Browser - Catalog filter - improve filter

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Browser - Catalog filter - improve filter

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XnViewMP 1.5.5 64bit
Windows11 (22H2), display resolution 3840x2160, win scaling 150%


Browser - Catalog filter
It's annoying when the clear/reset filters function is not clearly visible (XnViewMP, ACDSee), there is no such problem in Capture One or Lightroom.
It also doesn't make sense to have ability to select multiple filters + 'All'

Suggestion
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improve filter abilities:
  • split Tag into its own group
  • add Quick filter control with buttons (like in Capture One)
    - ... - opens Advanced Search dialog
    - ▾- opens filter settings menu (move Match here)
  • replace 'All' with 'x' button in 'Quick filter' field on top
    it does not make sense when you can select multiple filters + 'All'
  • move counters to the separate column on the right



Example
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Re: Browser - Categories filter - improve filter

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user0 wrote: Tue Aug 15, 2023 7:03 pm
improve filter abilities:
  • add Unrated, Unlabeled, Untagged items (eg like in acdsee)
  • split Tag into its own group
This is good idea. And others from your post.

I propose something more - to add a counter of tagged files to this list, near the options to choose (tagged/untagged). And maybe a counters of colour labels and stars too.
Going forward - counter of tagged files I think should be straight visible in main window in browser (and in active top edge in fullscreen mode)), because it's really important (knowing how many photos are currently choosen). There is so many unused place there. Toolbar - somewhere on right - perfect! Tittle bar too.

There is something in settings>browser>browser>title Bar and fuctions added from list>extra to title bar, but nothing works (bug?), and there is no counters. This place not specially visible, but better this one than no one.
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Re: Browser - Categories filter - improve filter

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eye2eye wrote: Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:26 am This is good idea. And others from your post.
sorry, had to rewrite my post to keep it focused
eye2eye wrote: Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:26 am And maybe a counters of colour labels and stars too.
+1
eye2eye wrote: Sun Aug 20, 2023 9:26 am Going forward - counter of tagged files I think should be straight visible in main window in browser (and in active top edge in fullscreen mode)), because it's really important (knowing how many photos are currently choosen). There is so many unused place there. Toolbar - somewhere on right - perfect! Tittle bar too.
Browser's statusbar would be better place for tagged files counter, like in FastStone
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Re: Browser - Catalog filter - replace All with Clear button

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'All' is not the same as no selection, it's all files in the catalog.
'All' & 'Uncategorized' are special item because they work alone
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Re: Browser - Catalog filter - replace All with Clear button

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xnview wrote: Sun Nov 05, 2023 3:25 pm 'All' is not the same as no selection
right, I was confused by fact that when you select 'Catalog Filter' panel - filelist still shows files from current folder, not 'All' from Catalog (until you select any filter)

I would prefer different approach
- when you select Catalog Filter panel - filelist changes to all cataloged files (default state - show all cataloged files)
However it works better with Catalog panel, eg like in CaptureOne.