>Here is a very very early mockup.
>I have the idea but had no time to translate it to a better mockup.
I know - t's the same for me too... ;-)
>I have to re-arrange some buttons, add others, and think lots of
things (for example, I'm not sure if >the current widgets allow a wheel
selector like that)
I suspect they don't but I see our current task not so much in creating
designs for the current widget set but in showing how a modern and
powerful dialog should look for future releases.
Unfortunately I'm currently not enough involved in the practical
interface work. So first I will concentrate on designing next gen.
controls and discuss them.
This will result in new ideas and can be helpful to further dev. the
--> But now some feedback to your mockup:
I really like the color weel with the second ring - so you can visualize
the different In/Out color parameters in one way - to use it we need
radial sliders - great!
I see the color picker - nice!
And the Curve Tool for the color overlapping - yes...
-> The curve would be opened in a second window right? I have a problem
with all this cluttered windows. I like a single dialog with all
available parameters - but this will quickly get komplex.
pro: no cluttered messing with different windows and clicking through
con: needs lot of display space and makes the dialog too complex for
most users (even pros ;-)
solution: INTERPLAY[in the beginning the UI design was static - and
people needed more flexible configuration options - then programs got
thousands of floating cluttered windows and people had to arrange them
all the time instead of working with the app. - now we got this nice
type of free configurable non overlapping UI - like in Blender or
combustion or a lot of other great programms - this is flexible but
powerful and in a long term we should think about the pros and cons of
We make the additional areas like adjustment curve dynamically extending
the main dialog (open or close with a small arrow button)
>Anyways I'd like to discuss with you some ideas off-list to reach a
more compelling design.
1. Is http://gui.gimp.org still active developed?
2. How we get in touch with Peter, Kamila and Ellen to see on what they
are currently working.
3. We urgently need a Forum and a Wiki where we can meet the other
people working on the GIMP UI
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