- 1 2.10
- 2 3.0
- 3 Mindstorm: Miscellaneous ideas
- 3.1 More accepted separator characters inside GimpNumberPairEntry
- 3.2 Export/Save specifications for non-dirty (clean) images
- 3.3 Add support for angular guides
- 3.4 Support capturing the cursor inside the Screenshot plugin for Windows
- 3.5 Support layer modes/masks in transform previews
- 3.6 Support selecting guides by location with the align tool
- 3.7 Create a plugin for laying out text inside the selection
- 4 See also
This list is all 2.10 bugs with 2.10 milestone sorted into:
- Blocks the release = something that had worked before got broken / only partially works after major changes
- Would be nice to have = feature request we have no time for, or a minor bug that doesn't affect too many people
Blocks the release
|test and fix the merged PSD GSoC branch||Yes|
|port all file plugins to GEGL and GIO||work in progress|
|deprecate all of libgimp/gimpcolor_pdb.h, replacements in libgimp/gimpdrawablecolor_pdb.h||No|
|Exporting animation barely works after the GEGL port||work in progress|
|MyPaint brushes on its own package||work in progress||https://github.com/mypaint/mypaint/pull/538|
|Replace HSV selector with LCH, allow using floats in color selectors||Yes||L, C, and H now available as selection criterion in Git master|
|#316479||The Perspective Tool creates an empy image instead of transforming it||Yes||#768d066|
|#723213||colors/levels/auto is broken for high bitdepth images||Yes||fcecafa|
|#728607||Patch to make divide blend mode work at 32-bit floating point||Yes||60847cc|
|#736701||LCMS2 rounding errors cause problems with certain GIMP blend modes||Yes||0ce364e|
|#753412||New Canvas rotation feature rotates brush||No|
|#762443||Levels tool Output Level sliders works incorrectly||No|
Would be nice to have
|#51112||Support layer masks on layer groups||No||it's originally among 2.10 goals, so maybe it's a blocker?|
|#122862||Some settings in Tool Options are too long||work in progress||Mostly done, still need to set the "ellipsize" property of the combos|
|#158192||add thumbnail loader for TIFF images||No||new tiff plugin needs checking|
|#320447||Fast switching between "color managed display" and "softproof"||work in progress||Elle is unhappy, there seems to be a compromise reached|
|#344684||Greyscale (no alpha) clipboard brushes are of the wrong type||Yes||bcc3437|
|#357818||TWAIN plug-in should skip scanner selection if there is just one scanner available||work in progress||patches are in the bug-357818 branch|
|#358141||Add session management for plug-in windows||work in progress||patch with a workaround available|
|#363738||pick better size and position of the initial image window||No||patch prototyped only|
|#382688||Export layers as pages to PDF file||work in progress||available patch doesn't apply to master anymore|
|#553855||Bucket fill colour is always blended with filled pixel colour when threshold > 0||Yes||572d556|
|#556608||Monitor color profile is not applied to filter preview||Yes||9c99d61|
|#575744||exif tags and embedded color space profile not synchronized||No|
|#589371||Improve default set of resources||work in progress||Patches available|
|#599573||Remember dialog defaults between Gimp sessions||work in progress|
|#601821||Retrieve multiple images from TWAIN data source||work in progress||patches are in the bug-357818 branch|
|#637313||Should be possible to copy/paste whole layers in a single step||Yes||67863da|
|#640613||support for exporting CMYK TIFF format||work in progress||the code needs to be integrated into the existing TIFF plug-in|
|#642938||scripts that require brushes that GIMP no longer installs||work in progress||initial patch available|
|#648776||Mirror painting||work in progress|
|#661953||Modernize autotools configuration||No||initial patch provided, didn't pass sanity check|
|#664748||Move Tool doesn't move||No|
|#667862||Allow mouse to optionally configure tablet devices||Yes||439a3ff|
|#676768||Filters not working on layer groups||No|
|#690265||libgimp/gimptilebackendplugin.c provides no pyramid||No||probably is a blocker|
