Brush spacing / rotate / scale

Matthew Woehlke mw_triad at
Fri Nov 16 00:30:39 CET 2007

Boudewijn Rempt wrote:
> On Thursday 15 November 2007, Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>> Not real-time as in 'as I drag the mouse around I see what I could
>> paint', but as in 'as soon as I draw this segment, I see what I have so
>> far'. Both PS and GIMP have this; Krita does not. Both PS and GIMP also
>> allow mixing lines and freehand, and allow you to determine when to
>> "lift the brush" (which has the pleasant side effect of making a
>> "polyline tool" redundant); again, Krita lacks this.
> Ah, I see what you mean here. You want an update while moving the pointer to 
> the place where you're going to set the next knot. In 2.0, Karbon's path tool 
> already does that -- so I guess that's going to be really easy to have in 
> Krita, too.

Er, no (didn't we agree that would be hard/slow?)... just, once I click, 
go ahead and paint what I just clicked (which sort-of only applies to 
the polyline tool). Except that what I really want is my shift key :-).

>> Oh, and paying closer attention, there are a *lot* of tools that could
>> all be folded into one good path tool.
> People keep telling me that. However, rather more people keep telling me they 
> are so glad that Krita gives them lines, ellipses, rectangles etc. out of the 
> box. So I think we'll keep them for now. 

Oh, we should absolutely have rectangle and ellipse (heck, why not 
"super-ellipse"? ;-) )... but do they really need their own buttons, as 
opposed to some good way to auto-create (editable!) paths of those shaped?

> [snippage]

Maybe I'll stop trying to comment on tool layout now, except to say: it 
feels like Krita is suffering from Ye Olde Problem of exposing too much 
of the internal mechanics in its UI, leading to an interface that makes 
sense to those that intimately understand the code, but is confusing and 
seemingly nonsensical to everyone else.

Food for thought; that's how the tool layout feels to me, as a user.

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