Spent half an hour or so trying to draw a simple red rectangle as gfig. Whatever fill color I select, the rectangle remains black. Am I overlooking something?

  • As far as I can tell, GFig ignores the color given in the GFig dialog and uses the foreground color. – xenoid May 23 '19 at 14:08
  • The GUI of Gimp looks like crap, with options that are ignored and error messages everywhere. Doesn't look like this is going to work for me. – user138481 May 23 '19 at 14:38
  • Gfig is hardly maintained and even the parts that work are a bit deficient (no anti-alaising) so I don't see many people using it. For geometric shapes the usual technique is to create a path (there are several scripts for this) and then fill or stroke the path. But for a simple rectangle you can use the Rectangle select and bucket-fill the selection. – xenoid May 23 '19 at 14:46
  • I've used GIMP on and off a fair amount over the years (not so much the last several) it was always very clearly open-source freeware, and given its age and provenance, I doubt anyone expects a super-polished interface from a freeware open-source image editor. Clearly, Blender 2.8 demonstrates that open-source freeware can also have both great software engineering and top-notch UI design - but let's face it, I don't think the developer-pool feeding and maintaining GIMP is especially deep or strong these days; ya want slick UI, full-features which all work, few-to-no errors, buy $$ software. – GerardFalla May 23 '19 at 15:27
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    @user138481 - that filter has nothing to do with GIMPs GUI. It's an ancient plugin that hasn't been updated in years. Don't use it. Use Inkscape instead for creating vector graphics - it's a vector image editor. GIMP isn't. – Billy Kerr May 23 '19 at 17:54

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