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Re: Pigmy 2.0   -   Jan Erik Moström <
  Picky and Interested People   -   Seth Willits
   Re: Picky and Interested People   -   Frank Bitterlich
    Re: Picky and Interested People   -   Harlan Ribnik
    Re: Picky and Interested People   -   Lars Jensen

Picky and Interested People
Date: 29.05.02 04:21 (Tue, 28 May 2002 20:21:58 -0700)
From: Seth Willits
I need a few picky people to give me their opinions on Pigmy 2.0. I realized
after 1.0 was released that there were sooo many things to expand and fix
that I worked on it non stop since thing only pausing for sleep, school,
food, and a Lasso module.

So anyway, this application is pretty cool. It's a thousand times better
than Apple's Pixie application. If you looked at 1.0 or even if you didn't
look at 1.0, you really should look at this version.

I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK AT THIS. I find it very cool.

http://www.freaksw.com/files/secret/Pigmy2.0b1.sit
It should work in OS 9 under Carbon, but I'm not positive.

Seth Willits
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Re: Picky and Interested People
Date: 29.05.02 14:12 (Wed, 29 May 2002 15:12:14 +0200)
From: Frank Bitterlich
Hi Seth,

well, you asked for picky people ;) I tried it on 9.1. (but not on OS X yet).

First: Cool app! I'm using that Apple thing quite often, I might be
using your app instead in the future.

My suggestions:
- Give the app a creator code, and increase the memory partition
- Add exception handlers (just got a unhandled NilObjectEx because of
too little memory and too high resolution)
- Make the main window resizable
- Change the font for the color value palette when not running under OS
X to something different than System. Chicago 9pt bold is too much for
my eyes ;)
- Set the default colors (before Prefs are changed by user) for Grid,
Hot pixel etc. to different colors than black
- Maybe disable the Grid for small (i.e. 2x) magnifications

Cheers,
Frank+++

Seth Willits wrote:
>
> I need a few picky people to give me their opinions on Pigmy 2.0. I realized
> after 1.0 was released that there were sooo many things to expand and fix
> that I worked on it non stop since thing only pausing for sleep, school,
> food, and a Lasso module.
>
> So anyway, this application is pretty cool. It's a thousand times better
> than Apple's Pixie application. If you looked at 1.0 or even if you didn't
> look at 1.0, you really should look at this version.
>
> I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK AT THIS. I find it very cool.
>
> http://www.freaksw.com/files/secret/Pigmy2.0b1.sit
> It should work in OS 9 under Carbon, but I'm not positive.
>
> Seth Willits

Re: Picky and Interested People
Date: 31.05.02 02:47 (Thu, 30 May 2002 19:47:08 -0600)
From: Harlan Ribnik
Seth-

That is a cool app. My suggestions -

- put a check mark in the Image menu by "Lock Image" to show that it is
in effect, then lose the check when unlocked.

_ agree with Frank about making the main window resizeable.

Nice work!

Harlan R. Ribnik, M.S., M.D.
Dire Wolf Enterprises, Ltd.
PO Box 628
Cheyenne, WY 82003
<email address removed>

If you would make G-d laugh, make plans.

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Re: Picky and Interested People
Date: 29.05.02 19:00 (Wed, 29 May 2002 14:00:55 -0400)
From: Lars Jensen
> > I need a few picky people to give me their opinions on Pigmy 2.0...
> > http://www.freaksw.com/files/secret/Pigmy2.0b1.sit

OK, here goes (MacOS 9.2.2):

- What Frank said

- Move the Save Image menu items to the File menu (top level, not sub-items)
- Move the Copy Image menu items to the Edit menu (top level, not sub-items)
- Contextual and menu bar items are inconsistent: Lock Image should have
a check mark when locked (or should say "Unlock image" like the
contextual menu -- personally I prefer the check mark; it's easier to
process than a different word and it's more consistent w/the other menu
items). Also show/hide terminology should agree in the contextual menu
and the menu bar menu. (Can you put keyboard shortcuts in the contextual
menu too?)
- Move Preferences to the (currently nonexistent) Edit menu

- Add hex to the RGB display, and a copy RGB(hex) menu item
- Reconfigure the "status" (the one with the RGB display etc.) to be
more squarish, or better yet, resizable.

- NilObjectException after choosing About... (looks like the middle of
the window is missing its graphic)
- I didn't understand what most of the Preferences would do -- maybe
some Balloon help?

- It's fun to turn on Hot Pixel and then mouse around near it. Agree
w/Frank that you could pick a better default color (and/or shape, or
have it pulsate...)

All that being said, it looks good and does what it's supposed to --
nice job!

lj

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