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Topic: Highlight Visibility flaw...

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Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
If Highlight Visibility is on Auto, then is there a way to know which is the frame on which the Highlight is placed?
Accessing the Highlight Edit on just a frame, Visibility shows the option to show the Highlight on Current frame only. However, this will not refer to the current frame most of the time.
Good point. We recommend "manual" when you care as much as you do!
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
@David. I am not sure if I have managed to get my point across. I mean it as an edit issue.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Joscelin, if I'm understanding you correctly, I think that clicking the highlight's thumbnail image in the viewer's highlight reel before you begin editing the highlight would solve this for you by taking you to the originally selected image from when the highlight was originally placed.
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
Ah, of course Nate, I should have thought of it. Likely it is because I am not using the Highlight reel so far.

Anyway, I feel user experience should be improved here. It is ok when selecting Show on current frame only results in moving the Highlight to the current frame where applicable.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
For the Photosynth team, just to reword what Joscelin is reporting here, the issue is that the specific phrasing of "Show on current frame only" is potentially confusing for users.

Here's an example scenario.
1) User creates synth with 30 photos in it
2) User places a highlight on photo 15 with visibility automatically set
3) Later, during synth playback, the synth author pauses the synth on photo 10 where the highlight attached to photo 15 is still displayed
4) Synth author enters the highlight editor from image 10
5) In the highlight's visibility options, the phrase "Show on current frame only" is given as an option, however if selected, this will limit the highlight to only being shown on photo 15, rather than photo 10 (where the author is currently navigated to).
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
If the synth author meant to limit the highlight's visibility to the originally selected image (in this example, photo 15), this is acceptable, however the wording of the option may set false expectations if the synth author expects to limit the highlight's visibility to the currently navigated to photo, rather than the one originally selected.

To reiterate, yes, it is possible to move a highlight to a different frame with the manual visibility selector, however the issue being reported here surrounds the effects/wording of the "Show on current frame only" option when editing a highlight from a photo/image/frame other than the one that the highlight was originally placed on.
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
Perfect Nate!
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