Re: a new user perspective
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David (Saturday, 04. September 2010) > Just come across this little one: > > ===== > 2.4. Open > > The Open command activates a dialog that lets you load an existing > image from your hard-drive or an external medium. For alternative, > and sometimes more convenient, ways of opening files, see the > Files section. > ===== > > The "Files section" link is incorrect - there is nothing about > opening files there The correct link would be a link to II.5.3: Opening Files, but this seems to be not really helpful (same information), so I will change the text to "For alternative ... ways ..., see see the following commands (--> 'Open as Layers' etc.)." David (Sunday, 05. September 2010) > Another specific issue: > > ====== > 13.2. Creating a Basic Shape > > 1.Drawing shapes is not the main purpose for using GIMP. > However, you may create shapes by either painting them using the > technique described in Figure 7.35, “A new image” or... > ========== > > > I suggest this would be better as: > ====== > 13.2. Creating a Basic Shape > > 1.Drawing shapes is not the main purpose for using GIMP. > However, you may create shapes by either by drawing straight lines > (Section 13.1) or... ========== I fixed the link, now it reads " ... by either painting them using the technique described in --> Section 13.1, “Drawing a Straight Line” or by ..." Bill Skaggs (Sunday, 05. September 2010) > It strikes me that a brief explanation that Gimp is not designed to > be used for drawing shapes [...] might save the user considerable > time and effort. So what if we just change "Drawing shapes is not the main purpose for using GIMP." to "GIMP is not designed to be used for drawing [shapes]." and add a footnote linking to Inkscape: "Check out e.g. [INKSCAPE] for this purpose". Providing this additional information in a footnote looks like a good compromise to me. David (Sunday, 05. September 2010) > My main concern is that it needs organising (and some editing). It > feels as if it has grown and grown, with different people adding > different bits, but without an overall structure....? The overall structure is not missing IMHO, it's just a bit fuzzy. ;-) Ulf -- Jeder Staat beruht auf Macht, jede Macht auf Gewalt, und Gewalt, sagt Einstein, zieht stets moralisch Minderwertige an. -- Karlheinz Deschner
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