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Feature #8843

Rename "zone system" to "lightness zones"

Added by Richard Wonka about 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed: won't fix
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Darkroom
Target version:
-
Start date:
07/29/2012
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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

Description

the current name "zone system" doesn't really give any hint on what the module does.

We are all used to this and know what it doesn, but for a new user, this makes exploring dt harder than it needs to be.

Renaming the module to "lightness zones" gives a better clue as to what the module actually does.

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#1 Updated by Jérémy Rosen about 7 years ago

I'm not sure if we can do that...

"zone system" is the name of the idea in the paper that describes it, we only implemented the idea.

it that same name is used for that same plugin in other software, it would probably be a good idea to keep the name acrosss software... to be checked.

#2 Updated by Simon Spannagel about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed: won't fix

+1, Jérémy.

"Zone System" is really the name of the technique described by Ansel Adams. Googling for the words "zone system" or "zone system photography" hast the correct wikipedia page as first result:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System

And as we try to stick to photographer's vocabulary as much as possible I'd say this is a "won't fix", convince me otherwise. :)

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