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Aw: Re: Re: Re: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows

Friedrich Seuhs
I have a  german installation the theme is called standard in digikam. But there is no file in the colorscheme directory with this name I think this is the default scheme.
Please see the appended Screenshots.
 
I think I understand now how digikam works.
default or (standard) selects the White Balance Theme, default (or standard in german) is not an extra theme.
 
Regards
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 um 18:56 Uhr
Von: "Andrey Goreev" <[hidden email]>
An: "digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source" <[hidden email]>
Betreff: Re: Re: Re: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
Sorry I am not sure I understood "But on standard and whitbalance the Tooltips are nearly unreadable very light gray on light beige."
Did you mean that the tooltips are "very light gray on light beige" in the default theme (white)?
 
Best regards,
 
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Friedrich Seuhs <[hidden email]> wrote:
Now I am confused. In my installation these 3 themes Tooltips are OK dark text on ligth background.
But on standard and whitbalance the Tooltips are nearly unreadable very light gray on light beige.
 
???
Regards
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 um 17:43 Uhr
Von: "Andrey Goreev" <[hidden email]>
An: "digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source" <[hidden email]>
Betreff: Re: Re: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
Update.
digiKam themes:

ColorContrast
LowKey
ShadeofGrey
 
The text in tooltips is black and is very visible.
Then you can go to Tooltip settings and change the font from system to custom. It does work properly but I have noticed if you make the font size really big e.g. 16 or 24 it does look a bit larger in  tooltips
 
Best regards,
 
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 9:37 AM, Andrey Goreev <[hidden email]> wrote:
Confirmed. Changing theme settings in Windows does not change the way the tooltips being shown. They are still light grey text on a creamy background.
 
Best regards,
 
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 8:57 AM, Friedrich Seuhs <[hidden email]> wrote:
Exactly!
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 um 16:43 Uhr
Von: "Andrey Goreev" <[hidden email]>
An: "digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source" <[hidden email]>
Betreff: Re: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
I think he meant that if digiKam is more usable on Windows it will generate more donations to the project in future.
 
Best regards,
 
On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Mica Semrick <[hidden email]> wrote:
> you have also an "Donate" button on the homepage. ... I believe you could generate much more donates from windows user if this (probably simple to correct) bug will be corrected.

Instead of thinking "I'd donate if just one more bug is fixed" please consider that digikam has been going since the early 2000 and there must be thousands and thousands of unpaid man hours in this project. Donate because of what's already been done, not because something new needs to happen.

-m
 
On July 19, 2017 7:30:30 AM PDT, Friedrich Seuhs <[hidden email]> wrote:
I have tried all schemes available on windows, all have drawbacks. Mostly not recogniceable icon on buttons with mouse over or not, or unredable text in tooltips. High contrast is not presented.
 
A word to emotions.
It is open source. But you have also an "Donate" button on the homepage. I am sure that I am not the only windows user who made similar experiance (emotion) after installing it on windows and started the software. It is the first impression you get from digikam. I believe you could generate much more donates from windows user if this (probably simple to correct) bug will be corrected. The software for itself is very good and very cometitive in comparsion with commercial windows photosoftware.
 
Regards F. Seuhs
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 um 15:30 Uhr
Von: "Andrey Goreev" <[hidden email]>
An: "digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source" <[hidden email]>
Betreff: Re: Aw: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
In that case you should adjust the color scheme of your system. I am pretty sure there are high contrast themes/schemes shipped with Windows.
 
And please do not get too emotional. Dealing with imperfections is a part of the deal when using an open source software. The whole idea is that you can download the source code, patch the bug and suggest it to the developers or just keep it for yourself. It does not happen very often in real life because most users are no programmers but emotional comments do not help either. Just a suggestion.
 
 
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
 
-------- Original message --------
From: Friedrich Seuhs <[hidden email]>
Date: 2017-07-19 7:10 AM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Aw: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
 
It is not only a quality from my screen, it is also a proble at the moment because I am using it in the garden in the shadow.
The problem is ot the pictdititing, the problem is to read all text and buttons of the program. I do not editing pictures on my laptop, I want to geomap, add tags, manage the collections and so on.
 
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 19. Juli 2017 um 14:33 Uhr
Von: "Andrey Goreev" <[hidden email]>
An: "digiKam - Home Manage your photographs as a professional with the power of open source" <[hidden email]>
Betreff: Re: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
Hello,
I have exactly the same problem. It does not matter what system you are at (Linux, Windows, Mac). I think it is just a low quality of a laptop's screen. I use an external monitor most of the time which solves the problem. When I am working without an external monitor I kind of know now how the colors are going to look like on my large monitor, on paper and on my phone/tablet screen.
Many people use calibrators to make picture look the same on all displays as well as on paper but I guess I am being too cheap to spend $100 on a device without trying it first. I should have just bought it but I personally don't believe that a color scheme going to make picture on a crappy display look any better. Hopefully I am wrong.
 
 
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.
 
-------- Original message --------
From: Friedrich Seuhs <[hidden email]>
Date: 2017-07-19 6:08 AM (GMT-07:00)
Subject: Editing or changing colorschemes on windows
 
First let me say, I realy like digikam!
 
I am a windows user!
But the existing colorschemes for windows make me crazy!
For my desktop with a better monitor I found a scheme, that is far away from perfect, but it enables me to work with it.
For my laptop I cound not find any of the included schemes that is acceptable for me. The differences in gray are so small, that I cannot see for example the different buttons and the icons on it. Standard scheme shows unreadable tool-tips!
 
 
Is there a possibility to edit the colrschemefiles with a little comfort? Editing in text and restarting digikam is too timeconsuming.
Or is there anyone who has colorschemefiles with more contast and will share with me?
 
Many thanks Fritz
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