Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6762 closed bug (invalid)

Showimage no longer allows clippings.

Reported by: bbjimmy Owned by: leavengood
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/ShowImage Version: R1/alpha2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


HAIKU hrev39188

One can no longer drag a section of an image to the desktop to make a new image that is a cropped section of the current image. This has been available in all versions of BeOS and has been part of showimage in HAIKU until revcently.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by humdinger, 10 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

This feature wasn't removed, but is now just less prominent. As ShowImage's main purpose is to "show images" (hey!), zooming and panning is the most common use case. That's why leftclick-dragging does the panning now (and the mouse-wheel the zooming). Selections are still possible, either by ALT or CTRL and leftclick-dragging. You can also activate Edit | Selection mode and don't have to press a modifier for selecting (i.e. the old behaviour).
In the future this mode switche may get an icon in an optional tool bar.

The feature to drag a selection inside a window was removed completely. It wasn't very flexible (selections couldn't be resized), it's more confusing than helpful to the regular user (even with an alert to save the changes) and in general this sort of thing is better done with a real editor like WonderBrush.

Basic photo editing like resizing, croppping and brightness/colour adjustment etc. could be added in the future with an extra editing mode+toolbar if that won't bloat the app too much, isn't taking away from its instant launch and, of course, if someone finds the time for an elegant implementation. Patches welcome, as always. :) [I recommend outlining any plans on the mailing list before starting...]

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