Not really. It's all about usability.Olivier_G wrote:Helmut, we may actually be discussing a philosophical/psychological issue...
Exactly. There's two ways for interpretation. I hope LostClown and others understand how  should work, too, and can follow the discussion.Olivier_G wrote:...
That's a different interpretation. And from LostClown's reaction, I believe that he understood it as  as well. And in this version, two sub-menus doesn't make sense as you consider only the current selection.
Polls work well on simple decisions and simple things. This is not the case, here. (Polls remind me a bit of dark ages and roman empire, were the crowd made decisions: Thumbs up, Thumbs down).Olivier_G wrote:We'll have to look at the differences in use, in order to choose the right one. Or just create a poll...
In approach  you can set "Use image's orientation" at any time, since it is an option (or part of it) and has effect on new predefined selections, only. The current selection is not affected/changed at all.Olivier_G wrote:First example: I create a 3:2 Landscape selection, move it, set it to "Free", adjust its size... and now, I want to re-use it immediately with the automatic "Use image's orientation" for next images. With , I will just click on "Use image's orientation" and that's it. How would you do with  ?
Yes. You are bringing a new, strong card into the game: Until now, the existing selection has not been considered at all. For example the user could make an arbitrary selection and then decide that the selection should follow 4:3 ratio for example. Then the orientation of the current selection should be used. This would be just intuitive and should/would also work when switching from a 3:2 selection to a 4:3 selection.Olivier_G wrote:Second example: I have created a 3:2 Landscape selection, "swapped" it to Portrait, but I changed my mind and would prefer the 4:3 Ratio. With , I will just select the "4:3" Ratio and it will be directly in the right orientation (Portrait). And in  ?
But what is "Orientation" option good for, then? The answer is to either get rid of the orientation option, or make the orientation option only work on new selection (nothing is selected at all) or if the current selection has ratio 1:1. (This is why I mentioned the naming "Initial orientation" and located the options deep down in a sub-sub menu.)
The functions that user will use often are "Selection - Swap width & height" and "Ratio - Same as image". We should keep these two in focus and make sure that these can be used well. The other things are not too important. Sure enough all of this has to fit together.
Note: I'm surprised to see all these night owls flying around.