On Sunday 21 November 2004 18:31, Thadeu Penna wrote:
> Em Sex, 2004-11-19 ās 17:27 -0200, Joao S. O. Bueno Calligaris 
> > Hi.
> >
> > There is an easy way to draw circles and basic shapes. It just is
> > not aparent by trial and error - the "tips of the day" could
> > point you there.
> >
> > Just create a circular selection (by holding shift after you
> > start a selection wirth the eliptical selection tool), and them
> > go to "edit->stroke selection"
> Try to create a circular selection, fill it with the foreground
> color and to shrink the selection by a few pixels: you always get
> better (less aliased) results than to stroke it . Why is not this
> procedure the default to draw circular/eliptical shapes in GIMP ?


There is a long standing bug (and hard to resolve :-(  ) about 
stroking the selection. One can get far better results by converting 
selection to path, and stroking the resulting path. It is an easier 
procedure than the one you describe.
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