Large List of Suggestions and Requests for PhotoLine UI

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Large List of Suggestions and Requests for PhotoLine UI

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Here is separate special thread of my Suggestions and Requests related only to PhotoLine User Interface.

It's up to developers to accept those suggestions or not. One request per post. Please keep this thread free from spam and abstract non technical discussions.
To make this thread compact and easy to read, please delete posts with already fixed problems and mark them "..."
I will keep track global log of fixed problems in "[Legacy] Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI and Tools" viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6297

UI icons redesign.
:arrow: Please Follow my PhotoLine UI Icons Customization Project based on SF Apple Symbols icons here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6302&start=15
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Current PhotoLine icons still far from perfect and looks very random. Some have very basic pixel look, some use gradients and dull shades. Due legacy drop shadow effect a lot of icons are off-centered. There is also completely different Icons group inside some adjustments tools. Take a look at other apps, they take huge amount of attention to UI and icons.
Just refresh existing icons with slightly bolder and crisper look. For example last reference from macOS 10.16 Big Sur with rounder corners and bolder lines looks nice https://photo2.tinhte.vn/data/attachmen ... image.jpeg
In some situations monochrome icons may look less readable. Color icons may provide better visual representation of tool functionality and usually easier to locate and separate by human eye. The problem is not in color or monochrome icons but in icons style. For example take a look at Blender or Cinema 4D icons https://i.ytimg.com/vi/91wGj87ZmzE/maxresdefault.jpg They use simple but very nice looking colored icons that fells like part of the UI style, but not as a separate random images. Icon colors are not randomly selected but work as additional visual indicators. Each color represents a group of similar specific tools. Quality icons design is rather complicated and time consuming task. Formally icons are only cosmetic improvement that almost don't affect application usability but consumes huge amount of time for drawing.
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

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Request for double click (or right click, or middle click) on any slider handle to reset it to default.
Another possible, but less pretty option is to use special "reset" button near each slider. For example here is how it looks in Davinci Resolve UI:
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In Color selection HSV and Grayscale mode black located at the top and white located at the bottom. Sort of flipped. Most apps (as well as Curves tool in PhotoLine) usually use black at the bottom. RGB gradient direction is also flipped.
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Request for change points in Curves tool to same friendly round look. Round darker points look better and also way better visible than green rectangle points. Something like this or this:
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Request for replace signs in Exposure and Curves tools with text names to match all other tools logic. It is way simpler to see text near control than always hover icon to see tool tip text
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Request for change browser tree icons to smaller native pixel perfect 16x16 size on macOS.
current size:
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suggested size:
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Re: Large List of Suggestions and Requests for Photoline UI

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Request for extend Transform arrow handle active area to all object edges instead of single point in the middle of each edge.
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Request for option to autohide handles during object movement.
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Example:
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Mac OS UI. When tools windows arranged to two vertical columns there is a overlapped drop shadow from window between them.
Is it possible to make them snap one to other without that distracting shadow in between?
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Suggested:
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UI idea for more user friendly Auto Correction Clipping Level input:
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Autoupdate image in real time when change Auto Correction Clipping Level values also may be very useful.
Something like this:
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