I saved these notes for when there was a 2.6, but then got swamped with other things... I can flesh them out more, but I'm not likely to have time to do any programming in the forseeable future, I'm afraid.
selction optimization on subtracting (e.g. control is pressed), compute the bounding box of the current selection (including the feather radius) and don't try & go outside it with the new one; you see this if you're using select-by-colour or the magic wand, say, and you have to wait ages for it to calculate the selection over a 500MByte image... images are getting bigger faster than computers are getting faster right now. Preferences Create open file previews even if layer previews are off Allow the user to reset a single pref. category, nut just everything File->open show more detailed times and dates on files in tip of the day, "learn more" links to documentation and to tutorials in the manual in the undo window (I hope to do some pictures of this) "creative explorer"? click on image state, transitions shown between Right now to undo something you have to click on the previous operation -- e.g: create a new image, paint, then erase, Undo History looks like [thumb1] Base Image [thumb2] PaintBrush [thumb3] Eraser <-- this is selected so to undo the Eraser you click on the Paintbrush. Duh. The icons should show image states: [thumb1] Base Image Paintbrush [thumb2] Erasor [thumb3] <-- selected Now it's obvious what clicking thumb2 means. And look! there's the possibility of making a tree: suppose I click on thumb2 and now instead of redoing Eraser I do Curves... [thumb1] Base Image Paintbrush [thumb2] | Eraser | [thumb3] Curves [thumb4] (apologies for the bad ascii tree here) The undo history could also show more detail, e.g. scale to 25%, where it makes sense, and also show when files were saved and to what name. This also leads to the idea of "redo select but add to selection instead of subtract" if you right-click (e.g. "redo with current tool options") and maybe "clear undo up to this point" quickmask to work wih red mask even in grayscale images drawing when you use shift to make a straight line, draw two lines, showing the outline of the brush (tangents), not just one line. when you change hardness/size, e.g. with a keystroke or by pressing harder, show the actual brush in place for a moment filter brushes - paint with a filter (Krita has this by the way) text justify-both doesn't seem to work, probably because there's no obvious way to control line length. kerning access to opentype features (e.g. small caps) access to arbitrary glyphs hung punctuation etc etc :-) plugins and filters colourise show the Hue by the Hue slider, or use a colour picker merge visible layers if all layers are the same size, and the same size as the image, don't ask whether to clip them. condense/stretch font retain textness on image scaling and layer scaling automatic white balance - allow the user to pick black and white points menus rename Image->crop image to Image->Crop to Selection same with layer->crop dodge want to be able to specify what's meant by midtones, highlight, etc. really, want a "curves brush". tips the doge tool is usually most effective if you make lots of short, separate strokes. convolve select radius... colours->levels "auto" loses detail by default; change so it doesn't, but maybe have a "highlight and depth crop amount" of 3% Sorry these are awfully terse. Sending them rather than not send them... can file individual bugzillae or messages if it makes sense. Liam -- Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/ Pictures from old books: http://fromoldbooks.org/ Ankh: irc.sorcery.net irc.gnome.org www.advogato.org _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer