On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 3:50 PM, Ben Walker <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> functionally across broad boundaries. The GIMP is not a "type" of
> Furthermore, you should be cautious in saying what the GIMP
> isn't. How can you say it is not a drawing program when much of what it
> is meant to do necessarily involves drawing? If you mean it is not a
Because it is not a drawing program. MSPaint is a drawing program.
Painter is a drawing program. Krita is a drawing program. Photoshop is
not a drawing program though it allows drawing, and similarly, GIMP is
not a drawing program although it allows drawing.
It's just about focus. And I believe it's fairly clear that GIMP is
focused on editing, not creation.
> paintbrush clone, then I agree, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't do
> everything paintbrush does. Whether it does or does not is more or less
> irrelevant since the developers seek to provide some set of general
> functionality, not compare it to other software, and rightfully so.
> If you hide a button, you may as well not have it. Those of us
Please note that the tool would be visible in the menu ('Tools' menu),
so it would still be discoverable.
> comfortable with computers can always find a way to accomplish what we
> need, however tedious or obscure it might be.
> The button is not for
> those savvy enough look for it in the tools palette, but for those
> novice users who want to draw a box or ellipse and can't figure out how
> to do it.
Yes, I agree.
I want the toolbox to automatically adjust icon size to accommodate
the tool icons shown in a reasonable amount of space. This will help
encourage the user to hide tools they don't use, since the icon size
can increase then.
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