|#706309||GIMP does not display “Save As” button In “Quit GIMP” pop up||Yes||0089a01|
|#727270||Proposal to add gimp_metadata_set_from_iptc||No|
|#728633||Improvements to the file-raw plugin||work in progress||the three remaining patches are available in branch bug-728633|
|#731279||Tool Preset Editor not working correctly||Yes||d1e3d7c|
|#735895||Precision Conversion "Dithering" dialog||work in progress||Dialog defaults are saved now, the rest is to be done|
|#735992||Add more resolutions/templates to the New file dialog of GIMP||work in progress||Patch available in the icons-wip branch|
|#743034||file-tiff-load crashes if I try to open a BigTIFF file||No||needs to be checked against the new tiff loader|
|#745360||Feature-Request n-point-deformation tool||work in progress||probably won't have the time to polish it to enable by default for 2.10|
|#748060||Force parameter on Tool Options is ignored when there is dynamics force||No|
|#750180||Fix different ways of writing Plug-in Plug-In Plugin||No||available patch didn't pass sanity check|
|#750940||Make the histogram (dialog, Levels, Curves, etc) default to show RGB instead of Value||work in progress||patch available|
|#751548||Support for Cineon and DPX file formats||No||Outdated initial plugin available, needs much work|
|#757057||The installation of .dll's into the plug-ins-subdirectory by additional plug-ins can cause malfunction of others||No|
|#759904||Some icons can't be set from the icon theme||Yes||15d9f4a|
|#765163||Properly support the new-style built-in full screen mode of Mac OS X (version 10.7 and later)||No||depends on changes in GTK+, needs checking|
|#766988||Colors applied to images are not color managed||work in progress||most likely should be closed as resolved|
|#767650||Uncommitted scissors selection is discarded in cases where some other selections get committed||Yes||b4120e3|
|#768772||Apply dynamics to MyPaint brush||No|
|#769550||Test GTK+ patch for keyboard shortcuts for non-English locales||work in progress||We only need to test the patched GTK+, then bump deps|
|#769820||Cannot enter Iptc information when no metadata is available and fails to write it to file when it is||work in progress||mitch promised to apply the patch with some changes|
|#769960||animated WebP loader is not properly handling blending and transparency||work in progress||patch available for further review (code style improved)|
|#769976||[PATCH] Save as JPEG ignore quality setting||Yes||07eb13c|
|#770171||Mypaint eraser won't work unless there is an alpha channel||Yes|
|#770241||GeglBuffer leaks when using GIMP to cut a selection||No|
|#770424||Themes: insensitive menu item are not readable||No|
|#772126||Toolbox left panel resizes itself and can't be reset to the original narrower width||No|
|#772785||Quit dialog should exit when all the images in the list have been saved.||No|
|#774622||Transform Tools handles on canvas||No|
|#774890||"Keyboard shortcuts" dialog does not show all actions||No|
|#774971||Display errors outputted by GEGL||No|
|#775002||Vertical black lines appear to the left and right of the eye and chain icon on mouse hover in the Layers dock||No|
|#775134||mypaint-brush: Saved color in a brush isn't taken into account||No|
|complete the Unified Transform tool||No|
|complete the Warp Transform tool||No|
|complete the Seamless Clone tool||No|
|public API for handling text layers data, so that the PSD plugin could make use of text layers||No|
|merge and complete the new unit entry widget||No|
Blocks the release
- make sure all custom widgets are themed on GTK+3
Would be nice to have
To be decided upon.
Mindstorm: Miscellaneous ideas
This chapter is a very un-organized list of ideas/suggestions that were discussed by GIMP developers. It contains enough ideas for enhancement requests and other small changes, and it should be the perfect place for new GIMP developers to find an idea on what should they do.
I'm rating the ideas by an approximation of how hard do they seem so you'll know what to tackle first. However, remember that this is just an approximation.
