Re: 2.2.3. Selection masks - revision needed
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Hi David, (sorry for the delay, there are too many other things to do...) David (Saturday, 16. October 2010) > It's very unclear to a new user what "saves the displayed active > selection to a thumbnail in front of the channel" means. You're right. > Doubtless everyone here knows, and is pointing with their > finger - 'look, there it is!' > > I think it means "displays a thumbnail of the active selection on > the channel dialog". Took me quite a while to work it out. > (There's no "saving" involved; it's the dialog, not the channel.) IMO we can simply remove this (and describe the quick mask in the "Qick Mask" section). > I suggest that the text "There are many selection tools in GIMP > like rectangular selection tool or fuzzy selection for continuous > selections" is removed - this must be known by anyone reading > this. At least let's correct the grammar. Removing seems ok to me - we are not in "Basic Concepts" section. > Is this section trying to teach about the Quick mask, or about > selections saved as channels? If the former, then figure 14.10 > should not head the section. If the latter then the text should > not mention the Quick mask here. Yes, we should remove the Quick mask stuff here. > Nowhere that I can find does the text explain figure 14.10. I guess > it is possible to combine selection masks in a single operation, > but my efforts at clicking on eyes, links and the such-like have > failed :(. The only way I can think to achieve the result shown in > the figure is to use Shift and Ctrl keys while clicking on the > 'Channel to Selection' button. In either case the text has to > explain! Again, you're right. The example assumes section 126.96.36.199. "Managing channels" - "Channel to selection" is known. We should at least add a pointer to the relevant info. > It would be helpful if the pop-up text in the application and the > docs used the same description of this button (sigh - the app > labels it 'replace the current selection...') "Channel to Selection" is the name of the first selection item in th context menu (with pop-up help "Replace the selection with this channel"), and the list of buttons also shows the respective icons; so I think "Channel to Selection" is the best name here. > When the button is mentioned in '188.8.131.52. Using Selection Masks' I > hadn't a clue where to find it - why not link somewhere (eg to > higher up the page). I did guess, but because the button is > differently labelled and is one among many I missed it. I will add a link here. > You can probably pick up a degree of my frustration ;) Oh yes... > Only a new user can spot where the docs don't work well enough. Exactly! Ulf
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