On 2009-09-04, Chris Mohler <cr33...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I find it annoying that there
>>>> appears to be no selection tool that turns off all tools.
>>> I am confused by this feature request.
>>> The GIMP is an image editing package not an image display package.
>> Wrong. GIMP is a package for whatever the *USER* decides it is going
>> to use GIMP for. And an absence of a convenient non-destructive tool
>> is a major misfeature.
> Gnu Image *Manipulation* Program
> If you want to use GIMP as a display program that's fine - but you're
> using the wrong tool for the job...
Uh-oh! I see I was not clear enough - but I thought it must have been
quite obvious... So let me try again:
Why should *A USER* care how some #...@% *named* a tool?
Why should *A USER* care what *another* user supposes is "a correct
tool for the job"? (Assume that the first user has considered the
suggestion, appreciated the suggestion, and decided to discard it. ;-)
As my software experience goes, if one writes a good program, users
will ALWAYS find some uses for it the designers had no idea about.
This is, in essense, my second law of human-software interaction:
the combined intelligence of users of a good piece of software is
always higher than one of its designers.
> OTOH, having a shortcut like 'h'
> for the hand/panning tool would be fine with me - I would use it.
Good - as far as it is assignable to the default. But `h' is taken
for Heal, I believe...
P.S. [*] Myself, I do not use GIMP to CREATE graphics. I use it to
fix existing images.
I'm a slow thinker; before I decide HOW would I want to fix a
particular photo, I investigate all the details I can think of.
So, while my *intent* is to "manipulate" an image, THE FIRST
things I always do are to use GIMP as a viewer. It might be the
reason why I consider the default=panning-tool so useful.
Am I so special? Do other edit-not-create people use different
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