On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Steinar H. Gunderson wrote:

> I'm constantly finding myself looking for tools. I know that they are there,
> but I have to stop and look closer at almost every single tool. There are
> simply too many tools (some of them could well be combined), and the icons
> look very much the same (believe it or not). I don't know if colour would
> solve this (or just add clutter), but we should really get to reduce the
> number of tools, as a previous poster suggested.
> > Now, where are the users? :)

Hi. I am a user, I keep my gimp fairly fresh, and I use the gimp fairly
often. I agree that there might be more tools on the toolbox than are used
in a toolbox-ly manner.

I use a handful of operations, and I use them often. Tear-off menus have
been a lifesaver for me. I don't know that I agree on the issue of clutter
- I like being able to find most things fairly quickly. Some of the
buttons are a little ambiguous, but not so much that I would suggest a
major UI overhaul.

I wonder if you're talking maybe more about learning curve than
usability? The gimp, on my desktop, excels at usability - but I have a
desktop set to 1600x1200 with all four sides covered in tear-offs. :)

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