The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

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The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:48 pm

Hi again,

I have taken a screenshot of all or XnView 1.9x "Effects" found in it's window.
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Does anyone think that for XnView MP, the "Effects" should have it's own top menu in the viewer mode?

All code for each Effect would be the same, I'm discussing here about how it would be better laid out in MP :)

The "Effects" top menu would have all the menu items and sub-menu items beneath it, like how Paint.NET displays it:
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Perhaps, maybe a Toolbar mode too for all or some "Effects".....
beow quote is from an earlier version of this same topic;
In xnview win, as we all know, on the menu bar in Viewer there is Filter>'Effects' which is not yet available in MP.

I am saying that when it does get ported to MP, it would still be in the Filter>'Effects' or maybe even this time under Image>'Effects'

- but also a toolbar could appear at the same time, similar to the existing 'Spotlight' or 'crop' toolbars:

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.....with also an option somewhere in MP to be able to disable showing of this toolbar
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:02 pm

I have renamed this topic title and added changed the original post. :P
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by xnview » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:03 am

In previous version of XnView, you had a menu item for each effect, was not really good...
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:55 pm

xnview wrote:In previous version of XnView, you had a menu item for each effect, was not really good...
Yes that's why I am suggesting a different display for XnView MP, perhaps in the form of a top menu like paint.net;
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What do you think? is it a bad idea?
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:21 pm

budz45 wrote:
xnview wrote:In previous version of XnView, you had a menu item for each effect, was not really good...
Do you mean the top-menu method already existed in a really old XnView before 1.9x?? Or do you mean something else?

Ok, Pierre, what method can you think of for XnView MP
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by xnview » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:15 am

budz45 wrote: Do you mean the top-menu method already existed in a really old XnView before 1.9x??
Yes, and wasn't very good...
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:47 am

Hmm ok, how about just a toolbar (as I already suggested above) but with a drop-down menu for each effect.

Plus user could highlight any number of effects from this proposed drop-down menu - to work with each of them in a session.

Let me create a mock-up to show you as part of my proposal.
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:51 pm

Attached, below, are my mock-up images I created for what for an "Effects" toolbar might consist of:

...So here is a toolbar with drop-down menu button (to select effects)
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The effects menu choices from this drop-down menu, multiple effects can be chosen to work with for in a stored 'chosen' list group (method of selection in the menu can be both via tickboxes Or a Hotkey+click method)
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I'm not much a fan of the XnView 1.9x preview-effects method. It's ok, but I'm thinking not to use the same image as being edited but rather use a dummy/example image, so....
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...I thought to create a mock-up of this 'Pop Up' preview that would display on hover after a small delay
(pop-up uses an "example preview" image and not the same image like before)
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Here is a mock-up example of the 'Blur' effect in use on the toolbar with preset controls. Future features could also include shape selection
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Chosen effects that a user can work with per session in temporary listed group..This saves users having to click on each effect to use from a long list if they only want to work with a set few
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:50 pm

I hope the "Mosaic" effect get's better renamed to 'Pixelate'
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by budz45 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:28 pm

How about:

A. An Effects toolbar (horizontal) floating

B. Also too, a Floating dialog window (vertical) just like Paint.NET or GIMP.
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Re: The "Effects" for Xnview MP: Discussion & Suggestions

Post by JohnFredC » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:18 pm

Please do not replace the preview image with some generic one (see above suggestion). IMO that would make the preview utterly useless.

All MP previews should be 1) of the image being edited and 2) zoomable a la the export dialogue.
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