Krita Workspace Proposal + Mock-ups
valerie_vk at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 8 10:21:05 CET 2008
> That should be doable,
Of course! I wouldn't be proposing it otherwise. :) Krita
is very configurable as is, which is the important first step
(though... I have a few proposals to make the interface even
Initial workspace concepts can be simple, and more features be
added as things progress. The thing is that a workspace is not
just the GUI settings: it's also what resources (brushes,
templates etc) go with them. :P
> and it could be interesting to have koffice-wide, too.
> Like a "nanowrimo workspace" and an "angry-letter" workspace
> in KWord.
I have no idea how workspaces could be used in a word processor. XD
Shouldn't templates do the work for most of the tasks?
A "text" workspace vs a "coding" workspace or the likes could
work though (actually, I have no idea what nanowrimo means...)
I wouldn't mind workspaces in vector programs though, for
Illustration, Icon design and Graphs. There are subtle differences
in settings (such as whether to maintain stroke width or not,
and snapping) that are annoying to re-tweak each time.
> I've always wanted a toolbox metaphor for brushes -- like in
> http://www.billbaxter.com's applications, but with drawers for
> brushes, for pencils and so on.
Drawers eh? Why not? Actually, my proposal is simply to have a
special type of toolbar where you can click a button and get the
Load Brush > Folder >
Load Folder >
This way, you can load a whole folder of presets at a time, and
nest it to the left (or anywhere else) as though they were "normal"
tools. In an "advanced" workspace system, for say... a watercolor
workspace, the menu would look more like this:
Watercolor Fine Set
Watercolor Rough Set
Watercolor (whatever) Set
Load other folder >
This isn't needed yet, but could one day be useful (maybe several
years from now) when a user has not just over a hundred hundred
brushes, but several dozen folders too (it's the little things
that make life easier. I know I Hate scrolling through several
dozen fonts at a time, for example, especially when I only use
a few at a time).
I know it may sound like overkill to give a user the option of
having so many folders, but it allows new users to try out different
Aww... no autopackages yet. Eeek though, good luck on all the extra
work. How do you manage to work on so many things at a time?
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