CompositionGuides 1.0

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CompositionGuides 1.0

Post by willow » October 27th, 2011, 12:30 pm

I am interested in adding new guides to the CompositionGuides of PWP 6.0 as we were able to in PWP 5.0. I have not been able to find the equivalent to CompositionGuides 1.0 in PWP 6.0. can anyone help me in this matter?

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Re: CompositionGuides 1.0

Post by gio » October 27th, 2011, 2:53 pm

Hello Willow,

I am trying PWP 6 Beta on Windows XP and have found the file PWCompositionGuides.txt in c:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\myusername\Anwendungsdaten\Digital Light and Color\Picture Window.
As I have a german version of Windows this should be c:\documents and settings\myusername\application data\Digital Light and Color\Picture Window on the english version of XP.

From the beta-page:
Auxilliary file location Auxilliary files which used to be stored in the main Picture Window folder are now saved in you App folder under Digital Light & Color\Picture Window. This allows the executable folder to remain write protected in normal use, improving security. (Note that the application folder may be hidden. You must set Folder Options in Windows Explorer to display display hidden folders and files to view or edit these files.)

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Re: CompositionGuides 1.0

Post by den » October 27th, 2011, 2:59 pm

As was discussed/suggested by PWP5 users for more security "PWCompositionGuides.txt" was move from the 'Program Files folders' to:

"C:\Users\...user name...\AppData\Roaming\Digital Light and Color\Picture Window\PWCompositionGuides.txt"

for PWP6.

Note: "Tools | Folder Options | View" may have to be temporarily changed to show 'Hidden files and folders'.

The above applies to Vista.

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Re: CompositionGuides 1.0

Post by willow » October 27th, 2011, 4:14 pm

Thank you all for your help.

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Re: CompositionGuides 1.0

Post by tomczak » November 6th, 2011, 1:23 pm

Just a side note on file locations and local settings: this is probably not an issue to most users, but portability is a big one for me - if PWP could have an option to be installed/run in a fully portable mode that would be awesome.

I understand that Windows7+ security features are less and less permissive of such gambits, but there are several sophisticated applications made fully portable - no dependencies (or at least not many and not exotic), not even writing to the registry - all settings kept locally. I'm pretty sure it's not easy to do, but applications that don't leave tracks on a machine that they have run at or at least not requiring Admin privileges to install/run are much easier to handle for me. Plus, psychologically I'd like the simplicity of keeping everything needed in one place - otherwise I keep losing stuff.

PWP5 was pretty close to these ideals - it could be installed on USB, and the only thing that was lost going from computer to computer were preferences/colour mgmt/raw settings/defaults that were easy and quick to fix by hand.


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