I wanted to move the histogram from the palettes on the left side of the screen over to the palettes on the right side. My normal editing layout is to have the image as big as possible on a single screen, and to do this I only use the palettes and tools on the right side, and I hide the left palette and don’t use the filmstrip etc at the bottom of the screen (I right click to export and use the photo library to open files).
When I first installed v4 at the end of last month I tried to drag the histogram on the left side over to the palettes on the right of the screen (where it was in v3), it didn’t seem to stick on the right side and now I cannot get it back even when I click palettes > show / hide palettes or F9 or click on the palettes > histogram. The histogram is an essential tool and I want it to be with the rest of the palettes / tools over on the right side.
I also tried creating a custom palette (palettes > create user palette) which I believe should show up under the default palettes / tabs over on the right - the custom palettes are showing in the menu bar > palettes but do not show either on the left or right side of the screen - where are they? I was intending to see if I could add the histogram to a custom palette.
I also note that you can click on the tool headers on the left side and select move up dock or move down dock, but you cannot do this to the palettes and tools on the right side (as I was able to do in v3), I want to move my most frequently used tools up to the top of the palettes on the right side, and group together some linked tools e.g. style - toning, channel mixer and the filter (DXO Filmpack) which is on a different tab / palette.
I’m not intending to be negative about DXO or PL, I love the tools (and have Filmpack and Viewpoint) and have been using and updating every year since PL1, and I agree with the logic of having the palettes with tabs over on the right (to reduce scrolling, offering expandability and ability to show more tools), however I think there is room for some UI improvements.
I am using PL 4.1.1 Elite and Win 10 Pro 20H2.
Anyone able to help me out to get my histogram back?