Hello colleagues and DXO team,
for a long time I refrained from sharing this idea, but on the verge of PhotoLab 3 I think it is the right time to say what I think. Local adjustments need major improvement in the future, but for the moment, removing the radial menu of local adjustments will be a good start.
Аs a Photolab 2 and ViewPoint 3 owner, I can see 2 different graphical user interfaces - one in ViewPoint 3 and the other in local adjustments.
In my opinion, the ViewPoint 3 interface is better, more efficient and requires less mouse clicks. At the opposite pole is the situation with local adjustments tools. With them, we first select “local adjustments” in the command bar and after the tray we either use the most recently used tool or have to call the radial menu with the right mouse button. This menu looks as a patch in the overall design of PhotoLab 2. It causes unnecessary mouse clicks and the only advantage is the “advertising” of the fact that PhotoLab 2 offers tools for local correction. This decision may have been marketing wise when presenting PhotoLab 1, but on the verge of PhotoLab 3, I think it’s time to change that.
In short, the request is to remove the radial menu of local adjustments and move its icons to the command bar (in a similar fashion to ViewPoint 3).
I’ll attach 2 screenshots. The first image shows the current status, with the items I think need to be changed. The second image is a preview of my proposal.
Have a nice and happy day everyone