gradient tool mode to create mask in one drag

Bug #171988 reported by Bug Importer
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Bug Description

I know this program has come a long way, but there are a few nice features
that this program should implement, and there are some things which would
really make it more user friendly. I thought about these before, but I've
just been playing around with Xara Xtreme, and that has caused me to
appreciate these (hopefully) new features more. (Not to say that Xara could
replace Inkscape, because it just is not good with SVG.)

-3-D tools for making things look 3-D. Some of these effects could be very
difficult to draw manually.
-A user-friendly interface for changing perspective. The current
perspective effect tool in inkscape is too slow and tedious. In Xara, there
are special options, and nodes you can move and it is very easy.
-An option for having text, when put on a path, flip, so that it looks
right-side-up on the bottom side of a circle.
-A tool to apply overall gradient transparency to an image with a special
tool, instead of applying masking.

Tools in Xara I didn't really think about, but would be nice in Inkscape:
-Shadow tool for quickly making customized shadows. I've done it manually
in Inkscape, but it is really nice in Xara.
-Support the .xar file type.
-Export jpegs and gifs.
-A tool for really easily making curved lines with nodes (not shaky, and
hand drawn, but more click by click).

Other things I want in Inkscape:
-Run in Mac without X11
-Progressive blur without worrying about masking.
-More autoshapes

Thanks and keep it up!!!

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Bug Importer (bug-importer) wrote :

Oh, yeah, and instead of the slow process of applying mass color edits
with the effects menu, how about live equalizers?

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Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :


I've added these to the Xara functionality specification:

Please feel free to elaborate on the features at that specification. I'm closing this bug report since they're adequately captured there, and since too many requests were made on this report.

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Invalid
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