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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by MartinBrunner » Wed 16 Dec 2015 17:56

Nur eine Kleinigkeit (ich hoffe, dass ich diesen Vorschlag nicht irgendwo übersehen habe):
Ist es möglich, bei dem Dropdown-Menü für die Ebenenmodi das Bild zu aktualisieren, wenn man mit dem Mauszeiger auf die einzelnen Elemente zeigt?
Auf diese Weise könnte man schneller den passenden Ebenenmodus auswählen.
Wäre alternativ auch dort eine Steuerung mit Pfeiltasten möglich? (im Sinne von: zuerst auf die Ebenenmodi klicken und dann Pfeil-hoch und Pfeil-runter verwenden?)
Vielen Dank :-)

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by bkh » Wed 16 Dec 2015 23:27

MartinBrunner wrote:Nur eine Kleinigkeit (ich hoffe, dass ich diesen Vorschlag nicht irgendwo übersehen habe):
Ist es möglich, bei dem Dropdown-Menü für die Ebenenmodi das Bild zu aktualisieren, wenn man mit dem Mauszeiger auf die einzelnen Elemente zeigt?
Auf diese Weise könnte man schneller den passenden Ebenenmodus auswählen.
Wäre alternativ auch dort eine Steuerung mit Pfeiltasten möglich? (im Sinne von: zuerst auf die Ebenenmodi klicken und dann Pfeil-hoch und Pfeil-runter verwenden?)
Vielen Dank :-)
Als Alternative: Du kannst unter Voreinstellungen -> Bedienung -> Tastaturbelegung unter "Ebenenliste" Tastenkürzel für "Nächster Ebenenmodus" und "Vorheriger Ebenenmodus" einstellen und mit diesen Tasten durch die Ebenenmodi "blättern".

L.G.

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Hoogo » Thu 17 Dec 2015 00:34

Was auch geht (Windows): Liste aufklappen, dann mit den Cursortasten die Liste hoch- und runterwandern.
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by MartinBrunner » Thu 17 Dec 2015 19:05

Ach ihr seid klasse. Danke euch beiden :-)

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by bkh » Wed 20 Jan 2016 00:15

Lineale in PL

Ich habe oft Schwierigkeiten, die Lineale in PL korrekt abzulesen (insbesondere am Dokumentrand, wo oft große Zahlen stehen). Je nachdem, ob der Zahlenabstand nun 10, 20 oder 50 ist bedeutet ein kleiner Teilstrich etwas ganz verschiedenes, und man muss genau auf die Zahlen sehen, um den Maßstab zu erkennen. Das Gleiche gilt im Prinzip für die Lineale, die PL als Vektorgrafiken erzeugt.
rulers1.png
Wie wäre es, abhängig vom Zahlenabstand jeweils eine etwas andere grafische Darstellung zu nehmen? Dann könnte man leicht sehen, dass man nicht einen normalen Zehnerabstand hat:
rulers2.png
Die beiden Versionen unten sind beide nicht optimal, links verliert man an Genauigkeit und rechts ragen die Teilstriche in die Zahl.

Notfalls fände ich es auch ok, wenn es sozusagen nur die mittlere Version gäbe, notfalls dann eben mit recht grober Einteilung.
rulers3.png
Noch 'ne Kleinigkeit: bei den Vektor-Linealen fände ich es gut, wenn (wie oben bei 10 Einheiten) der letzte Teilstrich noch gezeichnet würde (ggf. ohne die Zahl).

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Herbert123 » Mon 01 Feb 2016 10:34

Herbert123 wrote:Here is mine. Please post and share yours too, so the developers may gain insight in most wanted features and novel ideas to improve Photoline. I realize some features are rather "big" wishes, and may never come to pass. Others are small improvements.

My Wishlist :-)

[edited and amended 31/01/2016]

GUI
- scrollbars of document are still standard system scrollbars; ideally these should be restyled according to the user interface background colour chosen in Options.

- document windows in window mode (set side by side, for example) still display like regular windows: the chrome, such as the title bar, the scrollbars, etc. looks out of place now, and is quite jarring.

