Re: [Gimp-developer] Brush size relative to canvas size

It is obvious that the current way of changing brush size is nearly unusable.

I have doubts however if your proposal would be the best way to have a
better UI, or if it is just a work around for the current behavior.

Above all, just because Richard steped up with a proposed UI behavior
for th e proposed feature does not mean, in any way, it would be
"easy" to implement -  there would need to be hacks all way down to
how Units are implemented inside GIMP, and that could affect all code
using units - just to star with.

Nonetheless it is way past the time we should have a decent way to
deal with brush size - if Peter is around, it would be nice to hear f
he could come up with some proposal on this.
(I've tried suggesting alternatives in the past, but got either
feedback, or feedback contrary to my suggestions)


On 20 October 2014 09:39, Johann <jo y venn gmail com> wrote:

From: jo y venn gmail com
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:30:24 +0200
To: gimp-developer-list gnome org
Subject: [Gimp-developer] Brush size relative to canvas size

Hi guys,

some suggestions how to improve brushes:
Brush size relative to canvas size

would be handy to have a dynamic brush size, like: if i zoom in, the brush size adapts to the canvas 
size and shrinks relative to the zoom factor. Vice-versa, if i zoom out, the brush size grows relative 
to the zoom factor.

I imagine this could be 'easy' to implement simply by adding a new unit of measure for brush sizes: 
"screen pixels" (as contrasted to "image pixels").  This might not be a useful feature to have for all 
measurements, but for brush sizes it could indeed be a plus.

For comparison, when you make adjustments in Inkscape the Alt modifier allows you to adjust things in 
terms of screen pixels (using the current zoom level), and it's a handy thing to have available.

-- Stratadrake
strata_ranger hotmail com
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.

nice, if this feature looks relative easy to implement!
I, and thats me, would suggest a check-button or something persistent to activate this feature, rather some 
modifier keys (maybe as a complementary function) - just to make things handier
As a digital painter, i search always for new solutions to improve my work - a consistent brush size would 
help to speed up things, coupled with presets.

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