Global setting: Inch or metric system

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Global setting: Inch or metric system

Post by helmut » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:29 pm

This suggestion is inspired by topic Image Print size in cm.

From what I can see, there are currently various spots where inch/cm is displayed or can be chosen:
- Options, Category "View". Setting: Display units: pixels / cm / inch
- Options, Category "Browser > File list". Setting: Use inch for print size (instead of cm).
- File > Print: Tab "Layout": Units: cm / inch
- Image > Resize: Print size: Inch/cm/dots/%

There might be more....

Sometimes it's good to have both the inch and the metric value displayed. But a general setting inch/cm for the usage within XnView would be good and could help to simplify things. E.g. dpi (dots per inch) is known and important (even in Europe) whereas dots per cm is not known much and might be even useless for users located in the U.S..

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Re: Global setting: Inch or metric system

Post by marsh » Sat Apr 07, 2012 4:05 am

It is the season for catching several butterflies with one swing of the net.
Options... General>operations appears to have plenty of space.

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Re: Global setting: Inch or metric system

Post by helmut » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:00 pm

marsh wrote:It is the season for catching several butterflies with one swing of the net.
Nice metaphor, marsh! :-)
marsh wrote:Options... General>operations appears to have plenty of space.
Yes, General > Operations is a prominent place. Alternatively, category "Interface" might be a good place.

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Re: Global setting: Inch or metric system

Post by XnTriq » Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:00 am

This is long overdue.
XnTriq ([url=http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?p=78324#p78324]Image size in CM[/url]) wrote:
Arturas wrote:Details view / Use inch for print size (instead of cm) -- This check box is not checked.
I can not get on my computer Width (cm) and Height (cm).
I'd like to request that print sizes in cm be made available as variables for fullscreen info, thumbnail labels & tooltips, as well as contact sheets and web pages.

And maybe we should think about one common setting for everything?
  • Tools » Options... » Browser »
    • » Browser » Info in status bar » Print size
      » File List » Misc. » Details view » Use inch for print size (instead of cm)

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Re: Global setting: Inch or metric system

Post by JohnFredC » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Support++
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Re: Global setting: Inch or metric system

Post by B.Douille » Sat May 09, 2020 2:59 pm

And maybe we should think about one common setting for everything?
I think some changes applied since the last post in this topic. In the settings I only see one entry related to Inch / cm preference (It's in General > General, "Use Inch for print size".
However, in the Image Resize dialog the default option is still Inch. It's just painful to have to change it each time you re-enter the dialog in the next session. Confirmed with v 2.49.2 (Dec 2019)

Can this be linked to the "common setting mentionned above?

PS: More or less the same behavior with XnView MP. See new topic here : viewtopic.php?f=60&t=40424
Daniel, promoting XnView since 2004, moved to MP (exclusively) years ago (Platform Windows and Linux Ubuntu)

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