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this is a very 1% problem that no one will use, but I was just wondering if it could some day be possible to desync the settings between tools. the personal example I could use this for is the sampling setting differing between the color picker and the fill tool. I would love to be able to pick the color from the current render and fill the current layer without having to change the setting all the time. there could be more areas where this could be useful too.but at the same time I would understand if it was too much hassle for little to no pay off.

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In the code there's nothing really preventing this from being possible. Each image actually has its own copy of all the settings, and they get synchronized to/from a centralized location when you switch between images. So, it's not a stretch for each tool to get its own copy.

 

It's more of a question of how to lay out the UI for this, as you point out.

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@Rick Brewster well maybe I wasn't really clear, I didn't mean different settings between images, I meant different settings between tools for the tools that share setting, like the sampling setting or the color blend setting. it's supper minor, but it would be handy for things like coloring with the refs a layer below or having the magic wand and the square selector have different select types. though I could see this setting being off by default for newer users.

 

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I know you meant per-tool, not per-image. I was pointing out that the tool settings already support things like copying and synchronization. Changing the way they get copied around is already possible, it's just a matter of creating a good UI. And also like you pointed out, it's a question of cost:reward ratio and prioritization. I'm not sure I'll be doing this though.

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