How to change area selection appearance?

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Intellectual123
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How to change area selection appearance?

Post by Intellectual123 »

I have XnView MP Linux,Version 1.4.3 64bits. Today is my first time using XnView MP. I just want to say thank you for creating this.
I was using IrfanView for Windows & this is the closest equivalent so far :)

One small issue is how the area selection tool works, the border,etc, how do i change this?
I really like Irfanview's version of it. is there anyway to change it? adjust?

Here is the look of XnView's area selection tool:
https://pasteboard.co/A0d9brL6caRH.png


Here is the look of Irfanview's area selection tool which i much prefer:
https://pasteboard.co/asGllVUpZ88C.png

Please help,
-Thank you
cday
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Re: How to change area selection border settings,appearance,etc?

Post by cday »

I see two differences in the XnView MP selection: the grid and the highlighting.

1. You can remove the grid using the editor View menu;

Edit: The 'grid' is actually due to Tools > Settings... > View -- View tab -- Selection being set to Rule of thirds as default, rather than Normal.

2. You can remove the dark shading by deselecting the Tools > Settings... > View -- View tab -- Show highlight selection option.

I don't like that either, but it was a request and is currently set as enabled.

The XnView selection rectangle also has small rectangle in the outline which enable the selection to be adjusted.
Intellectual123
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Re: How to change area selection appearance?

Post by Intellectual123 »

@cday, thanks! The only other issue I have for right now is that I'm using ZorinOS(ubuntu based) & it takes forever for XnView to start up or load a photo.
Even if I have XnView's empty browser open already(the application already started). Whereas in Windows 7, even with a slow/failing SSHD, Irfanview would open instantly/amazingly & was very quick. I loved it. I think XnView is just like IrfanView, except for this very serious flaw, the loading time for any photo, even small, is torture.
cday
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Re: How to change area selection appearance?

Post by cday »

Intellectual123 wrote: Tue Mar 07, 2023 7:52 am The only other issue I have for right now is that I'm using ZorinOS(ubuntu based) & it takes forever for XnView to start up or load a photo.
Even if I have XnView's empty browser open already(the application already started). Whereas in Windows 7, even with a slow/failing SSHD, Irfanview would open instantly/amazingly & was very quick. I loved it. I think XnView is just like IrfanView, except for this very serious flaw, the loading time for any photo, even small, is torture.
Please start a new thread for that!

I think that XnView MP with the file browser likely has much more to load, but I am using Linux Mint and have also found it slow to open recently.
cday
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Re: How to change area selection appearance?

Post by cday »

@Intellectual123: Did changing the View menu grid setting actually solve your 'grid' problem?

I think the 'grid' in your XnView MP image may actually have been due to your Tools > Settings... > View -- View tab -- Selection setting: I think the default is not Normal, folowing a request to provide a Rule of thirds option, which I would have preferred not to have been made the default.
Intellectual123
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Re: How to change area selection appearance?

Post by Intellectual123 »

@cday: No, changing it under the view tab didnt remove it, right now that option doesnt do anything at all, whether on or off. But I recall 20 minutes ago,
when i turned it on it added even more grids to the area selection. What actually removed the grids completely was "Tools>Settings>View>Settings section(change of rule of thirds to “normal”)"
cday
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Re: How to change area selection appearance?

Post by cday »

I have edited my original reply above to include the correct setting to change to remove display of the 'grid'.