Photosounder Questions

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Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4643 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:37 pm

Photosounder looks very interesting to me.

I am more interested in editing wav files, one second to minutes long.

I was wondering if there was a manual for Photosounder.
Found it
https://photosounder.com/Photosounder%2 ... 0Guide.pdf

What methods are there for selection. Lasso, square or rectangle, magic wand?

Can the selection be be move, copied, sprayed, enlarged/reduced, reversed, distorted etc.

Paste selection on another layer or track?

Can a grid be called up?

A_SN
KVRian
993 posts since 6 May, 2008 from Poland

Post Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:22 pm

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:37 pm
What methods are there for selection. Lasso, square or rectangle, magic wand?
There's no concept of selection. Selection would only be useful for splitting one layer into two, and all those tools you mentioned would be a bit crude for that.
Kalamata Kid wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Can the selection be be move, copied, sprayed, enlarged/reduced, reversed, distorted etc.
A layer can, except resized, but that will come soon.
Kalamata Kid wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:37 pm
Can a grid be called up?
Yes you can have a semitone grid and a 4/4 rhythm grid. For anything else you can create a layer and use it as a grid I guess.
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4643 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:46 pm

^^^
Thanks

retroactivecont
KVRer
25 posts since 22 Sep, 2017

Post Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:32 pm

The July 18th build crashes whenever I load an image (with a few exceptions, mainly some images that I had loaded before). I had to roll back to 1.10.1, and now any image works with it again. I use Win 10 x64.

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
4643 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Post Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:59 pm

I checked Photosounder VERSION 1.9 User Guide. I was unable to find if the imported user image perhaps a PNG can be saved as a WAV. While in Photosounder I may do some editing. I would then save as WAV then import it into SpectraLayers 6 and edit it while in spectral view. Actually not clear to me if to export from Photosounder the WAV or the image file or the Spectrogram. A bit confused. Just trying to examine the possibilities.

A_SN
KVRian
993 posts since 6 May, 2008 from Poland

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21 am

retroactivecont wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:32 pm
The July 18th build crashes whenever I load an image (with a few exceptions, mainly some images that I had loaded before). I had to roll back to 1.10.1, and now any image works with it again. I use Win 10 x64.
Oops, turns out it was one of the classic one-character bugs where one little symbol too many in the code ruins everything. I didn't even notice because I only tried that beta on .PHA files. I've updated it now.
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral

A_SN
KVRian
993 posts since 6 May, 2008 from Poland

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:25 am

Kalamata Kid wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:59 pm
I checked Photosounder VERSION 1.9 User Guide.
Damn I could have sworn I updated the manual to 1.10, turns out I didn't.
Kalamata Kid wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:59 pm
I was unable to find if the imported user image perhaps a PNG can be saved as a WAV. While in Photosounder I may do some editing. I would then save as WAV then import it into SpectraLayers 6 and edit it while in spectral view. Actually not clear to me if to export from Photosounder the WAV or the image file or the Spectrogram. A bit confused. Just trying to examine the possibilities.
Yes of course since Photosounder turns images into sounds you can take a PNG and save it as the WAV which contains the sound you hear when you press play. But I'm not sure why you'd edit the sound in a spectral editor, it would make more sense to directly edit the image by whatever means you prefer.
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral

retroactivecont
KVRer
25 posts since 22 Sep, 2017

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 am

A_SN wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21 am
Oops, turns out it was one of the classic one-character bugs where one little symbol too many in the code ruins everything. I didn't even notice because I only tried that beta on .PHA files. I've updated it now.
THANK YOU! It works perfectly now.

A_SN
KVRian
993 posts since 6 May, 2008 from Poland

Post Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:42 am

retroactivecont wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:21 am
A_SN wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:21 am
Oops, turns out it was one of the classic one-character bugs where one little symbol too many in the code ruins everything. I didn't even notice because I only tried that beta on .PHA files. I've updated it now.
THANK YOU! It works perfectly now.
Excellent! Now the advantage of this beta is that it restores the magnet and roadroller, erase and mask invert functionalities which were lost in version 1.10, but it also makes them work not just for the first image but all images and sounds on any layer. So now with this beta you can use the aforementioned features on multi-file projects. The bug that caused the crash in the previous beta was in the copying of the original image that makes all this possible.
Developer of Photosounder (a spectral editor/synth), SplineEQ and Spiral

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