Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP UI quality opinion
- From: Tobias Oelgarte <tobias oelgarte googlemail com>
- To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] GIMP UI quality opinion
- Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:17:51 +0100
Am 17.02.2012 23:31, schrieb Bogdan Szczurek:
The second point is trivial, as GIMP's UI already drifts towards free
choice of such behavior. The first and the rest of the discussion
suggest that you specificaly want to have user customizable toolbars
in GIMP, hence, you _are_ trying to convince devs to do so.
A more customizable GUI would be nice. I also prefer to have small
toolbars, but that can be aligned both ways (horizontal/vertical).
Additionally im really a fan of toolbars that contain dialogs. That
means that the toolbar more or less acts like the default menu, but
displays option dialogs instead of having single entries. For example if
you want to change the color, you can click on the "color" icon and a
color picker appears as a temporary popup. That way you can easily group
tools and settings together, without having them displayed all the time.
If the user wants a permanent dialog, he should be able to drag it to
the wanted place and it should stay there (single window or attached
This could be a nice addition even for the professional users. Even if
you use a lot of shortcuts, there are still some functions for that you
don't use them, just because you don't use this function regularly.
In the recent weeks i used MyPaint quite often. It is still very limited
and far away from being perfect, but im really in favor of the approach
of the gui design. You have quick access to all relevant functions,
while still having a very small interface, even without knowing every
Just my 2 cents
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