On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Sven Neumann wrote:

> Date: Wed, 03 Nov 2004 23:19:18 +0100
> From: Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Alan Horkan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>      Ricardo Cappellano <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] analogs tools between gimp and photoshop
> Hi,
> Alan Horkan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > If you can set them up with a good Thumbnail browser it will help
> > ease the pain of the gimp not having one built in (Photoshop has had
> > a thubmnail browser since Photoshop version 7.0).
> Having a thumbnail browser is installed definitely a good idea but why


> on earth would one want to have one in GIMP when there are dozens of
> good file managers

to be clear I wasn't saying we should have one built in to the gimp, what
I was saying was that users might expect one so you had better make sure
there is one installed and well set up with the necessary options to
allow you to easily open files and edit them in the gimp.

> and image browsers out there that integrate nicely with GIMP?

if I were advocating gimp to include a thumbnail browser (which I'm not,
too much work) I would make the points about wanting to have the same
thumbnail browser on different platforms (and even using the same toolkit)
and I would also need to have some brilliant point about how there might
be scope for better tighter integration if there was an officially blessed
gimp thumbnail browser (but I dont have some great point about integration
to make).

> Where's the pain you are talking about?

surprise might have been a better choice of words.

if the users of photoshop and paint shop pro expect an integrated
thumbnail browser and you are trying to get them to switch completely
(rather than keep using the best both) they might be dissappointed if they
didn't find one and want to switch back.  That was all I was trying to


Alan Horkan

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