[Etoys-notify] [JIRA] Updated: (SQ-223) PopUp Snapshots of your Morphs

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Tue Apr 28 19:55:45 EDT 2009

     [ http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-223?page=all ]

Scott Wallace updated SQ-223:

    Fix Version: someday
                     (was: triage)

I think that much of the functionality of this item is spanned by Karl's "Updating ScreenShot Morph" (SQ-96) and Karl's improved screen-rectangle grabber (SQ-99 "improve patch tool).  Further discussion please!  Meanwhile, we will lodge this item in "someday", until a case can be made for its incorporation this year (which of course would require actual code ;-) -- in which case perhaps its functionality should be merged into the feature implemented in SQ-96.

> PopUp Snapshots of your Morphs
> ------------------------------
>          Key: SQ-223
>          URL: http://tracker.immuexa.com/browse/SQ-223
>      Project: squeakland
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: etoys
>     Reporter: Jerome Peace
>      Fix For: someday

> Original Estimate: 1 week, 2 days
>         Remaining: 1 week, 2 days
> This provides an alternate way to create an image or sketch morph.
> Basic behavior (from squeak 3.9 implementation)
> From halo menu select the snapshot (on 3.9 it is a shift behavior of the viewer halo)
> A fullsized picture of the current appearence of the morph is taken.
> This picture can be moved around like any image.
> It can be resized.
> Resizing will tend to retain the aspect ratio of the morph.
> When size and position are to the liking of the user, the red menu can be used.
> By selecting the Popup feature from the red menu the behavior changes.
> The thumbnail becomes resistant to lifting (the halos can still grab and move).
> Mousing down on the thumbnail pops up a full sized version of the morph.
> Mousing up "releases" the popup.
> This was a feature I got from lex spoon and adopted to 3.9.
> It allows for several things that are fun and interesting.
> You can "draw" by assembling any morph and taking a snap shot.
> By doing this with a background pasteup morph you could get a sequence of snapshots of its contents. Stop action animation if you wish.
> The full sized images are always the same dimension insuring alignment.
> You can have fun by using the feature on the snapshots themselves. 
> Make a snap shot. Add a border. Make a snap of that add another border.
> Interesting effects.
> You can choose to get Toenails of small morphs. Get a snap of the small morph and enlarge it.
> You can decorate books with thumbnails of large pictures with the pictures popping up on demand. This is what Lex did that made me what this in squeak.
> ====
> Implementation
> An implementation in Squeak 3.9 already exists.
> The thumbnails are submorphs of image morph.
> To adapt it to etoys would not be too hard.
> Interface choices might want to be adjusted.
> I'll add mantis references in a future comment to this report.

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