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    "Deal Breaking Flaws"

    January 16, 2010  |   By Brent212


    Didn't waste time finding any pros since the cons were immediately apparent and made it clear I could never use this program.


    Incredibly small amount of configuration settings
    Can't scroll other than by dragging the scroll bars (who does that?)
    Can't paste a copied selection from one image into another in any useful way.


    The scroll wheel on my mouse controls the zoom, while I'd rather it move the image up and down (scroll). Should be a setting for this, in case anyone actually wants to use it for zooming (if the programmers knew what they were doing, they'd make it zoom when the control or shift key was held down, which is what I'm pretty sure Photoshop does).

    If you have two images open, and you select a small square in one image and copy it, you should be able to switch to the other image and paste that square into the image, and then be able to drag it around to place it wherever you want. However, when you paste it into the other image, the copied square gets pasted into the center, but the entre image around it gets erased. WEAK. You can draw a square in the second image, and then when you paste it will just fill up the square, but then it'll be resized and the proportions are likely to be off, unless you somehow figure out how to draw a square of the exact pixel dimensions that the selection was. Crazy.

    One of the most common things I use an image utility like this for is to save screen captures, many of which are of web pages (like receipts) or diagrams (for work) that take up more than one screen. I need to be able to create a big blank image, paste the screen shot into it and scroll down and paste the next screen shot into the same image. No way to do that with this program, as far as I can tell.

    Plus, the inability to scroll with the arrow keys, page up/down keys, or scroll wheel is ridiculous.

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  • Reply by mhieta on January 18, 2010


    Yes its true that layers is not needed in that case.

    Next Editor version can create object from selection and that can be moved/copied.. Also next version implements option where mouse wheel action can be selected (Zoom or Scroll).

  • Reply by Brent212 on January 18, 2010

    From a programming perspective, I don't know if layers support is required to do what I want. I definitely don't need layers like Photoshop offers, where I can select one thing that was pasted on top of another image and move it around while the bottom image remains untouched. I just want to be able to paste something in, drag it to where I want it to go, and have it replace what it's covering in the original image.

    PolyView does exactly what I'm talking about, with the "Paste Into Image" option (shift+ctrl+v). Once the pasted image is set down it becomes part of the (seemingly single layer) image. It can't be moved again and have the original image retained, which is a feature I wouldn't expect from a free image utility.

  • Reply by Brent212 on January 18, 2010

    If I click the left mouse button and hold it down while dragging, an area selection is made. I'm guessing I'd have to change the "tool" I'm using from something like "select" to "drag", and having to change back and forth between the two would be incredibly annoying. There's no reason I can see for not at least having the arrow keys and page up/down keys work.

  • Reply by mhieta on January 16, 2010


    Q:Can't scroll other than by dragging the scroll bars (who does that?)
    A:Have you tried scrolling: click&keep left mouse button down and drag. Also this works while you are zooming with left mouse button.

    About the paste issue ex. layers are not supported yet.

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