MIssing "proportions lock" on "Image Properties" dialog boxes

Bug #688658 reported by Jay Smith on 2010-12-10
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Inkscape
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Bug Description

Wishlist

Inkscape 0.48 on Linux Ubuntu 8.0.4 Hardy.

In the tool bar, where you can change the Width and Height of an imported image, there *IS* a "lock" icon that locks proportions (if you then drag by a corner node).

However, if you right click the imported image and select Image Properties, the resulting dialog box does NOT have a "lock" facility to maintain proportions.

(I do understand that I can also use the CTRL key while dragging a corner. However, while that is great, it does not change the need for a "lock proportions" in the Image Properties dialog box. For example, if a user has hidden the "Tools Control Bar", the user will have no way to lock proportions while *numerically* changing the image size.)

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Also, maybe I am blind, but with the imported image selected, I can't find an Image Properties entry anywhere in the menu system. It seems to me that all dialogs should be accessible by the menu system.

su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-12-13
tags: added: bitmap transformations ui
removed: lock proportions
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
su_v (suv-lp) on 2010-12-13
Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Related reports about underlying SVG issues of scaled images with regard to conforming to the SVG specifiaction and compatibility with other SVG renderers which possibly need to be (or could be) considered if this feature request is to be implemented:

Bug #616717 “Resized bitmap images are rendered differently by Firefox or Batik ('preserveAspectRatio' attribute not set)”
Bug #461467 “Image scale saved incorrectly”
Bug #371297 “Feature request: Do not optimize transforms on Image objects”

Also related:
Blueprint: Improved image link management
<https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/image-properties-dialog-enhancements>
<http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Image_properties_dialog_enhancements>

The specification of the blueprint also includes a redesigned 'Image Properties' dialog:
<http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Image_properties_dialog_enhancements#Image_Properties_Dialog_Re-design>

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