Commit c0dfcc10 authored by Alexandre Prokoudine's avatar Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP 2.10.12: slight improvements

parent 2ecc9637
......@@ -10,15 +10,20 @@ GIMP 2.10.12 is mostly a bug fix release as some annoying bugs were
discovered, which is to be expected after a 2.10.10 with so many
changes!
Still, some very cool improvements are also available, in particular for
Curves editing!
Still, some very cool improvements are also available:
- Improved Curves filter
- Layers support for TIFF exporting
- Support for user-installed fonts on Windows
- Incremental mode in the *Dodge/Burn* tool
- Free Select tool now creates a preliminary selection
# Improvement and features
## Improving curves editing and Curves tool
### Generic curves interaction
The interaction with curves in general has been greatly enhanced, which
is an improvement both to the Curves tool and all other places where
is an improvement both to the *Curves* filter and all other places where
curves need tweaking (currently paint dynamics and input device settings):
#### Relative motion when dragging points
......@@ -36,7 +41,7 @@ than the cursor's.
#### Snap to curve when holding Ctrl
When holding down `Ctrl` while adding or dragging a point, the
y-coordinate will snap to the original curve.
Y-coordinate will snap to the original curve.
This is particularly useful for adding points along the
curve, without changing their y-coordinate.
......@@ -76,10 +81,10 @@ permissions](https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2018/06/27/announcing-w
since a recent update.
Therefore we added this non-admin font folder to our search path when
running GIMP. As I said though, it should be only a temporary workaround
since eventually this [should be
running GIMP. It should be only a temporary workaround since eventually
this [should be
supported](https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/fontconfig/fontconfig/issues/144)
by the upstream library used to manage fonts, *fontconfig*.
by *fontcofig*, the upstream library used to manage fonts.
Note also that it is not fully tested because of our lack of Windows
developers. Therefore we are mostly hoping it will work as expected, and
......@@ -88,34 +93,35 @@ this is a good time to make a call again:
> Are you a Windows developer? Do you love GIMP? [Please
> contribute](https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gimp/issues?scope=all&utf8=%E2%9C%93&state=opened&label_name[]=OS%3A%20Windows)!
Seriously none of our current developers use Windows and bugs are
Seriously, none of our current developers use Windows and bugs are
piling up in our bug tracker for this platform, whereas GIMP is so
enjoyably stable on GNU/Linux. We are happy to do the occasional good
deeds, but there are limits to what we can do for a platform we don't
use. On the other hands, we happily welcome patches and new
contributors! Just come help us, we don't bite!
contributors!
## Incremental mode in the Dodge/Burn tool
The Dodge and Burn tools got a new "*Incremental*" option which,
similarly to the Paintbrush, Pencil and Eraser tools, applies the
The *Dodge/Burn* tool got a new "*Incremental*" option which,
similarly to the *Paintbrush*, *Pencil*, and *Eraser* tools, applies the
effect incrementally as the pointer moves.
## Free Select tool creates preliminary selection
One of GIMP 2.10.0 changes which annoyed many people was that the Free
Select tool was not creating a selection immediately when the region is
One of GIMP 2.10.0 changes which annoyed many people was that the *Free
Select* tool was not creating a selection immediately when the region is
closed. One was forced to perform an additional confirmation step
(`Enter` or `double-click`).
This was done on purpose because we wanted to leave ability to tweak the
free selection. Yet it could obviously be better, proof being the
Rectangle selection which still allowed to edit the rectangle even
though a selection was pre-created. The Free Select tool now works the
same: even though a preliminary selection exists (allowing to directly
copy or delete a contents without additional step), you will still be
able to edit this free selection as long as you don't start another
selection nor change tools.
polygonal selection that is built into the Free Select tool. Yet it could
obviously be better, proof being the *Rectangle Select* tool which still
allowed to edit the rectangle even though a selection was pre-created.
The *Free Select* tool now works the same way: even though a preliminary
selection exists (allowing to directly copy or delete a contents without
additional step), you will still be able to edit this free selection as
long as you don't start another selection nor change tools.
# Bug fixing
......@@ -156,8 +162,8 @@ The biggest user-visible change is probably the cubic sampler
coefficient change, which used to produce smooth interpolation, suitable
for some cases, but not as sharp as people would expect in most other
cases. Now in all places where there is choice of interpolation (all
transformation tools, Warp tool, etc.), the result with cubic has
changed and produces now sharper result.
transformation tools, *Warp Transform* tool, etc.), the result with *cubic*
has changed and produces now sharper result.
# What's next
......@@ -169,6 +175,6 @@ and to accelerate GIMP development.
Moreover, we remind that members of the GIMP team will be at the [Libre
Graphics Meeting 2019](https://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2019/) in
**Saarbruecken, Germany**, from May 29 to June 2, and have talks
**Saarbrücken, Germany**, from May 29 to June 2, and have talks
planned. We would be happy to meet any person creating awesomeness with
GIMP!
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