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Chapter 2. Dialogs

1. New image dialog

Using the new image dialog, users can create a new empty image and set its properties.

Figure 2.1. The new image dialog

1. Size

Because plouik doesn't handle any keyboard interaction, users have to select some predefined values for the new image from a menu of sizes that are somewhat commonly useful (VGA, QVGA, PAL, etc.).

2. Initial filling

Clicking the left side [TOGGLE] button, users can choose the initial filling of the new picture.

Create a new white picture. Create a new black picture.
Create a new transparent picture. Use the camera to fill the new picture.

3. Interface configuration

Clicking the right side [TOGGLE] button, users can change their configuration and get more useful presets, depending on what they want to do.

Do not change the current interface settings Get the predefined drawing interface configuration
Get the predefined painting interface configuration Use a predefined purikura configuration

2. Interface configuration dialog

In plouik, users can customize the interface and save their preferences. These preferences primarily concern the interface tools dock and its button icons.

Clicking the [TOGGLE] buttons , users can choose buttons displayed in the tools dock.

The two preset [TOGGLE] buttons have three possible states: displayed or not, like other buttons, but also locked . See the preset tools dialog chapter for more information about this setting.

Users can choose the device orientation handler by clicking on the [TOGGLE] orientation button. By default, plouik keeps the main device orientation. Otherwise, the software can update the interface depending on the device current orientation.

Hold your finger or your pen on this icon. By incresing and decreasing the pressure, then Plouik will be able to calibrate an average pressure range used for the dynamic brushes. If the result is not good, try again by holding a softer (or harder) pressure a little bit more.


3. Files browser dialog

Users can save data (such as a file or presets) in the shared external storage. Then, plouik opens a file browser dialog.

When plouik saves a picture as newpicture.png, it saves the current configuration as .newpicture.png in the same time. When users will open the newpicture.png once again, they may load the settings used last time they worked on this picture.

The file panel

There are 4 different file kinds in plouik.

This directory icon allows users to change the current path. Users can open this image file.
A XML file used for saving the plouik configurations. A useless file (for plouik)

The contextual buttons

Depending on the operation (save or load picture, save or load settings, define the root path), the buttons in the files browser may be different.

[TOGGLE] Load or not the configuration with the picture.

Propose a new name as plouik doesn't handle the keyboard.

Create a new folder called plouik (or plouik1, plouik2 if the previous names already exist).