Re: [Gimp-user] Why so COMPLICATED?

PaintShopPro is the one remaining program that makes me consider running MS
Windows at all, anymore.
I like and use GIMP but not everything is as slickly automated as in PSP.
That said, GIMP is superior in many respects, so de gustibus...
I use both. If only Corel would put out a Linux version my last MS shackle
would fall away.

On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Steve Kinney <admin pilobilus net> wrote:

On 12/16/2013 02:34 PM, SirCrow 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.

Hey SirCrow,

I bet it would help if you were to name the old program you liked so
much.  That would provide a point of reference for the editing
workflow that you're talking about.

It's even possible that something like what you are describing is
possible in the GIMP.  If enough people like the idea of "sliders
for everything" even that might eventually happen.



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.  And
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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