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Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

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Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey 10 Nov 14:02
  Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Carol Spears 10 Nov 14:22
   Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Laxminarayan Kamath 11 Nov 03:20
    Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Carol Spears 11 Nov 03:24
     Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Laxminarayan Kamath 11 Nov 13:06
      Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey 11 Nov 21:52
       Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Carol Spears 13 Nov 19:21
        Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey 13 Nov 21:45
Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey
2017-11-10 14:02:00 UTC (12 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

When I work with an grayscaled image (now, with x-ray photo), quick mask is also gray... it is almost invisible. In this case, I think it's more important to have it colored than with a colored photo!

Marionetas Mey

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Carol Spears
2017-11-10 14:22:30 UTC (12 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey < mariomey@gmail.com> wrote:

When I work with an grayscaled image (now, with x-ray photo), quick mask is also gray... it is almost invisible. In this case, I think it's more important to have it colored than with a colored photo!

Just convert it to RGB. Image->Mode->RGB

You are right, btw, about it being important to use a color mask on a black and white image.

carol

Laxminarayan Kamath
2017-11-11 03:20:11 UTC (11 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

my 2 Rupees:
An option to change the mask to any hue we want would help. Additionally an option of automatic continuous slow rotation of the hue of the mask would help (in the same way marching ants help).

On Fri 10 Nov, 2017, 19:53 Carol Spears, wrote:

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 9:02 AM, Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey < mariomey@gmail.com> wrote:

When I work with an grayscaled image (now, with x-ray photo), quick mask is also gray... it is almost invisible. In this case, I think it's more important to have it colored than with a colored photo!

Just convert it to RGB. Image->Mode->RGB

You are right, btw, about it being important to use a color mask on a black and white image.

carol
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Carol Spears
2017-11-11 03:24:32 UTC (11 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:20 PM, Laxminarayan Kamath wrote:

my 2 Rupees:
An option to change the mask to any hue we want would help. Additionally an option of automatic continuous slow rotation of the hue of the mask would help (in the same way marching ants help).

You can change the color, via Preferences.

Don't you think that the fluid change that you are describing would be distracting?

carol

Laxminarayan Kamath
2017-11-11 13:06:53 UTC (11 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

On 11/11/17, Carol Spears wrote:

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 10:20 PM, Laxminarayan Kamath wrote:

You can change the color, via Preferences.

Oh, That is nice.

Don't you think that the fluid change that you are describing would be distracting?

Depends on the speed of the color cycling. I tried to think in terms of marching ants.

Now that I think of it, a much better idea would be to have a hotkey that cycles between a bunch of chosen or random colors. Or a simple algorithm that decides which color is best suited for the current area under the cursor.

The problem I am trying to solve is, if the color of the mask is close to the color of the section of the image we want to edit, it is going to be difficult to distinguish between the mask and the image pixels. It is important to have a hotkey for this because if we are editing the mask for a multi color image (which is generally the case) , we would want to change the mask color without moving the pointing device.

Additionally, a hotkey like the spacebar-move that hides the mask when the key is down would be helpful too.

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Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey
2017-11-11 21:52:05 UTC (10 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

Marionetas Mey

Just convert it to RGB.  Image->Mode->RGB

Yes, this is a workaround. My suggestion is to have colored Quick Mask also in Graycaled images without converting them. *This is the main issue.*

An option to change the mask to any hue we want would help.

As Laxminarayan, option is in Preferences. But this options could be in Tools, when Quick Mask is enabled.

Also, instead of color selection, it could be only hue selection. Something like:

Additionally an option of automatic continuous slow rotation of the hue of the mask would help (in the same way marching ants help).

Mmmhhh... no, I don't think this is a good idea. It's distracting... and it seems like that old generic portable mp3 players.

Carol Spears
2017-11-13 19:21:04 UTC (8 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

On Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 4:52 PM, Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey < mariomey@gmail.com> wrote:

Marionetas Mey

Just convert it to RGB. Image->Mode->RGB

Yes, this is a workaround. My suggestion is to have colored Quick Mask also in Graycaled images without converting them. *This is the main issue.*

I am pretty sure that this is not "a workaround". The surface of the image when moded GRAY only has access to the gray colors. So that gray that quickmask adopts is the red that is set in the preferences.

If you are just making a selection, converting to RGB does nothing to the original colors. After the selection is made, set it back to GRAY and everything is fine.

If I am wrong, and you have a patch for all of this you would like for GIMP to do differently, it will go a lot farther than imagining things on the developer list.

carol

Mario Sottile - Marionetas Mey
2017-11-13 21:45:57 UTC (8 days ago)

Colored Quick mask also to Grayscaled images

I am pretty sure that this is not "a workaround".  The surface of the image when moded GRAY only has access to the gray colors.  So that gray that quickmask adopts is the red that is set in the preferences.

Oh, I understand. I supposed that... but I'm not a developer, so I didn't know how exactly it works.

If you are just making a selection, converting to RGB does nothing to the original colors.  After the selection is made, set it back to GRAY and everything is fine.

When I make a selection... I make lots of selections, not just one. And yes, the solution would be to work in RGB the whole session. Thanks.