Edit>Selection Ratio: Selection sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?

Ask for help and post your question on how to use XnView MP.

Moderators: helmut, XnTriq, xnview

zzapper
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:16 pm

Edit>Selection Ratio: Selection sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?

Post by zzapper »

Hi I'm pretty sure this is either a feature or my inexperience (PEBCAK)

Sometimes when I want to select say a 16:9 ratio box the 'box' seems to flip round to be 9:16 as though it was confused as to whether i was in portrait or horizontal mode
User avatar
xnview
Author of XnView
Posts: 37946
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:31 am
Location: France

Re: Edit: Selection Ratio box sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?!?

Post by xnview »

do you have a way to reproduce?
Pierre.
zzapper
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Edit: Selection Ratio box sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?!?

Post by zzapper »

Pierre
Prochain fois que c' arrivera

David (Je suis très chaud pres de Bordeaux!)
zzapper
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Edit: Selection Ratio box sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?!?

Post by zzapper »

https://ibb.co/L18RK4B (link to image)

Set Selection Ratio 16:9

XnVMP 1.0 linux
User avatar
helmut
Moderator
Posts: 8586
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:47 pm
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Re: Edit: Selection Ratio box sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?!?

Post by helmut »

Thank you for providing a screenshot, David. When setting selection ratio (e.g. 16:9), XnView will set the selection depending on the orientation of the image - either portrait (16:9) or landscape (9:16). This adaption was built into XnView Classic (and now in XnView MP) is on purpose to support the user. With "Edit > Swap selection width / height" or "W" key you can swap the orientation.

BTW: In XnView Classic the shortcut for "Selection - Swap width & height" was "Tab" which easy to remember and somehow intuitive. Why has this shortcut been changed from "Tab" to "W" in XnView MP?

Related topics:
- Suggestion for Selection Ratio
zzapper
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:16 pm

Re: Edit: Selection Ratio box sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?

Post by zzapper »

Thanks Helmut the workaround is great just type 'w' .
it was only a little problem but how can I put it bothered me quite a bit
:D
User avatar
helmut
Moderator
Posts: 8586
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:47 pm
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Re: Edit: Selection Ratio box sometimes horizontal sometimes vertical?

Post by helmut »

zzapper wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:15 pm Thanks Helmut the workaround is great just type 'w' .
it was only a little problem but how can I put it bothered me quite a bit
Thank you for your feedback, zzapper. Good to read that I could help a bit. :)