Commit d648b1c3 authored by Alexandre Prokoudine's avatar Alexandre Prokoudine

GIMP 2.10.12: cosmetic fixes

parent d8565763
......@@ -18,13 +18,13 @@ changes!
Still, some very cool improvements are also available:
- Improved Curves filter
- Improved *Curves* tool
- Layers support for TIFF exporting
- Support for user-installed fonts on Windows
- Faster painting
- Improved symmetry painting support
- Incremental mode in the *Dodge/Burn* tool
- Free Select tool now creates a preliminary selection
- *Free Select* tool now creates a preliminary selection
- New *Offset* filter
# Improvements and features
......@@ -32,7 +32,7 @@ Still, some very cool improvements are also available:
### Generic curves interaction
The interaction with curves in general has been greatly enhanced, which
is an improvement both to the *Curves* filter and all other places where
is an improvement both to the *Curves* tool and all other places where
curves need tweaking (currently paint dynamics and input device settings):
#### Relative motion when dragging points
......@@ -50,21 +50,20 @@ 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.
This is particularly useful for adding points along the
curve, without changing their y-coordinate.
Y-coordinate will snap to the original curve. This is particularly
useful for adding points along the curve, without changing their
Y-coordinate.
Likewise, the coordinate indicator shows the snapped coordinates.
### Curves tool specific interaction
Additionally some improvements are specific to the Curves tool:
Additionally, some improvements are specific to the *Curves* tool:
#### Numeric input of Curves tool points
Two new spin-buttons labelled "*Input*" and "*Output*" are now available
in the Curves tool interface. They allow setting the selected point's
in the *Curves* tool interface. They allow setting the selected point's
coordinates numerically and accurately if needed.
#### Add smooth or corner curve-point types
......@@ -75,7 +74,7 @@ sharp angles (previously, all points were smooth and this is still the
default).
Corner points are displayed using a diamond shape, instead of a circle
and the type can be changed in the Curves tool.
and the type can be changed in the *Curves* tool.
<div class='fluid-video'>
<iframe src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/fcemTCAfD2o" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
......@@ -137,7 +136,7 @@ was 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
polygonal selection that is built into the Free Select tool. Yet it could
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.
......@@ -146,15 +145,15 @@ 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.
## New Offset filter
## New Offset tool
New *Offset* filter shifts pixels and optionally wraps them around the edges
New *Offset* tool shifts pixels and optionally wraps them around the edges
so that you could create repeatable patterns.
<figure>
<img src="{attach}gimp-2-10-12-offset-filter.png" alt="Offset filter"/>
<figcaption>
<em>New Offset filter used to make a repeatable heart pattern</em>
<em>New Offset tool used to make a repeatable heart pattern</em>
</figcaption>
</figure>
......@@ -166,7 +165,7 @@ or via `Shift+Ctrl+O` shortcut.
## Moving an intersecting pair of guides
The Move tool can now move together an intersecting pair of guides. by
The *Move* tool can now move together an intersecting pair of guides. by
dragging the guides at their point of intersection. This is useful when
the guides are used to mark a point, rather than a pair of lines (e.g.,
as is the case for the mandala symmetry guides, which mark the
......@@ -195,13 +194,13 @@ Among most pesky bugs fixed:
-
And more. GIMP 2.10.12 is the result of about 200 commits in 2 months!
We will focus below on 2 specific bug fixing which deserve mentionning.
We will focus below on two specific bug fixing which deserve mentioning.
## Improved symmetry painting support
The symmetry painting backend got some improvements, which resulted in a
few fixes, in particular some artifacts could occur with bug brushes or
in the Clone/Heal tool when the brush was cropped to the bounds of a
in the *Clone/Heal* tool when the brush was cropped to the bounds of a
drawable. These are now fixed.
In the *Ink* tool as well, the brush shape was not properly transformed.
......@@ -226,9 +225,9 @@ assigned a profile, GIMP should indeed always follow your request.
On the other hand, if no explicit profile was set, we implemented
various strategies depending on the format:
- if the export format is able to store high-bit depth colors (e.g. PNG
- If the export format is able to store high-bit depth colors (e.g. PNG
up to 16-bit and TIFF up to 64-bit), we follow the work format.
- if the export format is 8-bit only (such as JPEG), we transform the
- If the export format is 8-bit only (such as JPEG), we transform the
data to sRGB in order to avoid posterization and shadow artifacts
(except if your work format is 8-bit linear, then we leave it as
8-bit linear for minimal loss).
......@@ -263,8 +262,8 @@ much faster when you will close big images on supporting systems.
# What's next
Though it gets less visibility, work on upcoming GIMP 3 continues and is
going well. We will give more news soon enough. For the time being,
Though it gets less visibility, work on upcoming **GIMP 3** continues and
is going well. We will give more news soon enough. For the time being,
don't forget you can [donate to the project and personally fund several
GIMP developers](https://www.gimp.org/donating/), as a way to give back
and to accelerate GIMP development.
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