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Add possibility to draw shapes #79
Our uses would love to have the possibility to place arrows, or other shapes, but mostly arrows on their Figure.
That way it would reduce the necessity to do this in another program later on.
What do you think?
Linked to that, our group here sometimes draws a box around the panel labels so that it looks more "straight". Having the possibility for shapes would allow to both annotate the panels and their labels nicely.
I know that this would be very useful, but I need to consider it a lot first.
Can you give me a screenshot of your "box around the panel labels" to help me understand this?
@will-moore Talked to our users. Let's split it up in two then.
For this, mostly arrows would be important for now. In an ideal setting, the arrow is anchored to the panel, so that if you move it, it moves with the panel.
Here, we are talking about boxes and other stuff. Arrows would not be required. This would allow people to put some basic annotation on the Figure.
Right now, priority would be 1. as 2. is further away from "sciency" stuff.
On the basic premise of re-creating Illustrator, here are my thoughts. Right now, I see a clear interest for users to move to OMERO to be able to use OMERO.figure in particular. The time to create a basic figure is reduced from 4-5 hours to 15-20 mins. That is absolutely impressive! Having said that, from a reproducibility point of view, it will be much more rigourous if a scientist could write that the figures were prepared with OMERO.figure only and that the sources are somewhere accessible, rather than saying half of the Figure was done in OMERO and the other half in Illustrator again.
I get where you come from, and I'm not saying we should add anything and everything, but with the color wheel, potential arrows, multiple pages, you will cover 90% of the needs anyway which would not require further processing in general.
For the "box around panel labels" I sent you examples via email.
Thanks for that. Certainly "panel-related shapes" is much more attractive and feasible to tackle initially.
Thanks for your feedback (and email).