Add possibility to choose which state of the photo is shown by "Orig" button


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Photonoxx
Add possibility to choose which state of the photo is shown by "Orig" button

Hi, 

 

When I processing RAW files, I often want to compare my work with unprocessed picture, like when Lightzone opened it.

 

But, in my process, as I have some pictures with high contrasts and lot of Highlights to recover, and my way to proceed is often to start by underexpose my photo in RAW Adjustement tool which help to preserve details in highlights in the rest of the tool stack. But this means when I use "orig" button, I only can compare with underexposed picture and not with picture like I just open it.

 

So it could be nice to choose which settings are took into account for displaying "orig" button.

 

Additionally it could be nice to have a "custom comparison" button, perhaps an "Step A" & "Step B" button which memorize some step of the tool stack construction and easily permit top switch between A/B and actual tool stack without having to play with history..

sfink16
Use History Tab Instead

of the "Orig" button works better under your initial description.  True the "Orig" works as you describe, where you do not see the changes to RAW Adjustment tool.  Not sure why it does that but that's how it currently works.

 

However, if you switch on the History tab instead of the default Styles tab, you'll get the entire history of what changes were made and when.  I too sometimes purposely underexpose by using the exposure slider to retrieve blown out highlights.  In the history tab I see the Original followed by the Exposure Slider history, then I followed up with an Add Relight for good measure.  Each of those histories is listed and I can switch to any of them at any time.

 

The custom comparison might be a nice addition.

 

Steve

Photonoxx
I've got some time problem

I've got some time problem navigating in history, especially, if I remember well, it happens sometime some blend mode are reset to normal mode (I don't yet determine when and & why), so I use it with precaution.  Additionally, history doesn't take into account when you enter directly a value in a tool's settings or when you use the mouse wheel to change it, just drag the slider (or just click on it) seems to add an history line (hopefully, new values are took into account in the wext history line).

 

After thet, when you've done a lot of modification, it's not always easy to now which line in history is the one you look for. For the original, it's easier, but only for the first time you work on a picture, if there's already a tool stack in a lzn.jpg file, the first step in history is the original tool stack when opened. 

 

sfink16
Wish to Add Stack History Mode

Yes, the history mode gets too hard to follow at times with it's literally every click recording even if you are simply disabling then enabling a tool, both of those clicks show up.  I'd like to see a way to "Compress History" to match what has currently been done in the tool stack.  For example, if you once used a tool but later removed it, at times I may not need to see those actions.  If I could compress those actions out it less clutter the history.  Or have a second history option that simply have a history that matches the current tool stack.

 

Steve