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[SLUG] Re: Kickarse GIMP Plugins (and stuff)
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- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Kickarse GIMP Plugins (and stuff)
- From: Angus Lees <gusl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Jul 14 14:53:01 2000
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On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 12:24:18PM +1000, Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> Mabye it's just that I haven't spend the amount of time I've spent on
> GIMP as I've spent on Photoshop but the GIMP interface SUCKS. In my
> normal X working, I have sloppy focus and autoraise switched on. The
> GIMP's many panels disappear when I do this, going behind the active
serves you right for using autoraise
(why would you want to raise windows unconditionally anyway?)
> With Photoshop everything is accessible from the keyboard -- I
> imagine this is also the case with GIMP but the keys aren't very
you can rebind keys by just selecting the menu entry and (while
holding the mouse down) pressing the new keys.
combine that with tear-off menus and its pretty fast to navigate.
much of the gimp's interface tricks are not obvious. they tend to be
things like shift+click. i'd suggest flicking through one of the
online gimp books. there's an awful lot to the gimp that you don't
notice at first.
jeff: try out gimp1.1 - its a bit unstable, but there's lots of extra
plugins (Gimp.pm ;) and interface improvements.