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gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions

Jun 22, 2012, 23:59
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gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
Hello to all gimp users!

I've been using gimp2.8 in a windows xp 64 bits and the color picker isn't working. I would like to know if in someone else's machine the same problem occur so I could report the bug. I've already tried to uninstall and install it again. In my home computer that runs ubuntu it works fine.

Another bug I noticed is that in the input area for scale and rotation tools the '|', the flashing text input bar, doesn't appear. I think it occur in other text bars as well.

Also, I have some ideas and suggestion to make... first I would like to know what you think of them, then I will suggest to the gimp devs or even try to code it myself. They are:

1- when you are using the scale or rotate tool and try to insert a guide, it doesn't close the tool.

2- add the option to snap guides at the border and/or center of layers bounds.

3 - add the option to autocrop layers to their limits (the same thing like when you do 'alpha to selection' then 'layers -> crop to selection') whenever you change it.

4 - add a checkbox button in the scale tool for scale from center. Maybe add also a keyboard shortcut for it.

There's other things I would like to see in gimp for it to be better, in my opinion, but these one's are the most important for me. I think it's a good way of doing things asking first in a forum, maybe there are plugins out there that already implements everything I wrote here...

Well, that's all for now... thanks for your patience reading this! Tongue
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Aug 22, 2012, 12:48
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
The color picker is working fine for me. I'm under Win7 Pro.

I also have the same bug on the text input bars (the text input field + progress bar all in the same control). Too hard to get the blinking caret to manually edit a value. Impossible to edit without having the progress thumb that take the mouse click.
I think this control is a mess. A simple textfield to edit value by hand and a progress bar at its left should have been much simpler and better. At least, the progress bar should not take mouse events when we hover the text value.
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Aug 26, 2012, 17:33
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
(Jun 22, 2012 23:59)freewanderer Wrote:  4 - add a checkbox button in the scale tool for scale from center. Maybe add also a keyboard shortcut for it.

This. Definitely this.
I want this too.
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Sep 3, 2012, 14:53
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
When loading Canon raw cr2's in v2.8 it thinks they're tiff files and crashes in Windows Vista. I'm doing something very wrong or what's up with this. Been using my same work flow since 2.4

I need a working version, Is 2.6 still downloadable?
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Sep 3, 2012, 15:29
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
(Sep 3, 2012 14:53)SteveSully Wrote:  When loading Canon raw cr2's in v2.8 it thinks they're tiff files and crashes in Windows Vista. I'm doing something very wrong or what's up with this. Been using my same work flow since 2.4

I've re-installed 2.6 and Ufraw, all is well - I'll stick with 2.6, thanks
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Sep 3, 2012, 17:31
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
I'm using vista and 2.8 and the colour picker works fine

I just tried the scale tool and there's no flashing text input bar in my one either. But as long as I click inside the text box I can still delete and alter the numbers in there.

I also noticed the same problem with the search box on my Firefox browser. No flashing input bar but if I click where the name of the search engine is then I can still write in new words. An improvement, so I found out, that was made to the browser but a lot of folks thought it was broken as not many people knew that this change had been made.

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Sep 4, 2012, 19:44
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
I'm not sure if bug or by design (sure I hope not), but what has happened to Color Balance tool?

It EXTREMELY difficult in 2.8 to tune the color balance of photographs without wrecking the naturality of colors. In 2.6 it was easy. This applies at least in Windows version.

it seems to me that "Range to adjust" is not overlapping anymore with each other. Or they are overlapping very very little and/or the effect is HUGE. I mean for example when I tune Midtones, Shadows remain almost completely untouched and you cannot fix this by tuning shadows after that; the colors are already looking awful and unnatural. Example:

Original
[Image: IMG-original.jpg]

-50 Midtone yellow in Gimp 2.6
[Image: IMG-2.6.jpg]

-50 Midtone yellow in Gimp 2.8
[Image: IMG-2.8.jpg]

Last one is broken as you can see on the yellow edges. There is no use for values above 10-20 or so. Being more gentle in those values help very little in the long run as the color depth (?) suffers still.
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Sep 4, 2012, 22:47
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
Hi,
I think that the freevanderer wanted to write eyedropper no colorpicker. That is already on the bug list.
But what about the opacity control? It still mix choices of the direction(number vz. manual) when I click on the area and make me insane sometimes.
And where is the history of paths? I´m on Win XP sp3.
and so... Gimp 2.8 bothersome surprise

SteveSuly:
Where is the 2.6 to download? I´m not satisfied with 2.8 too.
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Sep 6, 2012, 04:14 (This post was last modified: Sep 6, 2012 04:15 by camo.)
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RE: gimp 2.8 bug reports and suggestions
ofnuts:
The "history of paths" means the "dockable dialog" for paths. How better could I name it?
Thanks!
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