Rectangle Select tool control markers are zoomed when Canvas is zoomed

Bug #1173756 reported by Elvis Alistar
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Bug Description

Pinta 1.4 on Win 8 64bit:

- Create new image
- Make a selection with the Rectangle Select tool
- From the zoom dropbox select 400%

Result: Canvas is zoomed, but the control markers of the Rectangle Select tool are also zoomed (see attached screenshot)

Expected: Rectangle Select tool control markers always have the same size (size is independent of zoom level)

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Elvis Alistar (ealis2001-deactivatedaccount) wrote :
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Cameron White (cameronwhite91) wrote :

If you adjust the selection after zooming, the control markers are redrawn with the proper size, so fixing this should just be a matter of redrawing the control markers whenever the canvas is zoomed.

Changed in pinta:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
grofaty (grofaty)
tags: added: easy-to-fix
tags: added: selection-tools
removed: rectangle select zoom
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Kevin (pt-get) wrote :

Is it possible to draw the markers on top of the canvas layer? Zooming in very far causes the markers to become pixelated; additionally, because of the markers using a tolerance of 10 canvas pixels instead of screen pixels, nothing can be done on the entire screen without moving the marker.

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Frederik Eaton (frederik-launchpad) wrote :

I also noticed this bug which is confusing, it makes the control markers look like they would be much easier to use after I zoom in.

By the way, I am interested in enlarging just the interface elements in Pinta, is there a way to do that? With GTK apps I can do e.g. "GDK_DPI_SCALE=2 gedit". With Pinta the user interface elements are tiny and I don't know how to fix it.

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Cameron White (cameronwhite91) wrote :

Pinta 1.7 is still using GTK 2, which doesn't have great support for high-DPI displays.
You could try out the GTK3 dev build ( and see how that behaves?

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