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Comment: Re:Any chance we can draw circles and boxes now (Score 1) 639

by Enselic (#25219837) Attached to: GIMP 2.6 Released

Why are you listening to him? He is a random person on the internet.

The train of thought rather usually goes like this: "It is already doable but rather awkward to use. I don't need this feature very often though, and I have more interesting/important things to work on."

The GIMP developers would of course not reject a patch that implemented this in a nice way.

Announcements

+ - GIMP 2.4 Released 3

Submitted by Enselic
Enselic (933809) writes "After almost three years since the release of GIMP 2.2, the GIMP developers have just announced the release of GIMP 2.4.

The release notes speaks of scalable bitmap brushes, redesigned rectangle/ellipse selection tools, redesigned crop tool, a new foreground selection tool, a new align tool, reorganized menu layouts, improved zoomed in/zoomed out image display quality, improved priting and color management support and a new perspective clone tool."
Operating Systems

+ - 2.6.24-rc1 Adds Up to Be Biggest Ever->

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eldavojohn
eldavojohn writes "The latest release candidate of the Linux kernel is massive. One reader pointed out it is 1,565,010 lines of code & Linus Torvalds noted, "In short, we just had an unusually large amount of not just x86 merges, but also tons of new drivers (wireless networking stands out, but is by no means the only thing — we've got dvb, regular wired network, mmc etc all joining in), and a fair amount or architecture stuff, filesystems, networking etc too." Well, hopefully all these improvements — especially the wireless improvements — bring the Linux kernel one step closer to the general public."
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Graphics

+ - Picture scaling error in graphical softwares->

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Eric Brasseur
Eric Brasseur writes "Every picture scaling software I could test makes a gross error: the gamma of the picture being scaled is not taken into account. This makes that for example a pixel that should be at 50% brightness can get only 22% brightness. Depending on the kind of picture, the damage can be quite important. I wrote a page to explain the whole: www.4p8.com/eric.brasseur/gamma.html"
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