Re: [Gimp-user] Funding new features in gimp - what features would you choose?

Interesting -

I've thought about some of these, worked on some others,
and yet some others would be trivial to implement
via scripting -
let's see:

On 17 December 2013 00:50, akovia <akovia1 eml cc> wrote:

I would love to see more bug and functionality fixes than new tools
personally. Being more of an editor than a creator, I seem to use gimp
in a different way than the core team is aiming for, as is expressed by
the 2.10 Unified transformation tool. That doesn't mean I'm not looking
forward to trying it. I still use gimp almost every day for hours on
end, so core functionality is paramount.

My biggest request would be fixing the new cairo based path engine. I've
considered moving back to 2.6 many times as the new engine has many
and really slows me down from what I was used to. Also having the new on
canvas text options window follow the view when zooming and panning
instead of locked in place to the top left of the text. These come to
mind the most.

As far as new features...

These first are related to the path tool ,
and would require tweaking it
True path intersections (combine without overlaps)
This could easily be scripted to transparently "convert to selection,
combine selections, convert back
to path" - would that work for you?

Any implementation to select multiple path nodes.

Option to merge paths to new path while leaving originals untouched.
(Modifier key)
So - this one is easy to implement in a python-script as well.

Path transformations without having to use path to selection.

What do you mean by this? Path transforms simply work; all transform tools
dohave a "path" mode. (I've read your other e-mail expanding on some of these
topics  - but yet could not understand what is missing)

Rotatable guides.
I've actually worked on these until a working state, several years back -
but found no user support or sound use case to clean up the code
enough to commit point.
Do you care to expand on the use cases for them?

Drop layers on tab thumbs.
We really should get this done before 2.10

Tab ordering via Drag & Drop
The same

Gui or folder based system to arrange scripts and plugins into the menu.
Hmm...thought one - as currently the menu location for these is hardcoded
in the script/plug-in source code.
But a "customizable menu" one could drag actions too (just like assiging
keyboard shortcuts), maybe is feasible.

Layer styles
What would these be?

Remember all popup window positions (tools, scripts, etc..)
Built in resource manager that remembers brush tags
Yes that one could be improved. Also, there is no way to manage tags
from plug-ins.

Scaling an image keeps text data. (Or at least a way to know what the
font was before text info discarded. (Append font name to layer-name?))
Dockable Script-Fu and Python-Fu consoles
many more..... :P

I would be thrilled to see any of these implemented, but honing what we
already have is even more important IMO. I realize a lot of these
features have been discussed in detail before and will never be
implemented, but this is a "Wish" list.

Regardless, I hope your endeavor takes off and encourages more of the
same. It would help development of gimp pick up pace substantially.
Thank you for taking the plunge.


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