On Friday 22 July 2016 05:32:40 Joel Rees wrote:
> Hmm. I think I'll try putting text into a fresh image.
> (Sorry about the double pump. Blame it on the gmail web client. One of
> these days, I'm going to divorce myself from big money's freebies, but
> not today.)
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:26 PM, Gene Heskett <ghesk...@shentel.net>
> > On Friday 22 July 2016 01:22:32 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> On Friday 22 July 2016 00:03:22 Rick Strong wrote:
> >> > Make sure the SIZE is NOT in Px (pixels). Use Pt (points) or
> >> > something bigger. Also make sure TYPE COLOUR (COLOR) is not black
> >> > on black or white on white. Make it yellow; you can always change
> >> > it later.
> >> >
> >> > Rick
> >> Nothing I change there makes it to the image.
> >> Snapshot attached. smunched to 63kb.
> > And stripped by the server. How the heck do you expect your users
> > to be able to show you whats gone aglay?
> >> Thanks Rick.
> >> > -----Original Message-----
> >> > From: Gene Heskett
> >> > Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:43 PM
> >> > To: email@example.com
> >> > Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Gimp 2.8.2, wheezy install
> >> >
> >> > On Thursday 21 July 2016 22:28:51 Gene Heskett wrote:
> >> > . . .
> >> > Ok, rebooted, and now I have the text box, but nothing I do to or
> >> > in it, shows up in the image within the image box outline I've
> >> > pulled out to a quite decent size.
> >> >
> >> > Did I miss another memo?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks for the speedy reply, Akkana.
> >> >
> >> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> >> Cheers, Gene Heskett
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> > --
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> > soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
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> Pardon the allt-the-way-to-the-bottom-post, but I'm responding to the
> thread, not any particuar comment.
> I just made a new image, everything at default, with v. 2.8.2.
> Selected the text tool and clicked at a random point in the image.
> Boy is that interface ugly. Patent issues, maybe?
> I got an editing layer that is way too small to type anything in
> unless I'm using a zero point font, and a text attributes widget with
> the font/typeface selecter blank and the size set to 0px. Really
> useful, eh?
References to the teats on a boar hog come to mind.
I tried all sorts of left and right clicks on the various icons in that
teeny little window, and could not bring up a font selection requester.
I get the impression it may not be finding its "default" font.
> So I stretched out the text editing layer and clicked inside it and
> started typing, and I got a default sans font/typeface at 18 px,
Thats smallish for what I want to do. I could type into the text window
of this interface, got a usable typeface, at about 18 px, but as I said,
the only thing that shows up on the image area is that draggable
outline. And the first uppercase character typed brings up some sort of
a multiselector requester that looks as if its a users language for a
lengthy list of what I take are foreign languages to me, but this list
does not contain any names that suggest common American English, so I
didn't select any of them and the requester goes away when the second
character has been typed in the way too small text entry line of the
What is this text editing layer you refer to? I cannot find that in any
of the pulldown menu's.
> And I can type within that layer, once I start typing.
> Any clues in that for you?
Possibly. I'll select one of those strange names and see what happens. I
use Hack as my goto font, and selected Hack Bold, color set to bright
green. Clicked in the drawing outline on the image, and typed a
character. The font displayed instantly changes to sans at about 1
pixel, and my bright green color selection is replaced by black. And I
see a teeny tiny orange dot where I clicked. So small I cannot reselect
it to do a back space. So, type what I want, swipe select it with the
mouse and change it to Hack Bold & bright green, .300 inches high. Text
expands to that height, but remains black. But there are pix in this
series I need to "caption" for my web page where the subject is black
and I must use a different, brighter color for it. Being locked to black
just won't do, and I never was locked to sans, microscopic and black
before. You can see the first pix edited at
Shows what I can do ATM, but I need to colorize it too.
I agree, this is the crazyiest cobble job of recoding the text entry I've
ever dealt with, broken in so many ways it ceases to be just different.
Its busted Jim. ;-)
> Joel Rees
> I'm imagining I'm a novelist:
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Cheers, Gene Heskett
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