[Enhancement] edit metadata - trim borders manually screen - display pixel dimensions of area selected for trim

Bug #1917363 reported by Dedi Jedi
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Bug Description

User clicks on Edit metadata for desired book then
clicks on Trim borders - Trim borders manually and
screen where he can manually select area which should be kept after trim is displayed

Solution: User selects area and pixel dimensions of selected area are be displayed - so that before user user can see if the trimmed cover will have required dimensions before he clicks OK (user won't have to iterate trimming to reach desired dimensions).
Advantage: Probably quicker implementation, easy to handle
Disadvantage: If user doesn't know the "ideal" side ratio for his e-book reader, it doesn't neccessarily bring value to the user.

Alternative solution: There are predefined area rations user can choose from (e.g. if by default the book covers on the list of books in user's e-book reader have ratio 1,6:1, user selects this and area selection with this ratio is displayed and user can modify the selection while the area ratio is persisted).
Advantage: User doesn't have to calculate the final pixel dimensions for ideal ratio for his e-book reader.
Disadvantage: To provide the value, the list of available ratios would need to reflect ratios for at least couple of e-book readers with biggest market share. (all readers might have the same ratio, but I'm not sure about it).

User value of feature: It is easier for a user to achieve correct ratio so that the list of books in user's e-book reader have the same dimensions (actual pixel dimensions of the book cover image might differ cross books, but if the side ratio is the same it looks better)

Revision history for this message
Kovid Goyal (kovid) wrote : Fixed in master

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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