Casio Photo Loader User Manual

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Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM
User's Guide
HOTALBUM COM Inc.
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  • Page 1 Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM User's Guide HOTALBUM COM Inc.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Introduction ... 4 Using Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM... 5 2.1. Computer System Requirements and Disk Capacity...5 Installing the Software ...7 2.2. Installing the Software from the Installation CD-ROM ...7 2.2.1. Migration ...10 2.2.2. Installing from a HOT ALBUM Disk that Contains Images ...13 2.2.3.
  • Page 3 Creating a Disk Case Jacket...106 2.7.4. Configuring Print Settings and Printing...108 2.8. Sending an Image as an E-mail Attachment...109 2.8.1. Selecting Images to Attach to E-mail...110 Confirming Mail Software Settings ...112 2.8.2. Sending Mail with Attached Images ...113 2.8.3. 2.9. Printing...114 2.9.1.
  • Page 4: Introduction

    HOT ALBUM VIEWER makes it possible to view images on a HOT ALBUM disk can be viewed even if the computer does not have Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM installed. This means you can give away disks as gift items, without worrying whether the recipient has the proper software.
  • Page 5: Using Photo Loader With Hot Album

    2.1. Computer System Requirements and Disk Capacity The recommended computer system environment for Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM is shown below. As standard Windows software, Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM should operate without any problem under this environment. Note, however, that operational response, image quality, sound quality during audio playback, and other factors depend on the performance and specifications of each particular system.
  • Page 6 ・ Storage Capacities by Image Size (in Pixels) 2 million pixels (Fine): 220 to 230 3 million pixels (Fine): 140 to 150 5 million pixels (Fine): 90 to 100...
  • Page 7: Installing The Software

    2.2. Installing the Software 2.2.1. Installing the Software from the Installation CD-ROM Place the installation CD-ROM into your computer and the installer will start up automatically. Click to view minimum computer system requirements. Click to view an explanation about HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 8 Read the End User License Agreement and then click the [I Agree] button. A different screen will appear if you have an older version of HOT ALBUM MY BOX installed on your computer. For more information, see "2.2.3 Upgrading from an Older Version during Installation".
  • Page 9 Specify the B: drive and then click [Install]. Important! ・ You will be able to change the specification of the save drive on the Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM version upgrade screen after installation is complete. See "2.5.4 Upgrading and Other Settings" for more information.
  • Page 10: Migration

    The following message remains on the display as the software is being installed. If you have Photo Loader image data stored on your computer, a Data Migration Tool will start up here to migrate the image data to Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 11 When you want to migrate images at any time after installing the software, perform the following operation on the Windows [Start] menu to start up Data Migration Tool: [All Programs] -> [Casio] -> [Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM] -> [Data Migration Tool]. Clicking [Migrate] will start data migration and display the screen shown below.
  • Page 12 The message shown below appears after installation is completed successfully.
  • Page 13: Installing From A Hot Album Disk That Contains Images

    On the "HOT ALBUM VIEWER" screen, click [Install Photos and Application]. If your computer already has Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM installed, the button will change to [Save Photos] instead of [Install Photos and Application]. Proceed with the installation and you will be given a change to upgrade to a newer version if required.
  • Page 14 Click to view minimum computer system requirements. Click to view an explanation about HOT ALBUM. On the screen that appears, click the [Start] button.
  • Page 15 Read the End User License Agreement and then click the [I Agree] button. A different screen will appear if you have an older version of HA MY BOX installed on your computer. For more information, see "2.2.3 Upgrading from an Older Version during Installation".
  • Page 16 Specify the B: drive and then click [Install]. Important! ・ You will be able to change the specification of the save drive on the Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM version upgrade screen after installation is complete. See "2.5.4 Upgrading and Other Settings" for more information.
  • Page 17 The following message remains on the display as the software is being installed. The message shown below appears after installation is completed successfully.
  • Page 18: Uninstalling Photo Loader With Hot Album

    [All Programs] -> [Casio] -> [Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM] -> [Uninstall]. In response to the confirmation message that appears, click [Yes] to uninstall. Specify whether or not you want also to delete the image data associated with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 19 On the "Maintenance Complete" screen that appears after the uninstall operation is completed normally, click [Finish].
  • Page 20: Using The Software For The First Time

    2.3. Using the Software for the First Time The first thing you need to do after installing Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM is import some images from your digital camera. There are two different methods you can use to import images into HOT ALBUM the first time: importing directly from a memory card and importing from a specified source.
  • Page 21 Thumbnails of all the images on the detected memory card will appear on the screen. Select the images you want to import. Initially all of the images are selected for import. Click an image to toggle it between selected and unselected. You also can select or deselect multiple images by dragging the mouse pointer across the screen.
  • Page 22 The screen shows details about the image import operation. Click the [Next] button. Important! ・During the import operation, the software checks to make sure that no two images have the same filename, file size, and shooting date. ・The number of images actually input may be lower than the number of images you selected for import because some images are skipped because they are damaged, because they already exist in memory, etc.
  • Page 23: Importing Images From Other Media

