Topic: Defaults

I just discovered that IA wasn't automatically using the monitor profile all my other programs use in Windows XP. I see that I can select it from a menu. Would it be possible to make the last selection the default? That way I wouldn't have to reselect it each time I run the program. I have the same request for output file type. I happen to always read a TIFF and always generate a JPEG. Each time I generate an output file I have to reselect the type. It would be nice if it remained as I last set it.

Brian

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Does the monitor profile actually work? I must admit that I have never used it myself.

Regarding the file type you can just write .jpg on the file name - you don't have to select the format  in the list.

Michael Vinther

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Re: Defaults

Yes, the profile works fine. For my monitor it provides a subtle but worthwhile increase in realism. This little issue with IA helped me to realize that my Chrome browser didn't use the monitor profile either! I always figured that once I set it up in Windows, the display driver automatically applied it for all programs. I never bothered to check that it was functioning.

There are many other settings in IA that I have to change each time I run it. It really would be helpful if it remembered the last setting for all parameters.

Brian

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The latest beta version will save some of the settings after restart - including use of color profile

Michael Vinther

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5 (edited by k6sti 2014-03-14 15:16:16)

Re: Defaults

Thanks for the update, which I had to use a proxy server to access.

What happened to Advanced Sharpen? The only sharpen I can now find has artifacts.

I reverted back to 1.36.1 to get Advanced Sharpen. It's the reason I use the program.

Brian

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Advanced sharpen should still be available. Did you remove the old version of Image Analyzer before updating? You shouldn't.
Do you get any error messages in Help | Plugin load status?

Michael Vinther

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7 (edited by k6sti 2014-03-18 22:38:56)

Re: Defaults

I unzipped the beta and copied the files to the appropriate directories.

Error message:

http://s21.postimg.org/tn0kshxub/err.jpg

I just moved the beta zip file to the ImageAnalyzer directory and unzipped it there so I didn't have to copy files. Same result.

Error message for 1.36.1, which works:

http://s15.postimg.org/rdf19vw0n/err1.jpg

Brian

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Hm, strange. Can you try taking only Analyzer.exe from the ZIP and leave other files as installed with 1.36.1?

Michael Vinther

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That worked!

Would you like a list of the parameters I always have to change when I restart IA? This would give you some idea of the scope of the parameters that I wish retained their last settings. I haven't yet discovered any that do in 1.36.2.

Brian

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Sure, you are welcome to list them.

Michael Vinther

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Re: Defaults

First I load a TIFF.
Next I resize, nearly always to the same size.
Next I sometimes increase local contrast. Frequently I decrease the maximum contrast setting.
Next I use advanced sharpen. I always change from warp to limit sharpen IIR and set min/max filter size to 10. Usually I increase the filter strength.
Finally I save a JPG. I nearly always use the file format option and set JPG image quality to 100. Then I save as JPG, not the default TIFF.

It would save a lot of clicking, adjusting, and typing if the parameters in these functions retained their last values.

Brian

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The latest beta version now also saves parameters in plugins (which  increase local contrast and advanced sharpen actually are)

Michael Vinther

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Re: Defaults

Very helpful! Thank you.

Brian