Image editing sliders almost unusable in enough situations

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Image editing sliders almost unusable in enough situations

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There are enough sliders/spinedits in image editing dialogs which have way too coarse steps in order to be really useful.

For example, in Image Editor, go to Image | Adjust | Enhance Colors... - or press directly Shift+E

In that editor, perhaps except Contrast, the steps for all the other sliders are too much/too big.

For example, go to Saturation (which I need(ed) many times). Already at (+/-) 4 it is way too much.

Please make the sliders to have smaller increments.
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Re: Image editing sliders almost unusable in enough situations

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Fully agree, also the image preview (before and after) is way too small in many cases.

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you means when you press up/down which use +-1?
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m.Th. wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:47 pm There are enough sliders/spinedits in image editing dialogs which have way too coarse steps in order to be really useful.
I take the blue line as indicating the Brightness slider...

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Not sure whether m.Th means 'sliders', or the numeric value increase/decrease arrows referred to above?
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xnview wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:39 pm you means when you press up/down which use +-1?
Yes. It is too „coarse”. The step is very high so we cannot adjust as we wish the desired slider.
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Re: Image editing sliders almost unusable in enough situations

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cday wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:30 pm
m.Th. wrote: Sat Jun 22, 2024 1:47 pm There are enough sliders/spinedits in image editing dialogs which have way too coarse steps in order to be really useful.
I take the blue line as indicating the Brightness slider...


Screenshot from 2024-07-12 18-18-34.png


Not sure whether m.Th means 'sliders', or the numeric value increase/decrease arrows referred to above?
Yes, that is the „slider”. The actual value.
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m.Th. wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:34 pm
xnview wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:39 pm you means when you press up/down which use +-1?
Yes. It is too „coarse”. The step is very high so we cannot adjust as we wish the desired slider.
so +-0.1?
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you are digging in the wrong place, there is absolutely no reason to add decimals here
all other apps have the same integer -+100 scale with 1 increment

as I mentioned above - the issue is in calculations
that make effect at 50points/% already unusable, other app don't have such intensity even at 99

also note:
  • slider has dynamic mid values that depends on scale length:
    - if dialog wide enough - scale increments by 1 (during dragging), it
    - if dialog shrank - scale starts to miss mid values, incrementing by 2-3-etc
  • value in textbox can be changed with mouse scroll
  • value increment can be increased x10 by holding Ctrl
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Re: Image editing sliders almost unusable in enough situations

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xnview wrote: Wed Jul 17, 2024 2:52 pm
m.Th. wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:34 pm
xnview wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 1:39 pm you means when you press up/down which use +-1?
Yes. It is too „coarse”. The step is very high so we cannot adjust as we wish the desired slider.
so +-0.1?
Yes, internally - but in UI let us have integers. It is much easier for the users.
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