Gimp 2 - no rectangle or circle draw options???

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Gimp 2 - no rectangle or circle draw options???

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I know this isnt really an Oolite question but im sure there are people here who know tha answer to this question - how do you draw rectangles or circles in Gimp2? there dont seem to be the basic tools that all other painting applications have?
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Post by hacht »

Maybe there's a better way to do it ... and I've German menues, so the names can vary:

mark a circle or a rectangle with the selection tool
menu edit -> border
set border width, [ok]
fill circle with desired color or pattern

Afaik, it's done the same way in Photoshop.

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Post by Griff »

If you want just the outline of the shape, do as hacht says and mark a circle or a rectangle with the selection tool, then from the edit menu choose 'stroke selection...'.

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Thanks guys
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Caught me on the hop the first time I used GIMP too - but now I wouldn't have it any other way!!
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I found gimp to be unuser friendly so i switched to
http://paint.net/ is a very nice program to use.
Unfortunately its windows only
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yes, i have paint.net installed as well and also find it easier to use - i loaded gimp 2.0 when i thought lighting effects depended on these packages and didnt realise they were scripted - if theres no obvious advantage to gimp then using paint.net is certainly easier and there are loads of plugins available
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Rustybolts wrote:I found gimp to be unuser friendly
Its inteface is a bit "ununsual" for windows user, but it's free and you can script it with several languages... User friendliness varies with users.
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saint wrote:
Rustybolts wrote:I found gimp to be unuser friendly
Its inteface is a bit "ununsual" for windows user, but it's free and you can script it with several languages... User friendliness varies with users.
The I refers to me as a user, O.k I found it unorthodox then. I mostly use linux just have windows on my netbook as i use it for gaming. :)
I don't know how completed this is but there is a version of paint.net for linux
http://code.google.com/p/paint-mono/
STE.+ Firefly/Dragonfly + BlackJacksbullion v.1.23 link below.
http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=ca16 ... f6e8ebb871
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