>> [...] I just copy/paste and
>> scale as needed but I cannot work on anything else until I anchor it.
>Actually you can also click New layer in the layers dalogue to turn the
>floating selection into a layer, and then you can work on other things.
>> Very frustrating when I want to adjust something underneath to match it
>> while it is still a separate layer (and I would like to keep it a
>> separate layer, too).
>You can indeed.
I used to have to go and click the New Layer button every time until I
discovered this handy shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+N
It makes your floating selection a new layer without having to move away
from the target area! (On a similar[?] note, Ctrl+Shift+D is useful for
duplicating a layer so you can have an unedited copy and then do something
crazy to the other copy.)
On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 12:46 AM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.t...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 13, 2013 at 1:08 AM, maderios <mader...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 08/10/2013 06:54 PM, John Meyer wrote:
> >> On 8/10/2013 10:50 AM, maderios wrote:
> >>> On 08/09/2013 03:07 PM, s.kortenweg wrote:
> >>>> When i started 50 years ago in the early days of IT as prof was me
> >>>> that there are 2 rules for program developers : first keep it simple
> >>>> and second the user must be happy with the results of your work.
> >>>> In the endless discussion of export vs. Save i believe that the second
> >>>> rule is violated.
> >>> Hi
> >>> The Gimp developers approach is unfortunately very "closed". They do
> >>> not care about the users and they believe they have the truth.... But
> >>> a developer is mainly a developer, not a professional image editing.
> >>> You can compare with other software development, like new
> >>> Enlightenment (E17 and E18).
> >>> It's completely different. The developers and the main developer
> >>> (Rasterman) listen to users reviews and they use these criticisms to
> >>> improve the program.
> >>> http://www.enlightenment.org/
> >>> Greetings
> >> if they're so good, go and use them, then. Or take a few classes on
> >> programming and fork the code, as I suggested earlier.
> >> Seriously, nothing's wrong with criticism of a feature you like or don't
> >> like as a user as long as:
> >> 1. You explain that as a user
> >> 2. You realize that you may be in the minority there.
> > Hi
> > I use Enlightenment everyday, I try to help developers if I can,
> > modestly....
> > Minority ? Thousands of posts on this list about the problem save export
> > Gimp-2.8, it does not matter of course .... The developers seem to live
> in a
> > sealed box, ignoring the image editing reality, ignoring the fact that
> > new "save export" breaks the rhythm of work.....
> > Regards
> > --
> > Maderios
> Thousands? In all the time I've followed this list I've seen maybe a
> dozen threads. I believe all of them have your replies in there.
> Trying to count the number of complainants, I estimate probably one or
> two dozen as well.
> Stop imagining your personal opinion to be somehow representative of
> the majority, its really quite annoying. Besides, open source
> development is not a democracy, so the majority-ness of any opinion is
> practically useless.
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