Scaling contest

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Fri Jul 1 00:03:18 CEST 2005

On Friday 01 July 2005 00:01, Michael Thaler wrote:
> OK, that definitely is an advantage. I just checked the GIMP. It scales the
> selection, too. If I understand correctly, a selection is just another
> layer, isn't it? So in prinicple I could just rescale the selection like I
> rescale an image?

Yes, that's true.

> By the way, the GIMP is quite a bit faster scaling images, I think.

They already use optimized mmx/altivec assembly and have a vastly more 
efficient way of getting at pixels (on the other hand, simple filters
become a horror to write), and finally, there's more than ten years of
optimization in the Gimp.

Boudewijn Rempt
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