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An important tool missing in GIMP Muhammad Younis 21 Feb 08:33
  An important tool missing in GIMP Tobias Jakobs 21 Feb 10:50
  An important tool missing in GIMP Alexandre Prokoudine 21 Feb 10:50
  An important tool missing in GIMP Mikael Magnusson 21 Feb 11:35
An important tool missing in GIMP Sven C. GrafxUser 27 Feb 19:05
  An important tool missing in GIMP Ofnuts 27 Feb 22:08
Muhammad Younis
2012-02-21 08:33:59 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

An important tool missing in GIMP

Hello!

I've been using GIMP for sometime now. And I would like to thank all the developers for making such wonderful software and distributing it for free. But I wanted to point developers' attention to an important tool that is missing in GIMP. It is the Shape Tool. It's a really useful tool in making designs. So it would be great if you can kindly develop this tool and include it in the next release of GIMP.

Thank you Regards
M Younis

Tobias Jakobs
2012-02-21 10:50:22 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

An important tool missing in GIMP

Hello,

can you explain, what a "Shape Tool" is and what you need it exactly for?

Regards, Tobias

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 09:33, Muhammad Younis wrote:

Hello!

I've been using GIMP for sometime now. And I would like to thank all the developers for making such wonderful software and distributing it for free. But I wanted to point developers' attention to an important tool that is missing in GIMP. It is the Shape Tool. It's a really useful tool in making designs. So it would be great if you can kindly develop this tool and include it in the next release of GIMP.

Thank you Regards
M Younis
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Alexandre Prokoudine
2012-02-21 10:50:47 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

An important tool missing in GIMP

On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:33 PM, Muhammad Younis wrote:

Hello!

I've been using GIMP for sometime now. And I would like to thank all the developers for making such wonderful software and distributing it for free. But I wanted to point developers' attention to an important tool that is missing in GIMP. It is the Shape Tool. It's a really useful tool in making designs. So it would be great if you can kindly develop this tool and include it in the next release of GIMP.

Hi Muhammad,

Vector layers and geometry primitives are in plans, we already did preliminary usability study, but currently we have higher priorities.

Alexandre Prokoudine http://libregraphicsworld.org

Mikael Magnusson
2012-02-21 11:35:45 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

An important tool missing in GIMP

Filters -> Render -> Gfig has some basic shape support.

On 21 February 2012 09:33, Muhammad Younis wrote:

Hello!

I've been using GIMP for sometime now. And I would like to thank all the developers for making such wonderful software and distributing it for free. But I wanted to point developers' attention to an important tool that is missing in GIMP. It is the Shape Tool. It's a really useful tool in making designs. So it would be great if you can kindly develop this tool and include it in the next release of GIMP.

Thank you Regards
M Younis
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Sven C. GrafxUser
2012-02-27 19:05:32 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

An important tool missing in GIMP

Hi,

for a longer time I missed easy usable shapes in GIMP. The current solution GFig is IMHO too unprecise and the integration of vector layers from GSoC 2010
is postponed for later (see
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=557970#c20). Since bug #613885 is solved, it's now possible to import vector paths from other programs. I used this chance and created some shapes with Inkscape to use
in GIMP: rectangles, squares, polygons, circle, ellipses, arcs, pies, triangles, stars, wave, spiral, trapezoid. There are rectangles, sqares and stars with 'normal' and rounded corners. I think, that's enough for first and
fulfills most of the needs.
Currently I'm unsure how to provide them to be easily accessible from the UI.
Should I provide them in a subfolder of the source's data-folder or via Gimpstuff?
My time is currently very rare, but I'd like to help out in GIMP, if I can. Yesterday and not knowing about this question here I posted the same message in Bugzilla, see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65197. So, if one of the main developers or contributors would like to answer, he or she can do so in reply to this message or in Bugzilla.

Greetings,

Sven

Ofnuts
2012-02-27 22:08:15 UTC (almost 3 years ago)

An important tool missing in GIMP

On 02/27/2012 08:05 PM, Sven C. GrafxUser wrote:

Hi,

for a longer time I missed easy usable shapes in GIMP. The current solution
GFig is IMHO too unprecise and the integration of vector layers from GSoC 2010
is postponed for later (see
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=557970#c20). Since bug #613885 is solved, it's now possible to import vector paths from
other programs. I used this chance and created some shapes with Inkscape to use
in GIMP: rectangles, squares, polygons, circle, ellipses, arcs, pies, triangles, stars, wave, spiral, trapezoid. There are rectangles, sqares and
stars with 'normal' and rounded corners. I think, that's enough for first and
fulfills most of the needs.
Currently I'm unsure how to provide them to be easily accessible from the UI.
Should I provide them in a subfolder of the source's data-folder or via Gimpstuff?
My time is currently very rare, but I'd like to help out in GIMP, if I can.
Yesterday and not knowing about this question here I posted the same message in Bugzilla, see
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=65197. So, if one of the main developers or contributors would like to answer, he or she can do so in reply to this message or in Bugzilla.

There is a shape-paths script that covers a lot of shapes... see http://registry.gimp.org/node/59

I do agree that Gfig in its present form is about unusable and could as well be removed, unless some developer puts it out of its misery and lets it produce plain paths. Why can' t Gfig produce clean results? (see http://i.imgur.com/8rorw.png with GFIG on left and shape-paths on right, or even worse: http://i.imgur.com/8J6lU.png)