A New Chart Making Program. Update 28 Nov 2017

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Re: A New Chart Making Program. Update 28 Nov 2017

by richardandtracy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:52 pm

Steve,

I agree with you about the greens. I know why it seems a problem. Humans are very sensitive to green, so when a thread is chosen as a brown replacement, if the green component is a little stronger than one might expect, it looks green rather than brown. As you say, the weightings can be used to compensate for this.

You have reminded me to update the help file a little more to clarify how to use these weightings and change the names from 'Colour Weightings' to 'Colour Deviation Weightings', because it actually works in the opposite way to what people may reasonably expect.

The idea of only changing the source image in a separate image editor is an attractive one, which is why I asked the question. I am not convinced I can efficiently programme the colour manipulation, so it would add time to an already cumbersome conversion.

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Re: A New Chart Making Program. Update 28 Nov 2017

by SteveM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:30 pm

You've reminded me of something I would find useful. In your colour picker tool you show one option for the closest solid colour thread, but many options for blended threads. It would be nice to be able to also see other solid colour threads that might be chosen as well. I've seen instances where the closest solid colour presented may have the lowest error, but visually isn't the best choice.
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Re: A New Chart Making Program. Update 28 Nov 2017

by richardandtracy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:45 pm

You mean in the 'Image Editor' section. OK. I'll put that on my list.
It's #70, and one of about 15 things that are outstanding, but some of those may never get done (Such as #62, 'Consider Onion Skinning in the Image Editor' to enable tracing of a photo with vector objects to get a simplified image - but it is already possible as a work-around. It can be done with a background image that's completely covered with a white rectangle that is created as the last vector image, and then the rectangle is sent to the back of the display order to reveal the other traced objects).

I had forgotten I'd already put in 'Auto-outlining' with back stitches.

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Re: A New Chart Making Program. Update 28 Nov 2017

by SteveM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:06 pm

No, the stand-alone "Thread Selection Program". See how there is only DMC 976 given as a solid colour but a scroll bar with lots of blends? I wouldn't mind being able to see other DMC/Anchor solids as well.

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Re: A New Chart Making Program. Update 28 Nov 2017

by richardandtracy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:03 pm

OK, I'll do it there. Having made the note for the Image Editor, I'll try doing it in that one too as it sounded like such a good idea.
I think it's possible to select different thread files in that program.

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