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Questions about the split view feature wwp 23 Mar 09:47
  Questions about the split view feature Jehan Pagès via gimp-developer-list 25 Mar 23:16
wwp
2019-03-23 09:47:30 UTC (4 months ago)

Questions about the split view feature

Hello,

the split view in Gimp 2.10 is an awesome feature!

Here are my questions: - I couldn't find a way to have the split view turned on by default, in any place. Is that possible?

- The split view handle is only visible when the guides are visible. You probably see me coming, because, when the guides are unvisible, turn on the split view and.. and nothing :-). Shouldn't turning the split view on, make the guides visibles? Or just the split view guide (make it a non-discardable guide)?

Regards,

wwp
Jehan Pagès via gimp-developer-list
2019-03-25 23:16:18 UTC (4 months ago)

Questions about the split view feature

Hi!

On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 10:48 AM wwp wrote:

Hello,

the split view in Gimp 2.10 is an awesome feature!

Here are my questions: - I couldn't find a way to have the split view turned on by default, in any place. Is that possible?

I guess it may makes sense to save this option so that the checkbox stays checked if we left it checked last we used a filter. On the other hand, I could imagine it to be annoying sometimes, especially if you fail to notice it to be on (in case of subtle changes). :-/

- The split view handle is only visible when the guides are visible. You probably see me coming, because, when the guides are unvisible, turn on the split view and.. and nothing :-). Shouldn't turning the split view on, make the guides visibles? Or just the split view guide (make it a non-discardable guide)?

I understand the issue. This is annoying sometimes when I turn on a feature with guides and they are invisible. Unfortunately making them always visible is definitely not an option. Guides are very practical feature but they are also in the way. Many often, you absolutely need to make them disappear. This is just as true for generic guides, as for mirror guides, or here split view guides. In the later case, the guide is just right in the border between with and without the effect you are comparing. Sometimes you want to do so the most seamlessly possible. And a line just at the separation points is making the comparison difficult.

If you have a lot of need to switch guide visibility on/off, I'd suggest you change the shortcut to some direct key. I know this is what does the artist I work with, because guide visibility is quite a frequently used switch.

Jehan

Regards,

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wwp
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