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ImageEditor - Resize in inches instead of pixels

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Dustin
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Dustin asked on 27 Dec 2011, 11:29 PM
Is there a way to present to the user resizing the image in inches instead of pixels? Most end users are typical people who don't know anything about pixels. Epecially when there just editing documents in the RadRichTextbox and they are just trying to resize there images.

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Alex
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answered on 30 Dec 2011, 11:11 AM
Hi Dustin,

Unfortunately there is no easy way to change the measurement unit for the tools inside the image editor. When it comes to editing images, pixels are the most popular unit because they are not dependent on the DPI of the monitor your application is looked on. 

If you want to use inches in the image editor, you can achieve this by creating a custom tool as shown in this demo. Note that you can reuse the built-in ResizeCommand but you will still have to create you own UI control and Tool class that use it.

Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you need more help.

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answered on 30 Dec 2011, 02:22 PM
Thank you for the response, I will look into implementing what you guys did in your demo. But, if the RadRichTextEditor and its ruler are in inches, wouldn't it make more since to also edit the images in the document using inches? The user doesn't know the pixel to inches ratio, so when they're editing image sizes in the RadRichTextEditor, they have to guess when they're resizing until they get it right. Just some food for thought.
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Ivailo Karamanolev
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answered on 03 Jan 2012, 09:38 AM
Hello,

Thank you for your suggestion. We will take it into consideration. Until then, the custom tool is the way to go.
Let us know if you have any other thoughts.

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Ivailo Karamanolev
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