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Re: something's starting, it is the text tool



On Fri, 2012-01-13 at 20:24 +0100, Michael Natterer wrote:
> Hi Jay,
> 
> all of that, apart from rotating while staying editable,
> is implemented and will be in gimp 2.8.
> 
> --mitch
> 
> On Fri, 2012-01-13 at 14:11 -0500, Jay Smith wrote:
> > On 01/13/2012 12:12 PM, peter sikking wrote:
> > >
> > > so please help us by replying here, with you answer what
> > > text means to you when working with GIMP.
> > 
> > 
> > One of my major uses is composing textual elements of book covers and 
> > spines.
> > 
> > Another use is minor overlays of bits of text on photographs to point 
> > out relevant technical features in the photos.
> > 
> > 
> > What I wish to see in text tools....
> > 
> > - Always editable text as long as file in a format that is not flattened.
> > 
> > - Important (to me): Most recently used text settings (i.e. typestyle, 
> > size, bold/italic, color, etc.) to be saved (including between Gimp 
> > restarts) for default us in next operation.  (Too many settings in Gimp 
> > are not saved, even while editing within session of editing a single 
> > image -- this should be a focus of improvement soon.)

I was too fast, all but the above point :) You can save the tool options
part though, lacking bold/italic.

> > - Per above, save settings as a "set" of settings that can be brought 
> > back for use (like Curves are saved).  These "sets" of settings should 
> > be nameable by the user (or if not named by user, then default name of 
> > date/time).  Naming is very important to be able to quickly find 
> > settings for various projects.
> > 
> > - Once text is created, always be able to change typestyle, size, 
> > bold/italic, color, etc., etc.
> > 
> >      - In this context, be able to stay in the text dialog and
> >        be able to highlight & change differing parts of the text.
> >        i.e. Don't have to get out of dialog for each such change.
> >        i.e. Changes are _not_ all-or-nothing.
> > 
> > - When editing existing text, if user clicks in the middle to text, then 
> > further typing of characters uses the attributes in which it is in the 
> > middle.  Same for either end of string, but I understand that the user 
> > must be sure to get to the beginning or end of string in a way that 
> > keeps the user inside the current attributes of the text.
> > 
> > - Text to be rotatable as any other layer without losing quality.
> > 
> > - Multiple text layers that can be edited individually or locked 
> > together for movement of layers as a group.
> > 
> > - Preview window showing net effect of text on total image.  If the user 
> > has to edit text and then get out of dialog and render to be able to see 
> > the net effect, the process can get very time consuming.
> > 
> > ? Maybe have a warning if image resolution is too low to render the text 
> > without having "jaggies".
> > 
> > Jay
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