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For each thumbnail, there are info icons which indicate EXIF and IPTC information or show rotation and short cut (see FAQ "What do the info icons on the thumbnail mean?").

Now with the tags in the browser, there is another info box and the browser might look like this (#1 top left):
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I think the tag boxes at the top of each thumbnail make the browser and it's thumbnail look a bit bumpy and unclean. I'd suggest to move the tag box to the bottom, where the other info icons are located.

The tag boxes at the bottom would look like this (#2 bottom left):
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Bottom=better

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• Hi !

- I agree! These tick-boxes would look better at the bottom like you show.

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Re: Bottom=better

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I agree too.
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I don't agree for the following reasons:
- Separating Action (Tag/Untag) from Information (EXIF, etc...) provides an indication to the user that he can interact with that tagbox and it is easier to read quickly.
- EXIF + IPTC + Embedded Thumbnail + EXIF rotation is already quite crowded at the bottom.
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Olivier_G wrote:I don't agree for the following reasons:
- Separating Action (Tag/Untag) from Information (EXIF, etc...) provides an indication to the user that he can interact with that tagbox and it is easier to read quickly.
- EXIF + IPTC + Embedded Thumbnail + EXIF rotation is already quite crowded at the bottom.
I see your point. What about positioning the checkbox at the bottom right? The info stuff would start from bottom left (just like it is now).
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Post by Olivier_G »

helmut wrote:What about positioning the checkbox at the bottom right?
I think it would be ok.
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Post by marsh »

Olivier_G wrote: - EXIF + IPTC + Embedded Thumbnail + EXIF rotation is already quite crowded at the bottom.
Also, there is new XMP icon with v.1.9a for the bottom row...
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Post by helmut »

Thank you all for your valuable comments so far. :-)

I've made a draft with the tags at bottom right and the info icons bottom left aligned (#3 bottom left and right design):
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The tag boxes at the bottom right are located well, since it's sort of intuitive to place a mark under a document on the bottom right (At least for people reading from left to right).

Personally I'd go for the #4 all bottom right aligned solution with tag boxes at the most right, this would like this:
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In this approach #4, "info" and "action" is NOT seperated, but all the info icons are gathered nicely and can be seen easily.
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#3 is now my favorite.
Thanks for the drafts, Helmut...
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For me it's #4.
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I like both #3 and #4 :)
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Post by Dreamer »

I think #3 (alpha2) are not good, it looks confusing, it's not clear enough where [ ] belongs, just check it...

#4 would be better IMO.
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Dreamer wrote:I think #3 (alpha2) are not good, it looks confusing, it's not clear enough where [ ] belongs, just check it...
I just checked in flat mode... and I must say that you have a point here... :?
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Post by JohnFredC »

I like #3. Important to keep active and passive indicators spatially distinct for mousing purposes.

Though as a side comment, I've never cared for the boxes around the indicators or for the overlapping of the thumb and indicator.

Plus, why spell out EXIF and IPTC? What about just "E" and "I" indicators, instead? Much cleaner!
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Olivier_G wrote:
Dreamer wrote:I think #3 (alpha2) are not good, it looks confusing, it's not clear enough where [ ] belongs, just check it...
I just checked in flat mode... and I must say that you have a point here... :?
Why #3 is not good???
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