Olof S Kylander:- Thanks for your summary of the problems in Gimp.
I noticed the following on this list:-
* Make the Navigation window auto aware
I was trying to think what advantages having the nav window auto switch over
would do. The small "popup" area in the lower right hand corner already offers
a short cut to move around the currently active image so I think it would be
used for convenience.
The current situation where the nav dialog is tied to the view (not image)
allows you to have many views open on an image an scroll around them
independantly (you dont have to selected and image to do that). I have used
this to compare parts of images.
Thinking about it I can't convince myself that making the nav dialog view
auto aware is really worth the effort since I think that dialog will rarely be
used and only then in specialised cases, the smaller "popup" is better for
quick navigation.(BTW another side effect of the nav per view allows you to
have "thumbnails" of the images currently opened, sorta like a icon box for
the images. I was thinking about adding the ability to "auto raise to top" when
the image in the nav dialog was clicked on . This should be the case when the
image is selected in the L&C&P dialog as well).
Also the info window shows the current pixel value of the cursor position. If
is changed to be auto aware then you would have to click on an image (to make
it active) before the info window started to register info. Normally you just
move the mouse over the image and the info is displayed.