(sorry for the delay, there are too many other things to do...)
David (Saturday, 16. October 2010)
It's very unclear to a new user what saves the displayed active
selection to a thumbnail in front of the channel means.
Doubtless everyone here knows, and is pointing with their
finger - 'look, there it is!'
I think it means displays a thumbnail of the active selection on
the channel dialog. Took me quite a while to work it out.
(There's no saving involved; it's the dialog, not the channel.)
IMO we can simply remove this (and describe the quick mask in the
Qick Mask section).
I suggest that the text There are many selection tools in GIMP
like rectangular selection tool or fuzzy selection for continuous
selections is removed - this must be known by anyone reading
this. At least let's correct the grammar.
Removing seems ok to me - we are not in Basic Concepts section.
Is this section trying to teach about the Quick mask, or about
selections saved as channels? If the former, then figure 14.10
should not head the section. If the latter then the text should
not mention the Quick mask here.
Yes, we should remove the Quick mask stuff here.
Nowhere that I can find does the text explain figure 14.10. I guess
it is possible to combine selection masks in a single operation,
but my efforts at clicking on eyes, links and the such-like have
failed :(. The only way I can think to achieve the result shown in
the figure is to use Shift and Ctrl keys while clicking on the
'Channel to Selection' button. In either case the text has to
Again, you're right. The example assumes section
184.108.40.206. Managing channels - Channel to selection is known. We
should at least add a pointer to the relevant info.
It would be helpful if the pop-up text in the application and the
docs used the same description of this button (sigh - the app
labels it 'replace the current selection...')
Channel to Selection is the name of the first selection item in th
context menu (with pop-up help Replace the selection with this
channel), and the list of buttons also shows the respective icons; so
I think Channel to Selection is the best name here.
When the button is mentioned in '220.127.116.11. Using Selection Masks' I
hadn't a clue where to find it - why not link somewhere (eg to
higher up the page). I did guess, but because the button is
differently labelled and is one among many I missed it.
I will add a link here.
You can probably pick up a degree of my frustration ;)
Only a new user can spot where the docs don't work well enough.
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