I'm experiencing issues while using the edit/crop function on individual issues. Basically, the highlighted crop focus window appears but begins to deactivate and activate (depending on my clicking on the image). In addition, pulling the corners don't seem to lock on the focus window and when I eventually get the size correct and drag the focus window, it takes many attempts to get it to lock on where I'm attempting to position it. When I drag to the desired position and release, it jumps back to a corner or some other position I've not selected.
Not sure if this is related to the issue above but when, for instance, I Edit--> Effects --> Sharpen, the image briefly displays the post sharpened image but then reverts to the pre-edited image. But when I then select apply, the image does then appear as sharpened.
Maybe user error on my part but I've not been able to find anything similar in the doc/forum. I've included two screen videos that show some examples of the issue.
Never seen anything like that before.
Check the system console in case there are any warnings.
Check your jAlbum configuration folder for an ‘ext’ folder, if there is one temporarily move it to your desktop. Does restarting jAlbum make a difference? If not try turning the Mac off (not a reboot), then start it again. Does it work now? If not try reinstalling jAlbum, after trying it again put the old ext folder back if one was removed.
If it still doesn’t work you’ll have to wait for David.
Neither have I, and I can't reproduce it on Windows 11 or macOS 11.6.7. I've tried some of the usual suspects, like different look-and-feel settings, and I've tried both using the touchpad and using a mouse. Nothing out of the ordinary. Ditto for the sharpness filter - it retains its new sharpness level until I choose either Apply or Cancel.
I'll implement your suggested actions and if they don't work, will dig into my machines local diagnostics to see if I can find any hints. I was just testing with the system console open after reopening JALBUM. Seems that the functions work as expected for a few change iterations but then start to exhibit the reported issues.
Anyway, thanks again. I'll update this post with any finds I get from my end.
I've not yet taken the steps provided by Rob with the thought I could get a better handle on the conditions where this is happening. First, I thought maybe hardware acceleration may be in play but selecting/deselection 'Attempt to use hardware accelerated scaling' had no effect.
Then I did note the following. If I open an image for editing and if the first action I take is the crop feature, the issue does NOT occur and the cropping focus remains stable and visible. If however, I open the image for editing, then select Effects --> Sharpen and then apply, if I then try to crop, the issue occurs. I've tried this sequence on several photos and the behavior seems to be consistent.
Added Screen Recording 3 to the folder that demonstrates the behavior.
OK, completed the recommended steps with no change to the reported behavior. There was no EXT folder. Stopped and started JALBUM, rebooted the mac, removed/downloaded/reinstalled new JALBUM executable.
I would say, now that I'm aware that if I crop first then apply effects, the issue can be circumvented. So at least from my standpoint, this is pretty low priority especially since no one else has reported the issue nor can it be reproduced. I wouldn't waste too much of your time on this.