Simplify selected nodes

Bug #170441 reported by Arose-users on 2004-11-09
This bug affects 12 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Krzysztof Kosinski

Bug Description

When a range of nodes is selected "Simplify" should
only simplify the path between the selected nodes.

ScislaC (scislac) wrote :

This would be very helpful.

Bug Importer (bug-importer) wrote :

more precisely, i think it should do the same as ever, but
it shouldn't remove nodes that are not selected.

also, a threshhold for the simplify command would be brill

Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed

Indeed that would be a really important feature. E.g. my usual usecase is:

* Draw something on paper
* Scan
* Import in Inkscape
* Edit

After importing, my drawing is in one whole big path, even if it contains several different objects (a person, a tree, a chair, etc). Let's say that I just want to simplify the path of the tree, to make it smoother. If I select the nodes in the tree and then Simplify, the whole drawing gets simplified, and with a huge threshold.

prkos (prkos) wrote :

Salvatore it might help to use Path > Break Apart command

Pablo Trabajos (pajarico) wrote :

>Salvatore it might help to use Path > Break Apart command
In the case Salvatore exposed, yes that would help. But when the nodes you want to simplify are in the same figure you can't simplify a part without simplifying everything. +1 for this feature.

tags: added: node-editing
Pablo Trabajos (pajarico) wrote :

krzysztof kosinski: May you consider this for the new node tool?

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → krzysztof kosinski (krzy-kos)
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: krzysztof kosinski (krzy-kos) → Krzysztof Kosiński (tweenk)
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-05-29
tags: added: selection
su_v (suv-lp) on 2011-09-26
Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
heyzuess (heyzeuss) wrote :

Triaged? Ouch! -Heyzeuss 2011-09-27

heyzuess (heyzeuss) wrote :

BTW, the simplify feature IS very good. The lack of node selection is not a bug. Further development is desired, but the feature is in no way broken.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

heyzuess wrote:
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Please learn to read (and understand) the bug status and importance: it is a feature request, not a bug (Importance: Wishlist), and the status 'Triaged' means the that the feature request is confirmed and accepted.

heyzuess (heyzeuss) wrote :

I see, I thought it meant "left to die in the hospital emergency room." :D I got to blueprints from the wiki, which suggested that feature requests were no longer being discussed there, but in the blueprints section of launchpad. Anyway, thank you for working so hard on this high quality vector editor. If anybody gets around to my wishlist item, I will consider myself fortunate, because I know that there are lots of feature requests and just a few developers. Maybe in my next life I'll become a developer and do it myself. :)

Jonathan Hofinger (jhofinger) wrote :

This issue has been migrated to Inkscape's new bugtracker on GitLab:

Closed by:

Changed in inkscape:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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