    Under initial default settings, Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM starts up whenever you double-click the HOT ALBUM icon on your Windows desktop. The screen shown below will appear if there are no images currently stored in Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 24 Importing Images from a Digital Camera or Memory Card Establish a connection between the memory card or digital camera where the images you want to import are located. The media is detected automatically and the software prepares to display the images.
  • Page 25 Thumbnails of all the images on the detected digital camera or memory card will appear on the screen. Select the images you want to import. Initially all of the images are selected for import. Click an image to toggle it between selected and unselected. You also can select or deselect multiple images by dragging the mouse pointer across the screen.
  • Page 26 Importing Images from a Computer Folder The folders on your computer's hard disk appear in a tree structure. Select the folder that contains the images you want to import, and thumbnails of the images will appear on the screen.
  • Page 27 Select the images you want to import. Initially, none of the images are selected. Click an image to toggle it between selected and unselected. You also can select or deselect multiple images by dragging the mouse pointer across the screen. Shows the number of currently selected images.
  • Page 28 Importing Images from a CD or DVD Set the CD or DVD disk that contains the images you want to import into your computer's disk drive. On the screen that appears, click the [Next] button.
  • Page 29 This will display thumbnails of all of the images on the disk. Select the images you want to import. Initially all of the images are selected for import. Click an image to toggle it between selected and unselected. You also can select or deselect multiple images by dragging the mouse pointer across the screen.
  • Page 30 The screen shows details about the image import operation. Click the [Next] button. Important! ・During the import operation, the software checks to make sure that no two images have the same filename, file size, and shooting date. ・The number of images you selected for import and the number of images stored may be different.
  • Page 31 Home Screen This is the Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Home Screen. You can use it to create a HOT ALBUM, to print, and to perform a variety of other operations.
  • Page 32: Main Home Screen Functions

    2.4. Main Home Screen Functions You can access Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM functions by clicking the buttons on the Home screen. Click to view Home Screen help. Click to view Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM version information and to configure various settings.
  • Page 33 You can use the Home Screen to view and edit the images in an album. Click to select large, medium, or small for the thumbnail size. Shows a list of album photos. Use the scroll bar to scroll up and down. Displays the album ID<...
  • Page 34 Select an image by clicking it or a range of images by dragging the mouse pointer, and then click one of the buttons below the image screen to perform an operation. Click to delete the selected image. Go to "Calendar Screen". Click to copy the selected image data to the selected location.
  • Page 35 Calendar Screen The calendar screen shows images in date order, which simplifies searching for an image recorded on a particular date. Click the [Calendar] button on the Home Screen to display images according to the date they were shot. This button is disabled if the images are note in date order.
  • Page 36 A full month calendar will appear. Select the month you want to view at the top of the screen, and the applicable full-month calendar will appear in the center. Click the day whose images you want to view. This will return to the Home Screen, which now will show the images for the day you selected on the calendar.
  • Page 37 Clicking the [List] button in lower right corner of the full-month calendar screen will change to a list type calendar screen. Select the month you want to view at the top of the screen and the image data for the selected month will appear in a list arranged by date.
  • Page 38  Deleting an Image You can delete images from the Photo Pocket and an album you are editing as required. In response to the confirmation message that appears, click [Delete Photo] to delete the image. Important! ・ An image delete operation cannot be undone. ・...
  • Page 39 ・ Copying Images to Another Location Images can be selected and saved in another location. A folder tree that shows the contents of your computers hard disk appear on the display, so you can select the location you want. The image data is stored in a folder that is created automatically at the location you select. The newly created folder will have the name shown on the screen.
  • Page 40  Zooming an Image You can zoom an image to make it larger. Image Information "Image Information" shows image information that was input using the album view. This information can be edited here. "File Properties" shows image information from the digital camera. This information may be lost (not displayed) if the image is edited.
  • Page 41 Click to close this screen and return to the screen under "Zooming an Image". Click to zoom to maximum size for the current window. Click to display the image at actual size (actual pixels). If the entire image does not fit within the window, use the scrolls bars that appear to scroll it.
  • Page 42 Comment Text Use this input palette to insert comment text into an image. You cannot insert comment text into a Photo Pocket image. Click to return to the Home Screen. Click to rotate a portrait orientation image. [Image Information]/[Enter Comment] Click to toggle between the two screens.
  • Page 43  Rotating an Image Images that were recorded in portrait orientation can be rotated so they are displayed using the correct orientation. ▼ Before Rotation Click [Rotate Left] or [Rotate Right]. ▼ After Rotation Select the images to be rotated.
  • Page 44: Importing Images Into Photo Pocket

