Additional Color Groups

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Additional Color Groups

Post by D.T. Nethery » 21 Jul 2018, 23:00

I'd like to request the ability to add more Color Groups . Right now there is a default of 12 Color Groups (which may be edited from the default colors) but I would like to have the ability to add more than 12 colors to the Color Groups.
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Paul Fierlinger » 21 Jul 2018, 23:34

I am absolutely with you and this is a deficiency I have been bothered by from the very beginning. I hope this won't be a difficult improvement to fix soon. :wink:
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by schwarzgrau » 22 Jul 2018, 15:49

Yea, would be pretty useful.
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Peter Wassink » 23 Jul 2018, 09:32

and a related request for the color groups.
regarding the UI...

when a color group is hidden, each layer is currently minimized to 5 pixels
and this saves substantial space compared to a collapsed layer (12 Pixels) or a normal layer (60 pixels)

But when you have many layers this still can take up a lot of space. and the layers are not exactly Hidden
my request. minimize the hiddenfiles UI presence and really "hide" them by reducing to 3 or even 2 pixels.
see image (3 pixel layers):
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Paul Fierlinger » 23 Jul 2018, 09:56

8) :)
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Peter Wassink » 23 Jul 2018, 10:06

btw...
2 pixel hidden layer ( 1 pixel color, 1 pixel grey separator) also looks fine too me...
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by schwarzgrau » 23 Jul 2018, 11:26

Looks fine to me too
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by melanie » 25 Jul 2018, 07:59

If we reduce the size of the hidden layers, it might be quite difficult to distinguish different colors following each other.
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by schwarzgrau » 25 Jul 2018, 08:40

In the one pixel version that's probably true, but the two pixel variant seems fine to me.
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Peter Wassink » 25 Jul 2018, 09:30

melanie wrote:
25 Jul 2018, 07:59
If we reduce the size of the hidden layers, it might be quite difficult to distinguish different colors following each other.
not really,
I agree with Schwarzgrau,
And even if its a little harder, that is not a big problem. The ColorGroup Panel (that has to be active to hide/unhide layers) shows clearly whats going on.
The advantage of a better overview is bigger
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by D.T. Nethery » 25 Jul 2018, 15:50

I agree with Peter about the desirability of compacting the hidden Color Groups more , but I'm wondering if my original request at the top is possible ? (to have more than 12 Color Groups ) .
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by melanie » 26 Jul 2018, 06:50

We are still considering the technical feasability of adding more colors in the color groups.
And we have tried reducing the size of the hidden layers, which doesn't look bad eventually => in the To-Do List
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Peter Wassink » 26 Jul 2018, 07:20

D.T. Nethery wrote:
25 Jul 2018, 15:50
I agree with Peter about the desirability of compacting the hidden Color Groups more , but I'm wondering if my original request at the top is possible ? (to have more than 12 Color Groups ) .
ha, sorry to hijack your request David!
But i agree off course, more groups are important to have.

ideally in combination with layer folders.
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by NathanOtano » 31 Jul 2018, 10:51

Actually i’d be happy to even be able to completely hide a color and not just reduce :)
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Re: Additional Color Groups

Post by Peter Wassink » 31 Jul 2018, 14:01

i agree!

Though then you do need some IU item to Flag the user that there are Hidden layers present.

maybe a horizontal red line at the top of the panel or something ...
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