Posted Dec 19, 2011 17:11 UTC (Mon) by rahvin
In reply to: attacks
Parent article: Razor-qt 0.4 released
* small screens: Krita is meant to be a professional tool for professional painters. That means we optimize for big screens. The minimum resolution to use Krita is 1024x768, and Krita does fit in there.
Ouch. Admittedly that's a small resolution but have you considered that by failing to accommodate (if even possible) even smaller resolutions (all the way to 640x480) you could in fact be harming accessibility for those with disabilities? Just something to think about, I realize that's probably not a target for you given your focus but there are artists with disabilities.
There is also a work-flow model in a multi-monitor environment where smaller resolution monitors are used for palette management. I'm not sure how prevalent this is in relation to Krita but I thought I'd throw it out there. You should also consider that it's becoming more likely that we might all have 4" QVGA/VGA/SVGA touch screens attached to most input devices (such as keyboards) that would be ideal locations to put tool palettes.
It's cool that your focus is professionals (IMO it's always better to work down from the top), but you might consider accommodating amateurs and those getting started. Adding something like an HSB mode should be fairly trivial with all the other color space handling you have. Although I agree with you that It's probably not needed with the grayscale colorspace and Cyberax would be well advised to discover the grayscale colorspace and what its capable of.
I haven't played with Krita before, I'm going to have to check it out.
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