Originally Posted by Dominic Chan
Not sure why you feel that way. All the graphs are still available in standalone tabs, and can have fixed scale if you prefer them over auto scale.
As for aspect ratio, the view within the Info Window always had a more "squatty" aspect ratio (short and wide) compared with their standalone counterparts. The new view actually has a closer aspect ratio to the standalone views.
Having said that, the new layout does look more busy and it may be desirable to be able to get a simpler view for new users.
I've tried to separate feels from my first impression comments, since "feels" were more like - "OMG, what happened here..
" - but thats usually to be expected with any design change..
That auto scale can be disabled in options is good to know/needed/expected - I used it in combination with the aspect ratio argument, to form a rational that the "readability" of graphs in general "suffered".
Aspect ratio on the stand alone screens could always be adjusted by playing with Window size (which then could be saved), so never was too much of an inherent issue - the point I am making being, that you now have two different representations of a graph in one project, with different aspect ratios, and most likely auto scaling - which might become a hard thing for new users to wrap their heads around.
Even just sharing and quickly analysing calibration results, has all of a sudden become a little harder.. (But thats the thing with auto scale, there are pros and cons.)
That aspect ratio is more "true to the cie chart" in the "tile view", at least seems not to be the case in the excample Zoyd shared, where he fullscreened a project in data view.
I also share the general notion, that the data view maybe looks a little busy with three graphs added to it, that dont necessarily need to be seen "at once" for any particular reason (I often have a gamma graph open in addition to the data view, or the CIE chart in addition to the data view - but those two in addition to the greyscale/dE graph are just signal overload).
If users found it hard to transition from the dataview to graphs - there has to be a better way (easier said than implemented..
) than to all of a sudden play "all the charts on one screen"...
I might also be aesthetically driven in my criticism, because there is only so many ways I can look at a deformed CIE diagram, and say nothing (thumbs up!
) - especially when it comes in poststamp size...
I tried to give rationalisations for my thoughts though.