I wish ON1 would get rid of the big 'Preview Off' message.
The first thing to say is that there's no need for this as it says right below in the UI if you're viewing the preview or original image. This is just duplication of information that's already present.
The second point is, and this is the real issue, is that it covers your image. Why put a large black box over the image obscuring part of the picture?
The last thing you want is a black box covering part of your image when you're trying to see the effects your changes are making as you switch between the original and preview.
I hope On1 remove this unnecessary annoyance as there's no excuse for putting persistant messages on top of your image when you're trying to work on it.
Have you tried using the Split View? That way you can compare any part of the image before & after with a slider over that area of the image and no Preview Off message.
You know the company does not read these forums or take advice on changing the program from here. If you'd like to make a suggestion go the the ON1 Photo RAW Project page and post your idea there. If enough users agree with it and vote it up the company will consider it.0
Is the split view in 2022 because I have never seen it in 2021? Is it the same as with the Topaz products?0
Sorry, I used Topaz's name for it. Photo RAW calls it Compare (Command/Control-Y) and yes, it is the same as Topaz products. It is in 2021.0
Brian I do use split view, it’s nice to see at the end the full extent of the changes made.
However during the editing process you want to constantly be checking the changes you make and pressing the backslash key is a lot easier and faster than keep changing view modes.
This is what this feature is for, it’s just that the message that covers part of the image gets in the way. It’s an easy fix if they decide to make it.0
\ vs Cmd-Y seems like a wash to me. Personally, I'd prefer it stay. Maybe making it more transparent would be a compromise?
When I want to evaluate a change I've just made I like to use Undo/Redo to toggle back and forth as quickly or slowly as I need, again using the hotkeys. I do the same with turning off the Effect or Local Adjustment. Turn it off, then toggle back and forth between off and on.0
I’ll have to try control+L but this just opens the split view and you still have to drag the slider to the right location.
Nothing beats a single key press to give you the instant feedback when you do it frequently.
Overall this is a little annoyance but it just seems an easy fix when the information is already given in the UI (where it should be).0
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