[oclug]for the mac / linux fans
milan.budimirovic at sympatico.ca
Sun Jan 12 19:18:27 EST 2003
On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 18:55, gabriel wrote:
> it's lacking however in some very important areas if it's meant to be a
> photoshop replacement: (a) no gif preview. you're saving @256colours
> whether you like it or not, ie. you can save it as a gif, but don't count on
> using it for the web.
False. When creating an indexed image or converting from RGB, GIMP gives
you a choice of palettes, and allows you to create your own if you wish.
(b) no knife tool. making one really big 6mb image is
> great, but if i can't hack it up into multiple pieces and save each piece
> individually in different formats, it's never going online. sure, i can
> select, copy paste into a new file, but that's really an excessive amount of
> work when you're talking a full web layout.
False. There is a cropping tool, with a pen-knife icon.
(c) lastly, there's some gaps in
> the useability. the right-click system is pretty cool, but there's no "hand"
> tool, so i'm having to use my scrolling arrows (very slow) and using the move
> tool isn't intuitive. you can't select a layer and move it about, you have
> to click on it directly, and if it's buried under 5 other layers... good
Huh? The whole point of having layers is to be able to work on them one
at a time. GIMP allows you to raise, lower, create and destroy layers at
will. Right-click->Layers->Layers, Channels & Paths. Oh, and
historically, the early versions of Photoshop had no layering to speak
> some of what i've posted here may be an easy work around, maybe there's some
> special button i can click to "lock on" to a layer or something, but
> seriously speaking, you just can't compare the two.
Seriously, you don't know nearly enough about the GIMP to make that
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