ON and off (images)

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by salvomic » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:06 pm

Jeff O. wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:49 pm

In fact, I was considering posting a request to enable quick viewing of and cycling through the Off images. Something like add a fifth option to the “File” menu:

5. Off Images >

Selecting this new option would bring up a list of Off images, similar to the list of programs shown when Option 1 is selected. You would then select from this list to view the image. Whilst viewing an image, pressing the up and down arrows would cycle through the images. Exit would take you back to the list.

Any supporters?
It could be helpful.
I would suggest also to offer an option to choose if to cycle or not. For now I like the cycle, but it would be nice sometimes to have the same image if desired.

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by keithdalby » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:13 pm

Why not just make another directory for the images you don't want to cycle and only out the images you do what to cycle in OFFIMG?

I am surprised something as superficial as the off image as induced so much excitement

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by salvomic » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:20 pm

keithdalby wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:13 pm
I am surprised something as superficial as the off image as induced so much excitement
the reason is that some of us (me) are like a kids (a 54's kid here) and we amuse with those aesthetic features :)

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by keithdalby » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:45 pm

No judgement on my part, I was excited with the novelty of it too at first

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by Jeff O. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:04 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm
I'd like that option! I'd also like the option to select one or more pictures as power off screens and not have to cycle through all the pictures in the directory.
salvomic wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:06 pm
It could be helpful.
I would suggest also to offer an option to choose if to cycle or not. For now I like the cycle, but it would be nice sometimes to have the same image if desired.

Salvo
OK, so now “5. Off Image >” will bring up a list of the off images with the select boxes, e.g. “(_) Eagle”, like the list you get when you select “2. Save Program >”, and a menu at the bottom to view or select for rotation as off images. The ones you select get rotated. If you select only one that’s the one that’s always displayed.

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by Jeff O. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 am

keithdalby wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:13 pm
Why not just make another directory for the images you don't want to cycle and only out the images you do what to cycle in OFFIMG?
That would require connection to a computer, it would be nice to be able to manage on the calculator. Plus we still need the means to view the images at will, rotation management could come along for the ride if that capability is developed along the lines I suggested above.
keithdalby wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:13 pm
I am surprised something as superficial as the off image as induced so much excitement
If you give a group of talented, creative and industrious people (I claim at most part of one of these attributes), some are bound to take to it to see what can be done. It’s kind of fun - I find myself viewing most images with the thought “I wonder how that would look as a DM42 Off Image.”

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by toml_12953 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:05 am

Jeff O. wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:04 am
toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm
I'd like that option! I'd also like the option to select one or more pictures as power off screens and not have to cycle through all the pictures in the directory.
salvomic wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:06 pm
It could be helpful.
I would suggest also to offer an option to choose if to cycle or not. For now I like the cycle, but it would be nice sometimes to have the same image if desired.

Salvo
OK, so now “5. Off Image >” will bring up a list of the off images with the select boxes, e.g. “(_) Eagle”, like the list you get when you select “2. Save Program >”, and a menu at the bottom to view or select for rotation as off images. The ones you select get rotated. If you select only one that’s the one that’s always displayed.
Yes! That's what I'd like to see.
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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by Walter » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:03 am

I tend to concur with Keith. The off-images are a nice additional feature but at the bottom line the dm42 is a calculator. This thread recollects the numerous graphic calcs in high school most times just used for playing instead of doing math.

I like this feature as it is but vote against putting any more of David's precious time in this icing of the cake.
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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by Hans S. » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:50 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Wow! You sure know how to turn a phrase! You're obviously not a native English speaker. We know words like that, we just don't use words like that!

Also, you are hereby banned from the "People who like to turn the calculator on and off to see all the pretty pictures" club. Your self control is enviable.
Copasetic.

My only excuse is that I learned English in Virgina, USA, from my brother in law, who was born in North Carolina. Probably not so good a karma.

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Re: ON and off (images)

Post by toml_12953 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:22 pm

Hans S. wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:50 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Wow! You sure know how to turn a phrase! You're obviously not a native English speaker. We know words like that, we just don't use words like that!

Also, you are hereby banned from the "People who like to turn the calculator on and off to see all the pretty pictures" club. Your self control is enviable.
Copasetic.

My only excuse is that I learned English in Virgina, USA, from my brother in law, who was born in North Carolina. Probably not so good a karma.

Hans
Virginia?!? You shoulda learned from an American. We'd learn ya real good! :lol:
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