    2.4.1. Importing Images into Photo Pocket Photo Pocket is an area for temporary storage of images that are imported into Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM. Though there is really no limit on Photo Pocket capacity, it is a good idea to protect important images by putting them into a HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 45 Selecting the Album Type, Deleting an Album, and Viewing Album Contents Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM provides you with three types of albums.  Editing Album This is an album created of Pocket Album images or images selected from a folder or some other source, which are being edited by inserting comment text, etc.
  • Page 46 Click the [Sort by Date] button to display photos by date, regardless of their albums. Click to modify the album title or date. Go to "Modifying the Title or Date". Click to delete an album that is no longer needed. Go to "Deleting an Album".
  • Page 47 Rotate Sort by Date Delete Delete All Album Delete Main Image Only Re-register Album Modify Title or Date Import Images to Photo Pocket Settings and Software Update Album Type Photo Pocket Editing Album ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○...
  • Page 48  Deleting an Album Albums can be deleted when you no longer need them. There are two methods you can use to delete an album from a HOT ALBUM: Delete the entire album (which will make it impossible to display the album on your computer), or delete the main image (which maintains the thumbnail).
  • Page 49 Place the HOT ALBUM disk that has the same album ID as the one that appears on the display into the computer's CD-ROM drive. Click [OK] to replace the main images. This will cause the Thumbnail Album symbol to change to a HOT ALBUM symbol.
  • Page 50  Modifying the Title or Date You can modify the title or date information of a saved album. Such information cannot be changed for a Thumbnail Album Input the new information and then click [Set]. Important! Though you can modify the title or date information for a HOT ALBUM, you cannot modify the title or date, or the slideshow title that appears when the slideshow is viewed on a computer.
  • Page 51: Upgrading And Other Settings

    2.4.2. Upgrading and Other Settings Click [Settings and Software Update] when you want to check the current version of Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM or configure its settings.
  • Page 52 ▼ Settings and Software Update Screen Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Version Information We are constantly upgrading Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM in order to improve its functions, to make digital imaging more enjoyable, and to make it operation easier and more enjoyable.
  • Page 53 Automatic Media Monitoring Automatic media monitoring automatically there is a memory card (media) that contains digital camera images whenever Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM is started up, and imports the images. You can select either [Monitor] or [Do not monitor] for this function.
  • Page 54: Creating A Video Cd

    2.5. Creating a Video CD To create a video CD, simply select the images you want to copy to the CD in Photo Pocket or computer folder, edit them as required, and then save them to the disk. While editing an album, you can temporarily save what you have done up to a certain point and resume work later, if you want.
  • Page 55: Selecting A Hot Album Disk Or Video Cd Disk

    You can add built-in background music to a slideshow, or even import WAV files from music CDs or your computer disk. HOT ALBUM disk image viewer software (HA Viewer) or Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM also is included with images stored on a HOT ALBUM disk.
  • Page 56: Selecting Images

    2.5.2. Selecting Images Select the images in Photo Pocket that you want to include in the album. You can select a single image by clicking it, or you can select a range of image by dragging the mouse pointer across a range of images. Clicking a selected image deselects it.
  • Page 57 Click to return to the Shows the number of selected images and the data size. Home Screen. Up to 240 images (or 256 MB) can be selected. For movies, up to a total playback time of 25 minutes can be selected. After all of the images you want are selected, click the [Next] button.
  • Page 58: Checking The Order And Orientation Of The Images

    2.5.3. Checking the Order and Orientation of the Images Check the order and orientation of the images. This is a very important step that determines how your HOT ALBUM slideshow images will appear. Images that were recorded in portrait orientation should be rotated so the bottom of the image is at the bottom of the screen when displayed.
  • Page 59 Click to temporarily save the data you working on and terminate editing. See "2.6.13 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits" and "2.6.14 Resuming and Editing Operation". Click to delete the selected image(s). Click to rotate the selected image(s). After the images are the order and the orientation you want, click [Next]. ▼...
  • Page 60: Creating A Title Screen

    2.5.4. Creating a Title Screen You can create a title screen that appears at the beginning of a slideshow. Select the background you want to use, and then input the album title text. You can configure size, type, color, shadowing (on/off), and position settings for the title font. Important! Title text input is limited to one line of 50 byte characters.
  • Page 61 Click to temporarily save the data you working on and terminate editing. See "2.6.13 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits" and "2.6.14 Resuming and Editing Operation". ▼ After Title Input This is a preview of the title screen. The album ID is an album control number that is generated and assigned automatically when the album is created.
  • Page 62: Adding Background Music

    When viewing a slideshow on a computer, you can select from among five different slide change intervals. You can select any one of the following for background. Music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Music on a CD WAV music file...
  • Page 63 Click a button to select the background music source. You can create a slideshow without any music, if you want. Shows the currently selected music. Lists the music in the currently selected source. This list shows the music that comes with the software.
  • Page 64 Adding Music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Photo Loader with HOT ALUM comes with a great selection of music that you can use for your slideshows. Simply click the music you want on the list to select it.
  • Page 65: Checking Images

    2.5.6. Checking Images Check the current contents of the Video-CD before storing image data on it. You can use the preview screen to check the slideshow images and background music. Important! Though the timing of the slideshow shown in the preview screen is different from the timing when playing back on a DVD player, you can use it to check the images and their order.
  • Page 66 You can check the album images and the order of the slideshow here. Click to return to the Add Background Music .screen. Use these controls to start, stop, and fast forward preview play, and to adjust the volume level. When everything is the way you want, click [Next].
  • Page 67: Writing An Album To A Video Cd Disk

