> Currently GIMP has two tools that can smartly select a region of a
> real
> photo - the scissors tool, and the magic select tool. The magic select
> tool
> is only useful under very specific circumstances. The scissors tool,
> while
> useful, is often suboptimal speed-wise.
> I think a better way would be to create a smart brush-style selection
> tool,
> kind of a combination between quick mask and magic select. It would
> select
> up to edges in the image, but no farther than a certain distance set
> in it's
> options. This would allow rapid selection of an object, which could
> then
> easily be further refined with current methods, e.g. layer mask, quick
> mask,
> etc.
> Does this sound like a useful feature?

Probably, but does the Foreground select tool meet your requirements?



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