> The idea of the active tool is simple, useful and transparent to rest of
> you who don't want to hear about it and think it is something evil.
> If an alternative is to go and buy $$$ wacom tablet, I would say that *that*
> is an evil feature of GIMP.
> I'm starting to hate this attitude of a few GIMP developers who throw bricks
> under the wheels just because they don't care if the GUI is user friendly
> or not. But remember: not everyone is working like you, don't be selfwish.

Come on, some people did even agree that your idea is worth thinking about
(once 1.2 is out), others did come up with some good hints on the usage of
what we have now (key shortcuts etc.). You shouldn't get upset when other
people disagree with you, that's the whole point of a discussion...

> Because I have some older GIMP which did come with stable Debian GNU/Linux,
> I would like to know is the situation really as bad in the latest version.
> Please do following and check it what happens:
>  1. open a new image and paint various colors to it;
>  2. open a second image, choose pencil tool;
>  3. change color: go to the first image and select a new color with
>     the color picker;
>  4. go back to second image, select pencil and draw;
>  5. repeat steps 3 and 4.
> What exactly happens? How many clicks? Does color picker pop-up a dialog?
> Do you have to drop the dialog window off the mouse pointer explicitly?

Exchange steps 3 and 4 with:

3. change color: go to the first image, use <Ctrl> to pick a color
4. go back so second image: draw

No dialog pops up! I can understand that you didn't knew about that feature
before, it was well hidden. But know that you know, please rethink your
idea. Is the tool-per-image-concept really still worth the effort, now that
your main problem is gone? 

> I often hear GIMP is not a painting program. That is a poor excuse for
> any good painting properties (as above tool) because implementing any
> painting properties poorly is a bad idea. There is no excuses for making
> something badly, IMHO.

There is no excuse for talking and doing nothing!

Salut, Sven

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