    2.5.7. Writing an Album to a Video CD Disk Open the computer's CD-ROM drive. Data can be saved temporarily and editing can be terminated, but doing so does not save background music. Music must be selected again when you resume editing. See "2.6.13 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits"...
  • Page 68 The program will check whether the disk you inserted is a blank disk.. Progress bars will appear on the screen to show you the progress of the data write operation. The time required to complete the data write operation depends on the number of images you selected and the size of each image.
  • Page 69: Image Write Complete Screen

    2.5.8. Image Write Complete Screen The disk will be ejected automatically when the write operation is complete. To ensure proper disk management, you should write the title, date, and album ID on the disk surface. When writing information on a disk, be sure to write only on the disk label with a soft-tip pen or similar writing instrument.
  • Page 70: Creating A Disk Case Jacket

    2.5.9. Creating a Disk Case Jacket First, design the jacket. ・ Select the jacket background. ・ Check and edit the title and date, and change text attributes. ・ Select the cover image and specify whether or not you want an image index on the back. Click a jacket template (background) to select it.
  • Page 71 Click to return to the [Complete screen] screen. Everything is the way you want, click [Next]. Use this palette to change the font and color of the title and date.
  • Page 72: Configuring Print Settings And Printing

    2.5.10. Configuring Print Settings and Printing Specify the type of printer you have connected to your computer and configure printer settings. Click to return to the [Complete screen] screen. Click to return to the [Select a design] screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Start Printing]. After printing is complete, click [Return to complete screen].
  • Page 73: Creating A Hot Album (Secure Save)

    2.6. Creating a HOT ALBUM (Secure Save) There are two methods you can use on the Home Screen to create a HOT ALBUM: Edit and Create, and HOT ALBUM Copy. 2.6.1. Edit and Create Editing involves selecting images from Photo Pocket, a computer folder, or another source for inclusion in the album, and performing such editing functions as inserting comment text to make your slideshows more interesting and enjoyable.
  • Page 74: Selecting A Hot Album Disk Or Video Cd Disk

    You can add built-in background music to a slideshow, or even import WAV files from music CDs or your computer disk. HOT ALBUM disk image viewer software (HA Viewer) or Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM also is included with images stored on a HOT ALBUM disk.
  • Page 75: Selecting Images

    2.6.2. Selecting Images Select the images you want to include in the album. Select the images in Photo Pocket that you want to include in the album. Click an image or drag across a range of images to select them. Clicking a selected image deselects it.
  • Page 76 Click to return to the Home Screen. After all of the images you want are selected, click the [Next] button. Double-click an image to enlarge it. Double-click a movie to play it. Click currently selected images. Shows the number of selected images and the data size.
  • Page 77: Checking The Order And Orientation Of The Images

    2.6.3. Checking the Order and Orientation of the Images Check the order and orientation of the images. This is a very important step that determines how your HOT ALBUM slideshow images will appear. Images that were recorded in portrait orientation should be rotated so the bottom of the image is at the bottom of the screen when displayed.
  • Page 78 Click to temporarily save the data you working on and terminate editing. See "2.6.9 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits". Click to delete the selected image(s). After the images are the order and the orientation you want, click [Next]. ▼ Includes Portrait Orientation Images after Rotation Click to rotate the selected image(s).
  • Page 79: Creating A Title Screen

    2.6.4. Creating a Title Screen You can create a title screen that appears at the beginning of a slideshow. Select the background you want to use, and then input the album title text. You can configure size, type, color, shadowing (on/off), and position settings for the title font. Important! Title text input is limited to one line of 25 double-byte characters.
  • Page 80 Click to temporarily save the data you working on and terminate editing. See "2.6.9 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits". ▼ After Title Input When the title screen is the way you want, click [Next]. This is a preview of the title screen. The album ID is an album control number that is generated and assigned automatically when the album is created.
  • Page 81: Inputting Comment Text Into An Image

    2.6.5. Inputting Comment Text into an Image You can input comment text into each of the selected images. The text appears both in the slideshow and in prints. You also can change the font type, size, color, and position, and turn shadowing on or off. Important! You can input up to one horizontal line of 50byte characters.
  • Page 82 Click to temporarily save the data you working on and terminate editing. See "2.6.9 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits". ▼ After Comment Text is Inserted This is a preview of the edited image. Use this palette to change the attributes of the comment text. Text also can be dragged to reposition it.
  • Page 83: Adding Background Music

