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On Canvas Gradient EditingOctober 30, 2007
One of the powerful new features that has been implemented into Inkscape is the ability to edit gradients on canvas. When the gradient tool is selected, the individual stops of the gradient can be selected and manipulated. It is also possible to insert new stops into a gradient on canvas, simply by double clicking the gradient where you require the new stop. Multiple stops can also be selected and manipulated simultaneously.
These new on-canvas gradient editing features vastly improve the speed and ease of editing gradients in Inkscape. For a simple visual example of how these new features work, check out this screencast. For more detailed information about the new gradient features check out the release notes.
GSoC'07 - Live Path EffectsOctober 28, 2007
We forgot to mention one GSoC project in the last news item - Live Path Effects. Johan has been continuing to work on this; LPE's have worked well for quite some time, but they're finally gaining the polish to make them user friendly and comfortable to use. Recently, it has become possible to edit the path parameters live on-canvas, providing a much more intuitive usability than previously.
Johan is continuing to focus on bug fixing and editing UI improvements. He's also planning on adding an effect stacking capability, and has been talking with some French students who are interested in implementing an 'envelope distortion' effect. When this effect works, it's one step closer to mesh distortion of paths!