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Offline Ethan Welty

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User report (long list of bugs & requests)
« on: April 24, 2019, 05:40:42 PM »
Photo Mechanic Plus Version 6.0, build 2994 (743954a)
Mac OS X 10.11.6 (15G22010)

Given my growing list of bugs and feature requests, I am posting them all here as a reference. If preferred, I can create individual topics for each and link to them from here.

General

Requests

- Control thumbnail and preview size and quality.
- Option to generate thumbnails but no previews.
- Option to generate thumbnails / previews with RAW rendering.


Search box

Bugs

- Does not support many standard keyboard commands:
  - [home] / [cmd-left] (jump to start), [cmd-shift-left] (with selection)
  - [end] / [cmd-right] (jump to end), [cmd-shift-right] (with selection)
  - [cmd-a] (select all)
  - [cmd-c] (copy), [cmd-v] (paste)
  - ...
- Does not respond to keystrokes if I switch to another window or application and back again, even though cursor is blinking. I have to click in the box again for it to be active.
- Replaces any existing contact sheet with a Search contact sheet (when "Reuse Search Tabs" is checked), even if it is a Navigation contact sheet or Filter contact sheet.
- Opens a new contact sheet (if Search sheet not active) or reloads the current Search sheet, even if a contact sheet with the same query is already opened.


Collections

Bugs

- Clicking on a collection opens a new contact sheet even if it is already open as a contact sheet.
- Contact sheet name ("Search 1", "Search 2", ...) does not match the collection name.
- Right-clicking on a collection opens the collection as a contact sheet, rather than display a menu. Instead, right-clicking below the collections opens a menu for the currently-selected collection.
- "Create collection here" is greyed-out. Only "Create top-level collection" can be selected. Is it not possible to nest collections? That would be a shame.

Command: "Rename Collection" or "Create top-level collection"
- Collection name cannot be edited by typing without first clicking in the text box, even though the text is highlighted for editing.
- If there are two collections and the first (top) is selected, the collection name changes to the name of the second (bottom) collection. If rename is canceled (by clicking outside the text box), the name returns to the original name.

Requests

Command: "Remove Collection"
- Add a confirmation dialog.


Contact sheet

Requests

- Display search query more prominently and add a way to retrieve it (copyable text, add-to-clipboard button, or send-to-search-box button). The query can be found by right clicking on the contact sheet tab, but clicking on it does nothing.
- Ability to filter by Catalog membership.
- Use same interface in Search/Filter sheets as for original Navigation sheets. Doing so would simply update the query accordingly.
  - Ability to sort.
  - Ability to use standard filter (all, selected, tagged, ...).

Command: "Include items to Catalog"
- Rename to "Add to Catalog"

Command: "Remove items from Catalog"
- Rename to "Remove from Catalog"
- Add a confirmation dialog


Browse tab

Bugs

- Field values appear in lower case even when all instances use uppercase (e.g. Byline "Ethan Welty" appears as "ethan welty").
- Right-clicking on field value both updates contact sheet and shows menu: ["Open in Contact Sheet"].
- Right-clicking on category or field name shows menu: ["Open in Contact Sheet"], but there is no contact sheet to open. Perhaps this could instead be: ["Expand all", "Collapse all"] depending on current state.
- Clicking on an already selected field value opens a new contact sheet (if Search sheet not active) or reloads the current Search sheet, even if a contact sheet with the same query is already opened.

Requests

- Fully expand / collapse all or a category of fields.
- Option to show only fields with values. As it is, I have to click on a lot of little triangles to find out what fields have values.
- Ability to add / remove fields and change their order and categories.
- Make the list easier to parse visually. Currently, the field names and their values have the same appearance, making it hard to distinguish between them.
- Ability to edit image metadata by drag and drop selection onto field value in Browser tab.


Filter tab

Bugs

- When no Filter contact sheet is open, clicking on the current Filter selection does nothing. It should open a new Filter contact sheet with the Filter results. Current workaround: Change the filter, then back again.

Requests

- Why have a completely separate Filter tab to do AND operations instead of OR? Why not just add a simple switch to the Browse tab: ["AND", "OR"] and focus on making one interface awesome.
- Ability to search for field name in dropdown menu.
- Ability to add / remove fields in dropdown menu.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2019, 12:59:25 PM by Ethan Welty »

Offline timesnaps

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Re: User report (long list of bugs & requests)
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 11:01:56 PM »
Specially agree with the yellow highlighted, and more so with the green highlighted!



Given my growing list of bugs and feature requests, I am posting them all here as a reference. If preferred, I can create individual topics for each and link to them from here.

General

Requests

- Control thumbnail and preview size and quality.
- Option to generate thumbnails but no previews.
- Option to generate thumbnails / previews with RAW rendering.



Search box

Bugs

- Does not support many standard keyboard commands:
  - [home] / [cmd-left] (jump to start), [cmd-shift-left] (with selection)
  - [end] / [cmd-right] (jump to end), [cmd-shift-right] (with selection)
  - [cmd-a] (select all)
  - [cmd-c] (copy), [cmd-v] (paste)
  - ...
- Does not respond to keystrokes if I switch to another window or application and back again, even though cursor is blinking. I have to click in the box again for it to be active.
- Replaces any existing contact sheet with a Search contact sheet (when "Reuse Search Tabs" is checked), even if it is a Navigation contact sheet or Filter contact sheet.
- Opens a new contact sheet (if Search sheet not active) or reloads the current Search sheet, even if a contact sheet with the same query is already opened.


Contact sheet

Requests

- Display search query more prominently and add a way to retrieve it (copyable text, add-to-clipboard button, or send-to-search-box button). The query can be found by right clicking on the contact sheet tab, but clicking on it does nothing.
- Ability to filter by Catalog membership.
- Use same interface in Search/Filter sheets as for original Navigation sheets. Doing so would simply update the query accordingly.
  - Ability to sort.
  - Ability to use standard filter (all, selected, tagged, ...).


Command: "Include items to Catalog"
- Rename to "Add to Catalog"

Command: "Remove items from Catalog"
- Rename to "Remove from Catalog"
- Add a confirmation dialog


Browse tab

Bugs

- Field values appear in lower case even when all instances use uppercase (e.g. Byline "Ethan Welty" appears as "ethan welty").
- Right-clicking on field value both updates contact sheet and shows menu: ["Open in Contact Sheet"].
- Right-clicking on category or field name shows menu: ["Open in Contact Sheet"], but there is no contact sheet to open. Perhaps this could instead be: ["Expand all", "Collapse all"] depending on current state.
- Clicking on an already selected field value opens a new contact sheet (if Search sheet not active) or reloads the current Search sheet, even if a contact sheet with the same query is already opened.

Requests

- Fully expand / collapse all or a category of fields.
- Option to show only fields with values. As it is, I have to click on a lot of little triangles to find out what fields have values.
- Ability to add / remove fields and change their order and categories.
- Make the list easier to parse visually. Currently, the field names and their values have the same appearance, making it hard to distinguish between them.
- Ability to edit image metadata by drag and drop selection onto field value in Browser tab.
Or better still, have a right click option that says: "Apply to Selection" (less moving around with the mouse)



Requests

- Why have a completely separate Filter tab to do AND operations instead of OR? Why not just add a simple switch to the Browse tab: ["AND", "OR"] and focus on making one interface awesome.

YES, Yes, and YES!! The search/filter should really be a standalone pop-out window! specially now that we have the browse options!