The ReTouch tool in PLv6 introduces the following new keyboard contortions !
- versus [Ctrl+MouseScroll] & [Shift+MouseScroll] in PLv5
These new keyboard/mouse actions are physically awkward to execute, but - even if usage-experience can get us over that hurdle - it’s worse still in that they’re not consistent with shortcuts to adjust Size & Feathering elsewhere within PhotoLab.
Local Adjustments Brush & Auto-Mask tools… use [Ctrl+MouseScroll] to adjust Size
RWB & HSL color pickers … use [Ctrl+MouseScroll] to adjust picker radius/size
Local Adjustments Brush tool… uses [Shift+MouseScroll] to adjust Feathering.
Please reinstate consistent usage of shortcuts in the re-touched(!) ReTouch tool …
This would provide application-wide consistency and, thereby, a more ‘user-friendly’ UI.
Alternatively, the original shortcuts should be available as well - to avoid inconsistency and UI confusion.
John, I totally agree with you! I was very disappointed when I tried to change the brush size as usual and it didn’t work.
I am also bothered by the display of parts of the image that are too bright and too dark. With CTRL-W and CTRL-B it was easy and logical. The new shortcuts along with the ALT key are bad, because shortcuts with CTRL and ALT in Windows are designed by default for launching programs and are used by many people.
Unfortunately, you cannot change the keyboard shortcuts yourself. I could think of many more cases.
Hey guys(and gal), I agree with you and I’ll vote for it but I don’t think that they will change it. They could have changed it in beta, but didn’t. I haven’t seen one new-user complaint about the “inconsistency” yet. It’s not so bad or hard to remember after you get used to it.
I’ve just done some double checking and found that my idea of the opacity shortcut in PL5 was wrong - there isn’t one, same as Windows
However, on a Mac, I really don’t know why DxO decided to opt for the very unconventional combination of using the left mouse button slide to adjust a setting.
The normal metaphor for sliding the mouse is to move something. As has been established in other tools in PL, adjusting is done by scrolling with the mouse wheel, sometimes combined with a modifier key.
With PL6 Mac, Cmd-scroll duplicates Alt-scroll, which zooms the image - so this combination is still available for adjusting the size of the brush without any fear of conflict.
Shift-scroll does absolutely nothing, so can equally well be used to change the feathering of the brush.
Cmd-Option-scroll however is the shortcut for changing opacity and, unlike Ctrl-Option-slide, it doesn’t change the brush size when pressing or releasing the left mouse button.