I'm glad you've become the ambassador for this. Your
description of a loupe is basically what I was
proposing in my original bugzilla proposal #409802 (
Rather than add another proposal, why not just flesh
out the details of your vision on that bug report?
I hope enough others agree that this will dramatically
change the way work is done in GIMP to make this a
--- peter sikking <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > First off, I want to apologize - it's not my
> intention to be
> > combative, and I can be a total ass sometimes.
> don't worry, I am also fired up about this one. here
> is why:
> people have talked to me a week or more ago on the
> irc along the
> line of: "what's the big deal, one way or another
> will do."
> here is the big deal: for my pov the dockable
> magnifier is
> just-another-feature, it will make some people happy
> in some
> situations. the pop-up loupe however, has the
> potential to be
> a transformational feature. It has the potential
> (when properly
> designed) to fully transform the way most people
> work with GIMP
> in work-macroscopic/change-microscopic situations,
> that go way
> beyond the mentioned setting selections
> "saul" on the irc made this film (thanks):
> I could imagine here some dust spotting going on, on
> macroscopic scale the photog decides what really
> needs to be
> spotted, pops up the loupe and makes a precise
> I would spec some things different than saul shows
> us here:
> enlarged area much closer to the smaller mouse area;
> semitransparent frame to make the tool less
> real tool display in the enlarged area.
> > Secondly, I wonder if
> > we should make two feature requests: the first for
> a dockable
> > magnifier with options, and the second for a
> key-triggered pop-up
> > version of the same magnifier. Should there be no
> objections, I'll
> > file the first request in BZ.
> practically speaking, this will have to wait for
> and I see you are already off the mark.
> > Peter, do you have any problems with
> > writing up the second request? Sounds like you
> have a clearer vision
> > of how it should be implemented.
> I am not sure if Sven wants another feature request
> in bugzilla.
> If so I will write it.
> principal user interaction architect
> man + machine interface works
> http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction
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