[sane-devel] Another merge request suggested for xSane: 'move selection' and 'move screen' drag modes

Jörn-Ingo Weigert jiweigert at gmail.com
Tue Jun 9 00:42:33 BST 2020

Thanks Maxim for your time to develop this! I'm happy to see after long
time that someone are starting to modernize XSane.

For me, this behaviour change in Zoom/ Selection handling is really needed,
that you were lead by GIMP's handling, even better. :)

Kind regards.

Ingo Weigert

Maxim Ushakov <head at maxamuxa.com> schrieb am Di., 9. Juni 2020, 00:58:

> Hi all, hi Ralph!
> There is an other suggested pack of changes for xSane and its Preview
> window:
>    1. Add 'Create selection for full-frame of 135 format film' button.
>    2. Remove 'Undo Zoom' button, it is useless.
>    3. Redesign 'Drag modes':
>       1. Left button outside the selection: create a new selection.
>       2. Left button on a border of selection: modify this selection.
>       3. Left button inside the selection: move the selection.
>       4. Middle button anywhere in the screen: move the screen (for
>       Zoomed mode only).
> It is designated for simplifying the process of scanning camera rolls and
> slides.The user can Zoom In as they like to, create a selection box with an
> exact size of frame (135 format, full size or half size), then move this
> box across the frames, scan frames, move the screen, etc.
> Patterns for mouse buttons are similar to Gimp. There is no general
> patterns amid image editors and CAD systems, so Gimp is an option.
> The code of xsane-preview.h/cpp was rewritten and simplified first to make
> new patterns and modes with their cursors easy to add.
> The cloned repo: https://gitlab.com/umaxik/xsane
> Merge request:
> https://gitlab.com/sane-project/frontend/xsane/-/merge_requests/11
> Best regards,
> Max
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