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Another new member but not a new user

Jun 26, 2013, 20:18
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Another new member but not a new user
Hello,

My name is Tom. I have been using gimp for about 10 years. I can't remember the version I started with but I can say that I have seen, and enjoyed, the development over the years.

I am by no means an expert but I have found that if I stay with a project I will get the desired affects that I am after.

Over the years I have gone through a lot of skills development.
- repairing scanned photos (older photos) removing wrinkles and surface blemishes
- cutting images out of photos with the objective of seamless edge transition to transparency
- resizing images for desk tops
- doing skin blemish touch-ups

I could go on and on but I will say this, if I don't get the finished product that I set out to achieve, I know it's me. I might have to try several approaches, do some web searching, even just play with around multiple features, in the end gimp has never lets me down. Getting there has always been fun.

If you are a new gimper, stay with it. If your an old gimper I am sure we'll have a lot to talk about.

Tommygee
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Jun 26, 2013, 22:37
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RE: Another new member but not a new user
Hi Tom,
Welcome! Smile I've been using gimp for about 6 years(kinda forgot how long)

Seems like you have a lot of experience so you could really help out here, and maybe I could learn a thing a two, awesome!

I like the new interface where you can click the sliders & they have two sections(fine click and general value) It took a little getting use to but now I like it!

Good to have you here!

To every other newbie, same goes to you whatever your experience level is!
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Jun 27, 2013, 17:18
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RE: Another new member but not a new user
I too like the slide feature of the new UI. Generally I like most everything about 2.8.x. But I do have an issue with panning while zoomed in.

All the way up-to and through versions 2.6.x. while working details, zoomed-in to 800% or so, when I would PAN (hold down the Space-bar, hold down the left-mouse, drag the mouse) it was always a smooth image drag. Since the introduction of 2.8.x Panning has become a nightmare. It's extremely choppy and it freezes up for short periods of time, basically it's a step backwards from what I have become accustom to. The real problem is, when I am working an image (cutting, painting, etc.) I am zoomed-in at least 95% of the time. So this has become a real annoyance.

I have to believe that it has already been addressed. Someone besides me must have reported this. Actually, I am hoping there is already a patch or a plug-in, or a fix of some kind, that I can get to correct it.

Perhaps I am just a creature of habit but I'd like to get PANNING working the way it has always worked.

If you, or anyone else that might read this, have any ideas where I might find a fix I sure would appreciate you pointing me in the right direction.

Thanks
tommygee


(Jun 26, 2013 22:37)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Hi Tom,
Welcome! Smile I've been using gimp for about 6 years(kinda forgot how long)

Seems like you have a lot of experience so you could really help out here, and maybe I could learn a thing a two, awesome!

I like the new interface where you can click the sliders & they have two sections(fine click and general value) It took a little getting use to but now I like it!

Good to have you here!

To every other newbie, same goes to you whatever your experience level is!
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Jun 28, 2013, 08:32
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RE: Another new member but not a new user
I know I mentioned last that I would be away for the weekend but I'm just itching to reply if just once LOL.

Several things to consider:

- When working on image, if its a high-resolution, try to purge your undo history every now and then(it can bog it down some/waste ram)

-Could be hardware related:
read through this entire article, if you make a wrong setting it could slow down the program/make unresponsive
http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-using-setup...cache.html

- Could be how windows renders zoomed in pixels, try zoom levels > 800% (example: 750%, 400%)

- Try working with a lower resolution/screen resolution picture (1300width, 1024x786, 800x600)

- As a last resort, especially if your a brush user (back up any added brushes you have first) You can download the portable gimp 2.8 (search for it on the portableapps site)
excerpt:
Quote:Known Issues
The GIMP Portable ... installer will delete any user-added brushes. This will be fixed in the next release.
I've found the portable version to be stable in some areas, but I think you maybe zoomed in too far or the resolution of the picture is high, gimp, in my experience lags a little in rendering with resolution in 1500wx900 +

Let me know if any of these worked.
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Jun 28, 2013, 10:14
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RE: Another new member but not a new user
The "portable" versions have the very same code for the graphics core and the UI as the non portable ones. The only difference lies in how they deal with their "environment" (user profiles, locating other executables...). Of course a portable version may temporarily include more fixes than a regular one, but that may change the next time around. Plus there are several portable Gimp builds from several sources...

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Jun 28, 2013, 14:29
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Last night, when I go home, I did some web searching and lo and behold I found the fixSmile There's a new release of gimp out, 2.8.6, that fixed my problem. I was using 2.8.4. It's amazing what a version release makes.

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Jun 28, 2013, 15:14
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RE: Another new member but not a new user
The real fix is to move to Linux, it's like quitting smoking (I have done both, and I was a very heavy smoker):
- the first days are hard, but you get over it, especially with the help of ex-users
- you experience withdrawal symptoms for several months, but nothing major
- you eventually rediscover plenty of things, the smell or grass, the taste of your food, fast boot times, easy software installation
- your blood pressure decreases significantly while your life expectancy (and you computer's) increase

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