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(@itarchitectkev)
Main Sequence Star Customer
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 28
February 7, 2019 15:45  

I like that APP has improved my processing workflow immensely (I don't need a degree in astrophysics or imaging to use!) - but user interface design is an important aspect not to be overlooked in usability and think there could be improvements. In a future V2.0 release, I would like to see the interface improved:

  • A huge help is the navigated approach: Step 1) Load, Step 2) Calibrate... Step 6) Integrate - but I think moving this to flow from Left to Right along the top and full width of the screen will enhance this feature.
  • Along with the navigated panels along the top of the screen, each panel should be context sensitive.
    • Currently most of the up front effort is done using a small portion of the screen - the loading of images, adjusting of calibration, etc. The rest of the screen estate is wasted. The result is that important information might be compromised to fit into a small window. By using a context sensitive panel, so that loading files will show feature related to loading files, presented in a more user-friendly way. Or Calibration may give a better workflow if the whole screen can be used instead of squashed over to the left.
  • Image editing window that is always displayed on the right is painful! It has letters representing important sliders, and it takes a good few scans of the interface, or "trying sliders" to work out what they do. It's also unclear whether a label belongs to slider above or below because the spacing is equal. ST? BA? If you had more screen to work with, these would be so cryptic and much more user-friendly.

Kev


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(@astroolly)
White Dwarf Customer
Joined: 2 weeks ago
Posts: 11
February 11, 2019 15:29  

I tend to agree with the second point about the image editing sliders, they should have the full name shown and not just the first two letters, that I do find confusing, also working out which two letters work with which slider, the one above or the one below, it takes a few seconds each time I use to work out...

Also I fine the buttons at the end of these sliders confusing, what do they do exactly and sometimes I move the slider and it goes back to the middle, again confusing  as I don’t know how much I have adjusted....

Each slider should just go from 0 to 100 or whatever scale is needed, and that’s it...and have full name displayed...

no complaints about the software, just little Improbements with the GUI needed.. 🙂

Olly

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