[gthumb-list] gthumb feedback
- From: Jef Driesen <jefdriesen hotmail com>
- To: gthumb-list gnome org
- Subject: [gthumb-list] gthumb feedback
- Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:55:13 +0100
I really like the new gthumb. And I have a couple of suggestions to
improve it even further.
1. Extension manager and preferences
Is there a good reason why the extension manager is a separate window?
How about moving it to a new tab in the preference dialog (like gedit does)?
Extension preferences are not always handled consistently. Some
extensions have their own preferences dialog, while others seem to
integrate into the main preferences dialog. The importer has a
preference dialog that is only accessible from the import window itself.
2. Tools toolbar button
When clicking the Tools toolbar button, a dropdown menu is shown. I
think it would be a good idea to add a dropdown arrow to this button to
3. Resizing images
The resize plugin does support only an integer percentage. This is
annoying when you try to resize to for instance 1/3th (33.33%) of the
original size. Using 33% can introduce rounding errors in the final size.
4. File properties
The file properties pane shows only the filename, not the path. That's
fine when browsing a directory, but with catalogs the images can be
located in different places and there is no easy way to find out where
it is stored.
I would rename the metadata edit dialog to the more general properties.
I think people are more familiar with that name, and I can image there
are other uses for that dialog (plugins) that are not directly related
to the metadata.
As a photographer, I like to have immediate access to the photographic
settings (aperture, shutter, iso, etc). Maybe we could provide a summary
view of the most important settings, along with a detailed view that
shows everything. Both in the metadata/properties dialog and the
properties side pane. Eog does that with a "Metadata" tab and "Details"
tab in its Properties dialog, and it works really well for me. (Note
that being able to customize the caption in browser mode is already a
very nice feature!)
5. Camera import
How about making the importer a little smarter by pre-selecting images?
I don't know what is technically possible, but my suggestion is to
remember the timestamp of the last import (maybe we need to store one
timestamp for each import source here). During the next import, we can
then pre-select all images that are newer than this timestamp. This
would save some time when users are keeping their photos on the camera
for a while. Downloading all images again, or having to locate the new
photos manually can be very inconvenient.
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