JohnFredC wrote:I downloaded XnView Retro for Win32 and used it for a while. It is fast on my old XP machine, is stable, and has a very focused "chrome-less" UI (which begs to be themed like MP). The effects and frames are very similar (identical?) to the ones available on my Android version of this app, that is to say: very good!
• Exposure sliders should effect the image and the frames differently. For instance: there is no tool to "age" the frames themselves. This leads to glaring inconsistency between the image (meant to look old, perhaps, or mishandled) and the style of many frames, which look "squeaky" clean and new.
Perhaps this means that there should be two levels of effects: those that effect the photographic characteristics of the image (vignetting, emulsion deterioration, etc.) and additional effects (on the frames page) to then "age" (or whatever) the entire thing: frame + image. For instance, as if an old faded photo had subsequently suffered water damage or burn damage that effected both the image and the frame equally.
As a "stand-alone" app, I can see that XnView Retro serves a useful purpose as a test bed for the features it offers. Also, this app would be very successful if integrated with XnView MP as plugin, or as a dedicated "Retro" image tab, or as a "mode" for a standard image tab.
First, because users of this sort of tool are primarily mobile users (already addressed by XnView Retro on Android).
Secondly, though very many of us are skeptical of the Metro overlay on Windows 8 for the desktop, it almost goes without saying that Windows 8 and Metro on a tablet are a juggernaut that will either wipe out old paradigms or introduce new ones that will, over time, supercede the old.
Regardless of its speed and utility, this Windows version of XnView Retro just seems "old" to me. Sorry.
IMO XnView Retro as a stand-alone app should be more forward looking, more "Metro-on-a-tablet-like", more invested in the future. This doesn't mean just chrome/icons, but the interaction paradigm as well.
Thanks for your feedback So you think that XnRetro must support same theme as MP?
Currently exposure work on image, so you would like to be able to apply it on the frame?
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