    When viewing a slideshow on a computer, you can select from among five different slide change intervals. You can select any one of the following for background. Music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Music on a CD WAV music file...
  • Page 84 Music must be selected again when you resume editing. See "2.6.9 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits". Shows the currently selected music. Lists the music in the currently selected source. This list shows the music that comes with the software.
  • Page 85 Adding Music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Photo Loader with HOT ALUM comes with a great selection of music that you can use for your slideshows. Simply click the music you want on the list to select it.
  • Page 86 Adding Music from a Music CD Important! ・ You may not be able to import music CDs with copy control and other types of CDs. ・ Note that you should never import or copy any music for background music from a commercially available CD, except for personal or household use, without permission of the copyright holder.
  • Page 87 This will display the music list of the music CD as track number. You can hear a preview of a track by clicking it on the screen. Lists the track numbers of a music CD. Click to select a different music CD. After selecting the file you want, click [Next].
  • Page 88 This will convert the music to HOT ALBUM music format.
  • Page 89 Selecting a WAV File Important! Only the WAV format is supported for HOT ALBUM movie files. You can enable support for MP3 files, WMA files, and other music files by purchasing a new function. See "2.13 New Functions" for more information. This will display a tree view of the folders on your computer.
  • Page 90: Checking The Images

    2.6.7. Checking the Images You should carefully check the contents of your album before saving your images to a HOT ALBUM disk. You can use the preview screen to check the slideshow images and background music. Important! Though the timing of the slideshow shown in the preview screen is different from the timing when playing back on a DVD player, you can use it to check the images and their order.
  • Page 91 You can check the album images and the order of the slideshow here. Click to return to the Add Background Music screen. Use these controls to start, stop, and fast forward preview play, and to adjust the volume level. When everything is the way you want, click [Next].
  • Page 92: Saving And Album To A Hot Album Disk

    2.6.8. Saving and Album to a HOT ALBUM Disk Open the computer's CD-ROM drive. Data can be saved temporarily and editing can be terminated, but doing so does not save background music. Music must be selected again when you resume editing. See "2.6.9 Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits". Click to return to the screen under "Checking Images".
  • Page 93 The program will check whether the disk you inserted is a blank disk. Progress bars will appear on the screen to show you the progress of the data write operation. The time required to complete the data write operation depends on the number of images you selected and the size of each image.
  • Page 94: Image Write Complete Screen

    2.6.9. Image Write Complete Screen The disk will be ejected automatically when the write operation is complete. To ensure proper disk management, you should write the title, date, and album ID on the disk surface. Click here to back up the album on your computer.
  • Page 95: Creating A Disk Case Jacket

    2.6.10. Creating a Disk Case Jacket First, design the jacket. ・ Select the jacket background. ・ Check and edit the title and date, and change text attributes. ・ Select the cover image and specify whether or not you want an image index on the back. Click a jacket template (background) to select it.
  • Page 96 Click to return to the [Complete screen]. Everything is the way you want, click [Next]. Use this palette to change the font and color of the title and date.
  • Page 97: Configuring Print Settings And Printing

    2.6.11. Configuring Print Settings and Printing Specify the type of printer you have connected to your computer and configure printer settings. Click to return to the [Complete screen]. Click to return to the [Select a design] screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Print]. After printing is complete, click [Return to Complete screen].
  • Page 98: Backing Up Album Contents

    2.6.12. Backing Up Album Contents Album contents can be written to a HOT ALBUM disk and saved on your computer to help keep its contents safe and secure. Clicking [Back to Home] will save the album to your computer and display the Home Screen. The Home Screen shows an icon for each of the saved albums.
  • Page 99: Temporarily Saving In-Progress Edits

    2.6.13. Temporarily Saving In-progress Edits Data can be saved partway through an editing and creation operation for later recall when you want to work on it again. This means you can take your time editing or you can put the data aside when you do not have a blank disk on hand to save it permanently.
  • Page 100: Resuming An Editing Operation

    Click [Save the Project and Return]. The saved work data is named using the title you input under "Creating a Title Screen". If there is no title input, a title input box appears and you should input a title. Temporarily saved album is displayed in the Home Screen album list as an Editing Album 2.6.14.
  • Page 101 To resume an editing operation on an Editing Album, perform the following steps on the Work Screen. Select the Editing Album you want to edit. Click [Edit album Write to disk]. Click [Re-edit This Album]. This will display the saved contents so you can edit them again. Important! ・Clicking [Create a New Album] starts editing of a new album.
  • Page 102: Copying A Hot Album

    2.7. Copying a HOT ALBUM Edited data can be copied from an album to a HOT ALBUM, and written to a blank disk. Select the album you want to copy and then click [Write to disk].
  • Page 103: Writing An Album To A Hot Album Disk

    2.7.1. Writing an Album to a HOT ALBUM Disk Open the computer's CD-ROM drive. Click to return to the Home Screen. Place a blank disk into the CD-ROM drive and then click [Write]. Important! ・ You can write to a HOT ALBUM disk only once. You cannot add to or modify the contents of a HOT ALBUM disk.
  • Page 104 The program will check whether the disk you inserted is a blank disk. Progress bars will appear on the screen to show you the progress of the data write operation. The time required to complete the data write operation depends on the number of images you selected and the size of each image.
  • Page 105: Image Write Complete Screen

    2.7.2. Image Write Complete Screen The disk will be ejected automatically when the write operation is complete. To ensure proper disk management, you should write the title, date, and album ID on the disk surface. Click here to back up the album on your computer.
  • Page 106: Creating A Disk Case Jacket