- the curve adjustment layer's curve area cannot be scaled currently. It would be extremely helpful if the user could scale it the same way as we can scale the variable width curve panel. This is now possible for the sub-curve editor (double-click on a curve button at the top of the Curves adjustment layer options, for example)! Excellent! Really helpful. I do wish Photoline would remember the state (position and window dimensions) of the last-used curve editor dialog, though.


Photo Editing
- a content aware move tool or option.

- a content aware transformation/scale tool or option.

-*new* Focus stacking

- the copy brush: it would be very useful at times to have an option to be able to copy ABSOLUTE transparency of the target area, and replacing the transparency of the painted area.

- option to control the re-sampling algorithm when fixing a layer

- perspective options for the distort tool

- puppet warp type deformation - perhaps extend distort tool?

- image calculations (Refer to Photoshop)

-*new* Improved bracketing, and create HDR image: allow for as many brackets as we want, and allow for 16 bpc files. When processing 16bpc brackets, generate a 32bpc image.

- camera shake reduction option that automatically tracks the direction and reduces the shake.

Layers

-*new* a way to lock the transform of unrelated layers in the layer stack would be a great help with compositing and texture generation in Photoline. Please see this discussion:
http://www.pl32.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5052

Layer Effects

- *new* a layer effect can only be applied to one layer at a time. Ideally we would be able to multiple-select any number of layers, and apply a layer effect to all the layers at once.
We should also be able change the layer effect for multiple selected layers with existing layer effects as well. When existing layer effects are conflicting, any change will affect all of them, but any setting left alone should remain unchanged for all layers. For example: the user selects a number of layers. All of them have a shadow effect, but only some of them have an overlay effect applied. Adding an inner shadow affects all of them, but the existing layer settings remain unchanged. When the overlay is changed, however, all of the existing overlay effects for the ones that do have an overlay effect applied, will be changed to the new settings.

- at times it can be truly useful to split the layer effects into individual layers for further processing and export. Currently PL offers no function to achieve this. "Convert Layer Effects to Layers"

- normal map and bump map layer effect!

Painting tools
- the painting tools are lagging behind the competitors. Even GIMP now has the MyPaint brush engine embedded. The painting tools are in need of an update.

Page Layout
- page templates! It would be incredibly handy if we could designate a page as a template for other pages.

- Page spreads. And custom spreads. Spreads should be visible in the page pane, and be displayed side be side in the view. Export to PDF as spreads.

- An option to display all the pages in the view, not just one at a time.

- An option to control separate guide systems for templates (See also: guides)


Text & Typography
- a division of font name and families for font selection. For example, I have Myriad Pro installed, which consists of 24 members. In Photoline it is often quite confusing to select a particular member. Some are part of the list, others can be reached through a combination of clicks on other buttons. Select the font family, and then offer a second drop-down to select the exact member would truly simplify the process.

- font selection: typing the first letters of a font name ought to filter the rest (hide from the list). Example: type "M" and only font names starting with "M" will populate the visibile list.

- glyph or symbol panel to easily select a specific character for insertion.

- any other typography related design app on the market offers a) kerning, and b) tracking. Kerning and tracking are two very different things in typography, and equally important to have. PL only offers kerning, and the inclusion of tracking would be extremely helpful for type related work in Photoline.

- improved ligature control and open type functionality. With many typefaces letter variants are now included (such as proportional old style number variants). These cannot be selected or worked with in Photoline. Likewise, ligature control is limited: with headlines ligatures are avoided, but there does not seem to be an option to turn off ligatures at the text/character level.

- text flow tools: a) visible treads that show how text boxes are linked. b) simplified text threading: drag links.


Effects and filters

- integrate stamp tool in the regular painting tools by allowing the stamps to become part of the brushes panel
Untitled.png

Effects and filters
- lighting effects: please make this non-destructive, and apply the controls on-canvas instead of that modal window.

- expand the blur or motion blur adjustment layers with addition blur options, such as a spin blur and path blur.

- automated normal map and bump map adjustment layer, with settings to control the generation.


Fills, Gradients, Patterns, and Textures

- *new* vector-based fills *being worked on*

- non-linear curve based option for smoother blending between colour stops in gradients. At the very least a smooth blend option between colour stops.
DONE! right-mouse click on the gradient widget in the view. A new "Cubic" interpolation option is now available.

