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  • #128459
    billy-gs
    Participant

    Hi,

    Would it be possible to make the sliders less sensitive? On the 11“ iPad for example, I find it sometimes difficult to adjust the sliders in small amounts. Even if I use the pencil the steps seem a bit too large. If I am not mistaken this behaviour is similar on the Mac App.

    Best Regards
    Billy

    #128461
    Nik Bhatt
    Keymaster

    Have you tried the “gear down” mode for sliders (only on iOS)? To do that, touch the slider and move your finger down half an inch or so. The ball will turn green. Then as you move left/right, the slider makes smaller changes.

    #128463
    billy-gs
    Participant

    Thanks for the tip, nice feature, it’s not really smooth but it work’s. It’s also a bit difficult to use with the pencil.

    Can the size of the sliders panel be adjusted to make it larger or wider?

    #128521
    Nik Bhatt
    Keymaster

    I’m sorry that the gear down doesn’t work well for you – other customers have been quite happy with it.

    No, there isn’t a way to adjust the size of the panel or the sliders. Sorry.

    #128522
    thewildrover
    Participant

    Hi Nik,

    I too have mentioned this in the past, especially when using the Pencil to move the sliders. It can be tricky to make the movement for the ‘gear down’ action.

    My issue is that with some of the sliders, the Colour (Color!) ones for Saturation and Vibrancy in particular, can be too aggressive. I find that they have a lot of unused movement, as for most images I’m ending up with a less than 0.1 increment is needed. It can be fiddly to get into the ideal levels.

    I don’t think the size of the sliders needs adjusting though, they’re fine for size. How about a different approach to the two step gearing applied (Photos increases the level with the Option key, and there’s also an prefs panel option in Pixelmator to change the scaling on the sliders – but these are the opposite to Raw Power, and perhaps make more sense for normal use). Certainly on the iPad version, the scales could be the opposite way round.

    Just some thoughts there.

    Cheers

    #128572
    Nik Bhatt
    Keymaster

    Not clear what you are suggesting. What would you prefer?

    #128574
    thewildrover
    Participant

    Hi Nik,

    My thought is that the scaling of the sliders is opposite to what is really needed with some of the sliders.

    The ‘gear-down’ function is, I think, unique to Raw Power, so difficult to compare, but perhaps that look at Photos as an example.

    In Photos, the normal scale gives a short range of adjustment (-1.0 to 0.0 to 1.0 with 0.01 increments), so a certain amount of movement gives a modest amount of change to the image. If you need a more aggressive change to the image, then you can hold down Option to increase the scale to -2.0 to 0.0 to 2.0 in 0.01 increments, so the same about of movement on the slider gives double the effect. But it means the default is the more controllable scale.

    There is a similar function in Pixelmator Photo too, which works similarly to the one in Photos.

    In Raw Power this seems to be a different philosophy, so you have to ‘gear down’ to get the greater control over the amount of adjustment.

    It just seems very tricky, especially on an iPad, to get fine enough control without using ‘gear down’. This is most noticeable in the Saturation and Vibrancy slider, where I find it’s most common to be trying be using the 0.0x levels on the scale if I don’t use ‘gear down’ I’m fiddling about back and forth trying to find the right spot.

    Hope that helps.

    Andy

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