January 19, 2008
I'm thankful to Kate for defending Gimp, the open source image editor, when it was totally getting on my nerves. She points out that there is a consistency to its UI approach, a kind of dogged literal-mindedness. And I know I've been a bit programmed by the way other programs work. And it scares me that I have trouble switching mental gears to get along with it.
Still... no damn excuse for not having a basic "shape" tool for making rectangles and ellipses. Seriously. Look at all these buttons! They couldn't spare one? From , from "Rectangle Select" to "Dodge/Burn", not one for making a damn square.
Kate argues that I am using the wrong tool, should use Inkscape or something, but I thought I was just doing some basic screen mockup hacking, so didn't want to get into vector-y things...