Paint tools and image creation

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Aug 22 11:01:07 EDT 2017

In my mind a paint tool is a 2 dimensional function. I can see using the paint tool in a window displaying a single object that was not a group, kind of like Microsoft Word does it. I cannot imagine trying to paint an object inside a group as though an artist could reach his paintbrush 3 dimensionally into his painting and touch up a bush that was behind a tree! 

Now if someone wanted to see  the effect his pain modification has on the whole, then switching between an edit mode and a preview mode would be the way to do that, kind of like Adobe Illustrator used to do. You could even have a modifier key toggle it. 

But I am reinventing the wheel here. 

Bob S

> On Aug 22, 2017, at 07:43 , Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We had an issue come into support about using the paint tools on a grouped image - this has come up before (years ago, at least).
> Basically, only the browser, pointer and help tools will recurse into groups - the paint tools will not. This means that if you use the paint tools over an image in a group, the grouped image will not get edited. Instead, if there is not a top-level image one will be created and that will be edited.
> The question is - is this behavior something which should:
>  1) Be considered a bug
>  2) Be considered correct behavior
>  3) Be considered an anomaly - i.e. something which is probably a bug, but too many people rely on to change without some sort of compatibility mechanism
> <snip>

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