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Extend ratings and colors options

Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:49 am
by jadO
Current: Only 5 color labels (red, yellow, green, blue and purple)
Bad: These are too few options
Solution: Add more color options (black, white, orange, brown, light blue, navy, dark green etc.)

Also:

Current: Only 5 levels of rating exist (1-5)
Bad: These are too few options
Solution: Expand rating to 1-9

Re: Extend ratings and colors options

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:43 am
by Tschens
Please, do NOT extend ratings, for several reasons.
- Compatibility to rating systems from other software
- grades from 1 to 5 is common and intuitive. From 1-10, it is definitely NOT. Other users might prefer 1-256. Thats simply crazy. Never change a running (working) system.

Re: Extend ratings and colors options

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:06 am
by jadO
Tschens wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:43 am
Please, do NOT extend ratings, for several reasons.
- Compatibility to rating systems from other software
- grades from 1 to 5 is common and intuitive. From 1-10, it is definitely NOT. Other users might prefer 1-256. Thats simply crazy. Never change a running (working) system.
While compatibility is a good point, the others I think are not as grade 1-5 do not really allow for fine tuning. Also it is very common on the internet to pass half star ratings, which is in fact a scale from 0-9 + unrated.
This is very common and intuitive as well plus such a system does not necessarily break compatibility. For import or export into other software half star rating could be transformed into full stars, e.g. a 3.5 in XnViewMP could turn into a 3 when exported while a 3 would remain a 3 when imported.
The suggested expansion would allow a more granular approach when it comes to rating.