I'm afraid not. I tried it, and it seems quite slow, and doesn't have a live
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?
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