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  • Page 1: Photo Manager

    Photo Manager user manual...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Photo Manager Quick Start Guide...5 Album Manager icons ...……………………….…………………………………..6 Task Bar controls………………………………..……………………….………..7 Thumbnail Tools …..……...………………………..……………………………...8 Using the Album Manager...9 Working with your digital camera... 9 Creating a New Album... 9 Renaming an Album ... 9 Moving photos... 10 Duplicating an Album... 10 Deleting an Album...

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    About this User Manual This manual describes the Photo Manager software. Information in this document has been carefully checked for accuracy. However, no guarantee is given to the correctness of the contents. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. Copyright Copyright ©...

  • Page 4: Welcome To Photo Manager

    Welcome to the Photo Manager! Photo Manager is the ideal photo management solution for organizing photos that are transferred from your digital camera to your computer. Photo Manager gives you the ability to categorize, move, copy and edit your photos in an intuitive, user-friendly environment. The Photo Manager software is created for Windows OS users.

  • Page 5: Installing Photo Manager

    Installing Photo Manager Insert the supplied installation CD into your CD-ROM drive. Select Install Photo Manager to start installation of the Photo Manager software. Follow all the on-screen instructions to complete installation. After installation, the Photo è Manager icon appears on your desktop.

  • Page 6: Photo Manager Quick Start Guide

    Photo Manager Quick Guide Album Manager Lets you manage your photos in ‘Albums’ whether they’re on your computer or still on your digital camera. Thumbnail display Shows you the contents of your selected Album. Task Bar Contains tools for working with your photos.

  • Page 7: Album Manager Icons

    Album Manager icons Creates a new Album New Album for organizing your images. Makes a copy of Duplicate Album an existing Album. Delete Album Removes Album. Album Properties Lets you view details of any Album. Albums Displays Albums organized in various ways.

  • Page 8: Task Bar Controls

    Task Bar controls Enhance Provides tools to brighten, darken, and modify your photos. Hi-res generator Lets you convert your photos to a higher resolution. Crop Provides size options to crop your photos to the size and view you want. Whiteboard processor Assists you in cleaning up photos of notes written on whiteboards often found in offices and schools.

  • Page 9: Thumbnail Tools

    Thumbnail Tools Zoom in zooms in on a selected image/ enlarges (M/L) all photos in Thumbnail mode. Zoom ratio displays the magnification level. Zoom out zooms out from a selected image/ shrinks (S/M) all photos in Thumbnail mode. Select all selects all images in the Album.

  • Page 10: Using The Album Manager

    The fastest and easiest way to create an Album for your photos is to launch Photo Manager when your digital camera is attached to your computer and turned on. With Windows ME and higher, the camera is detected automatically and a new temporary Removable Drive is created. Photo Manager also automatically recognizes the camera when it has been attached and it scans the camera’s memory for photos.

  • Page 11: Moving Photos

    Moving photos/ Duplicating To move a photo between Albums You can move a photo from one Album to another. Drag the photo from the Thumbnail display to the Album that is to be its destination. From the Album Manager panel, select the Album where you placed the photo.

  • Page 12: Deleting An Album

    Deleting an Album Properties To delete a photo collection from your hard drive you can either remove them individually from a given Album or delete the entire Album. To remove an Album Select the Album to be removed. Click the Delete Album icon The Delete Confirmation dialog box appears.

  • Page 13: Importing Photos

    Importing Photos If you have photos on your computer created from another device (such as a digital video camera), you can easily import them into this program to enhance and manage them. Close Photo Manager. Locate the folder containing the files you’d like to import. In Windows Explorer, drag your file to Pictures/Photo Manager/films.

  • Page 14: The Task Bar

    The Task Bar The task bar is where the Photo Manager’s core functionality resides. Here you can enhance photos, generate high-resolution images, process photos of whiteboards, and copy photos from your Albums to other locations. Enhance Click Enhance on the task bar to access the Photo Enhancement window to edit and enhance photos.

