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Feature #8795

Move filtering for colour labels to filter in the head instead of collection

Added by Richard Wonka over 6 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Closed: won't fix
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Lighttable
Start date:
06/22/2012
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Affected Version:
System:
bitness:
64-bit
hardware architecture:
amd64/x86

Description

The colour labels would be better off in the header next to the filter for rating, instead of the collections module.

They are a quick, transient way of grouping images, so, quick access to filtering for a certain colour in the header would be very useful.

DT Filter bar space available.png - Available space in the filter bar on the screen of a Lenovo ThinkPad edge 13 (816 KB) Richard Wonka, 06/24/2012 03:40 PM

History

#1 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 6 years ago

I personally like the idea, what do others think? I would however not "move" but "copy" it, so you can still have the color labels in saved collections.

#2 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 6 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 20
  • Status changed from New to Triaged

#3 Updated by Simon Spannagel over 6 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next minor release

I definitely need it in the collections module - quite a lot of my collection (presets) rely on color label tagging.

Having it in the top panel as well might be a good idea - but how to deal with two settings at a time?
Say I select only red ones in collection module and only greens in the top panel - what to display? Nothing? Might be a bit confusing.

#4 Updated by Richard Wonka over 6 years ago

If you have a red filter in the collections already, then how about displaying an greyed-out unchangeable tick mark next to the red tag and a tool tip that explains why you can't change it?

#5 Updated by Richard Wonka over 6 years ago

That said, having colour label filters in collections and the header is confusing indeed, and I do believe they'd be better off in the header.

In a collection, if colour labels are used that is just another way of tagging the images, so essentially, you could use a tag 'red' instead just as well. Correct?

The cool thing about colour labels is that they are just one keypress away, whereas tags take more effort so they seem more like a quick-fix than a persistent way of assigning meta-information to an image. ("What does the red label mean again?" In a few weeks one might not remember..

#6 Updated by Richard Wonka over 6 years ago

See #8797

#7 Updated by Ivan Tarozzi over 6 years ago

We need to remember that is possible to add multiple color labels to images, so I find hard to add a quick filter in the head.
We could add a single selection color label, but I think impossible to replicate complex filter as in "collect images".

For example I could have a filter with color label = red and green.

Or we should use a drop-down list with multiple selection.

#8 Updated by Richard Wonka over 6 years ago

simple solution to that:
use one check box for each colour label and default to all boxes checked.

if I uncheck the box nest to the yellow blob, the images with a yello blob disappear from view.

Otherwise, have a combination of radio buttons and check boxes like this:

(o) show all colour labels ( ) show only: [ ] yellow [ ] blue [ ] green [ ] magenta [ ] red

As soon as I check any of the colour label's boxes, the radio button switches over and only the images with the checked colour label(s) are visible.

These could even just be toggle buttons with an enabled/disabled state with just the colour label on them to save space.

#9 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 6 years ago

Richard Wonka wrote:

simple solution to that:
use one check box for each colour label and default to all boxes checked.

if I uncheck the box nest to the yellow blob, the images with a yello blob disappear from view.

Otherwise, have a combination of radio buttons and check boxes like this:
[...]
As soon as I check any of the colour label's boxes, the radio button switches over and only the images with the checked colour label(s) are visible.

These could even just be toggle buttons with an enabled/disabled state with just the colour label on them to save space.

Where exactly do you want to put these? The top panel is already full.

#10 Updated by Richard Wonka over 6 years ago

Hmm... that is an issue with different screens, agreed. On my 16:9 laptop screen, I have some space left in the filter bar. (See attached screenshot) Toggle buttons would definitely be quite small, but I don't know the statistics of what screen sizes people use.

In this kind of graphics environment, my guess would be that people have big screens with high resolutions and mine is on the smaller end of the hardware used.

#11 Updated by Simon Spannagel over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Triaged to Closed: won't fix
  • % Done changed from 20 to 0

I think I can close that, we already have quite some trouble with dt on small screens due to filled top and bottom bar...

#12 Updated by Richard Wonka about 5 years ago

With screen sizes generally increasing, can we re-open this?
I often come across situations where I whish I had this quick and easy way of filtering.

#13 Updated by Richard Wonka over 1 year ago

With current screen sizes, I think space constraints are not so much an issue any more?

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