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Ty
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Grid settings

Post by Ty » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:20 am

Hello....

This is pretty obscure....

I am running 1.95.4 on WinXP SP2.

Grid settings: when I set either the x or y value to either "0" or <blank>, xnView crashes and quits.

The correct behavior, I believe, for either <blank> or "0", should be to have no lines in that dimension but regular lines in the other dimension.

I hope this is helpful info.

Best regards to Helmut and Pierre....

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Post by Ty » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:15 pm

More Grid Settings Problems

This is more of a design issue than a bug, but I think it should be addressed.

When you set the grid size to 100 pixels, the grid is made at 100 pixels. This seems sensible--but it is not.

Or perhaps it is; what do users want and expect?

When I am using the grid, I want it to show me a 100-pixel grid ON THE IMAGE. If my original image is 1600 pixels across, and I have it displayed in a 1200 pixel window, then the grid should show (I think) where the 100 pixel lines would be ON THE ORIGINAL IMAGES.

In other words, I should have 16 lines in the window, because the lines should be at 1600 / 100 = 16 places. It doesn't matter how big or small the image is displayed; it should show 16 lines.

So the design question is: does the grid size refer to ABSOLUTE size, or RELATIVE (to the image) size. I think it should be relative to the image.

In the case used above, the image should always show 16 lines, regardless of the zoom/scaling factor. In my opinion.

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Post by JohnFredC » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:00 pm

Hi Ty

You should try the grid settings in XnView MP Alpha. Though incomplete, they implement a few of the grid enhancements I requested and demonstrated in this thread. Especially see page 2.
John

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