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Feature #10145

Keyboard controls to help tablet use

Added by Matthew Harrison over 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Darkroom
Start date:
10/09/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Affected Version:
1.4.2
System:
Ubuntu
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

When creating brushes using a tablet, I find I keep having to use the mouse scroll wheel to set brush size, opacity and hardness. It would be very useful to have keyboard short-cuts available for these controls so as to avoid having to put down the pen, grab the mouse, make the change, put down the mouse and grab the pen again.

It would also be useful for both pen and mouse users to have a continuous draw mode where ending a brush automatically selects brush mode again until cancelled by a right click. I find that I normally have to add several brushes when masking a complex area like a face and it would save time not to have to keep selecting new brush for each path.

Associated revisions

Revision 80cb796d
Added by Tobias Ellinghaus over 2 years ago

Merge pull request #991 from maethor/brush-shortcuts-2

Add keyboard shortcuts to control the brush hardness and opacity. Fixes #9723, Refs #10145

History

#1 Updated by Matthew Harrison almost 3 years ago

[ and ] have been added as keyboard short cuts to control brush size. That's really helpful. When using the mouse, Ctrl and Shift can be used to control opacity and inner circle size. It would be great if these modifiers would also work with the [ and ] short-cuts.

#2 Updated by Guillaume Subiron over 2 years ago

+1

I just bought a wacom tablet and it's quite a pain to use it in darktable :(

This is sad because it's a matter of very simple changes: 4 new shortcuts and automatically re-selects the brush mode when ending a brush. And all these changes could also be usefull when using the mouse.

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