This request relates to this post.
Checked what DPL does when a workspace is saved. This is what I did and found.
Workspace without palettes
- Set workspace to “DxO Standard” and removed all palettes
- Saved the palette-free workspace as “none from standard”
- Set workspace to “DxO Advanced” and removed all palettes
- Saved the palette-free workspace as “none from advanced”
- Set workspace to “DxO What’s New” and removed all palettes
- Saved the palette-free workspace as “none from whatsnew”
- Comparing the resulting .dopworkspace files, I found that
a) the originating workspace carries over to the “none…” workspace
b) the language with which DPL is used carries over to saved workspace files too
Workspace with palettes
- the same thing happens as mentioned above
While this behaviour is quite alright for a user on a disconnected island, it is less than what I expect from a multi-language application.
I propose that PhotoLab be improved according to the following requirements
- Make workspace settings files independent of language
- Make workspace settings files independent of how they were created
The above can be achieved by a separate workspace template or any other means that meet the requirements mentioned above.
The benefit of such an amendment is, that PhotoLab users can share/exchange workspaces without having to rework them. An additional bonus would be if workspace files were independent of the OS used.