[CREATE] [Mypaint-discuss] Multiple viewports (for MyPaint, but Gimp/Krita/whoever too?)

Boudewijn Rempt boud at valdyas.org
Thu Jul 21 00:40:52 PDT 2011

On Thursday 21 July 2011 Jul, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Andrew Chadwick
> <a.t.chadwick at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm twiddling away on an unofficial branch of MyPaint which splits the
> > view of the single working document into multiple viewports, in a
> > split-screen manner:
> >
> > -
> > http://gitorious.org/~achadwick/mypaint/achadwick-mypaint/commits/split-view
> > - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Split_screen_%28computer_graphics%29
> >
> > Each split has its own translation, zoom, rotation and mirroring. This
> > can be used to provide something of a poor man's overview widget, or a
> > usable mixer palette in a corner of the painting which can be picked
> > from when working in the opposite corner, or just a pair of zoomed in
> > and zoomed out views.
> There is an ancient feature request for the ability to rotate the canvas
> in GIMP - https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55367 -
> I always thought ofit as interesting, and I expect that a pure GEGL rendering
> stack and reworking of the UI will enable GIMP to implement something like this.

Canvas rotation is so useful for artists that people like Animtim and Deevad rig up game controllers to easily rotate while painting :-)

> Splitting a window, AFAIK, had not been thought of - there is support
> for multiple views of an image, with different zoom levels, thrught he use of
> multiple windows to the same image.

Krita has split views, but in a limited way -- only horizontal _or_ vertical splits, and only one document per window. It's also buggy enough that I'm considering removing it.

Boudewijn Rempt
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