Before I vanish to study to some more unexpected tests here is a small update on multi-colored text layers. mitch (Michael Natterer) has fixed up a patch, which now allows the text core to render multicolored text! Until now, text in GIMP was rendered as an alpha mask for a color layer which prevented my patch from being any good. The original reason for this, was to avoid having to handle images with different color modes (indexed/whatever) by rendering only the shape as a mask.
So, I tried my patch again today. It works, if you want gray text :D I have some issues with the conversions, but the patch basically works.
|I did say it basically works - even if it's not the color you expected :D|
Download both patches to the directory with the source of GIMP, and run the following commands in bash:
cd GIMP_SOURCE_DIRECTORY # replace with the actual path patch -p1 < MITCH_PATCH # replace with the actual path to the patch file patch -p1 < MY_PATCH # replace with the actual path to the patch fileNow re-compile GIMP and enjoy =)
The color selection yields the wrong colors (bright shades of gray) but it works.
I'll be back next week hopefully, but it may take a bit more time (Big exams...)
I see that a very big fraction of the readers of this blog are from Russia - so спасибо! (For English speakers, that's thanks in Russian)