On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Valerie <valerie_vk@...> wrote:
Overall, excellent. I would love to see something like this
implemented for Pen and Pencil.
- The idea of setting width as integer times a float is very good
imho. Did you borrow it somewhere? or it's yours? :)
- Spiro and Bezier as separate modes make sense (for now, Spiro would
disable profiles, but this will be fixed when LPEs can be stacked,
this is already being worked on), but I'm not sure about the other
buttons in your Mode switch. When I need straight lines, I just do
click-click-click in Pen as opposed to Pencil. As for the remaining
two buttons, what's the difference? Smoothness? That can be adjusted
by the Smooth parameter.
- Obviously Smooth only makes sense for Pencil, not Pen. It's long
overdue, it should have been added there long ago actually...
- I think the two drop-downs after Shape are a bit messy. First of
all, "calligraphic" should not be used as it refers to the
Calligraphic pen which is quite different. Then, I think a better
organization of the same options would be:
-- a Profile drop-down with options None (default), all the shape
presets, and Clipboard which takes the shape from clipboard. The "Last
used" is not needed because, once you choose some profile, it will of
course apply to all paths you create automatically. Next to it, a
repeat mode chooser (so it's available for all profiles, not only for
clipboard ones as in your proposal) and an Edit button which opens the
LPE dialog where further options can be adjusted.
-- a separate dash pattern drop-down, next to the markers selector;
both are simply disabled when Profile is not None (not that they are
not available for LPE paths, but they are simply confusing; power
users would still be able to use them on LPE paths via Fill&Stroke).
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