Re: [Gimp-developer] Fw: suggestion for new versions of GIMP
- From: gg catking net
- To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] Fw: suggestion for new versions of GIMP
- Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:22:39 +0100
On 11/30/11 14:56, Srihari Sriraman wrote:
- Would it accept any syntax/expressions? (e.g.: "select inverse,
gaussian blur 30px", allowing me to avoid ever increasing GUI
creativity of plugin developers) ;)
* No... IMHO, it would be just a plugin/tool selector, so the result
would just be running a plugin or selecting a tool. (So in this
view, it is not a *command *bar, just a *selector *bar)
* Like 'thingy', this too would have to be context aware... like
suggest layer tools/plugins only when a layer is selected. But
again, maybe the context can be deducted from the existing
* The suggestion dropdown, could include a subtitle, with the
description of the tool or plugin, with the searched text highlighted.
The scope of this would be very well within GIMP :)
/I just would love to reduce the pain to go through all the menus
searching through everything for what i want./
I feel your pain ! ;)
however, extending the concept to offer a command execution seems both a
logical extension of the idea and damn useful thing.
GUI is fine for finding your way around but it quickly becomes
labourious once you know what you want to do. Setting up some short-cuts
For those who can not type without searching for every key on the key
board and checking on the screen whether they got it right, it's wonderful.
As someone who can type , the idea of hitting one key to bring up such a
tool and typing : exec gaussian blur 30px " , "resize 50 pc" or
whatever is very appealing.
I often use gimp gui to find out what settings I need then repeat on a
small group of similar images. It's not enough of a batch job to work
out imagemagick settings and run as batch process, but some short hand
way to do it in gimp would be great.
The standard set of plugins in good to let new users see what is
possible and to give ideas. After you have found the 5% that are likely
to be useful, it becomes very cumbersome and requires far too much
while some clever UI design tricks may ease the pain, I don't think it
will be able to do more without shackling the user.
Since menus are xml based providing some editing facility should be
quick and efficient to implement. Allowing total restructuring of the
main menus would probalby be a step too far but earlier mention idea of
restructuring the plug-ins in a similar way to browser bookmarks seems
to be a good one.
And no, this would not make Gimp unusable on someone else's system it
would just make it as unusable as gimp currently is out of the box.
*Srihari Sriraman *
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