**Warning, the following may be preceived as a complaint*** :-)
I have a simple issue, as you get into a flow of working, and you want to see the focus and checking the focus window, there is no "progress" bar or any indicaton that the file is still loading for optimal focus. So I end up looking at the file and think...geeez this is not in focus, and then end up looking over other files, then come back and wait and bam, the same file is perfectly focus in the area that I intended focus....so the point is...if it is still loading to show focus....there is no way of knowing...and this gets very confusing.
There's nothing wrong with a complaint especially when it is well thought out, constructive, and with the desire to see improvement.
Couldn't agree more with your suggestion. To specify the problem a little more specifically...
- When changing images in the main viewer or floating viewer a "still working" icon is displayed centered above the image (next to the RGB values if you are mousing over the image). This shows up anytime the viewer is not 100% rendered (including when changing images, when dragging, jumping to view a new area at 100%, changing the zoom level, making an adjustment etc).
- The focus window does not show the same behavior. There is not a separate indicator of progress, nor does it tie into the progress indicator for the main/floating window.
This is not the end of the world; but it is also something that clearly can and should be improved.
As a work around for now you could use the floating viewer set to single-image-view at 100%. This would show a progress indicator. Right click on that viewer (control click on mac) to bring up a navigator to change zoom points. Not as good as the focus window (not dock-able, can't make it really small, can't use the focus tool to instantly change locations).
You could also see if the Focus Mask tool (be sure to mess with the preference for threshold to suit your needs best) would substitute a lot of your 100% focus checking. That depends a lot on the type of subject you shoot.Doug Peterson
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