[Gimp-developer] Fwd: something's starting, it is the text tool

Apologies. Meant to send it to Gimp-developer.

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From: Partha Bagchi <partha1b gmail com>
Date: Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] something's starting, it is the text tool
To: peter sikking <peter mmiworks net>

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:12 PM, peter sikking <peter mmiworks net> wrote:
> On Dec 19, I wrote:
>> The GIMP UI team just got a bit bigger. Dominique Schmidt
>> will work the first 3 months of 2012 on an appropriately
>> sized UI design project. The deliverable is a UI spec.
> today we picked the topic Dominique will be working on:
> working with text in GIMP, specifically with the text tool.
> to start tackling this from the right end, we from the UI team
> first want to better understand the role of text in working with
> GIMP. specifically work that is within the product vision:
> - high-end photo manipulation;
> - creating original art from images;
> - producing icons, graphical elements of web pages and
>  art for user interface elements.
> it is easy to see that GIMP is not a program to write a letter in,
> or to lay out 200 pages of text. but beyond that, we want to get
> a better feeling what the role of text is within the image
> manipulation that you do with GIMP.
> so please help us by replying here, with you answer what
> text means to you when working with GIMP.
> ps: I think mitch and nomis are the two developers most interested
> in this topic, and we would like to sit down soon with them to
> hash out a vision for text(tool) in GIMP, based on what we can
> distill out of this survey.
> pps: Tobias Ehni, can you already contribute here?
> thanks,
>    --ps
>        founder + principal interaction architect
>            man + machine interface works
>        http://blog.mmiworks.net: on interaction architecture
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What's wrong with the tool as it stands now? Looks good to me for what
I do with text. My main focus is photography.

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