- *new* on-canvas widget to control the pattern/texture positioning, rotation, scaling.

- an option in the pattern and texture dialog (aside from rotation and shearing) to position the pattern/texture in the x and y axis.

- non-modal context sensitive panel for the gradients, patterns, and textures options. Depending on the object selected, this panel will display the options that are now only accessible when double-clicking the fill and line colours in the tools palette and the layer properties.

- additional texture noise generators: Voronoi, Worley, Cellular

- increase the maximum texture resolution to at least 2048px, please? And/or an option to recalculate the texture at a higher resolution on a per object basis: scale an object with a texture fill/stroke, and allow the texture to be recalculated at full resolution when "Align Pattern" is turned on for that layer.

Masking
- additional options to refine a mask (comparable to Photoshop's refine mask option)

- focus or depth of field auto masking

- apply depth maps (z-maps): in 3d applications depth maps can be calculated. When these are imported in Photoline (for example, as part of an EXR) these are unsupported. Ideally Photoline could utilize the 3d information in a depth map to apply effects, clouds, etc. depending on the depth and adjust the strength of the effect.


Layers panel
- a search box, with the option to filter layers temporarily.in progress!

- filter by layer type option.in progress!

- an option to lock layers from editing. DONE!

Channels
- introduce custom channels in the channels panel. Currently custom channels are loaded up as a layer in the layer panel, which is rather inconvenient. The way how tiffs with custom channels are currently handled in Photoline is merely a reminder of how useful it would be to keep custom channels separated from the regular layers.

- saving selections to a custom channel.

- Gimp's channel panel works quite well in this respect. Look for inspiration there.

- custom channels for duotone, tritone, hexachrome, special inks, etc. (See "Print")


External Programs
- option to send selected layers to external application (as a psd containing only those particular layers).

- when additional layers were created in the external application, Photoline inserts those layers automatically when the file is sent saved in the external application.


Print
- support for duotones, tritones, hexachrome, special inks, and so forth. Again, before these are implemented the workflow as to how custom channels are treated in Photoline must change first, in my opinion (see "channels").


Guides
- diagonal guides

- layer dependent guides (or at least an option). More complex grids and guide systems are incredibly tough to manage in Photoline, since guides reside statically on their own "layer" that exists outside the layer stack. Ideally guides should be part of the active layer when the guide(s) is(are) created. This way the user can manage different guide systems easily, and decide whether he/she wishes to group the guides into subgroups, and move certain guide groups on top, and others below particular layers. See also: page templates.


Workflow
- a library pane that collects reusable objects and elements on a document level. Edits made in a library item cascade throughout the document and its pages. Instances of library items on a page should be detachable from the original. Simple drag and drop to create new library items and drag them in the document.

- improved search and replace options for text. Highlight all instances on the page. Options for all selected text boxes, page, and document.

- search and replace option for graphics: colour, stroke properties, font, transformation, path shape, and other properties. Similar to Freehand. Options for all selected, page, and document.

- when multiple layers are selected, transforming should act on all the selected layers, not just the active one. Grouping is often not an option: especially with more complex designs and layer setups. DONE!!!

- Presets for new images: allow for main categories (web, print, video, comics, etc), and for a subcategories (web-->800x600, web-->1140x768, etc).

- in the Colors panel: allow for filtering by type (cmyk, rgb, lab, etc), and by name (typing part of colour name)

- cloning tool. I really wish we had a good cloning function in Photoline. The one in InkScape allows for different symmetry schemes, and shift, scale, rotation, blur & opacity, color, and even a trace option that creates clones depending on a bitmap. This would also be great for cloning bitmap layers.

Files and Export
- a way to set the export options on a per layer and layer group basis while working (preferably with a preview option). This would include options to set the export format, the settings for each export format, and an option to export multiple version of the same layer/layer group at different sizes. Also an option to set the resample method.

A simple "export options" button in the layer properties would be awesome. Clicking on that button would take the user to a dialog where all the export settings can be made/edited, and an export preview of said layer/layer group (similar to the current web export dialog).

