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Select/Delete path nodes plugin?
#1
Would it ever be possible to create a plugin to use regular selection or paint tools to select actual path nodes and not just strokes like the delete strokes plugin? 

Just wondered if there is something inherent about gimp that would prevent that type of plugin.

Cheers
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#2
Possible(*) but a rare use case IMHO:

- If you want to delete random nodes, you can delete them directly instead of making a tiny selection around them
- if you want to delete a bunch of contiguous nodes, just delete the segments at the ends of the group to isolate it on a stroke, delete the stroke, and then re-connect if necessary.

(*) Although there is no real way to go directly from a selected area to specific nodes it contains. You have to check all the nodes of all the strokes.
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#3
Edge Case is apparently my middle name.  Tongue

I use gimp paths way more than your average bear. I've tried many times to dual wield gimp and inkscape and always end up frustrated at the minor differences in the way things work so I'm constantly hitting the wrong shortcuts and such. I've done many truly vector projects in inkscape from start to finish, but most of the time it's more a raster based project that needs some vector work. I've learned to work around most of the quirks in gimp paths, but some bugs will just never get fixed. (Like those small tangents) You still can't copy/paste paths successfully between inkscape and gimp without problems which makes working between the two even more difficult.

Quote:- If you want to delete random nodes, you can delete them directly instead of making a tiny selection around them

Of course, but when dealing with big complicated paths this can take forever.

Quote:- if you want to delete a bunch of contiguous nodes, just delete the segments at the ends of the group to isolate it on a stroke, delete the stroke, and then re-connect if necessary.

This is something I didn't consider and is brilliant. I'm glad I took the time to ask.  Big Grin

Thanks!

Now I'll start holding my breath for path layer groups in the core.
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#4
(02-01-2019, 11:22 PM)akovia Wrote:
Quote:- If you want to delete random nodes, you can delete them directly instead of making a tiny selection around them

Of course, but when dealing with big complicated paths this can take forever.

Number of mouses moves is anyway going to be pretty much the same, except that to directly delete you click and to select for deletion you'll have to drag.
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