Martin Nordholts wrote: >> <http://yahvuu.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/table-brightness-1600.png> >> >> there is a grab bag of modes never seen in GIMP. do we want to >> (artistic need, not compatibility) and can (effort) add some of them? > > Effort-wise it is not a problem to add more layer modes, but I have > for a long time felt that layer modes is just a primitive and naive > way to achieve some kind of non-destructiveness.
that is a good bit of reality-check. are we just just catching up with somebody else's legacy issues? well, I used to think that adjustment layers was "just a primitive and naive way to achieve some kind of non-destructiveness." so '90s. >^} but now I see that - doing a (non-destructive) operation on a layer with a selection - paint (non-destructive) with a certain mode/tool/plugin (later) on a layer - applying an adjustment layer (non-destructive) with a layer mask can achieve exactly the same results and each of them is completely valid, simply depending on what each user finds more logical in the spur of the moment. > Assuming the introduction of GEGL will be severely crippled if done > within the limits of GIMP 2.x backwards compatibility and that we > decide to go for GIMP 3.x, wouldn't it be interesting to try to > get rid of the layer mode concept as it is now and instead couple > it more with the rest of the non-destructiveness GEGL will provide? > Or are people too used to the concept of layer modes that it would > be suicide to make them less prominent? I think applying layer modes to layers with either 'found image' material or users' own painting is a way of working that can be the most comfortable for a lot of cases and users. removing it seems rather impossible. as I said: only artistic need (not one-upmanship) should be a reason add one or more layer modes to our arsenal. maybe there are simply zero arguments to add modes... meanwhile, can the overlay thing be repaired file-backward-compatible? --ps founder + principal interaction architect man + machine interface works http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction architecture _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer