I have a very annoying problem with gimp, with different versions and on different computers as well.

I'm making some gfx for mobilke games as well, and for that I need to work at a pixel level. I usually use the pen tool with indexed image, with a brush size of 1. And of course zooming in a lot. The problem I'm drawing with the button pressed, or sometimes even when selecting another color from the palette, or another tool, the computer freezes for a few seconds (from 5 to 100, varying). I tried with gimp-2.2.8, 2.2.10 and today I tested 2.3 CVS. The same thing happens on my laptop (athlon 1500+, ~384MB of RAM), on a 1.7Ghz Celeron PC (512MB RAM) and an on Sempron 2200+ PC (256MB RAM).

So it's not the hardware, and it's not a temporary bug.

Btw, I'm using Gentoo. I tried also different versions of GTK+.

Also I noticed that while drawing with the pen tool (or the brush also) GIMP uses a LOT of CPU time. Is this normal?

Best regards,
Szasz Pal
Space Software Studio
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