- PSD import: support for the new art boards. DONE!

- option to import multiple files in one go as external file layers. Currently only one at a time can be imported. DONE! Drag multiple selected files in the browser or OS file explorer, and then hold down ALT when dropping them in a document. External placeholder layers will be created.

- *new* PDF: allow (selected) layers to be exported as PDF layers. Essential for translations, maps, and so on.

- autosave function with version control (option to set rules for creating an automatic new version)

- drag any layer, layer group, or multiple selected layers/layer groups to the desktop to export quickly (export settings dependent on the "export options" layer properties button described above).


Path Painting (!)
- please make this a LIVE effect!!! When the curve is changed, the effect path painted stroke should automatically update. This would expand the possibilities a thousand-fold.

- move the Path Painting options in its own non-model panel, or amend the (for example) Line Style or Line Pattern with these options for easy access.

- finally, add an option to control the layer order (on top or below the actual vector stroke).


Vector Editing
- when in Edit Vector Points mode, add a modifier key to reshape straight segments to a curved one in order to avoid having to first convert the straight segment to a curve with the Convert Vector Points tool. This would save a lot of unnecessary clicks.

- preference option to increase or decrease the size of the vector anchor points and handles points. Also option to change colour(s).

- Boolean operations that remain live and editable (non-destructive!)

- drag linear and curved line segments by just dragging the segment with a shortcut key.

- when multiple nodes are selected on a curve, an optional transform cage appears, allowing for quick transformations of groups of selected nodes (including rotation). This is pure gold! With shift and ctrl modifier keys a real workflow enhancer. Also works with multiple selected objects' nodes (see next point). And the transformation origin can be set as well. Awesome tool.

- the option to work on nodes of multiple paths (vector layers) simultaneously. Shift-select two or more vector objects with the edit path tool, and work on the nodes of multiple paths of objects.

- Photoline does not offer an option to snap vector nodes to other vector nodes or line segments of the same path. Another reason why I often switch to InkScape. It does work with other vector layers' nodes and segments, but the nodes of those remain invisible, and it becomes trial and error to figure out where they snap. See previous point.

- path outline option which displays (highlights) the paths I am working on. Great for more complex work, and for when elements obscure each-other. In Photoline I solve this by changing the opacity of layers, but it does slow down work.

- quick and easy join/merge nodes functions. (In InkScape: shift-J - Done! InkScape also offers many shortcuts to speed up node editing.)

- easy offset tools for path offsets (preferably live effect)

- vector painting and sculpting tweak tool for easy creative path editing. See InkScape for inspiration - it offers many options.

- paths, nodes, handles, etc. highlighting when hovering before selection. Makes it much easier to select paths when working with more complex artwork. (Photoline already does include highlighting paths for snapping!)

- anything based on VectorScribe 2 type functionality for PL's vectors... (one can dream ;-)


Web, Screen & Mobile assets creation
- export options per layer & layer group (see File and Export)

- option to set export canvas size & crop size per layer & layer group.

- option to create sprite sheet automatically from selected layers.

- transform tools: allow for 9-slice scaling of objects/layers.
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Herbert123 » Wed 02 Mar 2016 03:11

More items taken off the list...!

[edited and amended 01/03/2016]

GUI
- scrollbars of document are still standard system scrollbars; ideally these should be restyled according to the user interface background colour chosen in Options.

- document windows in tile window mode (set side by side, for example) still display like regular windows: the chrome, such as the title bar, the scrollbars, etc. looks out of place now, and is quite jarring.

- the curve adjustment layer's curve area can be scaled now. Position and size of window is now remembered by Photoline!


Photo Editing
- a content aware move tool or option.

- a content aware transformation/scale tool or option.

- image calculations (Refer to Photoshop)

- Improved bracketing, and create HDR image: allow for as many brackets as we want, and allow for 16 bpc files. When processing 16bpc brackets, generate a 32bpc image.

- Focus stacking

- the copy brush: it would be very useful at times to have an option to be able to copy ABSOLUTE transparency of the target area, and replacing the transparency of the painted area.

