Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Feb 2010 17:18 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "The venerable GNU Image Manipulation Program is undergoing a significant transformation. The next major release, version 2.8, will introduce an improved user interface with an optional single-window mode. Although this update is still under heavy development, users can get an early look by compiling the latest source code of the development version from the GIMP's version control repository."
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Laptop screen
by gtada on Fri 5th Feb 2010 02:44 UTC
gtada
Member since:
2005-10-12

Sometimes I work on a nice big Cintiq, but sometimes I'm forced to work on my laptop. My biggest beef with GIMP is that the toolbox and various palettes take up a lot of screen real estate. Why is the default toolbox so bloody W--I--D--E?

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RE: Laptop screen
by 3rdalbum on Fri 5th Feb 2010 10:33 in reply to "Laptop screen"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

Why is the default toolbox so bloody W--I--D--E?


Why shouldn't it be? Most computers now have a widescreen display, so it makes sense to use as much of the otherwise-useless width as possible.

Besides, it's only the default size - you can narrow it down to two or three icons wide.

I get the feeling now that all the Gimp-haters will jump on some other minor factor in telling us why they hate Gimp. Probably lack of 1-bit support.

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RE[2]: Laptop screen
by ggeldenhuys on Fri 5th Feb 2010 23:19 in reply to "RE: Laptop screen"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Why shouldn't it be? Most computers now have a widescreen display, so it makes sense to use as much of the otherwise-useless width as possible.

Most images are MUCH larger than any monitor resolution. So when editing images like photos, it makes sense to see as much of the image as possible.

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