True. Though V4 now runs pretty well in its current state and though there are some very good new features I think everyone still has a list of things to be fixed or improved.
Having spoken with them personally I can tell you no one is more aware of this than Phase One's developers. However, I would point out that it is often a sign that you're doing pretty well when you get criticism. It reminds me of group photo critiques in college. The most criticism was usually given to the best shots because shots that weren't any good weren't worth the time, and no single tweak would have meant much.
I think 4.7 is a major milestone for C1 4.
- no fixed viewing size smaller than "to fit"; the image is always next to the browser and/or the tools.
This distracts from the image as you never have a neutral framing.
And if you hide the browser the image is getting bigger. Honestly reminds me of the interface preset in Photoshop Elements.
Why can't we set fixed 12,5% or even 8% viewing size? I don't get it.
Something likely to be added in the mid-term future.
- still no user preset for the prefered input profile at start. C1 always starts with the "Flash" profile.
Hopefully soon! I'm also waiting for that. Either that or a "import with style" from card which you can set a default with.
- scrolling through thumbnails is still much too slow (even in already created sessions and/or the folders set as "favorites")
They have made great strides here in the last several versions, but I agree it is too slow still and I hope it improves even further.
- stitcher is missing.
This sucks! I would love to be able to stitch in the raw format again. The Photoshop workaround would be much better, but in-raw would be much much better. I know it's on the roadmap; so I hope they get to it soon!
I dream of having my four-image tech camera stitches automatically detected and combined into one large (probably virtual) raw file to allow the full range of processing tools and maintain the same workflow.
- preview on/off for settings. e.g. noise reduction - I'd like to compare my current setting on/off with one click.
There are workarounds of course... safe the setting and toggle between the saved setting and a zero setting (and afterwards delete the saved setting).
Or set a variant... means switching to mulitview, afterwards switching back to primary view and delete the variant. Both... slow. Much too slow.
In addition preview on/off of entire tool panes would be great (so if you have lens correction, noise reduction and sharpening in one tool pane it would be handy to preview on/off the settings in that pane in one step).
I think that's a fantastic suggestion.
[...] In the library, if you right click on your prefered output folder (possibly containing a lot of big TIFs) to set it as output folder... C1 immediately creates a folder and starts to create previews. Funny.
We can set the output folder in the process tool, sure. But why can't we set it while creating a new session? (Or am I missing something here?)
The entire folder structure lacks of flexibility.
In the library view you can right click on a folder and "set as output folder". If you do this a lot you can assign a keyboard shortcut.
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