- option to control the re-sampling algorithm when fixing a layer

- perspective options for the distort tool

- puppet warp type deformation - perhaps extend distort tool?

- camera shake reduction option that automatically tracks the direction and reduces the shake.


Workflow
- a library pane that collects reusable objects and elements on a document level. Edits made in a library item cascade throughout the document and its pages. Instances of library items on a page should be detachable from the original. Simple drag and drop to create new library items and drag them in the document.

- improved search and replace options for text. Highlight all instances on the page. Options for all selected text boxes, page, and document.

- search and replace option for graphics: colour, stroke properties, font, transformation, path shape, and other properties. Similar to Freehand. Options for all selected, page, and document.

- Presets for new images: allow for main categories (web, print, video, comics, etc), and for a subcategories (web-->800x600, web-->1140x768, etc).

- in the Colors panel: allow for filtering by type (cmyk, rgb, lab, etc), and by name (typing part of colour name)

- object/layer cloning tool. I really wish we had a good cloning function in Photoline. The one in InkScape allows for different symmetry schemes, and shift, scale, rotation, blur & opacity, color, and even a trace option that creates clones depending on a bitmap. This would also be great for cloning bitmap layers.

Files and Export
- a way to set the export options on a per layer and layer group basis while working (preferably with a preview option). This would include options to set the export format, the settings for each export format, and an option to export multiple version of the same layer/layer group at different sizes. Also an option to set the resample method.

A simple "export options" button in the layer properties would be awesome. Clicking on that button would take the user to a dialog where all the export settings can be made/edited, and an export preview of said layer/layer group (similar to the current web export dialog).

- PDF: allow (selected) layers to be exported as PDF layers. Essential for translations, maps, and so on.

- autosave function with version control (option to set rules for creating an automatic new version)

- drag any layer, layer group, or multiple selected layers/layer groups to the desktop to export quickly (export settings dependent on the "export options" layer properties button described above).

Web, Screen & Mobile assets creation
- export options per layer & layer group (see File and Export)

- option to set export canvas size & crop size per layer & layer group.

- option to create sprite sheet automatically from selected layers.

- transform tools: allow for 9-slice scaling of objects/layers.

Layers

-a way to lock the transform of unrelated layers in the layer stack would be a great help with compositing and texture generation in Photoline. Please see this discussion:
http://www.pl32.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5052

Layer Effects

- DONE! Layer effects can be applied to multiple selected layers now. A layer effect can only be applied to one layer at a time.

- at times it can be truly useful to split the layer effects into individual layers for further processing and export. Currently PL offers no function to achieve this. "Convert Layer Effects to Layers"

- normal map and bump map layer effect!

Painting tools
- the painting tools are lagging behind the competitors. Even GIMP now has the MyPaint brush engine embedded. The painting tools are in need of an update.

Page Layout
- page templates! It would be incredibly handy if we could designate a page as a template for other pages.

- Page spreads. And custom spreads. Spreads should be visible in the page pane, and be displayed side be side in the view. Export to PDF as spreads.

- An option to display all the pages in the view, not just one at a time.

- An option to control separate guide systems for templates (See also: guides)


Text & Typography
- a division of font name and families for font selection. For example, I have Myriad Pro installed, which consists of 24 members. In Photoline it is often quite confusing to select a particular member. Some are part of the list, others can be reached through a combination of clicks on other buttons. Select the font family, and then offer a second drop-down to select the exact member would truly simplify the process.

- font selection: typing the first letters of a font name ought to filter the rest (hide from the list). Example: type "M" and only font names starting with "M" will populate the visibile list.

- glyph or symbol panel to easily select a specific character for insertion.

- any other typography related design app on the market offers a) kerning, and b) tracking. Kerning and tracking are two very different things in typography, and equally important to have. PL only offers kerning, and the inclusion of tracking would be extremely helpful for type related work in Photoline.

- improved ligature control and open type functionality. With many typefaces letter variants are now included (such as proportional old style number variants). These cannot be selected or worked with in Photoline. Likewise, ligature control is limited: with headlines ligatures are avoided, but there does not seem to be an option to turn off ligatures at the text/character level.

- text flow tools: a) visible treads that show how text boxes are linked. b) simplified text threading: drag links.


