We currently have:
"Channels can be used to save and restore your selections. Clicking on the
mask button on the Image window automatically creates a new channel called
Qmask and saves the displayed active selection to a thumbnail in front of the
channel.There are many selection tools in GIMP like rectangular selection tool
or fuzzy selection for continuous selections. ...."
It's very unclear to a new user what "saves the displayed active selection to a
thumbnail in front of the channel" means. Doubtless everyone here knows, and is
pointing with their finger - 'look, there it is!'
I think it means "displays a thumbnail of the active selection on the channel
dialog". Took me quite a while to work it out. (There's no "saving" involved;
it's the dialog, not the channel.)
I suggest that the text "There are many selection tools in GIMP like
selection tool or fuzzy selection for continuous selections" is removed - this
must be known by anyone reading this. At least let's correct the grammar.
Is this section trying to teach about the Quick mask, or about selections saved
as channels? If the former, then figure 14.10 should not head the section. If
the latter then the text should not mention the Quick mask here.
Nowhere that I can find does the text explain figure 14.10. I guess it is
possible to combine selection masks in a single operation, but my efforts at
clicking on eyes, links and the such-like have failed :(. The only way I can
think to achieve the result shown in the figure is to use Shift and Ctrl keys
while clicking on the 'Channel to Selection' button. In either case the text
It would be helpful if the pop-up text in the application and the docs used the
same description of this button (sigh - the app labels it 'replace the current
When the button is mentioned in '220.127.116.11. Using Selection Masks' I hadn't a
where to find it - why not link somewhere (eg to higher up the page). I did
guess, but because the button is differently labelled and is one among many I
You can probably pick up a degree of my frustration ;) but the reason I was
reading this section was because I was revising the 'basic concepts' text as I
promised earlier - I am trying to contribute rather than just moan.
Only a new user can spot where the docs don't work well enough.
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