[Thanatomanic] Thanks, with click and hold, the slider is much more like other programs in terms of sensitivity. Thanks also for the reasoning behind why the slider is so large.
Perhaps the UI here is trying to cover 100% of the use cases, but doing the 80% in a non-optimal way? I would have never thought to read the manual on how to change white balance (I’ve been playng with white balance for 15 years in various programs) . Rather than let the slider give the user the whole range to start there may be other ways to solve. The thing to solve here I think is to give most users a positive experience at first use, and through normal operation.
A few suggestions:
- Reverse the ‘Ctrl+click / hold+click’ behavior. Perhaps give the slider a more limited range by default. I think this mostly applies to the Tint slider:
- The current tint slider has a range from 0 to 10
- What about making the default range more like 0.3 to 5. Then by Ctrl+click, or hold+click, the full range of 0-10 appears, and allowing the user to use the more full range.
A user preference to customize what the range of the tint slider should be (e.g. for my cameras I could set it to 0.3 to 5). Others may want more range, because of the use cases as mentioned like underwater images, or fluro lighting etc. In those scenarios, those users could also set their preference to whatever makes sense to them. Perhaps the default is 0-10 (for everyone), or 0.3 to 5 optimized out of the box for ‘most users’. Either works.
Limit the tint slider to a narrower range by default, and have a checkbox next to it to ‘expand range’.
Any of these work, there may be other better ideas. I think #2 is most respectful that there are lots of different users out there, and users can set things up to their taste.
To be clear, I guess the hold+click works, but to me it doesn’t seem optimal for the 80% use case whereby (I assume) 80% of folks have to i) understand they can ctrl+click/hold+click ii) have to ctrl+click/hold+click for every image to do white balance changes.
Thanks for listening