I went straight off a 2012/2013 incarnation of ST to ST Advanced and I'm impressed, specially about the speed.
I would like to do a couple of suggestions.
First is about consistency in the .scantailor file.
Back in the old ST versions I used to process my images (with ImageMagick or a Photoshop batch action) in order to convert them to BW or grayscale because the content selection was much more accurate over these draft files than over the full color ones. Then I relinked to the full color images, and this required converting every "auto" setting to "manual" so no work done over the "draft" files was altered when relinking to the color files.
I had this written in a batch file which did it automatically. However, in the new ST Advanced .scantailor files there is an inconsistency when writing the deskew settings. With content selection there is no problem because it's just a matter of changing
But with deskew, the settings are written under 2 different string formats, which are
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<params mode="auto" angle="whatever">
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<params angle="whatever" mode="auto">
Sure I can do a bit of regexp to detect either format, but it would be nice if the settings were written always with the same format.
A checkbox in the relinking dialog with a "Convert every setting to manual" option would also do it, but maybe that's asking too much
Second, I would find quite useful having a way of directly launching an editor to manipulate the file selected in ST. If a particular speckle is hindering content recognition, I have to search the file outside ST, edit it and make ST auto recognize the content again.
It would be nice to just have a keyboard shortcut in ST to open it in the editor, much like this setting in IrfanView:
Which opens the image in any of the 3 editors through Shift+1, 2 or 3.
And that's it.
Thanks again for ST Advanced.