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baden
Posted on: Apr 13 2011, 01:53 PM


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QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 12 2011, 09:18 AM) *
Two easy solutions:

#1) Purchase a bigger screen
#2) Lower the resolution on the graphics card, e.g. go down from 1600x1200 to 1024x768. This will make text appear bigger.

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Peter


That would be the "windows" solution. {:-)

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Posted on: Apr 11 2011, 03:18 PM


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QUOTE (Peter @ Apr 6 2011, 10:04 AM) *
On OS/2 you can simply drag & drop a different font on the window. It won't be remembered though...

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Thanks, Peter, I was hoping for a persistent solution.

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Posted on: Apr 3 2011, 11:41 AM


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Hi Peter:

As I get older, my eyes get weaker, and my screen gets denser pixels, so it is often difficult to read the small (8.Helv?) dialogue fonts. This is most noticeable in the "Selection Info" window. Is there any way to change these?

It would be nice to have the ability to change the font, or scale up the whole window for editing.

thanks for the superb application,
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Posted on: May 2 2010, 03:14 PM


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Hi Peter:

Now that I own a 2-way panning head, I save oodles of time not having to rotate images. The current big time expenditure for me is cropping, as each time I change the size, I need to manually calculate the frame dimensions, and then manually (and frustratingly) rotate two radio buttons to match the desired settings. I usually crop to set (4:3, 3:2) aspect ratios and incremental 100 pixel sizes.

I thought about several solutions, and I currently think the most expedient way to address this, would be to have the "Selection Info" window have some options. The first would be to set the radio button pixel selectors incrementally (eg. 1, 10, 100, 1000, custom), so that only a few clicks would be needed to readjust the frame size.

The second option would be to have a frame aspect ratio option (eg. 1:1, 1:2, 3:2, 4:3, custom), so with it enabled, the ratio would remain constant, when either the width or height were changed.

The net effect should be, that if I wanted to change the crop fame size, I should only have to change one radio selector a few clicks and be done. PMView would automatically calculate the aspect ratio and change the other dimension.

I hope this will help one hell of an excellent product! {:-)

Baden
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Posted on: May 2 2010, 02:24 PM


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QUOTE (Tannin @ Jun 23 2006, 09:19 PM) *
3: Resize.
The transform/resize feature is one of PMView's great strengths. Fast,, simple, flexible. One of its best features is that it offers single-click selection of common formats (800 x 600, 1280 x 1024, for example) and yet still allows the user to type in any other size. But it too could be even better. Assume, for example, that the user wants to make screensavers or wallpaper and has a laptop with a 1400 x 1050 native resolution. Or that you are working on a website where the site-wide policy is to use illustrations that are 328px wide. (Good webmasters tend to insist on this sort of thing as it ends up producing a site that looks uniform and professional, and also allows much simpler HTML code.) If you do a lot of this sort of work - producing images to a particular format that doesn't happen to be exactly the same as one of the pre-set formats - you wind up doing a heap of typing in the same number, over and over and over. The solution (it seems to me) is to provide either two or three user-pre-set transform/size resolutions, or to have the existing "custom" resolution default to whatever the last custom resolution was - i.e., make it remember your last custom size transform.

But come to think of it, what if you are doing something where you are creating a set of images in two or three different custom sizes - e.g., where you are making 200px clickable thumbnails and 660px main images for a website? That's a pretty common sort of task, after all. Then the neat and simple second solution above still doesn't help. Answer: either a scrollable "history" window below the last pre-set resolution, or two or three extra buttons (in the same place) that contain the last custom resize resolutions.



I frequently do what I think you want to do with "Quick Script". Just set up the script to do want you want, including re-sizing, then then you can select all the images you wish to change, and RMB on the script you desire. IMHO, this is way better than using a GUI selector.

Baden
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