Xiaoth Posted August 24, 2005 Share Posted August 24, 2005 I think superimposing a transparent highlight color was a bad design idea. It does look cool and it helps you see what you've selected. But at the same time it "defaces" the image you're trying to edit, making it difficult to know for certain that your color-related edits (i.e. applying color filters to your selection) is accurate, at least not without clicking out to get a clean preview and then going back to your history list to undo the deselect... what a PITA. At minimum, selection highlighting should be togglable for the user to turn off using either a toggleable menu item or a checkbox in an Options dialogue. Alternatively, you could make the highlighting appear when the mouse hovers over the area. But if you do this, you should detect mouse hover even if an effect window is still open, assuming the effect window offers a non-closing "Apply" or "Preview" button. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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