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New Plugin needs testing : Text2Path
http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1625
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Author:  cleon [ 04 Mar 2005 19:58 ]
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hi pf,

your english is very good... so no need to worry about it :)


yeah, i forgot about the predefined selections... anyone know all the different formats? so far i have:

-1 = Rectangle
-2 = ellipse
-3 = rounded rect ... (don't know how much to round corners... any ideas?)
-6 = triangle
-10 = Rhombus

Author:  Antonio [ 04 Mar 2005 20:27 ]
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rule for rounded rect :

R := SelRect;
L := Min(RectWidth(R), RectHeight(R)) div 4;
RoundRect(R.Left, R.Top, R.Right, R.Bottom, L, L);

Author:  JCB [ 04 Mar 2005 21:42 ]
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Good evening,

Launch of the plugin.
Click 3 or 4 times on " Scale " (arrow upward).
Click 3 or 4 times on " Scale " (arrow downward).
The following error is displayed.

Image

Identical problem with "Location X" ou "Location Y".

Sorry for my English, I use a translator. :?

Author:  cleon [ 04 Mar 2005 21:46 ]
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ok thanks JCB... can you send me the aeroplane.pfs file so i can do some testing? at a guess i think the selection is too complicated :?

also can you tell me how much RAM you have on your PC.. it maybe a memory problem :?

Author:  JCB [ 04 Mar 2005 21:58 ]
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Good evening,

To see the English site of PhotoFiltre.

Downloads --> Predefined selections for PhotoFiltre
11 selections donated by Jeroen de Bruijn
Misc shapes / May 2004 / 8 Kb

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Processor: Intel Celeron 1.2Mhz
Operating system: Windows XP Home SP1
Memory RAM: 352 MB

Author:  cleon [ 04 Mar 2005 22:47 ]
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ok... the selection wasn't too complicated and it wasn't the memory problem either... it was a silly little bug instead :)

so there is yet another version now available :D

Changes:
bug fixes
support for some predefined selections:
Rectangle, bottom based triangle and Rhombus

ellipse and rounded rectangle require a little more thought ;)

Author:  JogyGeorge [ 05 Mar 2005 6:48 ]
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Hi Cleon,
Been playing with this plugin for 2 days now, but did not leave comments as my PC is awfully slow and getting to the net would be awful. ... My comments.

1) Would it be possible for your plugin to not look at the selections folder, but also the subfolders? Most selections are categorized into subfolders and it would be nice if it looked at them too!

2) Make it so that the plugin remembers the font, colour, size and maybe, the last used selection, location and text. You could probably make use of the PhotoFiltre.ini file for this.

3) Maybe a little too much, but it would be really nice and much more convenient if we could drag the selection to an appropriate loaction rather than use the X,Y values.

4) Have button to get the selection to the centre of the picture.

5) Below the Fontbox, you could use the space to have the colour box. This would allow to choose colours not in the colour list.

6) Don't know if it would be possible, but allow the user to just draw up a selection or choose a selection, size it, position it and then invoke your plugin to write around the path ... would be the best as it would not require using selections in a particular folder only.

7) Not related to the plugin itself, but could you put in a link to your plugin in your signature on this forum. When an update is made, it would be very easy for users to download the update. ... atleast while its in beta phase.

Hope those ideas are worth considering!

Cheers!

Author:  Tom [ 05 Mar 2005 9:20 ]
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Hi Cleon,
Very nice work !
JogyGeorge was awaked before me and he has just wroten that i think about subfolders access and a way to invoke you plugin from a selection located on the workspace.
I enjoy to try the next releases.
Thanks and cheers. :wink:

Author:  cath [ 05 Mar 2005 9:44 ]
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Bonjour :wink:

Désolé, j'ai installé le plugin et testé un peu, mais mon Anglais est trop mauvais pour échanger des impressions... :cry:

Author:  cleon [ 05 Mar 2005 9:53 ]
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cath wrote:
Bonjour :wink:

Désolé, j'ai installé le plugin et testé un peu, mais mon Anglais est trop mauvais pour échanger des impressions... :cry:


hello cath,

just reply in french... i've been using google to translate from french to english for some messages and so far it seems to work well :)

Author:  cath [ 05 Mar 2005 11:06 ]
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...Also I will try...

Author:  cleon [ 06 Mar 2005 1:57 ]
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JogyGeorge wrote:
Hi Cleon,
Been playing with this plugin for 2 days now, but did not leave comments as my PC is awfully slow and getting to the net would be awful. ... My comments.

1) Would it be possible for your plugin to not look at the selections folder, but also the subfolders? Most selections are categorized into subfolders and it would be nice if it looked at them too!

2) Make it so that the plugin remembers the font, colour, size and maybe, the last used selection, location and text. You could probably make use of the PhotoFiltre.ini file for this.

3) Maybe a little too much, but it would be really nice and much more convenient if we could drag the selection to an appropriate loaction rather than use the X,Y values.

4) Have button to get the selection to the centre of the picture.

5) Below the Fontbox, you could use the space to have the colour box. This would allow to choose colours not in the colour list.

6) Don't know if it would be possible, but allow the user to just draw up a selection or choose a selection, size it, position it and then invoke your plugin to write around the path ... would be the best as it would not require using selections in a particular folder only.

7) Not related to the plugin itself, but could you put in a link to your plugin in your signature on this forum. When an update is made, it would be very easy for users to download the update. ... atleast while its in beta phase.

Hope those ideas are worth considering!

Cheers!


Thanks for your great ideas!... i'm working on them... and should have a solution soon :D

Author:  cleon [ 06 Mar 2005 7:16 ]
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ok... so there is another version now...

* supports subfolders for selections
* remembers last settings for plugin (font, path, colour, location etc)... so its easy to do effects like shadow now
* added ability to click on the preview thumbnail for easy positioning of the path
* added button to center path on image
* created a new font dialog to choose fonts (can now select any colour)

let me know how it works :)

Author:  cleon [ 06 Mar 2005 7:26 ]
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JogyGeorge wrote:
...
6) Don't know if it would be possible, but allow the user to just draw up a selection or choose a selection, size it, position it and then invoke your plugin to write around the path ... would be the best as it would not require using selections in a particular folder only.
...


the plugin SDK, i don't think, supports what i need to do this task... maybe Antonio (or another developer) can add a function to the sdk? .. it would make this plugin very useful if it was able to do this.

the function would be something like (in Delphi):

function GetSelStructure: TStringList;

which would return the same format of the current selection as when it is saved... eg:

6
50;0
0;80
50;160
140;160
190;80
140;0

What do you think Antonio? ... a posibility?

Author:  Antonio [ 06 Mar 2005 10:58 ]
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for the moment, only the function GetSelMask exists. It return a bitmap in grayscale mode with the shape of the selection. But it's difficult to create a path with this bitmap (i know some windows API can do a part of this work...)

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