More enhancements needed for Draw (aka Paint)

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budz45
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More enhancements needed for Draw (aka Paint)

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Hello,

I am a long term dedicated user of FastStone Capture for my screenshot capturing needs [LINK]

FastStone Capture has an excellent in-built paint application also named by them as "Draw" which I find very sophisticated but not overly so.

I would like if XnView MP's "Draw" app would have some of this sophistication, for example, when I draw a rectangle we should be able to click on each drawn rectangle and edit or remove it. This is what FastStone Capture's own 'Draw' app provides.
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I also like the drop shadow effect option that FastStone draw does provide as well as the line highligher feature. All of which easy to replicate in XnView's draw.

Thanks,
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Re: More enhancements needed for Draw (aka Paint)

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1. While we are in Draw module you can draw two (or more) rectangles and you can select them after this as you wish using the Cursor tool. It is the same behavior as in FastStone Viewer

2. A definite THUMBS UP / VOTE for the Shadow feature for Circle, Rectangle and Line tools which in XnView MP is missing.
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Re: More enhancements needed for Draw (aka Paint)

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m.Th. wrote: Wed Jan 31, 2024 4:32 pm 1. While we are in Draw module you can draw two (or more) rectangles and you can select them after this as you wish using the Cursor tool. It is the same behavior as in FastStone Viewer
Right, you are correct. Fantastic, I've just tested this with using the Cursor tool.

Also it appears we can still edit a drawn Circle/Rectangle by clicking on it - although there's a huge delay (possible bug) with this in that I had to do multiple clicks (3 clicks) on the drawn circle/rectangle just to enable it's edit. This could perhaps be fixed (so just for 1x click) so that it activates with a faster response.
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Re: More enhancements needed for Draw (aka Paint)

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Another suggestion: Clicking the window 'X' or 'cancel' to close the Draw (paint) session should show an "Are you sure" confirmation prompt. At the bottom of the Draw (paint) window there could be a checkbox for any users to disable this same "Are you sure" confirmation prompt.
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