GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 774622
Automatically start transformations on-canvas when selecting a transformation tool without the need to click into the image window
Last modified: 2018-05-24 17:11:11 UTC
In GIMP, when using transform tools, you need to:
(1) click the transform tool and
(2) click a layer to place the transform handles on canvas?
(3) tweak the handles to transform
However, in other applications, such as Krita and Photoshop, the handles appear on canvas (active layer/selection etc) the very moment you click or choose the transform tool, then you straight away move on to tweak the handles.
Also, it's different from what happens when you invoke the
tool from the "Tools" menu. I guess both menu and toolbox should
behave the same and simply activate the tool on the active image.
Trivial to change, just needs a decision for 2.10.
(In reply to Michael Natterer from comment #1)
> Also, it's different from what happens when you invoke the
> tool from the "Tools" menu. I guess both menu and toolbox should
> behave the same and simply activate the tool on the active image.
> Trivial to change, just needs a decision for 2.10.
Oh yes. Thanx
I guess that makes sense to activate the tool directly when it is selected. It doesn't do any destructive operation at this point so there is no harm, only a step saved.
And if you actually wanted to transform another layer, you can still change. I'd say we should go for it.
Thank you both for seeing sense in this request.
Perhaps clicking the color tool icons in the toolbox should behave similarly, if the benefit is obvious enough.
Is bug 783696 a duplicate of this (or vice-versa - the other one has a more verbose summary, I only found this one by accident).
*** Bug 783696 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to Michael Schumacher from comment #5)
> Is bug 783696 a duplicate of this (or vice-versa - the other one has a more
> verbose summary, I only found this one by accident).
Looks like you are right. Let's just keep the older one (also I find the current one clearer actually, because it has steps in the description).
But let's use the newer bug's summary - I do not want to have to wonder what a bug is about each time I browse our bug lists.
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