Images plugin thumbnails discusion

Hello

I have idea to add Thumbnails View into Images plugin. I need to some feedback
from EAP.

So, i have now two visions:
1. Thumbnails show in Editor since you chose directory from Project View
and say 'Show as Thumbnails'
2. Thumbnails - is special ToolWindow, that show images previews from chose
directory in Project View and pressing 'Show as Thumbnails'.

Any feedback are welcome! :)

Thanks!
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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI


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That would be lo-ve-ly.
I prefer the first option (editor window is the largest and I have hundreds
of icons), though I would be happy with both.

BTW: The plugins settings tab looks a little different from the others.
IMHO it shouldn't use bold fonts for the spinner fields and it shouldn't
have a titled border all around it. Also the title is somewhat misleading:
The plugin is a viewer, but not an editor (yet?).

Alexey Efimov schrieb:

Hello

I have idea to add Thumbnails View into Images plugin. I need to some
feedback from EAP.

So, i have now two visions:
1. Thumbnails show in Editor since you chose directory from Project View
and say 'Show as Thumbnails'
2. Thumbnails - is special ToolWindow, that show images previews from
chose directory in Project View and pressing 'Show as Thumbnails'.

Any feedback are welcome! :)

Thanks!
--
Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI

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Hello Stephen,

SK> I prefer the first option (editor window is the largest and I have
SK> hundreds
SK> of icons), though I would be happy with both.

:) ok, i'll try

SK> BTW: The plugins settings tab looks a little different from the
SK> others. IMHO it shouldn't use bold fonts for the spinner fields and
SK> it shouldn't have a titled border all around it.

Thanks

SK> Also the title is
SK> somewhat misleading: The plugin is a viewer, but not an editor
SK> (yet?).

Maybe AffineTransform-ations will be available. Maybe :)

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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI


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The first choice as an option - that would be fantastic.

Stephen Kelvin wrote:

That would be lo-ve-ly.
I prefer the first option (editor window is the largest and I have
hundreds
of icons), though I would be happy with both.

>

BTW: The plugins settings tab looks a little different from the others.
IMHO it shouldn't use bold fonts for the spinner fields and it shouldn't
have a titled border all around it. Also the title is somewhat
misleading:
The plugin is a viewer, but not an editor (yet?).

>

Alexey Efimov schrieb:

>
>> Hello
>>
>> I have idea to add Thumbnails View into Images plugin. I need to some
>> feedback from EAP.
>>
>> So, i have now two visions:
>> 1. Thumbnails show in Editor since you chose directory from Project
>> View and say 'Show as Thumbnails'
>> 2. Thumbnails - is special ToolWindow, that show images previews from
>> chose directory in Project View and pressing 'Show as Thumbnails'.
>>
>> Any feedback are welcome! :)
>>
>> Thanks!
>> --
>> Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
>> Tops BI
>>
>>

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Alexey Efimov wrote:

Hello

I have idea to add Thumbnails View into Images plugin. I need to some
feedback from EAP.

So, i have now two visions:
1. Thumbnails show in Editor since you chose directory from Project View
and say 'Show as Thumbnails'
2. Thumbnails - is special ToolWindow, that show images previews from
chose directory in Project View and pressing 'Show as Thumbnails'.

Any feedback are welcome! :)

Thanks!
--
Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI

The 1st option seems easier to use than the 2nd. How about a tooltip
that shows the thumbnail when you hover above it?

Amnon

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Hello Amnon,

AG> The 1st option seems easier to use than the 2nd. How about a tooltip
AG> that shows the thumbnail when you hover above it?

From ProjectView? I guess it imposible for plugin now... But... It may be
directly in popup menu? :)

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Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI


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Every operating system (Gnome, Windows, OSX) has thumbnails in file
browser (Windows Explorer, Finder, etc). I think it would be more useful
to simply provide a link to the folder in the system's file browser.

Alexey Efimov wrote:

Hello

I have idea to add Thumbnails View into Images plugin. I need to some
feedback from EAP.

So, i have now two visions:
1. Thumbnails show in Editor since you chose directory from Project View
and say 'Show as Thumbnails'
2. Thumbnails - is special ToolWindow, that show images previews from
chose directory in Project View and pressing 'Show as Thumbnails'.

Any feedback are welcome! :)

Thanks!
--
Alexey Efimov, Java Developer
Tops BI

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Alexey

So, i have now two visions: ...



Whatever choice you make, a cool addition would be a compact display
of icons.jar contents.

Alain

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Keith Lea wrote:

Every operating system (Gnome, Windows, OSX) has thumbnails in file
browser (Windows Explorer, Finder, etc). I think it would be more useful
to simply provide a link to the folder in the system's file browser.


While this is true there are a couple of advantages to a builtin thumbnails viewer:

  • Most importantly a thumbnail in Windows' 2000 Explorer is always about

130x130pixels. So Idea could display more than 10 TIMES as many icons in a compact
view of 20 x 20 pixels each for my 16x16 icons files. That's a big difference if
you have hundreds of icons.
So I support Alain's request of a very compact view.

  • I can move/rename iimage files in Idea with full VCS support.

With the explorer solution I need to remember the name, switch back to Idea, find
the file and only then can move the file.

  • I don't need to switch back and forth the explorer's view.

  • In general I save quite a few keystrokes and mouse clicks.

  • I can "copy reference" and paste it in source code

  • more?


I agree that it's not a killer feature by far - but it really is one of the little
features that make my work just a little bit easier.

(That said having "Open in Explorer" and "Open Command Line" for folder in idea
would also be a timer saver - I think there's a plugin for that, but I never really
got around to install it.)

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As an (un)related note, there is a couple of new features aiding to ease
file navigation from the Java string literal:
- file completion in Java string literals: you can complete file paths
rooted in your module sources.
- navigation to the file from the path in Java string literal. As a
consequence, you can press Ctrl-shift-I on file path to preview your
picture.

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regards,
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Alexey Kudravtsev
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc, http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

"Alain Ravet" <alain.ravet@biz.tiscali.be> wrote in message
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Alexey

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>> So, i have now two visions: ...
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Whatever choice you make, a cool addition would be a compact display
of icons.jar contents.

>

Alain







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very good! :)

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Wow! This is exactly what makes Idea rock: Making features work everywhere
where they make sense.
It's like when I discovered (ages ago) that ctrl-b also works for ant properties.

Alexey Kudravtsev (JetBrains) wrote:

As an (un)related note, there is a couple of new features aiding to ease
file navigation from the Java string literal:
- file completion in Java string literals: you can complete file paths
rooted in your module sources.
- navigation to the file from the path in Java string literal. As a
consequence, you can press Ctrl-shift-I on file path to preview your
picture.

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