Re: [Gimp-user] Rectangle Select Tool, Gimp 2.8

As mentioned, the "square" of which you are speaking is simply a graphical corner handle (16x16 screen pixels, regardless of actual zoom level) and is NOT an actual part of the selection - you can still create selections all the way down to 0x0 in size with no loss of functionality.

But I do agree that it is an unexpected distraction and - possibly - a bug.  Selection handles have a minimum size of 16x16 screen pixels; if the selection is smaller than 48x48 (in screen pixels) then GIMP renders the handles in an outset manner (larger areas render inset handles).  However, when you click-and-drag to create a selection you may notice that the selection handles are drawn in an outset manner when you initially click, but suddenly switch to inset the moment you begin dragging.

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From: fokjulle gmail com
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 21:11:52 +0200
CC: gimp-user-list gnome org
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Rectangle Select Tool, Gimp 2.8

It wasn't there in 2.6. Why does there need to be a square? Why can't the selection start from a zero dimension point instead of a predefined rectangle?

It's disorientating if you're drawing a selection that is smaller than the rectangle, for example.

On 17 May 2012 19:56, Olivier <olecarme gmail com> wrote:
2012/5/17 Reflat N <fokjulle gmail com>:
> Recently upgraded to Gimp 2.8 for the single window mode (which works
> brilliantly in Ubuntu, especially with the HUD).
> But the Rectangle Select Tool has a new - but odd - behaviour. When I draw a
> selection, and then add to that selection, a new "square" is position at my
> cursor. (See attached screenshot.) This didn't happen in 2.6 and is a bit
> irritating because it disorientates me slightly, especially if I'm working
> quickly.

This "square" is simply the same outline that appears when you first
begin using the rectangle select tool. It's the same, whether you are
beginning a new selection, or adding or subtracting to an existing
selection. I don't see why it disorientates you.
Olivier Lecarme

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