    2.7.3. Creating a Disk Case Jacket First, design the jacket. ・ Select the jacket background. ・ Check and edit the title and date, and change text attributes. ・ Select the cover image and specify whether or not you want an image index on the back. Click a jacket template (background) to select it.
  • Page 107 Click to return to the [Complete screen] screen. Everything is the way you want, click [Next]. Use this palette to change the font and color of the title and date.
  • Page 108: Configuring Print Settings And Printing

    2.7.4. Configuring Print Settings and Printing Specify the type of printer you have connected to your computer and configure printer settings. Click to return to the [Complete screen] screen. Click to return to the [Select a design] screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Print]. After printing is complete, click [Return to Complete screen].
  • Page 109: Sending An Image As An E-Mail Attachment

    2.8. Sending an Image as an E-mail Attachment Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM makes it easy to attach images to e-mail. Attaching an image to an e-mail message converts the image to 600 pixels x 800 pixels (when the original image is larger. Movie images, however, are not converted.
  • Page 110: Selecting Images To Attach To E-Mail

    2.8.1. Selecting Images to Attach to E-mail Click an image or drag across a range of images to select them. You can select images from Photo Pocket or from an album. Clicking a selected image deselects it. Double-clicking an image will enlarge it. Selected images are the ones that have a check mark.
  • Page 111 Shows the number of selected images and the data size. A total data size of 5 MB can be selected. After all of the images you want are selected, click the [Email Attachment] button. Click to go to the Home Screen. See "2.5 Using the Home Screen"...
  • Page 112: Confirming Mail Software Settings

    The table on the confirmation screen shows mail software whose operation has been confirmed. If you are using mail software that is not in the list, you can click [Save image for Email transmission] and save the selected images to a folder on your computer. Then you can use your...
  • Page 113: Sending Mail With Attached Images

    Outlook Express), and display a new message screen with the image(s) attached. Input the addressee, subject, message text, etc. If no images are attached To use Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM to attach images to mail automatically, your mail software must by MAPI-compliant.
  • Page 114: Printing

    2.9. Printing Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM provides you with the following printing functions. · Image Printing · Layout Printing · Jacket Printing You also can print images in album form. See "2.11Using the Album View" for more information. Important! Printing is supported for snapshots only.
  • Page 115 Image Printing Use this function for normal printing of images. You can select from among L size, postcard size, and A4 size prints. Click the button under the type of printing you want to perform. Jacket Printing Use this function to design and print attractive jackets for the cases of your special HOT ALBUM disks.
  • Page 116: Image Printing

    2.9.1. Image Printing 2.9.1.1. Selecting the Print Size You can select from among L size, postcard size, and A4 size. Click to return to the Home Screen. Click to return to the print type selection screen. Click the button for the size you want.
  • Page 117 2.9.1.2. Selecting Images and Specifying the Number of Copies Click an image to select it, or use the [+] and [-] buttons to specify the number of copies to be printed. Important! Printing is supported for snapshots only. Shows an album ID for a HOT ALBUM.
  • Page 118 Click to return to the print size selection screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Next]. Click to change the size of the thumbnails. Click to return to the Home Screen. To print all photos, use the + and - buttons to specify the number of prints of each.
  • Page 119 2.9.1.3. Adjusting Image Quality Use the screen below to adjust the tint and the density of the image. Click to restore the settings to their original configuration. Use the color palette color buttons and quality buttons to make adjustments. Click to return to the Home Screen.
  • Page 120 Click to return to the number of prints input screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Next]. Click to apply the same settings to all of the selected images.
  • Page 121 2.9.1.4. Configuring Print Settings and Printing This is the print image. Use these settings to specify the printer type, print quality, etc. Click to return to the Home Screen. When an image has comment text inserted click here to toggle between [Text] and [No Text] to specify whether the text should be included in the print.
  • Page 122 Returns to the screen under "Adjusting Image Quality". After all the settings are the way you want, click [Print]. When multiple images are selected, click to scroll between them.
  • Page 123: Layout Printing

    2.9.2. Layout Printing 2.9.2.1. Selecting the Layout Click to select the layout you want. Click to return to the print type selection screen. After all selecting the layout, click the [Next] button. Click to return to the Home Screen. Displays the number of images that can be inserted into the currently selected layout.
  • Page 124 2.9.2.2. Selecting Images for the Layout Click an image or drag across a range of images to select them. Clicking a selected image deselects it. Double-clicking an image will enlarge it. Selected images are the ones that have a check mark. Important! Printing is supported for snapshots only.
  • Page 125 Shows the number of selected images and the data size. Up to 30 images can be selected. After all selecting the images you want, click the [Next] button. Double-click a selected image to enlarge it. Click to de-select all currently selected images.
  • Page 126 2.9.2.3. Inserting Images into Layout Frames After selecting a layout, you can insert images into the layout frames. Drag an image from the list along the top of the display and drop it into a layout frame to replace the image that is currently in the layout frame.
  • Page 127 Click [Next].
  • Page 128 2.9.2.4. Inserting Comment Text into a Layout You can use the screen below to inert comment text into a layout. Comments are displayed in the preview. Click to return to the image insert screen. Input the comment text here. To input multiple comments, click [Insert Comment] after inputting a comment and input another one.
  • Page 129 The following shows an example image with comment text inserted. After everything is the way you want, click [Next].
  • Page 130 2.9.2.5. Adjusting Image Quality Use the screen below to adjust the tint and the density of the image. Click to restore the settings to their original configuration. Use the color palette color buttons and quality buttons to make adjustments. Click to return to the Home Screen.
  • Page 131 Click to apply the same settings Click to return to the image insert screen. to all of the selected images. After everything is the way you want, click [Next].
  • Page 132 2.9.2.6. Configuring Print Settings and Printing This is the print image. Use these settings to specify the printer type, print quality, etc. Returns to the screen under "Adjusting Image Quality". After everything is the way you want, click [Print]. Click to return to the Home Screen.
  • Page 133: Jacket Printing

