Good point, probably - but Inkscape does an extremely good job at working
with text and SVG along with the vector lines can be imported and
manipulated in the GIMP. That's not too bad. I think.
On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 7:49 PM, Ben Walker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> >> A method to draw text using a system like boards systems to change text
> >> properties, font, style, size stuff. Like using <b>bold here!</b>
> > GIMP doesn't do that currently. I'd cringe at adding it to the core
> > system since I consider that feature-creep. But providing the right API
> > for a plugin to handle it would be a nice addition.
> You consider a proper text tool in the core feature-creep? I find that
> odd. Every major player in this software category implements a tool of
> this sort as a matter of course and in the core. Do you VERY rarely use
> text in GIMP?
> Granted, you do mention a plugin, but if you make it a plugin, it will
> not be as fast or as straightforward to use, almost like an
> afterthought. Should the user really have to open a plugin window just
> to add a word? Modularity is great, but text ranks on the order of a
> paintbrush tool in importance IMHO.
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