Possibility to whiten part of image to save ink of printer

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Possibility to whiten part of image to save ink of printer

Post by Guest » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:02 am

Is there any possibility to whiten selected part of image? Currently there is possibility to delete unwanted part of image, but this part stay black. Option to change this color after delete would by great. Some possibility is using of contrast setting, but it is very imperfect and do not function with greyscale images (only color images).

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Re: Possibility to whiten part of image to save ink of print

Post by xnview » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:13 pm

Anonymous wrote:Is there any possibility to whiten selected part of image? Currently there is possibility to delete unwanted part of image, but this part stay black. Option to change this color after delete would by great. Some possibility is using of contrast setting, but it is very imperfect and do not function with greyscale images (only color images).
I'll add color for deleted part
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Post by Ty » Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:02 am

Did this (getting a "select color for deleted area") ever happen? When one edits an image for printing and deletes portions of the image, having them print as huge black blocks on the page is not good. I agree with Guest who asked for option to make the deleted area white instead of black.

If Pierre creates an option to make the deleted area ANY color, then you should change the function name from "delete" to "fill," and perhaps force the user to pick a fill color before drawing the selection box.

If this is already done, thank you. If not, please consider, even though "fill" is more of a paint-program feature than a general purpose image editor like XnView.

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1,000 times…

Post by Clo » Sat Sep 30, 2006 4:07 am

—> Ty

:) Hello !

• This has been requested n… times, also in the French forum…
- Only "black" is really annoying in the most cases …
If this is already done, thank you. …
• I rummaged in the options and the INI of the 1.90 Alpha 3, no spot of such an improvement found out yet… :|
…even though "fill" is more of a paint-program feature than a general purpose image editor like XnView.
• Indeed a more explicit wording should be set…
- What about “Delete (selection?) & Fill” in the menus, with just below an entry like “Choose the Filling colour…” ?
• BTW :  Some minimal painting retouch features have been promised a long while ago, still in the limbo till today :P

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Post by Ty » Sun Oct 01, 2006 5:06 am

Hello Clo,

Thanks for the interesting and informative reply.

I would suggest a minor change to the wording you have proposed. Rather than "Choose the filling colour", it should be the "fill" colour. Although "filling" it is technically correct, we American English speakers use the word "filling" for stuff that goes into a pie or into a tooth cavity! I don't know if this is true for British English speakers.

I'm glad to hear that other users think that the FILL is a good idea.

Thanks again and kind regards,

Ty

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Post by Tommy » Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:21 am

this fill option would be a bless. ink is expensive.

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Post by Ty » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:24 am

Thanks Tommy. Now we have at least four people who would love to see Pierre add an option regarding the fill or delete color. Thanks for considering the option, Pierre.

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Post by xnview » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:48 am

Ty wrote:Thanks Tommy. Now we have at least four people who would love to see Pierre add an option regarding the fill or delete color. Thanks for considering the option, Pierre.
Will be added :-)
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Post by Drahken » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:02 am

Already available in a way....
Select a portion of the image, hit SHIFT+E, turn contrast all the way down and everything else all the way up, selected area is now white.
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/white-area.png
The black area in the pic was the result of selecting an area and then hitting delete, the white area is a result of the steps mentioned above.
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Post by Ty » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:33 pm

Excellent, Drahken! What a great and creative solution. Your suggestion led me to what might be a slightly better one: use Adjust...Hue/Lightness/Separation instead of Adjust...Brightness/Contrast/etc. But what a great idea. Thank you.

Note to Pierre: if objective is filling with ANY color, then a new feature is needed as you generously offered. But if the objective is only white, then Drahken's solution is good enough.

Thanks again to both.

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Post by Drahken » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:15 pm

I see that with that method, simply turning lightness all the way up turns the area white. The one drawback to it is that there's no keyboard shortcut to jump to the hue/sat/lightness adjustments (which makes it less convenient if you're doing several such images).
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Post by helmut » Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:09 pm

Given that your image contains the background colour of desire, already, you could:

1. Mark the area containing the background colour (could be a very small area, even just 1 pixel)
2. Copy it to the clipboard (Edit > Copy or Ctrl+C)
3.) Mark another area of arbitrary size
4.) Paste the clipboard to the selected area (Edit > Paste or Ctrl+V).

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Post by Ty » Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:43 pm

Perfect, Helmut! I think that's the best and quickest way to accomplish the objective.

Now, if only you had a good help file that explained this....

!!

(private joke to Helmut for those of you wondering what the hell I'm talking about...)

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Impossible

Post by Clo » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:45 pm

—> helmut

• Hi !
- Aside :
1. Mark the area containing the background colour (could be a very small area, even just 1 pixel)
- You can't select any area smaller than 3*3 pixels currently in XnView.
- I requested 2*2, accepted, but not done yet…

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