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Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« on: January 17, 2014, 04:13:06 PM »
Hello there,

Here's a draft of a refcard for the OS X keyboard shortcuts in Photo Mechanic.  I wanted to circulate it for feedback.  There's not a ton of room on it for additions, but is there anything that you think should be added to make it helpful?  It's 2 pages, designed to be front and back of a single sheet of US letter paper 8.5x11"   If you print it, let me know how it looks for you.

http://www.camerabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PM_REFCARD_VERT_USLETTER.pdf

After this, I will work on a Windows version, and also one formatted for A4-sized paper.

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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 12:23:16 AM »
Hi Mick!

Great Idea!
Looks good so far but is it possible to have the text in the PDF as "real" text? This would make it searchable...
And someone can copy out some needed shortcuts to create their own ref card.

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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 05:16:45 AM »
Hi Mick,

Nice! I even saw a couple I didn't know :)

I'm with Sven though that the card should be made using real text. E.g., to allow one to create ones own cards.

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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 06:34:49 AM »
Hello Mick,

Not sure if you need to spend time formatting for A4, I have just printed this copy onto A4 (from Chrome) and it appears to print fine.

Thanks for this BTW, very useful.

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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 04:37:09 PM »
Hello there,

Here's a draft of a refcard for the OS X keyboard shortcuts in Photo Mechanic.  I wanted to circulate it for feedback.  There's not a ton of room on it for additions, but is there anything that you think should be added to make it helpful?  It's 2 pages, designed to be front and back of a single sheet of US letter paper 8.5x11"   If you print it, let me know how it looks for you.

http://www.camerabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PM_REFCARD_VERT_USLETTER.pdf

After this, I will work on a Windows version, and also one formatted for A4-sized paper.

-Mick

Very useful piece of information.
Congrats for the work.
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2014, 03:13:53 AM »
Hello there,

Here's a draft of a refcard for the OS X keyboard shortcuts in Photo Mechanic.  I wanted to circulate it for feedback.  There's not a ton of room on it for additions, but is there anything that you think should be added to make it helpful?  It's 2 pages, designed to be front and back of a single sheet of US letter paper 8.5x11"   If you print it, let me know how it looks for you.

http://www.camerabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PM_REFCARD_VERT_USLETTER.pdf

After this, I will work on a Windows version, and also one formatted for A4-sized paper.

-Mick

Great work, very useful indeed and I like it a lot.
I would love it even more if you used no kerning at all for the text, so it become more readable.

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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 09:24:12 AM »
Looks good so far but is it possible to have the text in the PDF as "real" text? This would make it searchable...
And someone can copy out some needed shortcuts to create their own ref card.

For searchable content, the exact same info is in the manual, so I'd probably think keeping a bookmark to that page would be more helpful than trying to search a PDF.  This purpose of this document is if someone wanted to print the shortcuts, it would be a way to get them on a single sheet of paper.  (Also, I did this in PS and I'm not sure I can create searchable text in PS)

Here's the same content on a web page for searching:

http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php?title=Keyboard_Shortcuts

You can save that page for offline use if necessary.

I'm also curious if there is confusion between O the letter and 0 the number.    If I used a Ø for a zero, would that be more helpful? Or would it be more confusing?

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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 09:40:12 AM »
I would vote for O and Ø
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2014, 08:26:49 PM »
(Also, I did this in PS and I'm not sure I can create searchable text in PS)

If you run OCR Text Recognition on the provided PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro it will pickup the "image text" and convert it to searchable text that can be copied, etc. The document can then be saved and re-uploaded.
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2014, 02:42:00 AM »
I would vote for O and Ø

Me too.
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2014, 06:00:21 AM »
I would vote for O and Ø
Ø is a normal letter in my language. Rød is red, møde is meeting and fløde is cream. So it will be very confusing to use that particular letter.
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2014, 06:03:03 AM »
right... forgot about the scandinavian languages...

sorry for that!

Mick, what about all lowercase letters? This would avoid any confusion between an uppercase O and the digit 0
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2014, 10:59:47 AM »
How about using the digit zero from a font that has a dot inside it? (e.g., Andale Mono) or combine a zero with a center dot character.
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
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Re: Photo Mechanic Keyboard Shortcut refcard - feedback sought
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2014, 03:09:34 PM »
I decided to go with a dotted zero (Thanks for the font suggestion Hayo Baan) in recognition that our Scandinavian friends have a good claim to slashed zero. And, I did make all the letters lowercase -- which makes sense since SHIFT is involved with some of the shortcuts.

http://www.camerabits.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/PM_REFCARD_VERT_USLETTER.pdf

And as before, if you want to create your own list, feel free to use the shortcuts here: http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php?title=Keyboard_Shortcuts

If you do make your own card, feel free to share it here as well. The more the merrier.

Thanks for taking a look and for the feedback.  Starting on a Windows version now.

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