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General Discussion and Questions / Re: ahhhh ... wants to get rid...
Last post by Mario - April 17, 2024, 10:15:19 AM
Have you tried clicking the red X next to the search box (show up while a search is running)?
This will cancel the search as soon as the database system allows. Works here just fine.
General Discussion and Questions / ahhhh ... wants to get rid of ...
Last post by sinus - April 17, 2024, 09:28:26 AM
Sorry about this post, for the thousandth time I searched the whole DB instead of just the window file and now I have to wait. (in my case for a long time), but it also happens the other way round, but then it's not so bad.

I'll probably never learn this again. I have already devised x methods for my head to avoid this ... I always outsmart myself.  >:( ::) :-[
General Discussion and Questions / Re: Is it possible to upgrade ...
Last post by 6b6561 - April 17, 2024, 09:05:20 AM
Thanks! Instructions are still working.

I finally took the leap to migrate from 3.6 and it worked like a charm!

30k pictures on a rather slow Windows 10 computer, took a working day to scan all the images and do the write-backs. I did expect some issues as the oldest pictures are from 2001 taken with a HP Photosmart 318...

Only 18 pictures to fix, looks like some meta data issues. Easiest would be to just delete them, but why should I as they are fixable.
I'm with Markus, the pins and dots are maybe a bit too similar. The globe probably needs different color lines, something contrasting, I rather like the others especially the new pen.

You're right. I have changed the icons for the next release.
A minor one:
The displayed icons are designed to jump to the start or end of a file.
As they are implemented for fast backward or forward (5 s) they should be replaced by "<<" and ">>" respectively.
Screenshot 2024-04-17 082812.png
General Discussion and Questions / Re: [EXP] File Window Icons (s...
Last post by sinus - April 16, 2024, 09:03:11 PM
I am on the same boat like Tony: scale with thumbnail panel.

Looks very good to me, although for me the pins and dots are somehow difficult to distuingish - although they are on the left and right side, I know.

Maybe the point for me is the colour. If I scroll quickly through thumbs, I guess, I look more on color than on shape and then, I see only red and then is for me the danger, to mix them up. 

I to not know, how to change this, maybe the pins circles a bit smaller, and the "handle" slightly wider.

And a remark to the green globe (I think, it is a globe), if the icons are smaller, I can hardy see the white lines, maybe black lines would be better?

But as you wrote, you are in the process to change them, I am sure, at the end it will look fine.

But it could be, that nobody else but me has this impression - but at the end you will hear, what users think. ;D
General Discussion and Questions / Re: [EXP] File Window Icons (s...
Last post by Tveloso - April 16, 2024, 07:41:01 PM
The new icons look very nice!...(and I like idea of having them scale with the Thumbnail Panel size).
General Discussion and Questions / [EXP] File Window Icons (strug...
Last post by Mario - April 16, 2024, 07:25:50 PM
As part of the ongoing IMatch facelift (for IMatch 2024/2025) I'm currently re-designing and re-creating the icons displayed in File Windows for bookmarks, dot, pins etc. as vectors.

I've already did several iterations.

The overall theme for the new icons in IMatch is clean-and-crisp, without effects like 3D and stuff like that. This gives IMatch a modern look and also ensures visual compatibility between the 'classic' IMatch user interface and the icons and styles I use for app-based features like the People View, Event View, Dashboard etc.

The icons used in File Windows are a bit special, since they have to work on all kinds of background, from very light to very dark to very visually 'rough'.

IMatch currently has two sets of icons for File Windows: 16 pixel and 32 pixel. The size is picked based on the icon size you have configured in the application settings.

Since the new icons are all vector-based, I wonder if I should size them somehow depending on the control font size? Or maybe on the width / scale of the thumbnail panels? Smaller panels get smaller icons (within reason). Any ideas or suggestions? On the other hand, simpler is usually better :D

Here is a screen shot of my current icon set. There will be some revisions of course, but I wanted you to have a look and provide feedback, hopefully. Don't tell me you weren't warned :)

General Discussion and Questions / Re: Imatch and Touch portal
Last post by Jingo - April 16, 2024, 01:49:34 PM
Also, I can recommend StreamDeck and Loupedeck as hardware options if you like physical controls and tactile feedback... they make using software much easier...