B3: Create Video: GUI design

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B3: Create Video: GUI design

Post by helmut » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:32 pm

Currently, the GUI design of the "Create Video" dialog could be improved.

Some possible improvements:

- Add a group panel labeled with "Video Size" grouping the size controls (First image, Largest image, ..., Fit image to Video size).

- The large box which contains the message during creation should be labeled at the top with e.g. "Progress" or "Messages".

- The large box which contains the message should have a grey black ground (currently it looks as if the user could interact with the box, but in fact he/she can't do anything).

- Layout: Label "Filename", edittext "Filename", "Format", and other controls should be left aligned. Currently, the edittext "Filename" is not.

- If option 'Fixed size" is NOT checked, the fields 'Width' and "Height' should be greyed out (disabled).

- The message "Encoding ended..." should have no elipsis and rather be "Encoding completed.". (probably all translations)

- The messages "Encoding frame <x>" should have an elipsis. (probably all translations)

- Rather than just "Create Video" it should say "Create video slide show" or "Create slide show video" (native speakers, please help.) (Probably all translations)

Feedback to the above suggestions and/or additional suggestions are welcome.

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Post by helmut » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:13 pm

A draft to picture some of the above suggestions.

Original (left) vs. Draft #1 (right)
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(Just found that "Fit image to video size" does not really belong to group "Video size". Perhaps the panel can be labled "Sizes", only.

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Post by Dreamer » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:39 pm

Similar suggestion for this dialog:

B1 - Video creating - First picture, Biggest Picture
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Post by helmut » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:17 pm

Dreamer wrote:Similar suggestion for this dialog:

B1 - Video creating - First picture, Biggest Picture
Oh yes, right.

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