Feature request: avoid black bars

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MacShot
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Feature request: avoid black bars

Post by MacShot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:48 am

Hi,

Since implementing "across nodal point" was done so quickly (thanks again), how about an option to avoid black (or background colored) bars at the edge of the images? You know, locally keeping the nodal points in positions where zooming in and out or panning never shows the image beyond its edges. Or can that be realized safely by manually setting the nodal points way inside the image and keeping max and min zoom values within certain limits? If it's the latter, it seems I just can't get it right ...

Cheers,
Mac

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Re: Feature request: avoid black bars

Post by gpb » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:55 pm

gPhotoShow displays black bars only for those pictures that have an aspect ratio different from the monitor (for example a 3:2 image on a 4:3 monitor). You can easily prevent them by using the settings in the section "Images: Display Options", instead of "Fill empty space with background color" choose "Stretch and crop..." and adjust the slider according to your taste.
Simply adjusting the zoom values and positions doesn't work because they are for the zoomed-in position while the bars are displayed in the zoomed-out position (when the full image is displayed).
Gianpaolo Bottin
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MacShot
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Re: Feature request: avoid black bars

Post by MacShot » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:01 pm

Ah, ok. I never tried this option. Thanks for the advice. Seems to work so far.

Mac

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