Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expected

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HanVroon
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Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expected

Post by HanVroon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:31 pm

Not all the custom color pickers work at first program use.
Only the sheet background custom color picker works, the three others stay black.
First you have to select a basic color, then you can change to custom color.

Found out a few minutes before the release of 0.85 beta 4...

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Re: Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expect

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:19 am

please could you post a screenshot?
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Re: Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expect

Post by HanVroon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:16 am

I attached a screenshot of the Thumbnail, Backround color, Select color window. A cross in the custom color section shows that I clicked there.
I think it should be possible to reproduce though, here is a complete procedure.
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Thumbnail, Backround color, Select Select color window
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1- I used an empty VM with Windows 7 x64. No XnViewMP on it, empty appdata folder, not a single XnViewMP file left behind, so fresh from the ••• SPAM •••.
2- Did a fresh download of 0.85 beta 4, just to proove my innocence.
3- Unpacked it and started xnviewmp.exe (no debug mode :D)
4- Selected English in the Startup wizard, nothing else.
5- Navigated to the folder where I have some photo files, selected a few in the Browser (one would be enough, just to activate the menu option in the next step).
6- Started Create, Contact sheet.
7- In the Thumbnail section, click the button behind Background color (or first check the box in front of Background color, doesn't matter, just tried that).
8- In the Select color window that appears, click anywhere in the color box in the right top. The box that shows the selected color in the bottom middle stays black.
9- Now select a basic color in the left top. The box that shows the selected color in the bottom middle changes to the basic color just selected.
10- FROM NOW ON also a custom color in the top right box can be selected.
11- Click OK to exit the Select color window.

There are 4 buttons that call the Select color window, only one works as expected right from the start:
Sheet, Background color: works as expected right from start, a cusom color can be selected.
Thumbnail, Background color: selected color box stays black.
Color, Text background color: selected color box stays black.
Color, Text color: selected color box stays black.

If you know this behaviour, it's easy to use, but it looks not right.
Once you selected any basic color and your settings are saved in xnview.ini, there is no issue anymore.
It is only for users that use Create Contact sheet for the first time and want to use a custom color that the program behaves unexpected.

Regards,
Han

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Re: Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expect

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:12 am

check the luminosity slider at the right side, you need to move it on the top or change 'Val' field
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Re: Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expect

Post by HanVroon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:40 am

So, interpreting your reply, this is as designed?
In that case, sorry for mentioning.

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Re: Contact sheet: Custom color pickers don't work as expect

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:53 pm

yes for undefined color
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