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Author Topic: Impr. Request: move and resize selection with arrow-keys  (Read 3495 times)

AbteriX

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Impr. Request: move and resize selection with arrow-keys
« on: August 20, 2005, 02:43:38 PM »
I'd like to suggest to move the selection in the SC main window with the 4 arrow keys.

Also i suggest to resize this selection with Ctrl+arrow-keys.


f.ex.
- i had a small selection in the main window and do something with them.
- than i want to move this selection horizontally but not vertical

First solution could be to hold down an key like CTRL to move only in one (the first) direction
Second solution could be to use the arrow -keys for that movement.
( EXTRA: Holding down SHIFT-key while move with arrow-keys
could increase the speed of movement. )


CTRL+arrow for resize i would use for a kind of "fine tunig" the selection


Just thoughts  :)

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Re: Impr. Request: move and resize selection with arrow-keys
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2005, 02:51:23 PM »
great idea -
ill check what ctrl+shift+alt cursor key shortuts that photoshop uses and use though,
but very good idea to have a way to nudge and expand selections.

soon we will have to name this Stefan Screenshot Captor :)

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Re: Impr. Request: move and resize selection with arrow-keys
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2005, 02:54:08 PM »
to let you guys know my current thinking about movable objects.

i was thinking about lots of ways to do it, then i discovered that it is possible to embed arbitrary data in a .tiff file along with the image.
photoshop for example can embed full layer data in .tiff files.

SO

i think the best way to do this is, when you add objects, it will automatically (unless you tell it differently), save your files (rename) as .tiff files.  then it will be able to retrieve objects so you can always edit them, move them, etc., but still view the images in any image editor.

you can then do a save as.. to save it in another format (and lose ability to move objects).

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Re: Impr. Request: move and resize selection with arrow-keys
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2005, 03:02:39 PM »
:huh: ?

> ...save your files (rename) as .tiff files.  then it will be able to retrieve objects so you can always edit them...

Iam thinking it's x-mas and i have birthday the same day (AND my girl friend visit me).
Unbelievable what this project goes for and what you could code!  It's fantastic, mouser  :)