save/convert - size option


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uri2510
save/convert - size option

Hello,

I would like to have a size option in the save / convert dialogue.

The fixed resize doesn't fit my needs.

For example I have to show the pics on the tv with in hd (would be 1920:1080 px) or resize them for the homepage with two different sizes. And these things I can't do in LZ.

Or I did not find the way to do it (:

Ulf

sfink16
Crop?

Perhaps cropping would be best for your needs, IDK.  You can fit the crop to your size needs, then resize for the convert.

 

Steve

uri2510
crop`?

Hello,

maybe I misunderstood your answer? As far as I understand cropping means to cut parts, which are not needed, out of the image.

First of all I did not find this in LZ,

secondly my picture don't have "unneccessary things" that could be cut out.

Thirdly the resize would limit to the given sizes by LZ and that would lead to the same results as without cropping.

You don't have a full-format pic on the tv (1920 pixels wide or 1080 pixels high)

Ulf

sfink16
Cropping Tool on Top Line

True, the "save" or "save as" doesn't offer options to resize.  It simply saves the work done to image as a LZN JPG image.  The JPG can be used to share, just like any other JPG image.  The LZN saved image also includes the tool stack modifications that were performed in LZ.  

 

Much of what your image dimensions will look like depend on your camera's sensor.  Each camera and sensor could like slightly different.  It is unlikely that straight from the camera, with no resizing, the the image will not lose something on either end of your HD television. The "Convert" to Tiff or JPG doesn't offer to change the dimensions of the image, just the size.  In other words, a 5X7 format image being converted will not somehow change to a 4X6 size.  LZ can't do that with the convert function.

 

But you can change the dimensions using the crop tool.  You can find the crop tool on the top line in the "Modes" section, next to the "Zoom" section in the "Edit" screen.  You can put any aspect ration you want in the fields provided.  This will allow you to get to the sizes you need, both for web and HD TV.

 

Steve

uri2510
Cropping tool

Thks for the hint. I found the cropping tool.

But  it does not allow me to do the thing I need. :(

I think we both don't get each others point. Therefore I will try to explain the problem with other words. The size of the sensor has nothing to do with the problem. For example the picture of a Sony Aplpha 6000 has a size of 6000*4000 pixels. So it would never fit a HD screen.

In other software there is a possibility to resize the picture to for example 1500*1000 pixels. This resizing does not crop (cut) anything out of the picture. It only makes it smaller to fit to a HD TV.

And the resize function is already in the convert dialoge! But it does not allow to resize to your own needs, only to the given formats. So in the moment I resize to "Fit within 1536*1536" which leads to pics which I can show on TV, but with black stripe at the sides. So my wish would be just to change the resize function to a free defintion of the endsize with a checkbox "keep apect ratio" that would do the thing!

In Ubuntu for example gThumb the picture viewer has this function.

Of course I can edit my photos with the help of LZ, save the work with the "Don't limit" Option, go to gThumb and resize the photos there.

But imho it would be better, easier, faster and non-frustrating to do all the things in one program.

Ulf

 

 

sfink16
I think I get It

Yes, it would be nice to have more control of the resize function but the resize function does not work quite like you are stating.  The "Fit within 1536*1536" will not necessarily resize to the box size unless that's how you cropped the image or the original from the camera was set to a box.  For example, I selected the very same 1536*1536 on a recent convert/resize image that I wanted for the web.  After the convert, the image is now 951X1536.  What it is actually doing is using the largest size available, in my case vertical, and fitting it at the 1536.  The horizontal then fits how the original image was or how the image was cropped, in my case 951 pixels.  How the mathematics works for this equation I'm not sure.

 

This is exactly how Darktable works with the exception that it offers the user to put dimensions in instead of being locked into exact chooses.  I do agree, I wish it worked closer to how Darktable works in giving that chose.

 

Steve

Jacal
I might be missing something,

but in the Convert (export) dialog, you can manually set any size, you want.

sfink16
Two Different Convert Dialogs

The menu dialog, the one I normally use and you specify, does allow to set any size you want.  However, the "Convert" icon on the browser does not offer selective resizing but more like the OP suggested.  I guess I never thought about it until the OP brought it up starting this thread.  The question is why are there two different dialog box for the different convert choices?

 

Steve

Jacal
The Convert button/icon

triggers the LightZone Batch Processing dialog. Resizing is only available for individual images.

sfink16
Convert from Edit

No wonder, I only use the convert from within editing an image, never batch mode.  For batch mode I suppose the OP is looking to allow user input for the batch sizes as a wish list item.  I don't know if that's possible.  I do one at a time because my PC is not powerful enough to consider bogging it down with too much processing.

 

Steve

uri2510
Thks a lot guys for making

Thks a lot guys for making that clear!

Yes it would be great to have the resize option on the button like in the menu!

For me I never used the menu, because in Browser mode the convert-button is greyed.

I tested the convert function in the menue and it worked well for one picture. But my session lead to a lot more photos and therefore my wish.

Would be great to get it!

Thks

Ulf