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Feature #9323

Alternative way to apply styles in darkroom

Added by Benoit Lécolier over 6 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Low
Assignee:
-
Category:
Darkroom
Target version:
-
Start date:
03/29/2013
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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

Description

Context
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.

"Problems"
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.

Proposition
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.

For instance:
Vignette|Black|Light
Vignette|Black|Strong
Vignette|White|Light
Vignette|Remove
Grain|400
Grain|800
SplitToning|Sepia|Light
...


Related issues

Related to darktable - Feature #11810: Hierarchical stylesFixed11/06/2017

History

#1 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus over 6 years ago

I kind of like the idea of hierarchical style lists.

#2 Updated by Benoit Lécolier over 6 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 :)

#3 Updated by Jesko N almost 6 years ago

Good idea.

For the problem "to spot the style we want to apply" also style previews as described in #9715 might help.

#4 Updated by Tobias Ellinghaus almost 2 years ago

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