Posted 01 July 2006 - 03:31 AM
I just d/l'd and installed the latest Gimp for Windows (binary install) (v2.2.11). I just discovered the GFig plugin, and wanted to use it, but it seemed that not all of the features described at http://www.picnic.de.../gfig_main.html. That page claims that version 1.3 of GFig is included with the Gimp distro as of (eek!) eight years ago. It also includes a screenshot.
My GFig plugin looks only vaguely like the screenshot -- it apparently has a lot of features missing. I downloaded the Gimp source code, to see what the plugin source code looked like. File gfig.c in the source distro claims to be version 0.2.
So, three questions: Why isn't v1.3 really included in the Gimp distro? How can I get v1.3 installed (I don't have a C compiler for Windows)? Is there a more recent version than 1.3 (ie, is anyone maintaining this)?
Posted 01 July 2006 - 05:10 AM
I would further suggest that the features that are "missing" from the dialog are not really missing; they have just been incorporated into the dialog in a more standard manner (for example, there is no need for individual controls of the "brush options" because they are available with the "Browse..." button).
Posted 14 July 2006 - 09:41 AM
Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:52 AM
Your questions have been covered by the other posts. It is not complicated, just a bit cumbersome, make sure you are on the correct tool for what you want to do.
wrote this before seeing the other posts
It does say at the very start of the (old) page you reference
Gfig Release 1.3 now part of Gimp distribution.
It is all there, only the interface has changed, I suppose because of the integration.
The tools are horizontal instead of vertical. Grid options are there.
The preview is on your canvas instead of in the plugin
The brush style and size, colours, gradients and patterns, initially are what is current in the gimp tools.
Only thing really missing is the list of objects.
here is the comparison http://i.imgur.com/ev4Oa.jpg
This is a very limited but useful vector tool, if you need something more sophisticated in the way of vectors maybe look at Inkscape.
just keep pluging away.