Re: [Gimp-developer] [enhancement] Improved layer-visibility icons

Nice idea. 

I think the slash across the eye serves a purpose: it conceptually differentiates that icon from the other eye icons, indicating that those layers are part of a group. 

At least for me, the eye-with-slash allows for faster recognition of that difference. 

I did some experimenting with your mock-up image. 

Below is an image of 50% opacity and 50% dither with a solid grey line. I found dithering the dash made the icon not look very much like an eye. (I didn't test out making it opaque.)

I think I'm leaning more towards the 50% opacity with the line through it than the 50% dither with the line through it (simply because the icon is clearer), but both are pretty good.

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On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 3:12 AM, Richard Gitschlag <strata_ranger hotmail com> wrote:
Very tempted to file this one on GNOME already, but going to check here first in case I missed something (e.g. is it configurable?) .

When you hide a layer group in GIMP 2.8, all items inside it get a new eye-with-slash icon to indicate that they are visible individually but hidden as a group.

This icon is . . . too visible.  It needs to be something LESS visible than the normal eye icon.

Attached is a mockup of what some alternate icons can look like.  One uses a 50% opacity, and another uses a 50% dither.  (Myself, I prefer the dither look.)


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