XnShell 3.5.1: User interface - "Rotate" menu

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XnShell 3.5.1: User interface - "Rotate" menu

Post by helmut » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:33 pm

Another suggestion to make things simpler and more consistent in XnShell:

Menu "Rotate": Order and naming of menu items

XnShell 3.5.1 - Current menu
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XnShell - Suggestion
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Notes:
The order of menu items has changed, a seperator was added, and two labels have changed a bit:
Rotate --> Rotate/Flip
Rotate based on EXIF tag --> Rotate based on EXIF value

In XnView MP the term "Mirror" is used whereas in XnView Classic it says "Flip". I'm not a native speaker but I think "Mirror" is always confusing because the mirror might be horizontal (as a result it would mirror vertically) or the mirroring might be horizontally.

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Re: XnShell 3.5.1: Consistency of user interface

Post by XnTriq » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:30 pm

helmut wrote:In XnView MP the term "Mirror" is used whereas in XnView Classic it says "Flip". I'm not a native speaker but I think "Mirror" is always confusing because the mirror might be horizontal (as a result it would mirror vertically) or the mirroring might be horizontally.
Makes sense.
  • Adobe Photoshop 6
    • Image » Rotate Canvas » Flip Horizontal & Flip Vertical
  • Adobe Photoshop 7 + CS + CS2
    • Image » Rotate Canvas » Flip Canvas Horizontal & Flip Canvas Vertical
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
    • Image » Image Rotation » Flip Canvas Horizontal & Flip Canvas Vertical
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
    • Image » Rotate » Flip Horizontal & Flip Vertical
  • Corel Photo-Paint
    • Image » Flip » Flip Horizontally & Flip Vertically
  • Jasc Paint Shop Pro
    • Image » Flip & Mirror
  • Macromedia Fireworks
    • Modify » Transform » Flip Horizontal & Flip Vertical
  • Micrografx Picture Publisher
    • Image » Flip » Horizontal & Vertical & Diagonal
  • Microsoft Paint
    • Image » Flip/Rotate » Flip horizontal & Flip vertical
  • Ulead PhotoImpact
    • Edit » Rotate & Flip » Flip Horizontally & Flip Vertically

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Re: XnShell 3.5.1: Consistency of user interface

Post by helmut » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:39 pm

XnTriq wrote:
helmut wrote:In XnView MP the term "Mirror" is used whereas in XnView Classic it says "Flip". I'm not a native speaker but I think "Mirror" is always confusing because the mirror might be horizontal (as a result it would mirror vertically) or the mirroring might be horizontally.
Makes sense.
Thanks for digging the web, XnTriq. :-)

So:
- In XnView MP this menu item should be renamed to "Flip".
- In XnView Classic the order of the menu items "Horizontal" and "Vertical" should be swapped ("Horizontal" at top and "Vertical" at bottom) and thus made consistent with XnView MP.

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