"Joao S. O. Bueno" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> As I stated on the answer to Willie Sippel,
> I liked the idea of the color picker tool to pick de alpha value of a 
> pixel. More specificaaly when c temporarily  called using "control" 
> while one is using another paint tool. 
> The alpha value of the pixel or region picked would them set the 
> "opaccity" of the tool one is using in the moment.
> I even suggested this as an enhancemnet at bugzilla (bug 121331). 
> However, people need to like the idea for it to be done.
> So, what do you think? Should the color picker pick the alpha and set 
> the opacity of the current paint tool, or not?

I doubt that this would be useful in general. Actually I can only
imagine workflows where I would not want the color-picker to affect
the tool opacity. When doing retouching you usually set the brush
opacity to some lower value in order to carefully apply some color
where needed. While doing this you frequently pick colors from other
places in the image. In most cases these places are opaque but you
definitely don't want the brush opacity to change to 100%. You want to
pick up the color, not the alpha value.

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