[Shotwell] Tags enhancement
Peter DO Smith
pdo.smith at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 04:55:04 PDT 2010
On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Bruno Girin <brunogirin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 11:33 +0200, Peter DO Smith wrote:
> > At last, a photo manager that I really like. I have just downloaded and
> > built from the repository. This programs shows such promise. The team
> > deserve full marks.
> > I know that an enhancement for nested tags has been proposed but I would
> > like to suggest a simpler and more powerful alternative. Why not use
> > Ctrl-click to select two or more tags and display the subset of photos with
> > those combined tags?
> So basically, if I understand it well, what you are asking for is to add
> to the UI the ability to select photos based on a combination of tags,
> such as:
> * All photos that have the tags "London", "Bus" and "Red"
> * All photos that have either the tag "Madrid" or "Barcelona"
Yes, except I mean a logical AND
> That makes sense :-) The difficulty here is probably to come up with a
> UI that is actually easy and intuitive to use.
Leave the UI as it is. You simply Control-Click on the tags to build
up your tag selection (and change the colour of the marked tags)
> > I prefer this to an hierarchical system which requires me to make prior
> > decisions about my photo structure. A linear list of tags which can be
> > combined in many ways with multiple selections is both simple and very
> > powerful.
> > Of course you could do both leaving people to organise tags in their
> > preferred way.
> I think both have their uses and I can see usage patterns where I would
> use one or the other, or even a combination of both.
> > The new picture zoom feature is very welcome. Would like to see the
> > percentage zoom though.
> Something like having the actual magnification percentage displayed next
> to the slider?
Yes, I routinely go to a 100% or 1:1 view to check the sharpness of my photos
> > When I try to drag the image after zooming, on the first try it resets the
> > displayed size and then on the second try works as expected. I am not sure
> > if this is a bug or a user error.
> Do you mean?
> * Double click on the photo in the library
> * Zoom into the photo
> * Drag the photo => it reverts to default size
> If that's the case, what version of Shotwell are you using? It doesn't
> do this with a trunk build so it may be that this is a bug that has now
> been resolved.
I downloaded the trunk this morning.
If I double click, zoom and drag it works OK.
If I press F11, zoom and drag it exhibits this behaviour but only
under these conditions. I drag the slider, pause while I consider the
degree of magnification. While I pause the bottom popup panel
disappears. Now if I move the cursor over the image it remains a
pointer (does not change to a drag hand). If now I click and hold on
the image, preparatory to dragging, the image size resets.
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