I did not want to be harsh in my previous comments, indeed not at all. I did so because APh crashed after having spent a long time trying to achieve a selection (yes, rather complex, the subjects being not always easy to select- see my contributions). I soften what I wrote. I really appreciate APhoto and having included in my daily work for my book project is now informal/natural. I do not even think about using another photo-editing app.
However, selection is a quite basic process in (almost) any workflow. I do not know how the selection tools function in Mac but I have never succeeded to rapidly make an accurate selection. I think I am not asking for a special tool which does it all, but their improvement.
Would it not be possible to add a tolerance value for the selection brush tool?
And to make it more functional for the flood select tool?
I also find that the refine “tool” is difficult to set and often my selection is worst after using it… hopefully, ctrl+z is fully functional.
I simply would like to stress we need the best possible tools so we all can make effective complex selection(s).