More accepted separator characters inside GimpNumberPairEntry
Estimated Hacking level: easy
GimpNumberPairEntry is the widget used in all the rectangle selection tools, for specifying the ratio between the width and height of the selection. This widget is like a regular entry, except for the fact that it can accept two numbers separated by some predefined separator character.
It was recently discussed on the IRC (July 2010) that GimpNumberPairEntry's should have the possibility of accepting any non-digit character as a separator. For example :/ are a valid separators for ratios, xX,are a valid separators for exact sizes and in some cases even more separators would be considered logical.
Instead of trying to guess what should be considered a valid separator, it was suggested that any non-digit character would be accepted as a separator (we don't say that just punctuation characters are valid since then we ignore x and X). Now, in order to not change the api of the widget we can't omit the separator argument on the constructor.
We should either add a new function that enables using any non-digit character as a separator or make this the default behaviour. If anyone wants to do this, consult guiguru before also about what to do with erroneous inputs (such as "100:50:20" - should this be 100 and 50? or maybe 100 and 5020? The current behaviour is that if an erroneous input is given, it's ignored and the previous state is restored).
Export/Save specifications for non-dirty (clean) images
Estimated Hacking level: ?
Should we allow to re-export/re-save an image which was opened and no changes were made to it?
In addition to the fact that there doesn't seem to be any reason to export what you just imported back to the same file, this may even cause loss of quality/information. For example, when using lossy formats such as JPEG you will probably lose quality with each time you import and then export. Also,this is especially critical with images that were imported from one of the non-native formats (i.e. non XCF formats) since we may loose information in every such export (For example, gimp can import PSDs and ignore features it doesn't support, but if we re-export it the original information which is not supported by gimp will be lost). It doesn't seem smart to encourage this loss of quality and information...
Note that this should probably be consistent between saving and exporting; We won't allow saving an image to the original file if it wasn't modified only if we also apply the same restriction on exporting.
One last note: some file plugins import images and make changes to them during the import (for example, the JPEG plugin can rotate an image during import based on it's exif data). Should we allow these plugins to mark the imported image as dirty so that it can be saved again? [Editors note]: As far as I know there is no function to mark an image as dirty, so this will probably require the addition of a new PDB procedure.
Add support for angular guides
Estimated Hacking level: Easy-Medium Medium-Hard
In short: add support for guides with an arbitary angle (and not limited to 0 degrees/90 degrees. You'll need to take a look (at least) at the following files app/display/gimpdisplayshell-draw.c, app/core/gimpimage-guides.c, app/core/gimpguide.c).
Edit: Actually, any api change you'll make to existing function will force you to change these:
That's many many files - so annoying... It may be easier to introduce angular guides as new types of objects...
Support capturing the cursor inside the Screenshot plugin for Windows
Estimated Hacking level: Easy (If you have some windows programming expirience)
As the title states, unlike the unix version of the screenshot plugin, the windows version can not capture the cursor. Adding a support for this would be great! For thos who want to get a reference, you can see an article about how to get the bitmap of the cursor here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc301524.aspx. Note that some of the links in the article are broken, but you should be able to find the ones with the code.
Support layer modes/masks in transform previews
Estimated Hacking level: ?
Layer blending modes are currently disabled during transformation previews, due to the fact that they require a bit more processing. A small enhancement would be to add a check-box to enable layer modes during transformation previews. This is sometimes essential for getting the transformation right =) The same goes for enabling layer masks during transformation previews.
Support selecting guides by location with the align tool
Estimated Hacking level: Easy-Medium
Allow to pick a guide by it's x/y location with the align tool instead of fighting the cursor to select it
Create a plugin for laying out text inside the selection
Estimated Hacking level: ? Requires some knowledge of pango and cairo
Create a plugin that will allow taking a text layer and adding spaces/line-breaks so that it will flow into the selection. You may get some basic hints on how to do this from the following mail that was sent to the Pango mailing list - http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg01373.html