A couple of problems using Krita

Sven Langkamp sven.langkamp at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 12:36:39 CEST 2009

On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:28 PM, David <wizzardx at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 9, 2009 at 12:16 PM, Boudewijn Rempt<boud at valdyas.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, David wrote:
> >
> >> Hi there.
> >>
> >> Sorry if this is the wrong list, I couldn't find a krita users
> mailinglist.
> >
> > No, this is perfectly fine!
> Ah, thanks. I was worried because it is listed as a developers page:
> http://www.kde.org/mailinglists/
> "krita - for Krita developers "
> If it's okay for users to ask questions here too, maybe you can ask
> for the description to be changed?
> > This is 1.6, I guess? Because 2.0 is even more annying :-(. There, the
> > scroll wheel scrolls the page, because that's default for all of KOffice.
> > This is definitely something we will want to address, though. But that
> > won't help you _now_, I'm afraid.
> I'm using the latest version in Debian Sid. Help/About says "Krita
> 1.6.3 (Using KDE 3.5.10)", which looks a bit strange because I'm using
> KDE 4.2 (also Debian Sid).

That's because your version of Krita is still build with the old kdelibs
which can be installed in parallel to KDE 4.

> Is it possible that this (zooming, and towards the mouse pointer)
> could be added as an option somewhere in Krita's settings, so that
> mouse scroll zooms instead of scrolling up and down,?

Yes, it just hasn't been done yet. See also

> >
> > This is more difficult, since in Krita (unlike in Gimp), layers are
> > all of an infinite size, which means that each layer fills the whole
> > image size (and beyond). So you can start painting anywhere on a layer,
> > move the layer and continue painting on a newly exposed area.  But that
> > also makes it hard to do "click-through" to transparent areas.  I had
> > the same problem when I was doing a collage of KOffice screenshots,
> > I was always moving the wrong layer because I thought I could just click
> > on it.
> >
> > If might be implementable in the move tool, though. I'll think on that.
> >
> One way to do it (which I think Gimp does), is when you use the Move
> tool, is find the highest non-transparent pixel in the layers, and
> then select that (and then start moving).
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