When I add a curves or histogram adjustment layer, and I scale the adjustment layer, the histogram in the adjustment layer panel does not update.
I have to switch layers first for the adjustment layer's histogram display to update, which breaks the workflow - in particular when I am inspecting the histogram of a specific area and I have one channel selected to check.
I also noticed the current Histogram panel is kinda limited in its use: it will not display a selection's histogram, only allowing for "all layers" and "active layer". My current work-around is to copy that selected part to a new layer, and check the histogram, but it seems to me that the histogram panel ought to include a "current selection" option (for both active layer and all layers).
The Histogram panel also lacks a grid option to display the 10% zones like the one the curve adjustment layer has, and does not allow us to see the individual channels the way it is implemented in the histogram correction adjustment layer ("show single histogram/show all channels).
These missing options are the reason I usually won't even bother to open the histogram panel at all, and instead add a temporary histogram and/or curve adjustment layer merely to check the values. I think that sort-of defeats the purpose of having a histogram panel. The current one is much too basic.
In short, the histogram panel could be improved by:
- adding a 10% grid/zone system;
- adding a "current selection" option to check the histogram of a selection for both current and all layers;
- allowing the "current layer" option to also work with multiple selected layers, not just the active selected one;
- adding an option to display all channels superimposed and as separate stacked channels, and
- adding an option to switch to Lab, CMYK, HIS, HSV, RGB channels to display those histograms.
Secondly, please allow the current histogram and curve adjustments histograms to automatically update when the adjustment layer is scaled/moved/etc.
Thirdly, other image editors allow for various scopes to inspect the image. It would be nice if PhotoLine would include similar options sometime.
(RGB parade, vector scope, RGB waveform, etc.)
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