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Brush size settings: add a stop at value 5

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  • SFA

    Possible to be even quicker if a direct entry of a value was available?

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  • BeO
    Top Commenter

    Hi Grant,

    a direct input is actually available, I use this to set brush sizes below 10, if I need a precise small brush ( for bigger brushes the 10 increments spacing is totally fine, no need for 45 for example).

    If a small brush does not be very precise ( e.g. if anything around 3 is good enough) I often use the mouse or pen dragging the slider.

    Dragging the slider is not as precise ( if you are in a rush), and putting in values via keyboard is way slower. 

    In many cases 5 is good enough, having this as an additional stop for the wheel would greatly improve speed. This having said, two stops between 1 and 10 would equally be good, e.g. 3 and 6.

    In any case, one or two additional stops below 10 should not hurt anybody (using a mouse wheel, not sure about Tangent panels though).

    But maybe you mean Hover over the slider and put in a value via keyboard, instead of selecting the value in the box first? This could improve speed too but you still have to change your hand position to reach the number keys.

    regards

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  • SFA

    Hi BeO,

    Yes I was thinking more along the lines of some of the other tools that have options for predefined +/- increments from current value or even simply direct access to the numeric field and key in the number one wants.

    That said the existing shortcut keys seem to change the value by 1 for a single tap so there may be some enhanced functionality that could be tacked on to that facility?

    I think the challenge for the scroll wheel is that it does seems to be constrained to a scale of 6000 but only moving in steps of 10 throughout the range. As a single size change I think the 5 point change would then need to be applied throughout the range which would be very slow at larger number although once past 100 or so it may not be the obvious method to adopt anyway.

    No harm in asking but I suspect you may not find an immediate provision of such a change.

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  • Lily

    Hi,

    In the latest version Capture One 20 (13.1.0), the increment is equal to 6 when using the mouse wheel.

    When clicking on the value field and using arrow keys, the increment is equal to 10.

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  • BeO
    Top Commenter

    Thanks Lily, I will try the version soon.

    I noticed in the beta that fast mouse wheel scrolling was not adjusting the size as in previous versions, as if some increments were just ignored.

    But I think the increment was still on 10, no?

    I guess the standard slider has to have the same increment ver the whole range?

    It would be better to have a lower increment if the values are low, and a higher increment if the values are higher, e.g. 1, 6, 12 is a good spacing, although still a bit on the course side, but users seldom would notice a difference between 150 and 156.

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  • Lily

    Hi Marcus,

     

    True, implementing smaller increments could enhance the workflow and make working with masks more convenient.

    I will forward this suggestion to the Product Management team as well.

     

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  • BeO
    Top Commenter

    I guess the main point is to have kind of a non-linear behavior, i.e. small increments only if the brush is already small, and bigger increments if the brush is already bigger.

    regards

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