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Lurcherjohn
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« on: July 27, 2010, 09:13:09 PM »

 I like the new program and expect to put in my order soon. In the meantime a couple of points:
My trial version only allows three prints, when I put the fourth in the queue it tells me only four allowed and wonít go to the print menu.
Iíve had an error message a few times, about not being closed down properly and asking to reset or not. Iíve ignored these and no problems arise but the message box stays underneath.
The Print Properties box seems awkward. If there a number of folders visible in the folder browser, it opens too low down to see Custom settings and I couldnít find the scissors for some time. It would be nice if it could be wider to keep the info visible in two columns. I suppose I could remove some paper sizes but I like the blue writing with alternative sizes.
Iíve also got used to double clicking to add to the queue rather than hitting the little x, old dog new tricks etc
There is no radio button to tick to allow autostart when a card is inserted, I donít want to uninstall my Flashpipe to check this out but Iíve found this useful and would prefer to have it all in the new program.
I like the ďFlashpipeĒ button and would like some more, eg Slide show and others from the menu cheater, thereís plenty of space up there.
It would be good if the name of the filter applied could be seen when the mouse pointer is held over the thumbnails or added to the red info.
All of these are minor points considering I am very pleased with the prints Iíve done, the object of the exercise.
                         John

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2010, 11:30:09 PM »

Thanks for the feedback.  One thing I hadn't noticed is that if you open the folder browser so that it is very large, the Print Properties box is actually partially off the bottom of the screen.  That is not as intended of course: it's supposed to dock no farther than the bottom so that no part is ever going off past the bottom of the screen.  I'll fix that in 102.

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Mike
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2010, 10:46:55 AM »

Well done Mike with .102 I can find the scissors now and the size tools. Iíve deleted some of the sizes so can now see down to Custom , Iíd prefer Custom, Fit to Page and Original Size to be at the top so little used sizes could be scrolled for. 
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2010, 04:50:56 PM »

I have been printing with Qimage for 7 years now. I upgraded to the Studio edition althohugh I didn't really need it for printing just to support the further development of this beautiful programme. I will eventually upgrade (or rather switch) to Ultimate because of the same reason. My first impression with the demo: Just as good as Studio but not visibly better.

Weak points: Qimage (or rather DCraw) doesn't like yellow, orange, red flowers; all other colors seem correct so changing WB doesn't help. As there is no profile for my camera (Sony DSLR-A500) I don't use Qimage for RAW processing, so I am stuck with LR3 and Bibble5.

In "refine RAW exposure" the Fill light and the new WB slider share the space that was reserved for the Fill light slider in Studio: very arkward for my shaky old age pensioner's hands. I would be nice to be able to use the mouse wheel to change values in small increments.

I still don't like to have .qrs and .flt files in my picture folder together with .xmp from other programmes. I would be nice for Qimage to only have one sidecar file. I would also be nice to be able to actually see the changes that you apply in the "RAW format options", esp. sharpening and noise reduction while setting the values.

I will wait a while before I switch to Ultimate and see what future upgrades might bring along

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2010, 08:57:00 PM »

Hi Peter,
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In "refine RAW exposure" the Fill light and the new WB slider share the space that was reserved for the Fill light slider in Studio: very arkward for my shaky old age pensioner's hands. I would be nice to be able to use the mouse wheel to change values in small increments.
The facility is already there (always has) to click the end of the slider bar and the slider will move in small increments. I use that more now the sliders are shorter.
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I still don't like to have .qrs and .flt files in my picture folder together with .xmp from other programmes.
I would not agree with that. When I archive images to DVD or copy another hard drive, I know I've got everything together to re-create my original adjustments.
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I would also be nice to be able to actually see the changes that you apply in the "RAW format options", esp. sharpening and noise reduction while setting the values.
Although there is a little testing needed to get the values set correctly, once set they should not require constant adjustment. That's the concept and I find it works. Remember you can save the values for a particular camera and they will automatically be used appropriately.

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I will wait a while before I switch to Ultimate and see what future upgrades might bring along
You'll miss out on the current advantages, especially as you use Qimage for raw. The big one is the speed of operation once the thumbs and cache have been created.
Screen view, Editor operation, Slide shows and Print processing all work much faster. It makes these operations more of a pleasure to use.
Terry
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