[LAU] [OT] gimp frustrations

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Thu Dec 6 14:13:05 EST 2007

Arnold Krille wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2007 schrieb david:
>> Arnold Krille wrote:
>>> Am Mittwoch, 5. Dezember 2007 schrieb Dave Phillips:
>>>> I have an image. I want to add simple text to it. I want that text to be
>>>> white, not black.
>>>> What would you use to do this ?
>>> Gimp!
>>> Either select the right color before you start creating the text.
>>> Or edit the text again and change the colors while editing.
>>> Or make the text its own layer and fill the whole layer with the color
>>> you want.
>>> Or...
>>> You could also try to do it on the commandline with "convert", but I
>>> think Gimp is _much_ easier to use.
>> I prefer adding text to images using Inkscape. Vector-based text comes
>> out much better than bitmap based text, at least to me.
> After saving to a pixel-based format (and I believe that dave means 
> pixel-based when he talks about images) that advantage becomes nill. And gimp 
> afaik uses the same font-engine as inkscape to render text. And yes, inkscape 
> renders text! To screen and to the exported pixmap/image...

I agree, the final text is rendered as a bitmap. But in Inkscape, that 
isn't done until you export the image. So in the meantime, you can 
resize the text and do other stuff with it without losing any quality.

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