On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 1:49 PM, Joao S. O. Bueno <gwid...@mpc.com.br> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 5:43 AM, Michael Grosberg
> <grosberg.mich...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> xianghang liu <xianghangliu <at> gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am very interested GIMP and want to join the Gimp project as C
>>> developer. I am a first-year PhD
>>> student in computer vision. I would like to start with fixing some
>>> bugs and then implement new
>>> features and my final objective is gsoc 2011.
>>> Do you have any suggestions?
>>>
>>> Xianghang Liu
>>>
>>
>> This is just a suggestion from a user, so I have no idea how difficult or 
>> easy
>> it might be - but if you are interested in adding a very helpful feature to 
>> Gimp
>> please consider working on implementing automatic layer boundary management.
>>
>> I'll explain:
>> currently a layer's boundary is managed by the user. after you create a 
>> layer,
>> if you move it, say 100 pixels to the left, there will be a 100 pixel wide 
>> area
>> on the canvas that you can't paint on. The user then has to set the layer
>> boundary himself to include all the canvas.
>> It would be great if this was managed by the software, so that whenever a 
>> user
>> wanted to draw on an area outside the layer boundary, it would be 
>> automatically
>> enlarged to allow him to do that.
>
>
> I've presented GIT master for a large audience today (200+ people)  -
> after the presentation, the "most requested feature" at questions
> time, was also this one.

Just noting that we still need the option to manage layer bounds ourselves.
In particular, it seems common to paste something with the expectation
that after anchoring it will be cropped to the underlying layer
bounds, rather than expanding it. That should be straightforward.
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