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Path Tool Gaps Leon13DM 31 Jul 19:38
  Path Tool Gaps akovia 31 Jul 20:51
   Path Tool Gaps Leon13DM 31 Jul 22:55
    Path Tool Gaps akovia 31 Jul 23:26
     Path Tool Gaps Leon13DM 01 Aug 00:08
      Path Tool Gaps akovia 01 Aug 02:44
       Path Tool Gaps Leon13DM 01 Aug 14:09
        Path Tool Gaps rich404 01 Aug 15:44
         Path Tool Gaps Leon13DM 01 Aug 16:06
2019-07-31 19:38:03 UTC (21 days ago)
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I actually had this problem around last year as well, until I somehow unintentionally solved it.

Here's the Problem: Whenever I stroke using the Path Tool, it frequently leaves little gaps in the path. The size and number of the gaps depends on the shape, but it's very frequent. I've fumbled around with the stroke settings multiple times, and it still persists.

As I mentioned, I somehow managed to solve this error, as I didn't have it at all, until I accidentally clicked "Reset" on the Path tool menu, which brought the problem back, so I know there is a fix somewhere.

The Version I'm currently using is GIMP 2.10.8 on Windows 10, but this problem has been around since 2.8 I think.

I also have a video that shows the error if I am allowed to post a link to it.

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2019-07-31 20:51:16 UTC (21 days ago)
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I actually had this problem around last year as well, until I somehow unintentionally solved it.

Here's the Problem: Whenever I stroke using the Path Tool, it frequently leaves
little gaps in the path. The size and number of the gaps depends on the shape,
but it's very frequent. I've fumbled around with the stroke settings multiple
times, and it still persists.

As I mentioned, I somehow managed to solve this error, as I didn't have it at
all, until I accidentally clicked "Reset" on the Path tool menu, which brought
the problem back, so I know there is a fix somewhere.

The Version I'm currently using is GIMP 2.10.8 on Windows 10, but this problem
has been around since 2.8 I think.

I also have a video that shows the error if I am allowed to post a link to it.

Hi Leon13DM,
I'd love to find out the solution to this. I had some of the developers looking at this before but nothing ever came of it. A different mouse seemed to fix it for one user, but that didn't work for me. Ofnuts over on gimp-forum.net wrote a plugin specifically to deal with this issue.

https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Remove-Tangents-Plugin

I hope you can figure out how you fixed it.

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2019-07-31 22:55:44 UTC (21 days ago)
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Hi Leon13DM,
I'd love to find out the solution to this. I had some of the developers looking
at this before but nothing ever came of it. A different mouse seemed to fix it
for one user, but that didn't work for me. Ofnuts over on gimp-forum.net wrote a
plugin specifically to deal with this issue.

https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Remove-Tangents-Plugin

I hope you can figure out how you fixed it.

I've never installed a plugin before, so forgive me for this, but for some reason, it's not letting me move the py file into the Plugins folder. Could I have some detailed instructions for that? I tried using the ones on the site I got it from, but it didn't work.

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2019-07-31 23:26:38 UTC (21 days ago)
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I've never installed a plugin before, so forgive me for this, but for some
reason, it's not letting me move the py file into the Plugins folder. Could I
have some detailed instructions for that? I tried using the ones on the site I
got it from, but it didn't work.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by .. "it's not letting me move the py file into the Plugins folder."

Try and be more specific about exactly what is happening and what Operating System you are using.

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2019-08-01 00:08:47 UTC (21 days ago)
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I'm not quite sure what you mean by .. "it's not letting me move the py file into the Plugins folder."

Try and be more specific about exactly what is happening and what Operating
System you are using.

My Operating System is Windows 10.

I opened GIMP's Preference menu and went to the "Plugins Folder". Then, I opened the UserApp/ Plugins Folder. Then, I opened my Windows Explorer, went to where the Plugin I downloaded was stored, and attempted to move it into the GIMP Plugin folder with my mouse, but nothing happened.

Attachments: * https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1229/original/GIMP_plugin.png

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2019-08-01 02:44:18 UTC (21 days ago)
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My Operating System is Windows 10.

I opened GIMP's Preference menu and went to the "Plugins Folder". Then, I
opened the UserApp/ Plugins Folder. Then, I opened my Windows Explorer, went to
where the Plugin I downloaded was stored, and attempted to move it into the GIMP
Plugin folder with my mouse, but nothing happened.

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https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1229/original/GIMP_plugin.png

That gimp dialog is for selecting which folder you store your plugins in. (Say you wanted to use the non-standard location, or add a second location to store your plugins)
You can't drag a file there.
Put simply, gimp doesn't need to be opened to install the plugin. Actually it should be closed so it can find the new plugin when it restarts, So copy or move the file using windows explorer only.

Have a look at this and adjust for your plugin. https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Adding-plug-ins-to-Gimp-2-10

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2019-08-01 14:09:16 UTC (20 days ago)
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That gimp dialog is for selecting which folder you store your plugins in. (Say
you wanted to use the non-standard location, or add a second location to store
your plugins)
You can't drag a file there.
Put simply, gimp doesn't need to be opened to install the plugin. Actually it
should be closed so it can find the new plugin when it restarts, So copy or move the file using windows explorer only.

Have a look at this and adjust for your plugin. https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-Adding-plug-ins-to-Gimp-2-10

Ah, thank you for the instruction. I moved the downloaded plugin into the GIMP Plugin folder now, according to the instructions you provided.

However, how do I turn it on?

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2019-08-01 15:44:22 UTC (20 days ago)
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Ah, thank you for the instruction. I moved the downloaded plugin into the GIMP
Plugin folder now, according to the instructions you provided.

However, how do I turn it on?

Ofnuts path tools typically come with a html about/help file(s)

Did you unzip the download? No good putting the zip in the plugins folder. Unzip gives two files.

ofn-remove-tangents.py which goes in C:\Users\"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins and ofn-remove-tangents.html which you can view with your web browser.

How to use it? ***Right click*** on the path to bring up the context menu. Find the entry down at the bottom in a 'Tools' section. Click on that to open the plugin setting.

see example screenshot.

Attachments: * https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1230/original/tools.jpg

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2019-08-01 16:06:28 UTC (20 days ago)
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Ofnuts path tools typically come with a html about/help file(s)

Did you unzip the download? No good putting the zip in the plugins folder.
Unzip gives two files.

ofn-remove-tangents.py which goes in C:\Users\"yourname"\AppData\Roaming\GIMP\2.10\plug-ins and ofn-remove-tangents.html which you can view with your web browser.

How to use it? ***Right click*** on the path to bring up the context menu. Find
the entry down at the bottom in a 'Tools' section. Click on that to open the
plugin setting.

see example screenshot.

Attachments: * https://www.gimpusers.com/system/attachments/1230/original/tools.jpg

Thank you again for the support. It turns out I downloaded the wrong one :P. I got the right one now. I'll have to fumbled around with it to see how well it does. Thank you!

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