then dragging the rotation centre to  
> the
> top left as precisely as you can, setting it to rotate 90 degrees, and
> performing the rotation... -- compared to inputting the coordinates of  
> the
> top left yourself and then performing the 90 degree rotation. In the  
> first
> case, even fractional imprecision means the result is not even in the  
> right
> place.)
> Anyway, in the case of a 90 degree rotation, it seems unlikely that the  
> user
> would want it misaligned with the pixels -- in which case no  
> interpolation
> is needed and the result should be exactly right.
> Simple test case that uniformly fails, currently:
> * Select a rectangular region of the picture.
> * Float it
> * Rotate it. Set the rotation centre to the exact top left (by first
> positioning the centre near it, then editing the coordinates in the  
> rotation
> dialog to make them exact). Set the angle to 90 degrees and the
> interpolation to NONE. Supersampling option appears to have no effect in
> this case.
> * The result may be offset by 1 pixel in X and/or Y axis; It is also  
> missing
> one line of pixels (which line is omitted varies.)

I think you can achieve the same results without floating. Just try a  


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