1950 US Census: Allow us to Rotate Census Image LEFT
Under Review Families, please change the "Rotate Image Right" icon to be a Toggle so that once you use it, clicking it a second time will rotate the image Left - back to its natural state. Alternatively, please give us also a Rotate Image Left icon.
In the snip below of a portion of the image toolbar, I had just rotated the census image to the Right - to read the street name written vertically in the long column more easily. You can see that this icon/tool allows me only to rotate the image to the Right. So, to restore the image to its natural state, I need to click this rotate Right button three times - unless I'm missing something. Thanks.
If there's only one rotate button, then yes, you need to click it four times total to get back to where you started. I strongly believe that changing this behavior would be a Bad Idea: it would go against all logic, and would leave you between a rock and a hard place if you needed to rotate the image once in the other direction. (Instead of being able to click three times to get the view you needed, you'd be sitting there switching between sideways and upside-down, with no way of getting anything else.)
For getting both directions of rotation, there's a tradeoff involved: another button, and the associated programming, versus whatever resources are needed to display the rotated image. Apparently, for the indexing interface, the display resources for the interim rotations were deemed less burdensome than the programming ones for the other button.0
John Empoliti ✭✭✭✭✭
I take your point on changing the behavior of the button. So, I suggest a "rotate left" button - the second option. That should involve relatively minor programming (symmetric to the "rotate right" button programming), and there is screen real estate sufficient to allow for it. I'm not as worried about the programmers' burden - I'm more concerned about the users (the "customers/labor-providers") and the potential millions of extra clicks they need to perform.
Or, how about a "Reset Image" button that restores the image orientation settings.
But in the end, it's a choice those in charge must make.0