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Offline Lourenco_photography

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Straighten without having to drag the crop window
« on: April 21, 2017, 05:46:38 am »
When a picture needs to be straightened (withougt any additional crop), one needs to drag the crop tool, maximize it as much as possible and then straighten.
I suggest: having the crop tool selected in preview mode, while on the outside of the image to be automatically in straighten mode. If one drags (perpendicularly to the image) then it would apply the crop to the whole frame and star rotating it.

This saves a few clicks to apply the crop on the whole image.

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Re: Straighten without having to drag the crop window
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 08:18:50 am »
When a picture needs to be straightened (withougt any additional crop), one needs to drag the crop tool, maximize it as much as possible and then straighten.
I suggest: having the crop tool selected in preview mode, while on the outside of the image to be automatically in straighten mode. If one drags (perpendicularly to the image) then it would apply the crop to the whole frame and star rotating it.

This saves a few clicks to apply the crop on the whole image.

You can't have a full frame and rotate it.  The crop rectangle will have to decrease in size otherwise pixels outside the image would have to be added to the final image.  You would end up with black triangles making up the difference.

It would be possible to have the crop start out as full frame and as you rotate the crop it would decrease in size to deal with the bounds of the source image.  But that's as good as it can get without 'inventing' pixel data.

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Re: Straighten without having to drag the crop window
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 05:42:04 am »
Photomechanic needs updating.

The strighten and zoom functions are too cumbersome and slow.

 All Camera Bits have to do is go and copy the system for strightening and cropping that Picasa 3 (free software) uses, it is far more efficient, simple and quicker than PM.

 PM also needs a simple slider bar to raise shadow detail. These are much needed facilities that PM do not seem to recognise at all.

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Re: Straighten without having to drag the crop window
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 06:21:03 am »
Photomechanic needs updating.

The strighten and zoom functions are too cumbersome and slow.

 All Camera Bits have to do is go and copy the system for strightening and cropping that Picasa 3 (free software) uses, it is far more efficient, simple and quicker than PM.

 PM also needs a simple slider bar to raise shadow detail. These are much needed facilities that PM do not seem to recognise at all.

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PhotoMechanic is NOT an image editor, so you will not find features like raising shadow detail in it. Keeping editing functionality out of PM is one of the reasons it's so fast. And (amongst others) speed is one of the reasons we use PM, heck even people that already have a do-it-all tool like Lightroom prefer to use PM for what it's good at: quickly browsing and selecting images and editing their metadata.

Personally I very much prefer PM to stay this way. My editing (and cropping) I will do elsewhere.
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