Carol Spears wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2005 at 08:17:31AM +1100, Owen wrote:
>>Carol Spears wrote:
>>>it would be interesting to find out what resolutions and what catagories
>>>of patterns the users of gimp would find useful.
>>I don't have 7MP camera, but I assume if you want to fill a selection of
>>a 7MP image with a Gimp pattern it would come out all clunky?
> well, larger resolution for larger images. i really do work at many
> different sizes. print needs a lot and web stuff needs a little.
> sometimes things scale nicely just by making them smaller, but sometimes
> it is not the case.
> it might be good to discuss what a useful upper limit would be for image
>>What happens if I have a low res image and want to fill it with a hi-res
>>pattern, will it be obscured?
>>Perhaps (as usual) I do not understand.
> you will get a small portion of a pattern instead of a repeating image.
>>Anyway additions to the pattern collection would no doubt be welcome.
>>Perhaps an upload area on the Gimp site (like the GUG site) to allow
>>patterns to be contributed.
> i have been thinking about this some. it seems like such a site would
> be very popular at first and then lose its appeal and interest. at
> least there is the threat of that.
> the gimp wiki has been suggested. i do not keep much of an eye on that.
> i wonder if there might not already be a pattern collection there
I'm not sure what the license is for these patterns, but they showed
up around 1 year ago (?) and gave my pattern collection a much
needed breath of fresh air.
They're larger in pixel size than the default gimp patterns, and
extremely tasteful in my (er... extremely subjective) opinion.
Of course, as Carol mentioned, they will add significant bloat to
the file size of Gimp. Oh, here's an idea! What if the Gimp (like
Firefox, etc.) had a prominent button in the patterns dialog like
"click here to d/l more patterns", and the user is automatically
whisked to a webpage containing extra patterns? Now, that'd be
cool! You could do it for brushes, scripts, etc! That'd be spiffy!
Gimp-user mailing list