MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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Re: MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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JohnFredC wrote:Like this?

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Yes, it's exactly what I mean.
So any objections ???
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Re: MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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The problem is for thumbnail designs that have no gaps (or at the most have very small gaps: 1 pixel, for instance) between the thumb images.

An "all thumb image", no label, no border, design can look very professional.

...so I think the selection indicator should overlay the thumb image. Then there would be no consequences for or restrictions on any thumb design supported by XnView.
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Re: MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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Hello,
In fact, for the easiest way to do, I mean more accurately like this:
if: Options->Thumbnail->Appearance->Show Filename in thumbnail mode = OFF
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By default (already implemented), if: Options->Thumbnail->Appearance->Show Filename in thumbnail mode = ON
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And for the other solution:
if: Options->Thumbnail->Appearance->Show Filename in thumbnail mode = OFF
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Re: MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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What about this approach?

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Considering the inevitable gestures and pinches in all our future UIs, showing a "spot" or "fingerprint" where we have "touched" the file (to select it) makes sense to me. Also, it is a shape that differs from the rectangular presentation of the XnView browser and is easily visible because of that difference.

Perhaps bit arithmetic could be used to emphasize the spot... XOR, for instance.
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Re: MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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Extending the idea in the previous post...

Suppose the user could define a mask that XnView employed to overlay the thumbs for various purposes.

Here the user has "rejected" some images for later deletion or removal:


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Re: MP 0.26.1w: Selection invisible if no thumb labels/filenames

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Hello,
Why not (for a semi-transparent spot over the selected thumbnail), but if we have this kind of approach for mouse selected files, we must have the same kind of approach for Tagged files (for an harmonization), but I guess this is not the easiest way for Pierre?
...user could define a mask that XnView employed to overlay the thumbs for various purposes...
Why not in this case, maybe a "S" spot for selected files , and a "T" spot for Tagged files ?
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MP 0.26: Active color for thumbnail background

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Hi

I want to request a feature that the background color of thumbnails get an additional "Active"-color. At moment, it only get's highlighted with mouse over. But while navigating with the arrow keys, you don't know which image is currently selected (except of comparing preview image with all thumbnails in view...). Alternatively, the border could be set to an active color. This would have the advantage also thumbails without background (when the image/video fits completely to the aspect ratio of thumbs, in cause of reduced padding) are visibly marked as active.

I hope you like that idea.
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Re: MP 0.26: Active color for thumbnail background

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Fixed for me with MP0.30 (with an other solution) - Thk Pierre !
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