Request: Adjustment ToolBar

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Request: Adjustment ToolBar

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:43 pm

I really like the image adjustment toolbar approach as shown in PhotoFiltre. I prefer XNView, though, so it would be great to have an adjustment toolbar in the XNView viewer panel.
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Re: Request: Adjustment ToolBar

Post by xnview » Mon Mar 21, 2005 9:58 am

JohnFredC wrote:I really like the image adjustment toolbar approach as shown in PhotoFiltre. I prefer XNView, though, so it would be great to have an adjustment toolbar in the XNView viewer panel.
With bright+/-, contrast +/-, ...?
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Post by Guest » Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:27 pm

Hi Pierre!
With bright+/-, contrast +/-, ...?
Yes, that's it. But the most important to me would be gamma.

Perhaps these "adjustment" buttons could be available in the current Options->Toolbar->Buttons Displayed dialog, one button for each function and adjustment direction.

So for brightness, contrast, and gamma, that would be six buttons to choose from...

Just an idea. A separate adjustment toolbar would be better, but that might be much more programming effort.

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Post by helmut » Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:22 pm

John et al,

thank you for your suggestion. I also think that the adjustment of colours is important. But I don't think that the normal toolbar is the right place for the sliders to adjust saturation, lightness, .... It's too many of them.

Perhaps a good start and simple solution would be a toolbar button "Adjust" which opens the "Adjust" dialog. What do you think?

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Post by Dreamer » Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:32 pm

I think important is also a "reset" button for brightness, contrast and gamma or/and single for all.

And also keyboard shortcuts, I'll try to find some... I think it would be better and quicker solution.

Done:

Code: Select all

Brightness +     ... Ctrl+Numpad 7
Brightness Reset ... Ctrl+Numpad 4
Brightness -     ... Ctrl+Numpad 1
Contrast +       ... Ctrl+Numpad 8
Contrast Reset   ... Ctrl+Numpad 5
Contrast -       ... Ctrl+Numpad 2
Gamma +          ... Ctrl+Numpad 9
Gamma Reset      ... Ctrl+Numpad 6
Gamma -          ... Ctrl+Numpad 3

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Post by Irving » Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:25 am

I'd like an Adjust button, and one for Resize.

It would be nice to have a quickie resizer, where you could preprogram a button for your common height or width.

For instance, I use 800x600, and most images that need resizing are tall/vertical, so a quick click to make something 600 high is what I want.

A width button would be nice too, but granted there would be more exceptions where you'd need to crop.

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Post by Dreamer » Tue Mar 22, 2005 8:40 pm

Dreamer wrote:

Code: Select all

Brightness +     ... Ctrl+Numpad 7
Brightness Reset ... Ctrl+Numpad 4
Brightness -     ... Ctrl+Numpad 1
Contrast +       ... Ctrl+Numpad 8
Contrast Reset   ... Ctrl+Numpad 5
Contrast -       ... Ctrl+Numpad 2
Gamma +          ... Ctrl+Numpad 9
Gamma Reset      ... Ctrl+Numpad 6
Gamma -          ... Ctrl+Numpad 3
Added to "my" shortcut list here, check it out...

And what you think about "reset" ?

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Post by JohnFredC » Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:39 pm

2Helmut

I guess having a button to display the adjustment dialog would be OK... but I really would also like direct control via toolbar buttons. Much faster/intuitive.

My suggestion about buttons for the existing toolbar was just to make the programming easier. In my dreams it would be better to have a separate adjustment toolbar which I could position anywhere on the screen (or as a sidebar) and which could be user-populated from a dialog similar to the current one for the main toolbar.

I also hope for the ability to work directly on a preview image, but that is an even bigger effort, so I didn't ask for it.

The funny thing about these kinds of requests for XNView is that I have nearly every graphic tool available on my workstation (Photoshop, PSP, Photopaint, ArcSoft stuff, innumerable browsers and adjustors, plugins, etc., etc., etc.) but I still prefer to use XNView for most of my basic photo adjustment work. XNView just feels more comfortable than the rest.

My requests are for ways to make XNView even more comfortable.
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Not so easy---

Post by Clo » Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:11 pm

>>> JohnFredC
:) Hello John !
…In my dreams it would be better to have a separate adjustment toolbar…
¤ I suport your idea. In fact, isn't so easy to add (a) button(s) in the standard toool-bar : this needs to change ALL skins too, even if the programming action itself could be "light"…

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
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Post by Dreamer » Fri Mar 25, 2005 11:54 pm

I think there are more important things to do and I'm not sure if Pierre will implement this...

What about my hotkeys - here- quick too - not enough for now? :wink:

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Not for me...

Post by Clo » Sat Mar 26, 2005 8:17 am

>> Dreamer

:) Hello !
¤ Certainly enough for users who can use the keyboard fully, that I can't, because some handicaps at my hands :(

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Post by helmut » Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:44 pm

John,
JohnFredC wrote:2Helmut

I guess having a button to display the adjustment dialog would be OK... but I really would also like direct control via toolbar buttons. Much faster/intuitive.

[...]
The funny thing about these kinds of requests for XNView is that I have nearly every graphic tool available on my workstation (Photoshop, PSP, Photopaint, ArcSoft stuff, innumerable browsers and adjustors, plugins, etc., etc., etc.) but I still prefer to use XNView for most of my basic photo adjustment work. XNView just feels more comfortable than the rest.

My requests are for ways to make XNView even more comfortable.
Thank you for your suggestions and explanation. Enhancing the toolbar with just one icon can be done shortterm/midterm, I think.
JohnFredC wrote:XnView just feels more comfortable than the rest.
This is the sentence I like best: I always keep an eye on the user interface, so that's very good to hear. :-)

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