Re: [Gimp-developer] something's starting, it is the text tool
- From: Michael Natterer <mitch gimp org>
- To: Jay Smith <jay JaySmith com>
- Cc: gimp-developer-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [Gimp-developer] something's starting, it is the text tool
- Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:26:27 +0100
On Fri, 2012-01-13 at 20:24 +0100, Michael Natterer wrote:
> Hi Jay,
> all of that, apart from rotating while staying editable,
> is implemented and will be in gimp 2.8.
> On Fri, 2012-01-13 at 14:11 -0500, Jay Smith wrote:
> > On 01/13/2012 12:12 PM, peter sikking wrote:
> > >
> > > so please help us by replying here, with you answer what
> > > text means to you when working with GIMP.
> > One of my major uses is composing textual elements of book covers and
> > spines.
> > Another use is minor overlays of bits of text on photographs to point
> > out relevant technical features in the photos.
> > What I wish to see in text tools....
> > - Always editable text as long as file in a format that is not flattened.
> > - Important (to me): Most recently used text settings (i.e. typestyle,
> > size, bold/italic, color, etc.) to be saved (including between Gimp
> > restarts) for default us in next operation. (Too many settings in Gimp
> > are not saved, even while editing within session of editing a single
> > image -- this should be a focus of improvement soon.)
I was too fast, all but the above point :) You can save the tool options
part though, lacking bold/italic.
> > - Per above, save settings as a "set" of settings that can be brought
> > back for use (like Curves are saved). These "sets" of settings should
> > be nameable by the user (or if not named by user, then default name of
> > date/time). Naming is very important to be able to quickly find
> > settings for various projects.
> > - Once text is created, always be able to change typestyle, size,
> > bold/italic, color, etc., etc.
> > - In this context, be able to stay in the text dialog and
> > be able to highlight & change differing parts of the text.
> > i.e. Don't have to get out of dialog for each such change.
> > i.e. Changes are _not_ all-or-nothing.
> > - When editing existing text, if user clicks in the middle to text, then
> > further typing of characters uses the attributes in which it is in the
> > middle. Same for either end of string, but I understand that the user
> > must be sure to get to the beginning or end of string in a way that
> > keeps the user inside the current attributes of the text.
> > - Text to be rotatable as any other layer without losing quality.
> > - Multiple text layers that can be edited individually or locked
> > together for movement of layers as a group.
> > - Preview window showing net effect of text on total image. If the user
> > has to edit text and then get out of dialog and render to be able to see
> > the net effect, the process can get very time consuming.
> > ? Maybe have a warning if image resolution is too low to render the text
> > without having "jaggies".
> > Jay
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