After a too long summer break I give you a preview of one feature in the next version of GIMP – the unified transformation tool. It combines the tools for moving, rotating, scaling, shearing and for changing the perspective in one tool with a nice and sleek user interface.
The UI design has been done mostly by Peter Sikking. He has also had his hands in the nice free selection tool design.
This unified transformation tool shall be used with visual feedback on the canvas. The old tool will stay around for work where numbers are important. So this is not a replacement but an addition.
00:00:00 General rumblings
00:01:20 GIMPMagazine 4
00:02:26 GIMP 2.9
00:02:26 The Transform Tools of 2.8
00:04:00 Loss of sharpness – unavoidable with transformation
00:04:35 The new Unified Transform Tool UI
00:07:50 Better results due to only one calculation
00:09:00 Peter Sikking, UI architect
00:10:20 The UI design determines your work flow
00:10:41 No replacement for the traditional tools
00:11:33 Final words
00:11:50 End of video
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