About the positioning of the new Presets Strip and Buttons

Sven Langkamp sven.langkamp at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 15:34:36 CEST 2011

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 9:13 AM, JL VT <pentalis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've created two purely temporary branches so people can give their
> thoughts on the positioning of the buttons and the strip for presets before
> they are merged into main.
> The branches are:
> krita-improvedpresetcreation2-pentalis
> krita-improvedpresetcreation3-pentalis
> Currently the Remove button doesn't work, it is there only for display.
> The changes only happen in /calligra/krita/ui  so you don't need to
> recompile everything.
> Branch 2:
> ----Strip----
> ----Brush options----
> ----Buttons----
> Branch 3:
> ----Buttons----
> ----Brush options----
> ----Strip----
> The original branch, Branch 1, had:
> ----Buttons---Strip----
> ---Brush options----
> I know that Branch 1 had an excellent flow (I tested it while painting for
> 2 hours), but it didn't look as good as Branch 3.
> Branch 2, in my opinion, looks awful, so it's basically discarded for me.
> Between Branch 3 and Branch 1, I don't know what to choose.
> Included here are screenshots so you don't have to pull the branches and
> compile (unless you want to).

The default preset button really should be in the bottom left corner (like
in branch 2), that KDE standard and used in other places in Krita too.

I also think that the remove button isn't placed very logical, it should be
together with the list and not with the save button. Choosing a preset only
sets the values in the settings, but you are not working in the preset you
choose. In my opinion it would be better to put on the right side of the
preset list and use just an icon like in the other choosers.

I would prefer branch 3 with default and remove button at the bottom. For me
at would be the most logical seperation between preset management and the
editing of the paintop settings.
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