Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

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Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by HanVroon » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:34 pm

Tested with 0.85 beta 4

Now that it was worth trying (with all the thumbs per row OK and spacing OK), I tested with creating 8 sheets at once.
I notice that on every next page, the thumbs are a little closer together and the space at the bottom of the sheet becomes bigger.

My settings:
A4 with 300 DPI, so 2490 x 3510.
Thumbs 5 x 8
Sheet margin 10 x 30
Thumbnail spacing 5 x 0
A header and footer
2 lines of information (just EXIF tags, not long)

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by xnview » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:27 am

i can't reproduce
Pierre.

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by HanVroon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:03 am

I'm busy testing in the clean environment I just created for the color picker.
Have you used ALL my settings?
Because with the default settings in the download all sheet pages are the same.
For what I see now the problem seems to strart when adding header and footer.
Details will follow.

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by HanVroon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:18 am

OK, found it.
The only thing that needs to be changed in the default settings for Contact sheet, is to add a header and/or footer.
One of both is enough.
Add "Bla bla" in the header field and the bug appears.
Or add {Page number} to the footer and the bug appears.

All other settings (width, height, dpi, margins, spacing, thumbs per page) can be left as downloaded settings.

Used 64 files (ordinary photo's) on pages with 4 x 4 thumbnails.
On the second page the bottom row thumbs and filename text move up a little, on the 3rd page a little more and on the 4th page a little more.

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by xnview » Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:30 am

sorry but i can't reproduce, i've made screenshots to compare and no extra spacing.
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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by HanVroon » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:10 am

Hi Pierre,

As you wrote "I made screenshots" made me think... you watched the behaviour in Preview, right?
I tested, and with 4 sheets in Preview all 4 sheets look the same.
Indeed, this is the first issue where there is a difference between Preview and Create!
If you create the sheets, and view the output, you will (or should) see what I mean.

Seeing this, do you think that more reported and resolved bugs should be tested with output sheets instead of Preview?

Regards,
Han

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by helmut » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:30 am

Thank you for insisting on the problem, Han, and providing more details (Preview vs. Create). I'll try to reproduce this tonight.

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by HanVroon » Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:33 am

You're welcome, this is a XnViewMP release quality matter. Nice if the product gets almost perfect...
I don't even use contact sheets myself :D

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by helmut » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:07 pm

HanVroon wrote:You're welcome, this is a XnViewMP release quality matter. Nice if the product gets almost perfect...
I don't even use contact sheets myself :D
My motto is: "Do it right the first time.". This approach needs quite some energy at the beginning but then it saves developer and users a lot of nerves, questions, and extra work.

I've just reproduced the problem; with every page the vertical spacing of the thumbnails images is smaller. The following screen video shows the 12 sheets of one contact sheet creation: contactsheet_spacing.wmv

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by xnview » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:57 am

ok, i can reproduce...
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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by xnview » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:21 pm

This problem is supposed to be fixed in XnView MP 0.85 final. Please check and confirm the bug fix here.

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Re: Contact sheet: Multiple pages, space at bottom increases

Post by HanVroon » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:24 am

Bug seems resolved.
Tested with 320 photo's, 5 x 8, so 8 sheets.
With A4 at 300 DPI, some sheet and IMAGE ( :wink: ) margins, a header, footer and three lines of EXIF tags.
Al eight pages of output have the same layout, no shifts.
Thanks, Pierre.

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