Clarify the "auto image size" settings

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geoffm
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Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:54 pm

Clarify the "auto image size" settings

Post by geoffm »

Until the latest update, it seems, the window size vs image zoom was behaving the way I wanted it to.
It displayed the image in 100% zoom unless the image didn't fit the window, in which case it decreased the zoom.
Now it seems I can't make it behave this way anymore. I look at the image size options and their identification is so confusing I have absolutely no idea how several of them are supposed to behave:
  • Fit image to window, small only (small what? only when image is small or window is small? what's the working definition of small? what does it do when it's not small?)
  • Fit image to window, large only (large what? only when image is large or window is large? what's the working definition of large? what does it do when it's not large?)
  • Fit image to window width or height (how is that different from basic Fit image to window?!?)
I have looked around the forums and wiki and haven't found any explanations. They should be named better and there should be some tooltip or something nearby that describes what they do. Even better, there could be a slighly more complex but much clearer set of options that would allow us to set the behavior :
  1. When image is smaller than the window
  2. When image is bigger than the window but smaller than the screen
  3. When image is bigger than the screen
For each of these 3 scenarios there could be a dropdown with the following options:
  • Display image in original size, keep window size
  • Fit window to image
[*]Fit image to window

I believe this simple set of options (3 scenarios, 3 possible behaviors for each) would be clear, avoid ambiguity, and give any user full control over the behavior).

My personnal setup (and I believe this should be the default) would be:
  1. When image is smaller than the window: Display image in original size, keep window size ( I wouldn't change the window size because maybe we need all the toolbar buttons)
  2. When image is bigger than the window but smaller than the screen: Fit window to image
  3. When image is bigger than the screen: Fit image to window
user0
Posts: 226
Joined: Sat May 09, 2015 9:37 am

Re: Clarify the "auto image size" settings

Post by user0 »

geoffm wrote: Mon Oct 24, 2022 3:12 pm My personnal setup (and I believe this should be the default) would be:
  1. When image is smaller than the window: Display image in original size, keep window size ( I wouldn't change the window size because maybe we need all the toolbar buttons)
  2. When image is bigger than the window but smaller than the screen: Fit window to image
  3. When image is bigger than the screen: Fit image to window
Tbh, manipulating window size is extremely annoying.
When I run app, I want to find it's window in a) default position OR b) exact position I left last time

ps. as for me, 'Fit image to window, large only' is ideal default option for image scaling that I have hever found a need to change.
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