Print Size : Inch or cm by default

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Print Size : Inch or cm by default

Post by B.Douille » Sat May 09, 2020 7:38 pm

In the Image Resize dialog, the default option for Print Size is always Inch. Can this be linked to the setting in General > General > "Use Inch for print size"?

It's just painful to have to change it again each time you re-enter the dialog in the same session.

Thank's in advance

PS: Same behavior with XnView Classic, except the value is kept during a session but reset to Inch when the application is started again. Posted in topic viewtopic.php?f=34&t=25325&p=162876&hil ... ic#p162876
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Re: Print Size : Inch or cm by default

Post by xnview » Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:55 am

If you use 'Last used', last settings are restored (print size too). Perhaps a checkbox to always restore last values?
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Re: Print Size : Inch or cm by default

Post by B.Douille » Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:00 am

Hello Pierre,

The "Last use" choice in the drop-down list on the top is useful only if you run into multiple changes with same output. When resizing a single picture this doesn't work (and going to this drop-down is as painful as the other). You may also have to resize another picture during the same session, of a different size and completely different resize settings.

May I suggest to use automation and auto-adaptation ? The print-size in Inch or cm highly depends on the habits of the user, the country, the culture,... It should be saved independently of the setting on the top drop-down-list. Doing so it's automatically restored on the next use of the app.

PS: I'm not fan of adding a new option a new checkbox. Today's design is soft and clean, minimalist (being an X generation, I should admit it's even sometime too much for me :wink: ). A new user should not find the application painful and complex due to too-many options. Look simple upfront, moving complexity behind the scene. That's what Apple pretends, led to success in the past and still reputation (even if no more true or unique - my opinion)
Daniel, promoting XnView since 2004 and now using MP only (Platform Windows 10 & Windows 7, both 64 bits)

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