Re: [Gimp-developer] Bug 719435

On 12/01/2013 12:15 PM, Ofnuts wrote:
On 11/30/2013 10:53 PM, Hodgin, Rick C. wrote:
I was asked by Michael Natterer to discuss this enhancement on the GIMP developer list.

Basically, I'd like to see the line cue for the Pen tool colorized when either of the two X,Y axis offsets are 0, or when their absolute values are equal (or have it match the existing angles used for snapping, though I personally only use the 45 degree angle setting often).

This colorization cue would be visible without activating snapping, and would simply change the line color when those conditions are met.

I have no other reason for wanting it except that I think it is difficult to see when the line is at exactly 45 degrees since it uses such a smooth anti-aliasing algorithm, and that it would provide added value, be a nice helpful feature, and something that I've wanted in GIMP for quite some time. :-)

How would that be better than the current "constrained angles"?

It would cue automatically without constraining. As the cursor moves around, the colors would indicate alignments. It could be used to examine existing image content, or to help align new.

Best regards,
Rick C. Hodgin

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