Effects and filters

- integrate stamp tool in the regular painting tools by allowing the stamps to become part of the brushes panel
Untitled.png

Effects and filters
- lighting effects: please make this non-destructive, and apply the controls on-canvas instead of that modal window.

- expand the blur or motion blur adjustment layers with addition blur options, such as a spin blur and path blur.

- automated normal map and bump map adjustment layer, with settings to control the generation.


Fills, Gradients, Patterns, and Textures

- DONE! vector-based fills

- DONE! And and excellent implementation it is. Switch to the Edit Vector Points tool to access. on-canvas widget controls to control the pattern/texture positioning, rotation, scaling.

- Not required anymore! Visual control widgets are now available. an option in the pattern and texture dialog (aside from rotation and shearing) to position the pattern/texture in the x and y axis.

- non-modal context sensitive panel for the gradients, patterns, and textures options. Depending on the object selected, this panel will display the options that are now only accessible when double-clicking the fill and line colours in the tools palette and the layer properties.

- additional texture noise generators: Voronoi, Worley, Cellular

- increase the maximum texture resolution to at least 2048px, please? And/or an option to recalculate the texture at a higher resolution on a per object basis: scale an object with a texture fill/stroke, and allow the texture to be recalculated at full resolution when "Align Pattern" is turned on for that layer.

Masking
- additional options to refine a mask (comparable to Photoshop's refine mask option)

- focus or depth of field auto masking

- apply depth maps (z-maps): in 3d applications depth maps can be calculated. When these are imported in Photoline (for example, as part of an EXR) these are unsupported. Ideally Photoline could utilize the 3d information in a depth map to apply effects, clouds, etc. depending on the depth and adjust the strength of the effect.


Layers panel
- DONE! a search box, with the option to filter layers temporarily.

- DONE! filter by layer type option.


Channels
- introduce custom channels in the channels panel. Currently custom channels are loaded up as a layer in the layer panel, which is rather inconvenient. The way how tiffs with custom channels are currently handled in Photoline is merely a reminder of how useful it would be to keep custom channels separated from the regular layers.

- saving selections to a custom channel.

- Gimp's channel panel works quite well in this respect. Look for inspiration there.

- custom channels for duotone, tritone, hexachrome, special inks, etc. (See "Print")


External Programs
- option to send selected layers to external application (as a psd containing only those particular layers).

- when additional layers were created in the external application, Photoline inserts those layers automatically when the file is sent saved in the external application.


Print
- support for duotones, tritones, hexachrome, special inks, and so forth. Again, before these are implemented the workflow as to how custom channels are treated in Photoline must change first, in my opinion (see "channels").


Guides
- diagonal guides

- layer dependent guides (or at least an option). More complex grids and guide systems are incredibly tough to manage in Photoline, since guides reside statically on their own "layer" that exists outside the layer stack. Ideally guides should be part of the active layer when the guide(s) is(are) created. This way the user can manage different guide systems easily, and decide whether he/she wishes to group the guides into subgroups, and move certain guide groups on top, and others below particular layers. See also: page templates.



Path Painting (!)
- please make this a LIVE effect!!! When the curve is changed, the effect path painted stroke should automatically update. This would expand the possibilities a thousand-fold.

- move the Path Painting options in its own non-model panel, or amend the (for example) Line Style or Line Pattern with these options for easy access.

- finally, add an option to control the layer order (on top or below the actual vector stroke).


Vector Editing
- when in Edit Vector Points mode, add a modifier key to reshape straight segments to a curved one in order to avoid having to first convert the straight segment to a curve with the Convert Vector Points tool. This would save a lot of unnecessary clicks.

- preference option to increase or decrease the size of the vector anchor points and handles points. Also option to change colour(s).

- Boolean operations that remain live and editable (non-destructive!)

- drag linear and curved line segments by just dragging the segment with a shortcut key.

- when multiple nodes are selected on a curve, an optional transform cage appears, allowing for quick transformations of groups of selected nodes (including rotation). This is pure gold! With shift and ctrl modifier keys a real workflow enhancer. Also works with multiple selected objects' nodes (see next point). And the transformation origin can be set as well. Awesome tool.

