Re: [Gimp-developer] [Gimp-user] Why so COMPLICATED?

On 27 December 2013 16:22, Sam Gleske <sam mxracer gmail com> wrote:
Original message below.  I see a good feature recommendation here.  Sliders
for fuzzy selection in the select Tool Options dialogs.  I think it would
be useful.

Well, that is there since...forever!
The task at hand here is somewaht different - giving
control to fuzzy out the contents on paste - that makes the difference,
for two things:
1) you can see the "final result" as you play along with the silder
2) you make the pasted content fuzzy so that it has
100% transparency on its border. With fuzzy selections,
you get 50% transparency on the border, before cutting. After pasting,
one has to go through all the steps listed above, and they are
quite a few.

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM, SirCrow <forums gimpusers com> wrote:

Hello.  I've tried using GIMP many times, yet I've accomplished very
given all of GIMP's functionality.  For example:

If I want to select part of an image and copy it to another area or to a
image/layer, and also FEATHER the edges, here's how I'd do it in an old
app I often used years ago:

1. Select the area.
2. Hold Ctrl while moving selection with Move tool.
3. Use the slider to soften the edges to my liking.
4. Press Enter to anchor selection.  Done.

And there were sliders also for opacity and other things.  So very SIMPLE
because the prog. was designed very intuitively.  How would I accomplish
same in GIMP?  Well, most of the time, I WOULD ACCOMPLISH NOTHING!  At
best, I'd
enter values into the box, not like the result, enter new values, repeat.
that's on a good day.

PLEASE, I beg you, somebody write a SCRIPT/PLUGIN that allows the use of
exactly as described above!  I desperately want to be a HAPPY GIMP user,
but I'm
growing ever more hopeless.  I don't want to turn on my older PC just to
use a
graphics app that actually lets me get things done.  Thank you.


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