    2.9.3. Jacket Printing You can create and print original jackets for your HOT ALBUM disk cases. 2.9.3.1. Creating and Printing a Disk Case Jacket First, design the jacket. ・ Select the jacket background. ・ Check and edit the title and date, and change text attributes. ・...
  • Page 134 Click to return to the [select the type of printing] screen. When everything is the way you want, [Next]. Use this palette to change the font and color of the title and date.
  • Page 135 2.9.3.2. Configuring Print Settings and Printing Click to return to the Home Screen. Click to return to the design selection screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Print]. After printing is complete, click [Return to Home screen]. This is the print image.
  • Page 136: Ordering Prints

    2.10. Ordering Prints You can select images from an album saved with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM and created data you can use when ordering prints. Save the order data to a memory card or CDD-R, and then take the media to a print service to order the prints.
  • Page 137: Selecting Images And Specifying The Number Of Copies

    2.10.1. Selecting Images and Specifying the Number of Copies Click an image to select it, or use the [+] and [-] buttons to specify the number of copies to be printed. This area can be used to select images across multiple albums. Click to return to the Home Screen.
  • Page 138 Click to change the size of the thumbnails. Shows the total number of prints. To print all photos, use the + and - buttons to specify the number of prints of each. Click to return to the previous screen. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Next].
  • Page 139: Checking The Print Data

    2.10.2. Checking the Print Data You can check the selected images and the number of copies to be printed of each on the display. If everything is the way you want, click [Next].
  • Page 140: Saving The Order Data

    2.10.3. Saving the Order Data Click a button to select either memory card or CD-R storage. Important! ・ Be sure to use a blank memory card (one that does not have any other data on it). ・ In the case of a CD-R, use a new disk (one that does not have any other data on it).
  • Page 141 The following is the screen that appears when you select memory card storage. The following is the screen that appears when you select CD-R storage. Your computer's CD drive also will open automatically at this time, so load a CD-R and then click [Next].
  • Page 142 When everything is ready, click [Home Screen].
  • Page 143: Using The Album View

    2.11. Using the Album View Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM lets you display images an in album view that looks like a virtual photo album or in a slideshow, in addition to the basic image list. You can use the album view to browse through your images on a screen that resembles a paper album.
  • Page 144 This displays the album view cover page. The first image in the album is the one that appears on the album view cover. You can change the album view cover page image, if you want. Album title Click to turn the album view pages. Click to scroll between cover images.
  • Page 145: Using The Album View

    2.11.1. Using the Album View Turning the page from the album view cover displays two facing pages, with four images per page. Click a blank field to input a title, photographer name, location, or comments. Clicking the [Clear] button clears the input date and returns to the initial default.
  • Page 146 The following shows pages with comment text. Click to switch between display of comments and shooting information. The following shows pages with image information. You can use the image information to display the image size, recording date and time, camera type, etc.
  • Page 147 You also can change the page style to eight images per page. In this case, only image titles and recording dates are included.
  • Page 148: Printing The Album View

    2.11.2. Printing the Album View You can print the album view and bind the printed pages together into a paper album. Click to return to the Home Screen. Click to return to the album view screen. After everything is the way you want, click [Print]. Click to scroll between album pages.
  • Page 149: Slideshow

    2.12. Slideshow You can view images in a slideshow that scrolls automatically through the images in an album. When writing data to a HOT ALBUM disk, you also can include background music that plays during the slideshow. You also can use a variety of different slide change effects when viewing a slideshow on a computer.
  • Page 150 This will start the slideshow automatically. Any comment text you inserted while editing the album will also appear. Click to return to the Home Screen. When playing a slideshow of a HOT ALBUM, click to configure slideshow settings. Use these controls to stop and restart slideshow playback, and to scroll between images.
  • Page 151: Modifying Slideshow Settings

