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drawing smooth lines (tool)

#1 User is offline   Hanbaal 

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 06:30 AM

Hello folks!
Gimp is awesome except has anyone made a tool that smooths out the line you just drew?
I found the smooth path plugin (for drawing with paths) but paths take a little too long to do for the stuff i want to do.

I guess this is a commonly asked question. Are there just problems with making a tool like this for gimp? I sort of cant believe that nobody has tried. It could really make a lot of people love gimp.

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#2 User is offline   Kasami 

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Posted 22 January 2011 - 07:44 AM

Can you provide examples of what you mean? Screenshots of what you would like the program to do?
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 01:50 PM

Sorry dude i have not been able to log on for some reason.
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What i mean is something that just straightens out the lines i draw automatically.
so if i drew a wobbly line, (like the top line) as soon as i let go of the mouse button the line straightens (like the bottom line).
These pictures are exaggerated, i would not want it to smooth out that much!
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Programs that have it also have a way to change the amount it smooths (vital).
Basically i cant draw straightish (not absolutely straight) lines quickly.
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 10:41 PM

Perhaps you should be drawing with the paths tools, I can't think of anything that grabs the first and last points then straightens the line.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:08 AM

It would take points from all along the line i think. Less points would produce a less complicated line i guess.
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Posted 22 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

The development version (2.7) has line smoothing:

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Though it still won't make you "kind of a circle" into a true circle.

If you want real geometric shapes, I'd suggest trying inkscape.

[EDIT] To draw straight lines just shift-click from endpoint to endpoint.

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#7 User is offline   Gabby 

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 01:57 AM

The last post suggested trying Inkscape for auto smoothing lines.

Yes indeed, Inkscape has a line/freehand drawing tool which you can even adjust the amount of smoothing you want
before you draw the line.

Have you tried Inkscape ?
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Posted 23 February 2011 - 04:25 PM

The old Blur/Level adjust trick for black lines. I set Gaussean blur to 17px (just where the slider stopped; lol). :)

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