From: Gavin Band <gavinband@ti...> - 2005-09-02 19:30:34
Sorry, I split this topic off from the other one about zooming.
Bulia Byak wrote:
> Choosing export area is also bitmap-only. For vector export, we may
> only select which _objects_ to export (though we don't currently have
> code for this, always exporting the whole image), but not the export
> area. That only makes sense for bitmaps.
I see what you mean, but doesn't it also make sense to be able to export
a region of the picture, or the whole picture, or the whole page, to
postscript or encapsulated postscript? What if you want to print the
bottom half of the picture, or send it somewhere else to be printed?
You're right though - the current Export Bitmap pane is very easy to use
(I hadn't noticed the selection-tracking behaviour, though on my machine
it seems to get stuck on "Custom" and I have to click "Selection" again
to make it update).
So I suppose I'd like it to
a) have a proper file browser (the same as the "Save as..." one)
b) have a preview pane like you mentioned
c) have a choice of file type.
NB: I replied to this in the split off topic where it should be I guess.
> > > Why not have a further section for file type, and grey out the
> > > resolution boxes if they are not relevant?
> How about having one export dialogue with tabs for pixmap and vector
> export? Within those notebooks you'd select the exact filetype like png,
> jpg, tiff or eps, pdf, ps, ai...
> This seems logical and has the advantage of being able to have the
> dialogue opened all the time. I totally agree with bulia that having to
> go through the save dialogue all the time is plain crazy. Especially for
> web development the export dialogue as is is real nice.
I support this solution. In fact I suggested it a little earlier...
but my post seemed too long to be read, sorry for that.
Windows, c'est un peu comme le beaujolais nouveau :
a chaque nouvelle cuvee on sait que ce sera degueulasse,
mais on en prend quand meme par masochisme.