Some Contact Sheet settings are not sticky

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Jan Steinman
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Some Contact Sheet settings are not sticky

Post by Jan Steinman »

Not sure if this is a bug or a feature request, but it would be very nice if all the Contact Sheet settings were "sticky," and would remain between invocations of Contact Sheet.

For example, the "Thumbnail" subsection of the Settings tab seem to be sticky, but the "Sheet" subsection is not. I would like it to stay on "Letter" page size, but it keeps reverting to 4.08" x 5.28".

Also, the "Output" subsection, "Settings" button is not sticky, for at least the "JPEG" output file type. It reverts to "80" for quality, but for contact sheets, I generally prefer to save file size and have a dirtier image, so I generally set below 50.

A couple other possibilities would be to be able to save and recall Contact Sheet settings. I could see this being handy for professionals to produce different contact sheet configurations for different client types. Or perhaps some of the default settings could be in the global preferences.

Thanks!
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Re: Some Contact Sheet settings are not sticky

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Welcome to the XnView forum, Jan, and thank you for your problem report.

I've just tried out the creation of the contact sheet and expected that settings were lost after creation. To my surprise, all settings are were saved and restored properly. After trying more I can confirm that there are two settings which are not saved and restored:
1. Width/height isn't restored when choosing "inches" and a predefined format (e.g. "Letter 8,5 x 11 inch"). :bugconfirmed:
2. Format options (e.g. JPG) aren't saved and restored. Here, I'm not sure whether this is a feature or a bug.
Jan Steinman
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Re: Some Contact Sheet settings are not sticky

Post by Jan Steinman »

1. Width/height isn't restored when choosing "inches" and a predefined format
Nice clue! It isn't so simple, though. I filled the "Inches" fields with 8.51 and 11.01, but that didn't stick.

However, switching that pull-down to "pixels" and incrementing each dimension by one sticks! (Not certain the incrementing is necessary.)
2. Format options (e.g. JPG) aren't saved and restored. Here, I'm not sure whether this is a feature or a bug.
I would rather that the JPG settings are sticky. That seems to be the way all other photo editors I use behave.

Thanks!
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Re: Some Contact Sheet settings are not sticky

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:bugconfirmed: Thanks to your detailed description I can reproduce the problem.

About format output, settings are always taken from global
Pierre.
Jan Steinman
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Re: Some Contact Sheet settings are not sticky

Post by Jan Steinman »

Found it… thanks!