Large List of Suggestions and Requests for PhotoLine UI

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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:02

Mac OS UI. Option to use green window button as "Maximize Window" instead of "Fullscreen".
This is similar to many other professional apps that mostly require quick fit window to screen instead of switch to fullscreen mode. Currently in PhotoLine there are a lot of quick options to switch to Fullscreen mode (hotkey, custom toolbar icon, mouse click to green window button) but only one rather complicated option to maximize window (Alt+mouse click to green button) There is also option to double-click hand tool, but it problematic because it maximize window only to the right and bottom directions.

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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:03

Better Tiling logic for multiple windows:
Current (Tile Vertical):
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Suggested (Tile Vertical):
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:04

Exclude minimized (docked) windows from tiling.
Currently minimized (docked) windows produce empty space during tiling:
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:05

UI idea for more user friendly Auto Correction Clipping Level input:
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:07

There are some very strange places in UI where icons don't fit to their original size or became too tiny or cropped:
- Tiny toolbar in adjustment layers panel.
- Icons in Curves, Levels and Presets gear icon aligned to 16px instead of 15/17/19px grid size. Some places require additional empty background to read icon in correct size.

Some misalignment between Levels icons and side preview icons.
(To be honest i love to see an option to completely disable that legacy side preview. It sort of useless legacy option for ultra slow computers. Also as it was described by many other people - it always glitch and annoy during window resize)
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:07

Some ailment and icons sizing imperfections in Text tool settings. (Vector icon size in PicturesSimpleUser.pld was set to 15px height)
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:07

Icon sizes in Presets and Levels are special. They use "10002 Einstellungen" and two it's virtual copies "38298 IDS_PRESET" and "18788" and scale all 19x19 vector icon area to 16x16 px size. Seems it was chosen to align it with UI buttons elements. I keep "10002 Einstellungen" at 19 px size for best visual appearance.
A lot of inconsistency in Levels Adjustment compact window. Random places use different align logic. Hope it could be fixed in future with UI code and all elements, icons and buttons will fit and align to native 13/15/17/19 px grid.

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I looked further into adjustment windows elements, and seems they all use UI elements height equal to 16 px. So i guess we have to live with it :shock:
:arrow: As a more real life solution for this problem i can suggest don't mix gear (and other) icon sources:

1. Use "10002 Einstellungen" source ONLY for 13/15/19 icons (for menu and global icons toolbar).

2. Use separate Einstellungen icon source or virtual copy for 16 px (for Adjustment Layer Windows, Presets, Curves, Levels, Levels Auto corerction (similar as "38298 IDS_PRESET" and "18788")

3. Use separate Einstellungen icon source source or virtual copy for Tiny Adjustment Layers toolbar (similar as 200074, 200073, 200071 IDP_COLORPICK_TITLE)
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:08

Here are some sketch ideas for more transparent and lightweight transform controls and more lightweight and precise Center Rotation Point icon (with fully visible center point at pixel level). Also i guess separate size preferences for handles and Center Rotation Point may be useful. For example here is better visible Center Rotation Point 13 px size and handles 9px size.
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:09

Is it possible to remove pure white fields from UI and unify everything to same uniform grey color? I understand that those fields are a part of native OS UI, but i guess it could be an option to set custom color for them. Those white fields make UI very random and also they look too deep dark in Dark UI mode.
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:16

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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by shijan » Thu 06 Aug 2020 06:29

Unfortunately icons in Line Style Editor (Same as Curves and Levels) also align to 14/16/18 px grid and always looks blurry because transformed from original 15/17/19 px icon source.
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

Post by Juan » Thu 06 Aug 2020 07:42

shijan wrote:
Wed 05 Aug 2020 19:09
Is it possible to remove pure white fields from UI and unify everything to same uniform grey color? I understand that those fields are a part of native OS UI, but i guess it could be an option to set custom color for them. Those white fields make UI very random and also they look too deep dark in Dark UI mode.
Current vs Suggested example:
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Totally agree. +1

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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for PhotoLine UI

Post by shijan » Thu 06 Aug 2020 21:57

Currently there are two types of drop down lists in different places of UI. Sometimes this looks very strange. In some places we can see random drop down lists side by side together.
I can suggest to unify all drop down lists to same flat look. This will make UI look more consistent and lightweight and will provide better look in Dark mode.
Also those native macOS drop down lists look very ugly in dark mode. I guess native numbers fields and checkboxes also may be changed somehow to less aggressive and less contrast colors for dark UImode.
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for PhotoLine UI

Post by shijan » Sun 09 Aug 2020 01:36

Another small visual bug. All Correction Wizard icons have random sizes.
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for PhotoLine UI

Post by shijan » Sun 09 Aug 2020 04:51

Some inconstancy in Brush Editor UI. One window use Text names for brush settings, another window use icons for same settings.
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