    2.12.1. Modifying Slideshow Settings You can use slideshow settings to modify the background music and slideshow effect settings. Musing Settings Tab Use this tab to select the background music, etc. Go to "Music Settings". Slide Effect Settings Tab Use this tab to configure slide change effect settings. Go to "Configuring the Slide Effect".
  • Page 152 The initial default selection for background music is music that is written on the HOT ALBUM disk. You can change to different background music, if you want. You can use other music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM, or you can use a WAV format music file.
  • Page 153 To add music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM Click the name of the music you want to select. Click [OK]. ③ To add music from a music file On your computer, select the WAV file you want to add.
  • Page 154  Configuring the Slide Effect The slide effect is the effect applied when one slide changes to the next. The initial default setting is "Random." Click the Slide Effects Settings tab to display its settings. Select the slide effect you want to use from this list.
  • Page 155 Check the slide effect on the preview image. Use this setting to adjust the speed of the slide effect. When the setting is the way you want, click [OK].
  • Page 156: Using Hot Album Viewer

    3.1. Using HOT ALBUM VIEWER When you write an album of photos to a HOT ALBUM disk, HOT ALBUM Viewer software is also written to the disk for viewing.. This means that albums on a HOT ALBUM disk can be viewed even on a computer that does not have Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM installed.
  • Page 157 Placing a HOT ALBUM disk that contains album data into a computer's optical disk drive will cause HOT ALBUM Viewer to start up automatically. The screen will differ slightly depending upon whether the computer has Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM installed.
  • Page 158: Zooming Photos

    3.2. Zooming Photos Clicking a photo or dragging across a range of photos to select them will cause the [View Photo] button to become active. This will enlarge a single photo. Double-clicking a photo also will enlarge it.
  • Page 159 Image shooting information. 3.3. Click to return to the image list. Click the [Prev] and [Next] buttons to scroll between images. When there is only one image selected, these buttons scroll through all of the images on the disk. If multiple images are selected, these buttons scroll between the currently selected images only.
  • Page 160: Viewing A Slideshow

    Viewing a Slideshow You can view photos in a slideshow that scrolls automatically through the photos in an album. When writing data to a HOT ALBUM disk, you also can include background music that plays during the slideshow. You also can use a variety of different slide change effects when viewing a slideshow on a computer.
  • Page 161 Click the [Slide show] button to start the slideshow. Any comment text you inserted while editing the album will also appear. Click to return to the image list. Click to configure slideshow settings. Use these controls to stop and restart slideshow playback, and to scroll between images.
  • Page 162 Modifying Slideshow Settings You can use slideshow settings to modify the background music and slideshow effect settings. Music Settings Tab Use this tab to configure background music settings.  Slide Effect Settings Tab Use this tab to configure slide change effect settings.
  • Page 163 The initial default selection for background music is music that is written on the HOT ALBUM disk. You can change to different background music, if you want. You can use other music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM, or you can use a WAV format music file.
  • Page 164 To add music that comes with Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM On the Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM music selection screen, click the [From Built-in Music] button. Click the name of the music you want. Click the [OK] button. To add music from a music file On the Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM music selection screen, click the [From Other Music Files] button.
  • Page 165  Configuring the Slide Effect The slide effect is the effect applied when one slide changes to the next. The initial default setting is "All (Random)." Click a slide effect in this list to select it.
  • Page 166 Check the slide effect on the preview image. Use this setting to adjust the speed of the slide effect. When the setting is the way you want, click [OK].
  • Page 167: Ordering Prints From A Print Service

    3.4. Ordering Prints from a Print Service You can create data for ordering prints from a print service using photos on a HOT ALBUM disk. Important! Printing is supported for snapshots only. Be sure to use a blank memory card that does not contain any other data. Click the [Order Prints] button.
  • Page 168 Selecting Photos and Specifying the Number of Copies Click a photo to select it, or use the [+] and [-] buttons to specify the number of copies to be printed. Click an image to toggle it between selected (1 image) and unselected. You can use the + and - buttons to specify the number of prints.
  • Page 169 Checking the Print Data You can check the selected photos and the number of copies to be printed of each on the display. After all the settings are the way you want, click [Next]. Once the program determines that the memory card is blank, it will save the specified data to the card.
  • Page 170 This screen indicates that the save operation is in progress. Click the [OK] button to return to the [?] screen.
  • Page 171: Copying Photos To A Folder

    3.5. Copying Photos to a Folder The photos on a HOT ALBUM disk can be copied to a specific folder on a computer. Select the photos you want to copy and then click [Copy to Folder]. A folder tree that shows the contents of your computers hard disk appear on the display, so you can select the folder you want.
  • Page 172: Saving Photos To A Computer

     [Install Photos and Application] If this button appears, it means that the computer does not have Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM installed. Clicking [Install Photos and Application] will install Photo Loader with HOT ALBUM and save the photo album to the computer.
  • Page 174: Viewing Hot Album Disks On A Tv Screen

    Viewing HOT ALBUM Disks on a TV Screen The HOT ALBUM disk is a hybrid that can be played back on a DVD player/recording to view a slideshow of its photos. The slideshow can be viewed on a DVD player that supports Video-CD (VCD) 2.0 playback. Note, however, that playback is limited to the NTSC video signal equipment used in Japan and the United States.

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