- the option to work on nodes of multiple paths (vector layers) simultaneously. Shift-select two or more vector objects with the edit path tool, and work on the nodes of multiple paths of objects.

- Photoline does not offer an option to snap vector nodes to other vector nodes or line segments of the same path. Another reason why I often switch to InkScape. It does work with other vector layers' nodes and segments, but the nodes of those remain invisible, and it becomes trial and error to figure out where they snap. See previous point.

- path outline option which displays (highlights) the paths I am working on. Great for more complex work, and for when elements obscure each-other. In Photoline I solve this by changing the opacity of layers, but it does slow down work.

- quick and easy join/merge nodes functions. (In InkScape: shift-J - Done! InkScape also offers many shortcuts to speed up node editing.)

- easy offset tools for path offsets (preferably live effect)

- vector painting and sculpting tweak tool for easy creative path editing. See InkScape for inspiration - it offers many options.

- paths, nodes, handles, etc. highlighting when hovering before selection. Makes it much easier to select paths when working with more complex artwork. (Photoline already does include highlighting paths for snapping!)

- anything based on VectorScribe 2 type functionality for PL's vectors... (one can dream ;-)
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Herbert123 » Mon 14 Mar 2016 23:17

One thing I would very much like to see implemented is a Depth of Field (DOF) effect with an option to use a depth map (custom ones, and rendered)m chromatic abberation, and bokeh effects. One with similar features as the old DOF Pro plugin. More information here: http://www.dofpro.com/overview.htm

The problem is, DOF Pro only works as a 32bit plugin, is incapable to work with 16 and 32bit per channel images, and cannot be used with larger images either. It is really outdated, but still produces very nice results.
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I think a lot of people here would be very happy to see a similar (live) adjustment layer. It is also one of the features I miss in Photoline compared to Photoshop. But Photoshop's DOF is not as great as the DOF Pro version.
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Hoogo » Tue 15 Mar 2016 00:21

Once the variable blur was available as an adjustment layer, but it was really awfully slow and did not fit into the cahce concept of that time. not sure if it would work better today?
Variable blur doesn't have all the funky features of DOFpro or other DOF tools, but maybe it will already do?
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Herbert123 » Tue 15 Mar 2016 00:42

Unfortunately not a real replacement for a more realistic DOF effect. No chomatic abberation option, no Bokeh, no depth map support.

You know, I really wish the Hubers would add depth layer mask support. That would be an excellent addition: any adjustment would then work in "true" depth.
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Juan » Tue 19 Apr 2016 09:54

Hi all,

I would love to see Cinema4D call command implemented in PL.
In Cinema4D you press shift+c and a small window popup where you write down the command that you need and a list will show you it and just click there and that command gets active.
With this the mouse usage can be reduced a lot trying to navigate trough the menus to find a command that you don´t remember where it is.
Check this video for more detailed explanation from 0:45
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSovizdAuG4

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Juan » Fri 22 Apr 2016 07:17

Would be great to keep vector shapes parametric like rounded square, flowers, etc.

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Herbert123 » Sat 23 Apr 2016 08:05

Juan wrote:Would be great to keep vector shapes parametric like rounded square, flowers, etc.

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They are - select the shape again, and the tool you used to create it, and the properties remain "live".
However, certain operations will break the non-destructive parameters. Which is why I often duplicate the original object as a virtual layer - or multiple virtual copies. Changing the original vector shape then cascades throughout.
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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Juan » Wed 27 Apr 2016 11:01

Herbert123 wrote:
Juan wrote:Would be great to keep vector shapes parametric like rounded square, flowers, etc.

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They are - select the shape again, and the tool you used to create it, and the properties remain "live".
However, certain operations will break the non-destructive parameters. Which is why I often duplicate the original object as a virtual layer - or multiple virtual copies. Changing the original vector shape then cascades throughout.
So that was the trick, awesome.
Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Your photoline Wish List / Deine Photoline Wunschliste

Post by Juan » Mon 15 Aug 2016 15:45

Hi all,

Would be great to be able to import curves preset from PS to PL, this files comes as .acv

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