On 7/30/07, Stephen Kiel <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I found a gimp-2.3.18-i586-setup.exe and installed it (after a system
> backup). I wanted to check the functions you mentioned without having to set
> up a build from source code.
> Anyway, the way the freehand select is working in 2.3.18 is great, it was
> just what I was looking for. The advise about using the channels for the
> boolean operations on multiple selections worked out great as well, I didn't
> realize they had that capability. I had never thought of channels beyond the
> Red, Blue, Green decomposition of the image & didn't have occasion to think
> of using them.
I'm glad I could help.
> I tried the foreground select and found it pretty interesting. It looks like
> it wil be a real time saver. I did have a couple of observations which might
> be old news since this is one version back from 2.3.19, but here goes just in
> 1) There wasn't an obvious want to tell the tool you were done refining and
> ready to make the selection. It took a while to notice the message at the
> bottom of the window to hit enter. Seems like putting in a button would save
> some new user fumbling, but after they discover that "Enter" is the shortcut,
> they will probably not use the button any more. Don't know what to recommend
> for this.
Yes, I noticed this too. An additional difficulty is that the
statusbar is not guaranteed to be visible, so putting a button next to
the status display would not guarantee the user sees it. I don't have
any idea what to do here either.
> 2) The foreground select tool seemed to act differently depending on the
> image size (pixels) and the zoom level. Might be the version, might be the
> installation I picked up. With an image that is 2304 x 3072 which comes up
> with a default 25% zoom on my screen, the preview display covers the entire
> image after selecting a region to work on. Taking it up to 100% zoom
> displays it they way you would expect.
Yes, this bug is known and fixed, release 2.3.19 includes this fix.
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