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Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 05 May 2015 23:00
by Filehero
Hi Don,

thanks to ->
admin wrote:I sneaked in one more in the meantime:

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  +++ Photo Preview. Now you can show basic photo data in the Floating Preview's 
      status bar.
:beer:
I only today have realized you have added some major improvements to photo previewing during the last weeks. :D :D

Though being truly late(st) to the party, I would like to place some questions. :whistle:

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1. Any chance to configure a border width below 1%?

2. Any chance to give the photo data some sort of emphasis (e.g. a different - customizable :whistle: - color)?

3. Any chance to "tweak" to configure the status bar text to be rendered e.g left-justified?

4. Something für FP 3.0: optionally offer the status bar text as an image overlay (left-top, left-bottom, right-top, right-bottom).

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And finally a cool what-I-never-dared-asking-for one: is there a modifier-based way to open FP straight for a selected image file (e.g. <SHIFT>+<CTRL>+{double LMD})?
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Thanks.

/e: changed title to better reflect what I'm after

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 08:07
by admin
Thanks for this ideas for a possible future. ;)

Just curious: < 1%? You think that looks good? :P

BTW, FPWhiteBorderShadow is just a toggle: 1 or 0.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 10:06
by Filehero
admin wrote:Thanks for this ideas for a possible future. ;)
:)
admin wrote:Just curious: < 1%? You think that looks good? :P
Once I've tried, I will tell. :ninja: :P
admin wrote:BTW, FPWhiteBorderShadow is just a toggle: 1 or 0.
Didn't expect too see a shadow on dark background, anyway. :whistle: But good to know. Thanks

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 10:16
by SammaySarkar
And finally a cool what-I-never-dared-asking-for one: is there a modifier-based way to open FP straight for a selected image file (e.g. <SHIFT>+<CTRL>+{double LMD})? - setup a [multipurpose] clickable custom column that runs #178 on image files?

multipurpose because optimally such a column should have other options for other filetypes.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 11:32
by binocular222
@Filehero: How did you make the FP's status bar span on 2 rows? Mine is always 1 row, thus cropped-off.

Btw, the picture is in Vietnam?

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 12:39
by Filehero
binocular222 wrote:@Filehero: How did you make the FP's status bar span on 2 rows? Mine is always 1 row, thus cropped-off.
Have you set photo data to be displayed (Ctrl+RightClick | Show Photo Data)?
binocular222 wrote:Btw, the picture is in Vietnam?
Yep, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh :D

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 12:42
by admin
FYI, in the recent upload I slightly changed the colors of the dark-grey theme to make the text more readable.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 12:54
by admin
Filehero wrote:
binocular222 wrote:@Filehero: How did you make the FP's status bar span on 2 rows? Mine is always 1 row, thus cropped-off.
Have you set photo data to be displayed (Ctrl+RightClick | Show Photo Data)
FYI, just found out: the extended context menu can be opened with one hand: Right Ctrl Key + Context Menu Key. The keys are side by side. Pops at the mouse pointer.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 15:44
by binocular222
Filehero wrote:
binocular222 wrote:@Filehero: How did you make the FP's status bar span on 2 rows? Mine is always 1 row, thus cropped-off.
Have you set photo data to be displayed (Ctrl+RightClick | Show Photo Data)?
Neither tick nor untick "Show Photo Data" work for me. :veryconfused:

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 16:14
by Filehero
binocular222 wrote:Neither tick nor untick "Show Photo Data" work for me. :veryconfused:
But your images do have EXIF-data, don't they? I don't see a 2nd row for images w/o EXIFs either.

From the corresponding release notes

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      Of course, photo data are only shown where they exist (EXIF). If no EXIF
      date is found the Modified date of the file is shown, without the © symbol
      so you know whether it's Modified or EXIF date.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 16:18
by admin
That change log quote is outdated by my lightning-fast development.

Facts:
1) You will see only one status row when there are no EXIF data.
2) Modified date is always shown.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 06 May 2015 16:42
by binocular222
Yay, got it. I mistakenly thought that there's 1 lengthy row wrapped into 2.

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 22:40
by Filehero
Filehero wrote:
admin wrote:Just curious: < 1%? You think that looks good? :P
Once I've tried, I will tell. :ninja: :P
Yes, I'd like to try a border-width < 1%. :wink:

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 01 Jul 2015 11:17
by FluxTorpedoe
Ok, since it seems your focus is back on pictures... :twisted:
A few wishes (coming from someone who spends a loooot of time with photos):

My most important wish:
:arrow: Preloading and caching the next and/or previous photo.
That would be a tremendous speed boost!

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Filehero wrote:Yes, I'd like to try a border-width < 1%.
a) +1 — I do know that for the reviewing process, I would use a 1 pixel border (or 2 depending on the case/screen).
:arrow: How about a FPWhiteBorderPixels? (and say, for easier maintenance, border being the addition of Percent and Pixels in case both have a value)
b) With the current % implementation, when switching between portrait and landscape pics in an oblong screen or window, the constant change of border size feels weird... So instead of the % being based on the smaller image dimension,
:arrow: Could the % be based on image-width if the screen/window is in portrait, and image-height if it's in landscape?

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+++ Photo Preview. Now you can show basic photo data in the Floating Preview's status bar.
Love that one, especially the on-demand popup integration!
:arrow: Now, we just miss the "Exposure Bias" and "Exposure Program"...


Thanks for listening!
Have a nice day, 8)
Flux

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Filehero wrote:And finally a cool what-I-never-dared-asking-for one: is there a modifier-based way to open FP straight for a selected image file
BTW, you sure know already this feature — worthy of a GUI integration imho, I couldn't work without it anymore:
middle-clicking (or two-finger tap) on an image to open its preview (with the CEA_ListMiddleClickOnFile tweak).

Re: Floating Preview: some more candy?

Posted: 26 Jul 2015 18:44
by admin
For starters I added FPWhiteBorderPixels. Good idea! :cup: