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Transparency & alpha

Postby xnview » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:36 pm

I think that it will be good to move the 'Use transparency & alpha' from option/view to menu view
What do you think?
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Postby XnTriq » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:05 pm

Yes, I’m all for it. :)

This great feature is (almost) unique to XnView and unrecognized by many users. It deserves a place in the menu, preferably next to Show Mask.
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Postby xnview » Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:50 pm

XnTriq wrote:Yes, I’m all for it. :)

This great feature is (almost) unique to XnView and unrecognized by many users. It deserves a place in the menu, preferably next to Show Mask.

Ok, so 'use alpha channel' and 'use transparent index' in view mode and for preview in browser. But if we change the setting in one view mode, the other view and preview-browser must change??
Currently it was a global setting...
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Postby XnTriq » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:35 pm

xnview wrote:But if we change the setting in one view mode, the other view and preview-browser must change??
Currently it was a global setting...

If I understand correctly we have two choices here:
  1. Make it work like the Show Mask command, which can be activated on every open image independently.
  2. Make it a global setting. Display of all open images will be refreshed when the setting is changed.
I'm still hoping other users will share their thoughts too.
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Postby xnview » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:01 am

XnTriq wrote:[*]Make it work like the Show Mask command, which can be activated on every open image independently.

But if it's a local settings, so one setting for each view mode, and for preview.
And how to change the initial value?
[*]Make it a global setting. Display of all open images will be refreshed when the setting is changed.

No thoughts? :(
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Postby nightflyer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:16 am

Are you talking about color-indexed images with alpha channel and transparency colour set? What is 'Show mask' about then?

I think it is not important to make entry for such setting in Options. It is enough to remember menu option state. Default transparency and alpha should be used, because it is how image creator intended them to be shown.
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Postby xnview » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:25 am

nightflyer wrote:Are you talking about color-indexed images with alpha channel and transparency colour set? What is 'Show mask' about then?

Show mask is show alpha channel
I think it is not important to make entry for such setting in Options. It is enough to remember menu option state. Default transparency and alpha should be used, because it is how image creator intended them to be shown.

So only ONE setting for view & preview ?
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Postby nightflyer » Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:39 am

xnview wrote:So only ONE setting for view & preview ?


I think yes, with hotkey to easy toggle it.
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Postby xnview » Thu Jul 05, 2007 1:28 pm

nightflyer wrote:
xnview wrote:So only ONE setting for view & preview ?

I think yes, with hotkey to easy toggle it.

Which hot keys can be used for 'use alpha channel' and 'use transparent index'??
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Postby XnTriq » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:00 pm

For users who haven't played with XnView's transparency features yet, I've put together some (animated) screenshots in order to illustrate what these commands and settings actually do:

    Image 1
    Image Image 2/3
    Image 4
  1. Quezako: Logiciels Favoris » xnview.png (32-bit RGBA)
  2. Christopher Schmitt: Fart Bucks » spacesuit.png (32-bit RGBA) « Spacewalk.gif
  3. PNG Home Site: Photographic PNGs with Alpha Transparency » RedbrushAlpha-0.5.png (8-bit RGBA) on purple stucco
  4. CrystalXP.net: Quiet iCons » xnview0ug.png (32-bit RGBA)
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