How to reduce the layer handles?

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Simon
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How to reduce the layer handles?

Post by Simon » Thu 07 Feb 2019 04:51

Hi,

I want to reduce the layer handles because they are indeed huge and invasive.
I know you can totally hide them, but you lost their functionality when you do this. What I want is to keep them away of the object, as most programs do.

Thank you

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Re: How to reduce the layer handles?

Post by Martin Huber » Thu 07 Feb 2019 11:23

Simon wrote:
Thu 07 Feb 2019 04:51
I want to reduce the layer handles because they are indeed huge and invasive.
I am sorry, but there is no UI option to change the handle size.
Simon wrote:
Thu 07 Feb 2019 04:51
I know you can totally hide them, but you lost their functionality when you do this.
You can turn them on/off by using the corresponding shortcut (Ctrl+6 on Windows, Cmd+6 on macOS).
Simon wrote:
Thu 07 Feb 2019 04:51
What I want is to keep them away of the object, as most programs do.
I just searched for screenshots of other applications and most of them draw the handles with a similar size and at the same position.

Martin

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Re: How to reduce the layer handles?

Post by Simon » Thu 07 Feb 2019 17:56

I just searched for screenshots of other applications and most of them draw the handles with a similar size and at the same position.
First I want to thank you for your help.
Second, I do not want to start a discussion, neither promote other programs, but to improve PL. For this reason I wonder what SW did you see. Xara Designer Pro X and Inkscape has non invasive handlers (the first is the best solution for me). I know others do and I do not like it because you have to Zoom when the handles blocks the "layer", specially with a text.

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Re: How to reduce the layer handles?

Post by Herbert123 » Mon 11 Feb 2019 00:48

Applications like Illustrator and Blender have an option to change the size of the handles and control points from tiny to quite big ones (larger than the ones now in PhotoLine). Since this is such as personal preference, I would welcome a user preference setting myself.

And often I find myself having issues with working with more complex vector illustrations because the control points' size obscure the paths too much, and I always used to adjust the layer control point and handle sizes in those cases.

Compared to Inkscape, the ones in PhotoLine are twice as big, and Inkscape also uses better control point indicators to tell the user what kind of bezier control point it is. Edited points are temporarily indicated by larger versions, which is quite handy too.

The bezier handles are opaque instead of hollow compared to Inkscape, and the same size as the control points in PhotoLine (in Inkscape those handles are smaller).

Anyway, definitely room for improvement in PhotoLine. But I do like the red highlight colour more in PhotoLine.
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Re: How to reduce the layer handles?

Post by russellcottrell » Mon 11 Feb 2019 02:45

I wish "Show Layer Handles" kept its value after restarting PhotoLine.