  • Page 15: Portrait Photo Mode

    Portrait photo mode Portrait mode is optimized for working with photos of people and contains the following tools: Skin Clear, Salon Effect, Color Cast Removal, and Enhance Tone (which has additional tools available). Skin Clear – This filter applies a “bridal veil” effect to the person in the center of the photograph, removing blemishes to even out skin tone.

  • Page 16: Landscape Photo Mode

    Landscape photo mode Landscape mode is best suited for working with landscapes or images that have a broader focus. The following tools may be used when working in this mode: Vivid, Colorful, Color Cast Removal, and Enhance Tone (same operation as the tools in Portrait mode.) Vivid –...

  • Page 17: Mixed Photo Mode

    Mixed photo mode Reset Hi-res generator Portrait and landscape mixed photo mode combines the best features of Portrait and Landscape modes. While the enhancement level is not as fine as using either Portrait or Landscape modes alone, it is useful for blending both properties within a photo.

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    To increase a photo’s resolution In the Thumbnail display, select the photo to be modified. Click the High-res generator icon bar. In the Hi-resolution Generator, use the control panel slider to adjust the image size. The higher the resolution, the larger the subsequent file size will be.

  • Page 19: Crop

    Crop This tool is useful when you want to create a selected crop area as the new subject of your photo. In the Thumbnail display, select the photo to be modified. Click the Crop icon Select your size option from the Crop dialogue box. For speed, select one of the 6 preset sizes.

  • Page 20: Whiteboard Processor

    Whiteboard processor The Whiteboard processor is specifically designed for cleaning up photos of notes written on whiteboards as used in offices and schools. You can also clean up scanned paperwork. To process a whiteboard photo or scanned text document In the Thumbnail display, double-click the photo to be modified. In the Whiteboard processor, select Document source.

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    Select your Output color depth option: Choose Color to process the image as a photo. Choose Line art to process the image as a scanned document. Click the Photo clean button to process the image according to the options you selected. Use the Move the slider to the left to restore some of the original image.

  • Page 22: Saving Photos To Your Pc

    Saving photos to your PC You can copy photos from a digital camera connected to your PC using from the Task Bar. You can also move photos from one Album to other locations on your computer. To copy photos Select the thumbnails of the photos you’d like to copy by pressing either the Ctrl-key or the Shift-key as you click the photos with your mouse.

  • Page 23: Configuring Photo Manager

    User Selectable – Displays the Welcome screen each time Photo Manager starts, allowing you to choose how you want to begin using the program (such as going directly to your digital camera’s photos, or moving photos from one location to another).

  • Page 24: The Thumbnail Display

    The Thumbnail display The Thumbnail display lets you view thumbnails of all the photos in your Photo Album library. You can view them individually, zoom in or out on them, rotate them, copy them, and delete them. There are 2 ways you can work with photos in the Thumbnail display: Select a thumbnail and then click a tool from the Thumbnail tool bar (right).

  • Page 25: Zooming With Thumbnails

    Zooming with Thumbnails Use the zoom tools to enlarge or decrease the size of all of the thumbnails in the display area. In Thumbnail mode, the zoom ratio L (Large), M (Medium) and S (Small) is displayed between the two zoom tools. Zooming with photos In photo mode, the zoom ratio displays the percentage of zoom that you have applied to the photo.

  • Page 26: Rotating Photos

    Photo mode has its own navigation system for moving through the contents of an Album. When you return to thumbnail mode, these controls are hidden. The controls are: First photo – shows the first photo in the current Album. Previous photo – returns to the last photo viewed. Album total –...

  • Page 27: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem When I unplug the camera in Windows ME or Windows 2000, an error message is generated. Photos copied from my computer to my camera are not visible in Photo Manager. The Whiteboard processor, Enhancement and Hi- res generator icons are grayed out when I select multiple-photos.

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    Problem Why does the Monitor Program launch after every re-boot? Possible cause This is not a problem but a default feature. Monitor Program allows you to easily manage your photos by having Photo Manager detect for any new photos whenever you connect your digital camera to your computer.

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