Resize Dialog - Button to toggle grid visibility

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Resize Dialog - Button to toggle grid visibility

Post by JohnFredC » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:00 pm

I use the grid frequently when rotating images.

But just as frequently I forget to show the grid before showing the Rotate dialog. This means I have to close the dialog, show the grid, then restart the rotation dialog.

A button in the rotation dialog to toggle the grid would be great.

Thanks for listening!

PS. In the mean time I'll just continue to use the edge of the rotation dialog. 8)
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Needed, and…

Post by Clo » Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:23 pm

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:) Hello John !

• Indeed, in such a case the (added) tool-bar button can't be used, so I support !

• Whether the tool-bar as standalone (non-modal) could solve the issue ? Hm… Much later…

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Post by helmut » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:33 pm

+1 This would improve usability a lot. Manual de-skewing gets more and more common and important. Showing/hiding the grid would make a lot of sense in the rotation dialog.

Related topics:
- Rotation user interface
- Showing of grid while rotating the picture
- Straighten image
- "Rotation based on the horizon line +auto-crop option"

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Post by JohnFredC » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:37 pm

Hi Clo

IMHO all the adjustment dialogs should be non-modal (but captive to the viewer, of course).

Another approach would be to allow multiple commands in the tool bar. Then I could sequence the grid dialog just before the rotate dialog... :shock:
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Post by oops66 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:18 pm

In this case, for me this will be better to automatically show the grid if the "rotation dialog" is chosen, and automatically hide the grid after this function (maybe with an option to never show the grid during a rotation).
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Post by helmut » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:24 pm

oops66 wrote:In this case, for me this will be better to automatically show the grid if the "rotation dialog" is chosen, and automatically hide the grid after this function (maybe with an option to never show the grid during a rotation).
A simple checkbox would do the job - wouldn't it? (The state of the checkbox should be saved and restored using .ini file).

[x] Show grid
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Post by oops66 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:25 pm

helmut wrote:...
A simple checkbox would do the job - wouldn't it?
[x] Show grid
Yes, right, or the opposite way to have by default this behavior.
[ ] Do not show the grid
For me it doesn't matter !
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Re: Resize Dialog - Button to toggle grid visibility

Post by Troken » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:39 am

JohnFredC wrote:I use the grid frequently when rotating images.
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A button in the rotation dialog to toggle the grid would be great.
I've thought of this many many times. Would be highly appreciated!

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Post by loth » Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:26 pm

hi folks,
i read about this in the whatsnew.txt of v1.95.2 and was wondering, where the heck this grid appears?
neither with STRG+U, nor in the (lossles jpeg-transform) rotate-dialogue i found anything.

wher in xnview can i rotate an image and have a grid? 8-)

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Post by JohnFredC » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:38 pm

It's in the custom rotate dialog.
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Post by loth » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:45 pm

JohnFredC wrote:It's in the custom rotate dialog.
well, it took me about 20 minutes to find this dialogue!!
the reason: i never use this "viewer-" mode.
i'm only using "browser-" and "fullscreen-" mode.

so why is the a difference in the amount of functions/options anyway??

why is it, the viewer-mode has more options/functions than the fullscreen-mode? they both show imaged which need the same options/functions.

i do not understand, why the fullscreen-mode is so restrictive.
i need to use the fullscreen-mode, because of its "black" background and no useless toolbars.

can anyone please explain the sense of those two modes?

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Post by helmut » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:57 pm

I guess in your case (intensive work in fullscreen), FastStone image viewer might be better and more effective than XnView. Perhaps you give FastStone a try. (Probably a bit surprising to read a recommendation for a competitive product).

Apart from that:
It's the concept of XnView to have a browser mode, a view mode, and a fullscreen mode. But the fullscreen light mode is one mode too much and a real pain in the a... For all I know, in XnView MP the fullscreen light mode will disappear, there will be just one single fullscreen mode.

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Post by loth » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:39 pm

helmut wrote:I guess in your case (intensive work in fullscreen), FastStone image viewer might be better and more effective than XnView. Perhaps you give FastStone a try. (Probably a bit surprising to read a recommendation for a competitive product).

Apart from that:
It's the concept of XnView to have a browser mode, a view mode, and a fullscreen mode. But the fullscreen light mode is one mode too much and a real pain in the a... For all I know, in XnView MP the fullscreen light mode will disappear, there will be just one single fullscreen mode.
i'm using faststone since a long time, because it fills the holes xnview leaves. unfortunately it has other holes, which, of course, xnview fills :-)) also, i really like xnview for beeing so multi-talented.

this "pain in the a...." is really true, but you mentioned "xnview MP". i've searched the forum for "xnview mp", but did not find any result?
what is it? sounds good, if the light fullscreen mode disapears, but what will we have instead? and, the most important question, when will this (the release) ever happen? :-) please, point me to a thread, if.

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Alpha stage

Post by Clo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:44 am

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:) Hello !

• Did you miss THAT SECTION ? ;)

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Re: Alpha stage

Post by loth » Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:13 am

yes, i did :-) thanks.
good to know that there's a new project which needs time and other bugfixing as well as xnview needs.

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