I don't know how to handle this in a reasonable way.Herbert123 wrote: ↑Wed 11 May 2022 02:01 
In games, web, and app dev exporting new versions of assets update older versions all the time throughout design and development phases. Placeholders are replaced with (semi-)finished assets, design specs change, new improved versions of assets need to replace the older versions, and so on.
Currently this is not possible with how the export works, because it asks for a folder, and then saves new versions with a space and an incremental number instead of replacing the old versions.
On the other hand, the current behaviour is also desired in many circumstances: asking for a folder and export, and keeping the older versions.
My suggestion would be to add a second export option called "Export Again" or "Re-export" which would remember the export last used with that document. It would also overwrite existing files with the same file name and replace these, instead of saving new versions with incrementing file number suffixes.
Or a checkbox that tells PhotoLine to export to the same folder after picking it once, and that existing files are overwritten with newer versions.
Currently you can export
- the complete document
- the active page
- the selected layers
Each of them also exports its children if it has export data.
Should each of them save its own path which will be used for the reexport? Or should they all have the same path?
This path has to be visible, so that the user knows where he will export to. If each one saves its own path, this will be become difficult.
This will mean, that there have to be 3 export buttons. And if we implement reexport, there will be 6. Isn't this even more confusing?Herbert123 wrote: ↑Wed 11 May 2022 02:01  While I understand why the Document export option is added (because it seems to make sense to add it to the document properties scope), I do think from a usability perspective it separates that functionality from the Export panel. It requires the user to keep those two panels open at all time, OR keep switching to that document panel to export the document.
It makes more sense to keep all Export functionality contained within the Export dialog instead. It could be implemented either as a checkbox option or as a separate document export option button.
I understand your point, but we checked other standard applications and most of them still also use the diskette symbol.Herbert123 wrote: ↑Wed 11 May 2022 02:01  the icon for "add export setting" uses a diskette icon. I would replace that with a + icon. It is confusing and too similar to the export icon. Other design apps with similar export options use that icon to indicate extra export entries.
Besides, the diskette icon is entirely deprecated nowadays. Newer users wouldn't even recognize it anymore.
What is the alternative? Others just use a rectangle with an arrow pointing up. IMHO this is not clearer.
And that is the problem: We either need an understandable generic document icon or a generic file icon.
Well, I don't really care about the separator, so I will change that.
I will check the double-click option.Herbert123 wrote: ↑Wed 11 May 2022 02:01 Options for each export entry are now hidden in the dropdown menu, which makes little sense to me. I often make changes to the settings after testing the first export, and having to open each drop-down, then navigate with the mouse, and then finally click on that options entry is just WAY too much work. Please just add a simple options button right after the file format drop-down menu. Or just allow us to double-click an entry to open the settings - just like in the other areas of PhotoLine.
You can also enter "300w" or "300h" and it will scale to a width or height of 300 pixels.