Crop tool small improvements request

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Gwenael Q.
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Crop tool small improvements request

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Hello,

1- When cropping an image it is often useful to preview the selected zone without seeing the border that will be removed. Adding a kind of full screen view for the selected zone is perhaps something not simple but at least you could perhaps consider what seems to me to be a quite simple solution :

Add some buttons (or a drop menu) in the tool option bar that would allow to

- show image borders (tool crop as it is displayed today)
or
- show selection on black/white/grey or user defined background, (ideally with an opacity slider to mask more or less the border of image)

Edit : 2- a small reminder somewhere, in the tool bar options or elsewhere, like "use ctrl key + mouse to interact with canevas" would nice for newcomers and episodic users.

Edit : 3 - User has the possibility to predefine cropping formats. It would be very useful if the edit dialog would allow to associate a name to the predefined cropped format (let say "4K", UHD or others).
the format menu already displays things like cinema 1 or 2 ... Perhaps a comment field for each cropping format (that could be displayed as an infotip) could also be useful.

Thank you for listening
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Re: Crop tool small improvements request

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Gwenael Q. wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:55 pm 1- When cropping an image it is often useful to preview the selected zone without seeing the border that will be removed. Adding a kind of full screen view for the selected zone is perhaps something not simple but at least you could perhaps consider what seems to me to be a quite simple solution :

Add some buttons (or a drop menu) in the tool option bar that would allow to

- show image borders (tool crop as it is displayed today)
or
- show selection on black/white/grey or user defined background, (ideally with an opacity slider to mask more or less the border of image)
could you explain me more?
Edit : 3 - User has the possibility to predefine cropping formats. It would be very useful if the edit dialog would allow to associate a name to the predefined cropped format (let say "4K", UHD or others).
the format menu already displays things like cinema 1 or 2 ... Perhaps a comment field for each cropping format (that could be displayed as an infotip) could also be useful.
you can edit the CropSize.xml
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Gwenael Q.
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Re: Crop tool small improvements request

Post by Gwenael Q. »

Hello,
Sorry for the delay.

Thank you for the CropSize.xml file tip.

My suggestions for the crop tool are relevant in its "select after" mode (that is when crop tool is called before drawing a selection area).
a kind of full screen view for the selected zone is perhaps something not simple
When selection area is drawn, selected zone would immediatly fit the entire screen

Add some buttons (or a drop menu) in the tool option bar that would allow to
- show image borders (tool crop as it is displayed today)
Self explanatory
- show selection on black/white/grey or user defined background, (ideally with an opacity slider to mask more or less the border of image)
Show the selected zone only (= do not show the border of image that will be cropped out) in front of a black/white/grey or user defined background

Thank you for listening
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