[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Proportional cropping of images

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Thu Apr 12 00:50:48 PDT 2012

Þann fim 12.apr 2012 05:47, skrifaði Jean-Francois Nifenecker:
> Hi,
> dunno if this is UX or Design only, so I post to both ;)
> When we want to redimension/crop an image (eg in Writer), we
> can alternatively use:
> -- the mouse
> we just drag the image handles to get the wanted result.
> Pressing [Shift] along with the dragging will crop
> proportionaly. So far so good.
> The drawback is that mouse use is never very precise. For a
> precise handling, we need to go to the Image dialog.
> -- the Image dialog
> (double-click the image)
> In the Crop thumbnail we just change the percentage(s) or
> the dimension(s) and that's it.
> Well, not if we need a proportional cropping by knowing a
> reference dimension.
> Here we *must* change the percent only, taking care of the
> similar proportions ourselves to get the result. Changing a
> dimension value will require to look at the corresponding
> percentage, then get to the percent value for the other
> dimension and change that percentage proportionaly. Doh.
> Also, I'm not sure the percent value to be an exact
> calculation from a dimension value as percentages never seem
> to display any decimals.
> ISTM that a "Proportional" checkbox would be welcome in the
> dialog in order to bypass those multiple steps and allow a
> simple way of changing dimensions proportionaly. That
> checkbox state should be recorded.
> This has annoyed me since the very beginning when I got to
> use OOo 1.1. Would the change be a big deal?
> Thanks for your attention,


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