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Laza

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Testing Animatics (renamed) skin
Posted: 26-Nov-2019 13:00
Animatics skin is very similar to Lucid, but instead of using a carousel/conveyor type transition, it simply blends 2 images with Ken Burns / Cross Fade / Zoom or Stack effect.

Sample album: https://samples.jalbum.net/Animatics%20skin/

You can download this skin from: https://jalbum.net/en/skins/skin/Animatics

Edited by: jGromit on 06-Dec-2019 15:23
jGromit

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 26-Nov-2019 15:27   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
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I'm getting a little odd display artifact - see the scrollbar in the attached screenshot.

Also, after going through the images, getting back to the beginning is difficult.

And if I create an album with a few images at the top, then two folders, I can't seem to get to the folders at all. It's OK if there are no images at the top level, i.e., just the two folders.
jGromit

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 26-Nov-2019 16:31   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
jGromit wrote:
Also, after going through the images, getting back to the beginning is difficult.

And if I create an album with a few images at the top, then two folders, I can't seem to get to the folders at all. It's OK if there are no images at the top level, i.e., just the two folders.


BTW, I have the same complaints about Lucid.
Laza

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 26-Nov-2019 17:06   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
It's hard to handle folders and images in the same folder level. This is what Projector is struggling with too: many users simply don't need the cover page.

So this skin is good either for clean structure: only folder or only images, or a single level album. But I think this covers the 99% of the cases. If you want to make something for mixed use that brings compromises.
jGromit

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 26-Nov-2019 17:39   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
Yes, I guess the only way around it would be to put a folder tree on the left, but that can turn into a beast - what do you do when there are 127 folders on 4 levels? But it would also take care of the "back to the beginning" problem - click on the folder you're in, or the album name, and you're back to image #1.

Or maybe just a warning when the skin detects that you've created a problematic structure?
RobM

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 27-Nov-2019 23:35   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
In a project with one image and one video, video first, clicking on the video's play button starts the video but then goes immediately to the image. The video does not show in jAlbum's internal browser, need to use external browser.
jGromit

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 29-Nov-2019 21:27   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
There doesn't seem to be any way to prevent this skin from doing some fairly extreme cropping of images. Use something like the attached original in an album, for example. It's not just cropped a little - it gets massacred.
Laza

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 30-Nov-2019 13:15   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
Ken Burns effect starts at ~105% and finishes at around 120%. Does the same happen with other transitions?
jGromit

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 30-Nov-2019 13:30   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
The other transitions are fine - it's only the KB effect that works badly with images that have a lot of "full frame" content. Probably OK with something like people, where the focus is on the faces, and having parts of the background cropped out isn't an issue.
Laza

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Re: Testing Animatics skin
Posted: 07-Dec-2019 09:31   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
Yes, usually it look nicer zooming in during the transition, so the skin prefers that, but this leads to some 120 - 130% zooming in the end.
jGromit

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Re: Testing Animatics (renamed) skin
Posted: 07-Dec-2019 13:27   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
Thread locked. Animatics is now out of beta testing. If you have a problem with the released version, please start a new thread about it.
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