[Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

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[Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:40

Some easier to read and navigate subjective personal feedback and unreleased requests collected from this legacy thread https://www.pl32.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6297. It's up to developers to accept those suggestions or not. One request per post. Please keep this thread free from spam and from abstract non technical discussions.
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:43

Support for 1D (gamma only) cube LUTs (example in attachment)
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:44

Auto hide status bar at Fullscreen mode. Or at least request for option like:
View -> Hide status Bar

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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:45

cLUT based and XYZ based Input ICC profiles should NOT affect surrounding grey background field. Please make that grey background always uniform separate item with fixed user selectable color.
Even if i turn on "Hide border content" problem exists, but only when i assign cLUT or XYZ based Input ICC profiles to image. When i convert it to Matrix Based working ICC profile, gray background is back to normal state.
If i assign different Matrix Based input and working ICC profiles it don't affect background.
Probably this could be fixed somehow in future?
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:46

Custom Clip level values field for "Auto Mode for all channels" in Histogram Correction tool. (Similar to custom Clip Level value field in Photoshop)
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:46

Sample size selector always located somewhere near Color picker icon:
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:47

Invert tool smart adjustment layer. There is invert button in Curves tool, but simple separate Invert adjustment layer always feels more user friendly and simpler way to go.

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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:48

Double click (or right click, or middle click) on any slider handle to reset it to default.

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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:49

In Color selection HSV and Grayscale mode black located at the top and white located at the bottom. Sort of flipped. Most apps usually use black at the bottom. Also i noticed that RGB gradient direction is also flipped compare to Photoshop grarient direction.
Also color selection area could be larger in size (flexible window or fixed window sizes settings) for more precise color selection.
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:50

More custom controls for Rounded Square/Rectangle. Something like this:
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:51

Layer style problems: Outside shadow is actually not real outside. If you apply it to (semi)transparent image - shadow is visible inside under the image.
Also shadow size feels very very limited. Shadow limit should be increased at least to 1000% instead of 100%
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Outside shadow usually look like this:
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It is also strange that layer Opacity don't affect layer style. For example even if i put layer into group and change Opacity - the shadow remains unchanged.

Also separate tabs for simple settings looks not too user friendly. Too many clicks here and there during adjustments.
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It is better just use larger window size and fit all controls in single unified layout.
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:52

Crop Tool and Rectangle/Circle Lasso Tool: Those tools Needs Center point similar to center point used in layer handles. Or at least center crosshatch guide overlay like this:
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:52

Improvement idea for Curves Tools:
Additional background layer with visual representation of actual summary curve shape created by Contrast/Luminance/Gamma sliders. It may help a lot for people to learn how those tools actually work. Option to turn it on and off if someone feel it too distracting.
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:53

Some time ago points in vector tools where changed to round shape instead of square. Round points look really nice.
So maybe it is logical to change points in Curves tool to same friendly round look?
Something like this or this:
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Re: [Part 2] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools

Post by shijan » Sat 27 Jun 2020 07:54

Extended control for Contrast:
Slider.1 controls angle of straight contrast line.
Slider.2 controls curvature shape strength of highlights.
Slider.3 controls curvature shape strength of shadows.
+ option to link slider 2 and 3 to adjust the same curvature shape strength for shadows and highlights.
+ instant visual representation of curve shape, as described in earlier post.
dreams, dreams.... :)
Examples simulated with curves tool:
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