I'm afraid not. I tried it, and it seems quite slow, and doesn't have a live preview.
Somebody just told me that Photoshop has a similar tool. I found a description of it here: http://www.photoshopcafe.com/cs3/qs.htm On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Owen <rc...@pcug.org.au> wrote: > > > 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? > > > -- > > > > Owen > >
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