This sounds great. I haven't "played" with tux paint for a while so
forgive me if this is already there. How about the 'moving van' in
kidpix to easily and more accurately place stamps, text etc by using
the arrow keys.
On 08/02/2006, at 6:36 AM, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> Numerous people have requested 'selection' tools in Tux Paint.
> This is one of a few major things Tux Paint lacks, compared to more
> professional (or at least 'typical') graphics tools.
> (The other major ones I would imagine being cropping, and file- and
> file-format-related things, like opening/saving from arbitrary folders,
> and reducing color depth and then saving a GIF :^) )
> Here's my proposal. Please feel free to comment here on the list!
> The idea I have is to add a set of selection tools that are accessible
> from the selector on the right side of the screen (where stamps,
> fonts, etc. appear). A "Scissors" icon (or something similar) would be
> present in the toolbar on the left side of the screen, which would
> these tools. (Much like the "Shapes" icon brings up the various
> The selection tools themselves would be some of the typical ones we're
> used to from other drawing programs:
> * Rectangular selection
> * Oval selection
> * Freehand ("lasso") selection
> * Fuzzy ("magic wand") selection (select-by-color) [this one is a
> * Stamp selection [*]
> Along with these tools would be some selection-based actions:
> * Cut (remove, and store in clipboard)
> * Copy (store in clipboard, but do not change the canvas)
> * Paste (paste what's in the clipboard; would act similar to Stamps)
> Perhaps additionally:
> * Create Stamp (turn what's selected into an actual Stamp)
> Note that "Paste", if it was truly similar to using a stamp, would
> the sliding scale and mirror/flip buttons to be available, as well.
> Also note that it might be best if "Create Stamp", once press, would
> switch Tux Paint into "Stamp" tool mode, with the newly-created stamp
> selected. (Or would that be to jarring?)
> What do people think of this? Comments? Suggestions? Ideas?
> [*] I have what I think is a clever means by which stamps can be
> I discussed it some in the #tux4kids IRC channel this morning,
> but will post the details on the 'tuxpaint-devel' mailing list.
> I imagine it'd be a bit too technically detailed for
> to care about.
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