[photodesk] Re: crash when moving an area

  • From: CJE Sales <sales@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: photodesk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:26:30 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu 26 Jan, Jim Nagel (lists) wrote:
> I have a simple bitmap diagram and I want to move one rectangular 
> section just a wee bit downwards.
> I "drag out the area to copy".
> Photodesk says "Reposition the selection or copy it to the clipboard."
> If I reposition it, bits of the original section remain visible.
> Is this a bug?

When you say 'bits of the original selection remain visable' do you mean the
portion of the original not covered by the moved section? Unless I'm missing
something, Photodesk has a Copy function, not a Move function, so the
original should remain as was but allow you to copy a portion (the selected
area) elsewhere in the image.

> So I copy it to the clipboard,
> and paint out the old section with its background colour.
> Now on clipboard, I "drag out the area to copy" (all of it);
> Photodesk says "Reposition the selection...";
> I drag it to the new position in main window
> Crash!  Crash like I've never seen this RiscPC do before:
> the TFT screen just goes black and "No signal" appears.
> Alt-Break does nothing, Ctrl-Break does nothing,
> finally switch off the power and reboot.  All seems OK.
> Is unstable behaviour like this common with Photodesk?

This is certainly the first time a problem of this nature has been reported
to us. Are you able to reproduce the problem in a way that would allow the
programmer to see it happening?

> Repeated the whole exercise, and this time achieved desired result: 
> just dragged the selected area (all) from clipboard to main window, no 
> problem.  Fix it (spacebar), save it (F3).
> But then I load the saved file into another bitmap editor (David 
> Pilling's !Scan) and the area of my selection is blank!
> What am I failing to understand?  This operation should be simple.

Did you click the 'Tick' icon to fix the selection in place? If not, what
you're seeing on screen is still a preview.


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