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Software News : SketchBlock 2.5
Posted by broadblues on 2013/12/11 14:30:54 (1159 reads) News by the same author
Software News

It's now more than two years since I started coding SketchBlock. The first release being on the 30th January 2012, coding starting in the atumn of 2011.

In that time the project has grown somewhat and now is spread across 2.5Mb of source code, more than 83000 lines in more than 280 files! Written in 3 languages (C Python and Arexx). (not counting the perl scripts used for build ing the documentation!. There are now more than 150 ARexx commands.




This version introduces palette support, a much waited for feature. Keep watching this space for more great stuff!

http://os4depot.net/?function=showfil ... hics/edit/sketchblock.lha


SketchBlock in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOBels7qPv0

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zzd10h
Published: 2013/12/11 17:53  Updated: 2013/12/11 17:56
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 Impressive
What a big software and a impressive video. Bravo ! Just tried to select a picture area with square select tool and copy it. But when pasting in a new picture, it paste the whole picture and not the selection. Is it possible to copy / paste only a selected part of a picture ? Thanks (I don't remember if I still asked to you this function, sorry if I still do)
zzd10h
Published: 2013/12/11 17:57  Updated: 2013/12/11 17:57
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 Re: Impressive
Why my previous comment alignment is disorganized like that ???
broadblues
Published: 2013/12/11 18:29  Updated: 2013/12/11 18:29
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 Re: Impressive
@zzdn10

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What a big software and a impressive video. Bravo !


Thanks!

Quote:

Just tried to select a picture area with square select tool and copy it. But when pasting in a new picture, it paste the whole picture and not the selection. Is it possible to copy / paste only a selected part of a picture ?


Copy & Paste operates on whole layers at the moment, and doesn't take the selection mask into account.

The follow procedure will emulate what you want to do.

Select the are of your picture that you want with the selection tools.

Choose the Misc->Copy Box menu item and copy the selected section of the picture into a new layer.

Then Choose Layers->Selection To Alpha this will make unselected areas of your temporary layer transparent.

Use Edit->Copy to copy tis transparent layer to the clipboard.

Discard the temp layer (unless you have a use for it) and then Paste the clipbaord into your other project. Use the Move tool to adjust the position.

A little bit clunky I know, but those steps will get merged internally at some point.
zzd10h
Published: 2013/12/11 19:42  Updated: 2013/12/11 19:42
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 Re : Impressive
I will wait for the internal function ;) because I'm stuck at this step "copy the selected section... into a new layer" It still copy the whole picture despite the "misc/copy box"
broadblues
Published: 2013/12/11 20:11  Updated: 2013/12/11 20:11
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I will wait for the internal function ;) because I'm stuck at this step "copy the selected section... into a new layer" It still copy the whole picture despite the "misc/copy box"


The copy box should only copy a rectangle containing the selected section.

The next step Selection To Alpha effectively removes the unselected parts from the new layer, which you can then copy into the clipboard.

I'll write a script to handle the steps and get back to you.
zzd10h
Published: 2013/12/11 20:38  Updated: 2013/12/11 20:38
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 Thank you by advance
Thank you to have took my request in consideration. I'm available to test when you want...
328gts
Published: 2013/12/12 3:20  Updated: 2013/12/12 3:20
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 Re: Re : Impressive
as I said over at aw, thanks for the continual development of SketchBlock Andy! another donation coming your way soon.
virgola
Published: 2013/12/12 13:37  Updated: 2013/12/12 13:38
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 Re: Impressive
@broadblues

Thank you Andy for this remarkable piece of software!
Really appreciate the fact that you are continuing adding new features, but I'm looking forward to a refreshed GUI, possible adopting a one-window only solution, such as the one I've proposed to you last year:

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broadblues
Published: 2013/12/12 23:47  Updated: 2013/12/12 23:47
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One window 'solution' isn't going to happen I'm afraid as you can see from the screen shot posted earlier in the month I actively make use of the multiple windows.
broadblues
Published: 2013/12/12 23:52  Updated: 2013/12/12 23:53
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 Re: Thank you by advance
I did a bit of work on script to copy only the selected section based on the current Arexx commands but came across a hitch, I need to calculate the bounds of the selected area, to do that with the currently available commands needs one rexx call per pixel, and it seem that an arexx message take about 0.8 milliseconds to process. For even a small image that adds up to a very long time! So I need to code a GETSELECTIONBOUNDS commands to do it in one call. Which means not till 2.6
zzd10h
Published: 2013/12/13 0:01  Updated: 2013/12/13 0:01
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 Thenks for the try
Thx for the try, at least it's in your ToDo list...
broadblues
Published: 2013/12/13 1:29  Updated: 2013/12/13 1:29
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Thx for the try, at least it's in your ToDo list...


It's not in my Todo list it's in my done list Email me if you'd like a test archive.
zzd10h
Published: 2013/12/13 22:44  Updated: 2013/12/13 22:44
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 Test
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