> Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2012 02:17:04 +0200
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> Subject: Why I went back from GIMP 2.8 to 2.6.x
> Why I switched back to 2.6:
> Sliders- too weird for digital painting with a tablet. I would like more visual feedback perhaps, like changing the color of the actual bar, or something more obvious. Still, it's tough to quickly just do what you need. Other options: shift or ctrl drag for fine tuning, or just slow it down once it gets below a user set size.
> I also really miss simple checkboxes for tablet dynamics, much quicker than a menu of presets.
> Personally I love everything else, but these two things are a bigger part of mt digital painting workflow than the rest, so 2.6 is back.
1 - The only weird part about the sliders (to me) is how dragging along the upper half adjusts the value along the slider's whole range, while dragging along the bottom half adjusts relative to the current value. That definitely takes getting used to.
2 - Indeed, brush dynamics are not as easy to adjust in 2.8 as they were in 2.6 :( You can hit the Edit button, unfortunately now that dynamics are made into their own resource type this means you can't "just" edit them any time you want, you have to Duplicate one of them before you will have a customizable dynamics matrix. Smooth sailing once you do that, though.
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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