Akkana Peck wrote: > Martin Nordholts writes: >> It seems as if quite a lot of people would like there to be a way of >> fixing the size of a pending rectangle. >> >> If we handled the default values of Fixed: Size the same way as for the >> default values of the Fixed: Aspect ratio entry (i.e. when rubber >> banding has ended, set the default width/height to the pending rectangle >> width/height) that would allow people to more intuitively fix the >> current rectangle. > > Here's a counter-argument. Suppose I need to make a whole bunch of > fixed size images (perhaps for a slide show or to fill in spaces in > a grid). I set the Fixed Size entry to 640x480 (or whatever) and > make a few of them. But then I need to make some other adjustment > involving a crop or rect select. I un-check Fixed, make my > selection, and now I've lost the 640x480 and I'll have to type > it in again.
First and foremost, each rectangle tool, Rectangle/Ellipse Select and Crop, have its own tool options, so a certain Fixed: Size in th Crop Tool will not affect the Fixed: Size in e.g. the Rectangle Select Tool. Second of all, the problem you describe is actually solved (it was an integral part of guigurus new rectangle tools redesign). All Fixed: Size and Fixed: Aspect ratio entries have two modes, user-overriden and automatic. When in automatic mode, the numbers change whenever the default values change. When in user-overriden mode, the number are unchanged until the user clears the textbox, in which case the entry goes back into automatic mode. User-overriden mode is entered whenever the user explicitly enters a value. So, if you have explicitly entered a value for Fixed: Size, you are guaranteed that it will never change, until you clear the textbox and set the entry in automatic mode again. Currently, only the Fixed: Aspect ratio of th Crop tool gets constantly updated default values, namely to the size of the image/layer when there is no pending rectangle, and the size of the pending crop rectangle when there is one. You can see whether or not a Fixed: Size/Apsect ratio entry is in automatic mode or not; when the text is italic, it is in automatic mode. A normal font indicates user-overridden mode. It is because of this automatic/user-overriden mode functionality that I think what I suggested will work, but I am of course still looking for other counter-arguments :) - Martin Nordholts _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer