On Sat, 2011-02-26 at 20:36 +0100, Bogdan Szczurek wrote: > > I've begun working on GIMP documentation so GIMP is on my mind a lot > > lately. So, I have a suggestion - remove the pencil tool, and > > instead, add a checkbox to the brush tool with an "antialiased" > > label. > > I'd go even further with that: make “antialiased” one of specific brush > settings, not the “tool” itself. That way one would be able to have as > much “pencils” predefined as one sees fit. And all that without > touching tool tickbox back and forth if needed.
There's a difference between an aliased brush applied with the Brush tool compared to the same brush applied with the Pencil tool. Try it. The Pencil tool is important for tasks that require pixel-perfect retouching, such as icon drawing, as it doesn't do sub-pixel positioning such as the Brush tool does. But of course under the hood it's the same paint core with just one setting changed. But that is true for more tools. Paint tools, as the user sees them, are solely a user interface thing. They represent a certain bunch of properties set on the paint core. We could of course expose all these properties to the user and doing so would allow us to merge some tools. But actually I think it would be much better if we would offer more presets to choose from. Instead of merging Pencil and Paintbrush we should rather offer more variants like a "Soft Pencil" that works more like what Liam expects, a "Hard Pencil" for pixel-pefect icon retouching, a "Crayon", ... Sven _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer