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Suggestion: simplify photo menu

asked 2013-12-25 22:55:29 +0200

gasteis gravatar image

updated 2014-01-20 12:58:24 +0200

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When flipping through my pictures in the gallery or with the camera app, I find it unnecessarily complicated to first tap to get the name and the sharing options in view and then pull the pulley menu down to, say, delete the picture. Instead, it could be done with just the pulley menu, directly available from each photo, in my opinion.

In any case, the deleting function should be more easily accessible. Also, I keep on having problems of choosing the 'Create ambience' function with random photos by accident, because it's the first option there, and then having to go back to the starting screen to change the ambience back to normal.

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Agreed. The pulley menu should be directly accessible.

pnuu ( 2013-12-25 23:26:10 +0200 )edit

You can also zoom and pan the picture. When zoomed, the suggested gesture does pan, when not zoomed it is pulley menu. This may be confusing?

jpek-m ( 2014-02-03 21:28:03 +0200 )edit

And double tap can zoom in 100% and out (to fit). So the pully menu will be easily accessible.

AliN ( 2015-06-15 11:10:21 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-16 03:55:49 +0200

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updated 2014-01-17 01:23:31 +0200

As you know, tapping a picture in Gallery/Camera gets you to several share options. My proposal is that tapping a picture gets you to the options menu (Show details / Edit / Share / Create Ambience / Delete), while the pulley-menu is used to directly access camera and camera settings. The option 'camera' of course takes you right to the camera. The option 'camera settings' takes you directly to the main settings (settings-apps-camera), where you can choose any feature for individual settings you want to appear in the menu of the camera by enabling it or, if you want to clear it from the menu, by disabling it. After you have made your choice, you can get right back to the camera by pulling the pulley-menu option 'camera' in the main settings.

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I, personally, prefer one tap for photo info (name, resolution or size, and maybe the time token). All actions should rest under the pully.

AliN ( 2015-06-15 11:14:29 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-01-16 03:04:40 +0200

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updated 2014-01-16 04:01:30 +0200

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If you want to delete a picture and have to go tap/share - pulley/delete, it does indeed seem complicated. But it's only two gestures and frankly I don't know any other device, where you need less than two gestures (tap/delete - tap/yes). What makes it 'complicated' though is, that your first step always takes you to 'share' option, and all other options reside in the pulley-menu somewhat 'behind' the 'share' option. The same is true for the way back from a picture to Thumbnails and Photos/Video/Ambience. In the beginning this 'complication' prompted me several times to close the Gallery app, to get back to Gallery by the launcher, until I got it, that you have to step over share to slide your way back.

So indeed as @gasteis has pointed at, it would make sense, to have a pulley menu 'options' you can reach from the picture directly. But in order to make things less and not more complicated, you would have to move all options (and the create ambience preferably with a countdown) to make them directly accessible from pictures, while by tapping you would get back to/split open **thumbnails.

I have another proposal, that might offer a somewhat broader solution to camera usability including camera settings. I will post that in Answer 2 while I post this one as a wiki, in order not to be mistaken as Karma-hunter.

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answered 2015-06-15 00:45:48 +0200

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updated 2015-06-15 00:46:21 +0200

Some more request for easy controls and photo features of the camera app you may want to check: https://together.jolla.com/question/95951/request-faster-exit-from-gallery-view-to-take-new-photos/ and https://together.jolla.com/question/7954/show-date-and-time-of-photos-in-gallery/

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