Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP UI quality opinion

On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Robert Krawitz <rlk alum mit edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 16:07:51 +0400, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Aleksey Midenkov wrote:
>>> To Martin: even Save and Save as on toolbar saves one click. Not
>>> saying about such repitive operations as Rotate, Resize, Auto levels
>>> etc. Now trivial photo treatment is done with the whole lot of clicks!
>>> I'm pretty sure their count can be reduced thrice with toolbars.
> Generally, you're not doing those things more than once per image (well,
> when downscaling a large image by a lot -- say, reducing a 100 megapixel
> panorama to a web-size thumbnail -- I do it in multiple passes of no
> more than 50% each, which seems to reduce jaggies and moire patterns).

Yes once per image, you right. But this doesn't change the point. The
click count from menu is at least twice, if from submenu then 3x. Also
such functions as 'Autolevel' is 3-4 clicks. When I have 10 photos I
need to process in some manner if I spend on one image 20 clicks, it
will be 200 clicks. From toolbar it would be, say, 70-90 clicks. And
please don't suggest me to write batch script (I know you have that in

>> 1. We are aiming at professionals who tend to rely on shortcuts.
>> 2. We take a great care providing as much vertical space for actual
>> images as possible.
> With the increasing prevalence of 16:10 and even worse 16:9 screens,
> that's absolutely essential.  Even with my 1920x1200 screen, vertical
> space is at more of a premium than horizontal.  With a contemporary
> 1920x1080 or worse, the problem would be far more severe.

As was said before, good software supplies customizable and stackable
toolbars. That means that everyone is free to remove or add toolbars
and buttons to his personal needs (and to vertical sides of the screen
too). This removes problem with vertical space (which I personally
value too) and neglect the statement about cluttered interface. Hey
people, don't you really used something like Microsoft Word or
LibreOffice to not understand that?! :-) (I'm not yelling)

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