Framing and Mosaic Wizard Centering

I use the FMW to frame and rotate an image but not for doing actual mosaics. It would be nice when a small square is drawn, which is expanded to a single frame, that the single frame be precisely centered on the target coordinates. Currently, after drawing the single frame, I have to try and manually center it on the target coordinates and that is not always easy to do.

Charlie

Ok, thx. I think this is a good idea and should be pretty easy to implement… just trying to think if it might create an equally annoying problem with a different workflow. I feel like it might be disorienting to draw a small rectangle in the “not center” and have it appear far away from where the mouse is located. What about maybe either a button to add a single panel in the center of a canvas or a button that will center whatever panel rectangle exists on the canvas?

@Ken

A centering button would solve the problem. I just assumed if someone only draws a single frame, they probably want that frame centered on the target but I can see that someone might be wanting to capture something that is just near the target coordinates and having the frame snap to a centered location would be annoying.

Charlie

This is available in 4.2.0.914. The MFW controls are kind of already a mess and need some attention… the idea of adding even more buttons to it makes my eye twitch. So, at least for now, you will find 2 new context menu items at the bottom. Right click anywhere on the MFW canvas and:

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  • Center Mosaic on Canvas: Whether a single panel or multiple panels, this option will center the mosaic’s capture area on the canvas
  • Create Single Frame on Canvas: Does what it says. The default position is centered on the Canvas.

Alternative, you can use the numeric controls at the bottom to create the initial panel (by bumping either dimension to 1):

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@Ken

Nice update to a very useful tool.

Charlie