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


Thorsten Wilms' reply is exactly the type of information
I am looking for.

> I could see myself using text in GIMP for
> - text in mockups
> - annotations
> - as integral part of ... poster design
> For mockups, I prefer Inkscape, these days. GIMP only wins for some modifications of screenshots.
> With annotations I mean simple text placed on images. Usually small and without any effect or only effects like drop shadow or blurring the background for better legibility. This is all about convenience: to not have an additional export/import/export with another application involved.
> For text as integral part of a poster (or similar setting), it's hard to compete with the flexibility and rich functionality of vector graphics applications like Inkscape. Reasons to use GIMP could be a need for tricky blending and pixel-based effects like grungy edges.
> That would be text that is primarily an element of a graphical composition, then. In contrast to text where its exact shape and placement are secondary. I would not speak of a supporting role, as the text might well take center stage and/or be the backbone of the work.
> Such text, that is all about explicit shapes and exact/direct placement, is the opposite to the result of some raw string of text with a set of formatting rules applied to it.


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