Commit 93fa5f08 authored by Jehan's avatar Jehan

Some updates to the GIMP 2.10.10 news and some images.

parent f5803bc9
......@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ features in this release!
### Bucket Fill tool
The Bucket Fill tool got a bit of revamping making it much easier to
use, and it also got a new "Fill by line art detection" mode (a.k.a.
use. It also got a new "*Fill by line art detection*" mode (a.k.a.
"Smart Colorization")!
<figure>
......@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@ use, and it also got a new "Fill by line art detection" mode (a.k.a.
#### Quick Color picking
Similarly to painting tools, it is now possible to pick surrounding
colors on canvas with the Ctrl modifier, without having to switch to
colors on canvas with the `Ctrl` modifier, without having to switch to
Color Picker tool.
#### Click and drag to fill
......@@ -51,6 +51,13 @@ of Caen](http://www.unicaen.fr/), and the engineering school
[ENSICAEN](https://www.ensicaen.fr/)), with important interface input
from Aryeom from [ZeMarmot](https://film.zemarmot.net/) project.
<figure>
<img src="{attach}gimp-2-10-10-smart-colorization.webp" alt="Smart colorization in GIMP"/>
<figcaption>
<em>Smart colorization in GIMP</em>
</figcaption>
</figure>
See also this [technical blog
post](https://girinstud.io/news/2019/02/smart-colorization-in-gimp/).
......@@ -59,12 +66,16 @@ post](https://girinstud.io/news/2019/02/smart-colorization-in-gimp/).
Ell improved various shortcomings on several transformation tools:
* The Scale tool now scale around the center, even when using numeric
input.
input.
* The Unified Transform tool defaults to preserving aspect ratio
when scaling up or down.
when scaling up or down.
* New "Constrain handles" and "Around center" options to the
perspective-transform tool's GUI, which are similar to the
corresponding options of the unified-transform tool.
perspective-transform tool's GUI, which are similar to the
corresponding options of the unified-transform tool.
* New "Readjust" button in several transformation tools to readjust
transform handles based on the current state of the display.
TODO: add video we shared on social media about the "Readjust" handles.
### Healing tool
......@@ -75,7 +86,7 @@ also work for the target pixels, allowing to draw in empty layers.
### 32-bit parametric brushes
Michael Natterer and Ell worked a lot on better brush support in GIMP.
A big improvement for painters is to make parametric brushes finally
A major improvement for painters was making parametric brushes finally
32-bit float, following the high-bit depth move for color processing.
The main advantage will be to avoid posterization on large brushes,
especially with darker colors.
......@@ -93,8 +104,8 @@ from the clipboard (i.e. image copied, typically with a `Ctrl-c`
shortcut). This was extremely practical, yet only allowed temporary
brushes and patterns.
These temporary brushes and patterns can now be duplicated as any brush,
therefore allowing to promote them to stored data for further reuse.
These temporary brushes and patterns can now be duplicated as any other
data, therefore allowing to promote them to stored data for further reuse.
Though simple looking, this change is the result of an important code
migration into the core of GIMP (instead of being plug-in code),
performed by Michael Natterer, which may have further happy consequences
......@@ -118,6 +129,13 @@ and the picked layer name will be temporarily displayed in the status
bar. The interaction choices also heavily benefited from inputs of
Aryeom, from *ZeMarmot* project.
<figure>
<img src="{attach}GIMP-2-10-10-layer-selection.webp" alt="Layer picking with Alt+middle click"/>
<figcaption>
<em>Layer picking on canvas with Alt + middle click</em>
</figcaption>
</figure>
## Faster and safer GIMP
As usual, many bugs were fixed and a lot of optimizations were made to
......@@ -139,21 +157,29 @@ improves the rendering speed.
## Plug-ins
### DDS support
The third-party DDS plug-in, originally developed by Shawn Kirst and
Arne Reuter is now part of the GIMP core plug-ins. DDS can now be loaded
or exported out of the box.
The third-party [DDS](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectDraw_Surface)
plug-in, originally developed by Shawn Kirst and Arne Reuter, is now part
of the GIMP core plug-ins, allowing GIMP to load or export DDS files out
of the box.
It is to be noted though that we are still looking for an active
maintainer for this plug-in if you want to see it getting better since
we only fixed the minimum to get it up-to-date. If you are interested, [we welcome
It is to be noted though that **we are still looking for an active
maintainer for this plug-in** if you want to see it improving since
we only fixed the minimum to get it up-to-date. If you want to step up, [we welcome
patches](https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/tree/master/plug-ins/file-dds).
### Rewritten Spyrogimp plug-in
Elad Shahar, original author of the Spyrogimp plug-in rewrote it from
scratch completely, with more optionsand automatic preview (by drawing
scratch completely, with more options and automatic preview (by drawing
directly on a temporary layer, not as a GEGL preview).
<figure>
<img src="{attach}gimp-2-10-10-spyrogimp.jpg" alt="New spyrogimp plug-in in GIMP"/>
<figcaption>
<em>New Spyrogimp plug-in in GIMP</em>
</figcaption>
</figure>
The old plug-in is still available, in particular as its API may be used
by existing scripts, yet is not available in menus anymore as it is
replaced by the new version.
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