Re: [Gimp-developer] An important tool missing in GIMP


for a longer time I missed easy usable shapes in GIMP. The current solution
GFig is IMHO too unprecise and the integration of vector layers from GSoC 2010 is postponed for later (see
Since bug #613885 is solved, it's now possible to import vector paths from
other programs. I used this chance and created some shapes with Inkscape to use
in GIMP: rectangles, squares, polygons, circle, ellipses, arcs, pies,
triangles, stars, wave, spiral, trapezoid. There are rectangles, sqares and
stars with 'normal' and rounded corners. I think, that's enough for first and
fulfills most of the needs.
Currently I'm unsure how to provide them to be easily accessible from the UI.
Should I provide them in a subfolder of the source's data-folder or via
My time is currently very rare, but I'd like to help out in GIMP, if I can.
Yesterday and not knowing about this question here I posted the same message in Bugzilla, see So, if one of the main developers or contributors would like to answer, he or she can do so in reply to this message or in Bugzilla.



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