[Qgis-developer] New Save as... dialog

Anita Graser anitagraser at gmx.at
Thu Jan 16 10:55:43 PST 2014

Thanks for bringing this up Paolo!

Am 16.01.2014, 18:30 Uhr, schrieb Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>:
> Let me explain what I mean:
> http://www.faunalia.eu/~paolo/vector.png
> http://www.faunalia.eu/~paolo/raster.png
> * in vector, after Scale I have some empty space
> * in raster all options are in collapsible submenus, whereas in vector  
> one should press More options >> and it finds them on the side; I donot  
> know which solution is better (I incline for the raster one, butI'm not  
> a GUI expert), but I think they should be consistent

+1 There should definitely be consistency between the vector and raster  
"save as" dialogs.
Imho, the raster solution where all options are aligned in one column is  
I also see quite a big empty area in the left column when I open the  
vector "save as" dialog. I can decrease the height of the dialog manually  
but it jumps back to the bigger size once I open "more options".

> * CRS selector is different

In case of CRS selector, I think I prefer the raster solution. Here's why:  
1. The raster solution has only one dropdown box where the vector solution  
needs a dropdown and a text box; 2. The vector solution is confusing  
because the CRS name in the (greyed out) text box is not updated when the  
user changes between layer, project, and selected CRS.

> * I see no point in having an empty collapsible box (Datasource Options,  
> Layer Options for Shapefiles)

+ 1 for no empty collapsible boxes.

> * minor stuff could be made more consistent (e.g. Save as is over the  
> box in vector,
> and on the side in raster; Capitals should be only for the first word)

The raster dialog lacks the very useful "Add saved file to project"  

Another small thing: I don't know about your experience, but I would very  
much like to have the "Add saved file to project" checkbox ticked by  

Best wishes,


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