Ansel-A v0.7-4 Released w/partial delay


v0.7-4 will be delayed until tuedsday. I realize there are some issues with the interface (mostly minor ones that irradiate the hell out of me like alignment and positioning). These will not be fixed until the 0.7build5 release, but what's on the horizon?

This weekend the development team (read as me) will be backpacking and fly-fishing at the cabin shown in the previous post, thus the delay. This is a good thing i'm going away with two close friends, one a computer scientist the second a photographer. (Both long term nokia fan boys, s60 for now. After monday things may change :)) this should allow me to throw some ui questions at them.

Small rant:

I'm having problems with the tones filters finding a reasonable way to display highlight and shadow adjustments as well as the matrix or multiplier shift that needs to be applied has been challenging. i have no problem with the math behind it, i just don't know what users are expecting with these filters. Should it b a straight slider with 1/3 of the tone being editied? Or should we also have a radius slider?

Since everyone reading this is a user what do you think? i want this application to solve the major issue in maemo5, the lack of an image editor mypaint and gimp loaded through easy debian can get you there.

But the reason why i developed the application in the first place is so when you or i take a photo and the xeon flash (you don't have one right?) Dosen't go off and we need to pull all of the blue out of the image before posting, we can do that rapidly.

The second thing i'd like to do is (and by seeing the new undo system) is to give you the ability to make your own preset filters. Last months recode allows for this now in theory. If i store any manipulation as simple text that the systemcan re-read in i can make the matrix apply occur all at once. i'll discuss this in my next post.

Back to milestones

SaveAs now works, bw conversion now works some of the sliders vs buttons do not so this will be fixed.

0.7build5 will have working sliders and adjust buttons for simple(brightness etc), colors, rotation and bw. Save, browser and undo will work as expected.

0.8 will have tone fixes and all ui oddities resolved.
This will be most likely the version submitted to nokia's "Calling all Inovators" contest.

0.9 will have dodge, burn or blur running full screen with your finger as
the brush. I'm not kidding i want this too.

Have a good weekend and thanks for your support.


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