Smart Preview for 'create strip of images'

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Smart Preview for 'create strip of images'

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Hi again,

This is the second, third in total, topic of request for enhancement to our beloved 'create strip of images' module.

Right, look at this below screenshot of VLC's main preferences window;
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Notice the little picture diagrams which gives a small and 'smart preview' to the user of what the window would look like if it was changed to either choice.

Something similar to this could be considered for 'create strip of images' window but perhaps as a much more smaller picture that enlarges as a preview upon hold-clicking on it (think of XYplorer's 'blow-up' preview pane). The 'smart preview' pictures would ONLY use per-defined example pictures and not an actual preview of what a user is about to create.

A preview would be needed for 'horizontal alignment' 'vertical alignment' and 'mosaic' plus 'jagged mosaic'(if that feature get's approved)

In fact, a dynamically fade-in/fade-out 'smart preview' picture could go in the area highlighted on the window (see below image);
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a 'smart preview' picture would dynamically evolve as user makes each setting before going ahead with the 'Create' action.
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Re: Smart Preview for 'create strip of images'

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Support ++ for "Smart Preview"
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Re: Smart Preview for 'create strip of images'

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Thanks, I just made some spare time to create these;

(click on images to enlarge)

'generating preview'
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'horizontal'
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'vertical'
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EDIT:
Wouldn't be awesome if there was further animation effect (Open-GL maybe) in where each little image that makes up the overall preview danced/re-ordered itself round in a slow liquid effect :P It would bring uniqueness and originality to this XnView feature.

..perhaps, maybe also, a very small-sized picture of a 'ruler' could display next to the example preview for when 'automatically adjust height or width' is enabled
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= A circle-ui named "Example" would surround the image-previews

= Some 32x , 24x icons which Mezich could design for this (same icon metaphor for 'Image picture')

= Possible multi-color, so one color and one greyscale used for the previews

= Perhaps no fancy liquid animation may be used, however in its place a fade in/fade out can be used when the previews are transitioning. In this case just plan PNG images are needed.
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Re: Smart Preview for 'create strip of images'

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I support this suggestion!
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Re: Smart Preview for 'create strip of images'

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You know what would be super cool on this feature..

...It would be if the 'smart preview' each was just a transparent APNG animation image (it would simulate Open GL render) :)

Ok, I will try to make a mock-up of this much later.
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