Alternative way to apply styles in darkroom
Once a photography is "normalized", then comes the time to apply some effects and styles.
When the styles are well designed, they are small enough to only affect a few aspects of the photography. In consequence the style list grows up very fast.
From the darkroom, the styles are accessible by clicking on an icon, and sorted alphabetically in a flat list.
When we accumulate a lot of styles, it becomes difficult and time consuming to spot the style we want to apply.
When we want to apply various styles on the same photography, we have to repeat the "icon + search" process.
Styles of the same "type" may be separated because of the alphabetical classification.
Instead of clicking the style icon every time we want to apply a style, it would be more efficient to add a module on the left column that shows all the styles, in the same way the style module of the lighttable does.
The other improvement would be to have the capacity to put some hierarchy in the styles, to group them in the same way the tags are managed. In that way the styles could be shown as a treeview and then be more easy to spot and apply.
#2 Updated by Benoit Lécolier almost 7 years ago
I do too :) The good news is that the data structure is already implemented (tags)
Well... almost implemented because that feature would implies to implement a way of modifying the style name, and by the same way the structure. Without that, it would be impossible to rearrange the styles, and maybe more problematical, in the case of sharing a style with another Darktable user, it would impose my style structure to him and maybe mess up his own structure.
That starts to look like a functional document :)