Since people came up with various wishes about the popup palette, and I myself don’t really use it that much either, I started to look into some improvements.
Common complaints are “I need more brush presets” and “the selector is too small”, and also the wish for other selector types.
Now, the selector can already be set to an alternative in kritarc that tries to respect the settings of the Advanced Color Selector settings, but few people know about it, and it also had a bunch of usability issues that I had worked on (which will all be in 4.3 btw.) so I finally started to make this configurable from within Krita, among other things, and want to share my progress.
So far, option for the size of the whole palette, the selector size and type (spinning triangle/configurable one) have been added, and I upped the limit to 42 presets for now, as you can see in the right example, together with a third layout strategy for better space usage.
And since I personally don’t want a ton of presets slots but still have access to all presets, I’m experimenting with ways to scroll/dial through the list.
Currently it works with mouse wheel as well as by grabbing the palette with middle mouse button and dragging it clockwise/counterclockwise, but without any position indicator or animation, it’s a bit confusing what’s happening, so I’m looking for ideas how to tackle this.
The code is available here:
Disclaimer: The kritarc entries are subject to change, this is a prototype!