Use the term "Preserve aspect ratio" to make the crop tool a bit more user-friendly.
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- R260:9558f4870784: Use more user-friendly terminology in the crop tool
"constrain" is less negative than "restrict"
"proportions" is less technical than "ratio".
Hmh, I'm not convinced regarding that part. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio is the "correct" term, i.e. something user will search for. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proportion is a bit more fuzzy. I see where you are coming from, and only "ratio" is also not that great either.
Could we go with "Aspect Ratio"? That makes the toolbar even wider, but I guess we have to find another solution for this later on (e.g. I have ideas for fiddling with Cancel, and the Advanced checkbox is also not my favourite – ideas welcome…).
BTW, any docbooks updates needed?
All alone, I like "Aspect Ratio" more than "Ratio", since it's at least standard terminology. But I'm not sure it works well in the longer string, i.e "Constrain to aspect ratio" or "Constrain to image aspect ratio". Those sound kind of awkward to me. I'm still rather partial to "proportions" as (at least in English) that's a more common and natural word to describe this.
Ah yes, probably. Will do that once we settle on a term.
- Lock aspect ratio (would need changes to the code, but could be an interesting additional feature)
- Constrain aspect ratio to image
- Use aspect ratio of image
- Use proportions of image (but keep "Aspect ratio" in Advanced mode)
I guess in the first iterations we constrained ourselves by using the terms "constrain" (ha!) and "restrict", meaning due to how it works (i.e. using the current image's ratio) we had to include the term "image" as well.
Now, if we use "preserve" (or "keep"), that need would be gone. So what about this: Preserve aspect ratio
(I realized when coming back to this that I really want to avoid "proportion", which reminds me more of comparing irregularly shaped areas inside the image than dividing two one-dimensional lengths of a precise rectangle. DigiKam, gThumb and more importantly Windows Photos all use only "Aspect ratio", and unless there are other well-known examples which use "proportion", I think we should not follow this path.)
I checked, no updates needed.
Looks like I'm late to the party (just woke up), but I agree with the final wording:
Preserve aspect ratio in Basic, and Aspect Ratio to label the combobox in Advanced.
"Aspect ratio" is like said, more standard. "Proportions" is a bit too ambiguous.