Joal Heagney wrote:Well, already, in one option, you'd already have two of the present
> Yugo wrote:
>> So, it seems we're going yo have a discussion about The GIMP's
>> All discussions and concepts herein are deemed of the public domain.
>> > What's wrong with applying Filters?Enhance?Sharpen… to the image
>> Why should a beginner suppose that sharpness is a filter? Why enhance?
options: blur and sharpen. Maybe smudge and paint utilising image regions
could be put together. etc. I also believe there should be a first level
option for image colors + brigtness/contrast + saturation...
> Yep. It's called Blur. :) I think that Enhance and Blur are betterSharpen also destroys data, even if the image looks sharper. Enlarge the
> descriptions of the actual operations these filters do than Sharpen (or
> Degrade). They make it very apparent that Sharpen is NOT the opposite of
> Blur. Blur destroys data. Sharpen (Or Unsharp) makes an image appear
> sharper (Enhancing it) but doesn't restore lost data.
image 10x, you'll see what I mean. Otherwise, it would be no use buying a
camera with a good lens.
And I do believe most people see sharpen and blur as opposites. Whether
That's the problem with Linux developers: whereas they should listen to
I mean can't you figure out that having Sharpness at a level of menu under
>> Why does this fuckin menu closesNo, I've got it right there in my face, but I don't use it. I close my
>> everytime you select a certain degree of sharpness?
> Select AND apply. Do you use the preview window?
eyes and try to set sharpness haphazardly. Arrrrgh!
> Hopefully this willCTRL-Shift-M has no effect here. (GIMP 1.25)
> disappear with Effects Layers a-la GEGL. In the mean time CTRL-Shift-M.
>> Why doesn't it close with the ESC key only when you're through?Really?
> Esc means Escape.
> 'Nough said. Imagine a fire escape that you could onlyThat's exactly what you're doing when you're escaping/exiting a menu.
> use if you were on fire. (Okay, that was being facetious.)
>> With even the 17" LCD screens coming in 1280x1024 definition, thisAll of them, all the time, for months and years on end? Nobody's got a
>> mode is ever more popular. I now have a good quality 19" LCD and the
>> url windows is readable. But on a CRT, it was hard to read and such is
>> probably the case for 17" LCDs. How come developers can't figure out
>> that it would be better fot the fonts to fill the URL window without
>> somebody writing to them? Are they such dunces?
> Or maybe their working their little butts off to ensure that real
> Plus there's probably an issue of mind-set here. The average developer
grandma with bad eyesight? All of them, all the time, for months and years
> Or do you reallyAs I said, I did a lot of beta-testing in the Windows world, both
> want to be the only person sucking up all the free goodness and not
> doing a thing to put something back?
shareware and commercial software. But the mindset of developers is
completely different... at least for the comapnies I worked with: if their
software doesn't work, they're out of a job and they have nothing to feed
their family. So...
1) Their beta software works, There is no known bugs list that you have to
Still there is a lot of work to do. This software they gave me for my work
2) They NEVER try to teach you the way they see things. The ONLY thing
IOW, if you told them that you find it weird that an unsharpen mask
Maybe some day, Linux developers will understand that it's better not to
There will always be braggarts for whom anything Linux is great. And,
Also, there is a problem with how communautary development works now, In a
In the Open source community, it seems the browser is everybody's and
Sometimes a downright stupid idea gets through, like changing the fonts
You can't help it, If you write to the developers, either they'll keep
What's the way out? Today, large corporations have endorsed Linux. Suse
If companies like Suse -- and the same goes for distribution developers --
Braggarts and blinfolded pat on the back developers won't get Linux
>> >> While Google now allows searches of more than 10 words, who cameYou could customize it just the same when the URL bar was used:
>> up with
>> >> the bright idea of making searches possible only in a small windows
>> >> where hardly more than 3 words can be entered?
>> > I have no problem entering 10 or more words there.
>> Oh, yes! The only little problem is you can't see what you've entered
> On the other hand, you can customise the search sites in that little
preferences = navigator - internet search
> I have Google.AU for my general search engine, Google.AUOK, maybe a fill-in menu could have been added. How is this an excuse for
> restricted to .au for Australia-related searches, singingfish.com for
> music/video searches and stumbleupon for I'm-bored-and-am-just-surfing
> type searches.
scrapping the URL window for searches?
>> > Most people start aNo. Using the URL window like it used to be before Opera started this
>> > search with just one or two words anyway and then refine the search
>> > if the results are to broad or wrong.
>> I see your point of view. You mean it was quite an inconvenient to
>> You know what? The pain with discussing with Linux developers is that
> What about the person on a small screen. A resizable search bar is the
whole folly is the way.
>> RTFM for saving a document as a default template? What is it then,I use Klipper all the time. I couldn't live without it. But I've got other
>> that you won't have to RTFM about?
>> But don't tell Linux developers that their interface is ill-conceived.
things to search than how my software works. My software is not an end in
itself. It's supposed to get things done, you know.
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