Just my two cents as a professional user:|
Agreed. Multi-page layout work is best performed by word processing
apps, and advanced design using illustration apps.
- Text in GIMP is always part of
the composition - (unless it is an annotation)
- There is no such thing as paging
I invite us to consider changing this paradigm. With the expanding
adoption of DAM tools in the professional environment, having the
text within Gimp files searchable can be a plus for the user and
potentially beneficial for further adoption by professionals.
- Text in gimp has form and
symbolic meaning, but meta levels of information in text are not
This needs expansion. What exactly would be included in "complete
- Complete control over
typography and the layout of text on the canvas
If this is referring to traditional typographic adjustments such as
kearning, leading, tracking,justification, decoration etc., I
believe the developers have that covered already.
If you are suggesting enhanced tools, I have some ideas such as
- Drop shadow adjustments
- Blur levels
- Blending modes
- Rapid Access to character maps
- Access to additional font metrics and character sets when
available within the font file.
This sounds like a great idea!
- unicode supported
localisation of text tools
This could use some clarification. Can you reword this in greater
workflow, when they are experienced
While the existing text tool performs decently for me, speed-wise, I
would like to vote up faster workflows. Sometimes though, a faster
workflow just comes from a simpler interface. Having to go back and
forth between the text box and the pallet is an example of where the
existing system is lacking some simplicity. I also understand that
at some point, a limit to the number of features added to the tool
will be reached, or we are in danger of bloat, both visually and
On 02/06/2012 06:56 AM, Dominique Schmidt wrote:
In the process of redesigning text handling in GIMP we
have come up with a vision. It draws from responses on the list
and IRC discussions and has been put together by Peter, Kate and
Particularly asking for comments from mitch and nomis as you guys
are probably the main developers for this work.
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