The Magic of Digital Photography

User Guide
Introduction Thank you for choosing the digital photography toolkit Shortcut Photo Studio. Shortcut Photo Studio 9 includes all the great photography and photo-archival abilities of Shortcut Photo Studio 8, plus many more. We firmly believe that Shortcut Photo Studio will become an irreplaceable aid for your digital photography work, be you an amateur or a professional. We wish you many successes in the world of digital photography!

Contents

Minimum System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Installing the Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Classic, Home, and Professional Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Program Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Managing Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 The Navigator Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Preview/Information Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Histogram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 The Browser Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Thumbnails Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Details Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Sorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Keywords Pane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Descriptions Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 The Display Filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Status Bar Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 File Types Displayed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 The Editor Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Export to PDF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Convert to Bitmap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Printing a Single Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 The Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Plug-In Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Changing Color Depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Pre-Print Color Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Show Focus Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Zoom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Panning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Cropping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Horizon Leveling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Collinearity Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Red Eye Reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Clone Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Paintbrush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Fill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Rectangular Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lasso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Polygonal Lasso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Magic Wand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Paste Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 2

Paste Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Acquiring Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Acquiring from a Disk Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Acquiring Images over the TWAIN Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Acquiring Images from the Clipboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Screen Captures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Acquiring Images from the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Acquire images from Canon RAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Some Notes on the RAW Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Image Effects and Editing and Enhancing Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 The Universal Image Operations Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Lossy JPEG Compression and Lossless Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Rotation and Flipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Rotating Left/Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Specific Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Flipping Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Adjust Rotation via EXIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Rotating to an Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Set EXIF Orientation Flag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Photo Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Tips on Using the Curves Window: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Edit Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Edit Color Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Enhance Exposure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Combined Image Edits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Unsharp Mask . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Sharpen/Blur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Smart Sharpen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Enhance Shadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Correcting Image Defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Chromatic Aberration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Barrel/Pincushion Distortion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Vignetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Interlacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Image Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Convert to Grayscale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Channel Mixing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Color Toning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Old Photograph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Add Grain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Explosion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Oil Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Waves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Pencil Drawing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 3

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Remove EXIF Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Play Audio Note . 43 Contour Detection . . . . . 45 3D Buttons . 45 Convert to ICC Profile . . . . . . . . . 49 Exporting and Importing Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Fading Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Canvas Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pixelization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Convert File Format . . . 52 Stop Audio . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Text Overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Remove Digital Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Convert to ICC Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Data Import/Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Specific Crop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Set Date using EXIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Equalize Histogram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Digital Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Embossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Importing Information from ACDSee™ 5 . . . . . . 48 Edit Canvas and Borders . . . . . 52 Check Digital Signature . . . . . 53 Picture Rating. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Managing Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Edit Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Remove Data Blocks from JPEG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Add EXIF Preview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Scan for Keywords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Backing Information Up And Restoring It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Custom Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . 43 Negative . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Audio Note . . . . . . . . . 45 Soft Shadow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Generating File Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Resize. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Image Overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Other Image Manipulation Commands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Advanced Resize . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Add Digital Signature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Remove EXIF Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Fix EXIF Marker Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Delete EXIF Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Information. . . 46 Batch Enhancement using PIM. .

. . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Publish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Remove GPS Data . . . . . . . . . . 72 5 . . 63 Contact Sheets . . . . . . . . 53 Assign GPS Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Completion . . . . . . . . . . . 57 CD Compilations . . . . . . . . . 58 Add Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Create Web Gallery . . . . . 62 Printing a Single Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .GPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Create New Archive . 55 Organize Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Panoramas . 71 FTP Upload . . . . . . 68 Panorama Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Sending Pictures by E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Materializing Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 How to Take Pictures for a Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 The Keywords Pane—Keywords and Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Batch Renaming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Paper Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Burning . . 62 Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Burn Image CDs and DVDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Image Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Cropping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Overlap Settings . . . . . . 62 Templates . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Searching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Remove Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Batch Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Arranging Shots for a Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Media Archive . . 57 Albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Displaying GPS Data . . . . . . 57 Web Albums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 PDF Slideshows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Join images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Wallpaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Search and Replace . . . . . . . . . 69 3D Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Exporting Images and Printing Multiple Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Remove Large Previews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Batch EXIF Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Rename Medium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Media Archive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Copyright . . . . . . . . . 73 DVD Slideshow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Supported Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Save ISO File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loading. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Color Management . . . . . 76 Thumbnails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Save CD Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Folders . . . 81 Custom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Contact . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Program Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 RAW Format . 80 Saving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Calibrating Your Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and Restoring Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Signing Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Appearance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Helper Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Integration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Keyboard Shortcuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Variable Text . . . . . . . . . 75 Thumbnail Caching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 General . . 92 Support for Canon Cameras . . . . 76 Thumbnail Appearance. . . . . 96 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Burning Video CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Troubleshooting Photo Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ADO and JET (MDAC 2. If you are asked to restart your computer after installation. especially if you plan to be using the program’s features for burning CDs. These libraries are a standard part of the Windows Me/2000/XP operating systems. we recommend that you work in Windows 2000 or XP. we recommend that you really do so.Minimum System Requirements OS: Windows 98/Me. We recommend at least 150 MB of free space on your system disk at the moment of installation. you will need to install them. you will want to install the drivers that are needed for burning to function properly in Shortcut Photo Studio. a fast processor with MMX and SSE support will make things more comfortable for the above-mentioned kinds of work. etc. Note: If you are using Shortcut Photo Studio Professional and you have a CD/DVD burner on your computer. 7 .5) libraries must be installed on the computer. In order for the media archive functions to work properly. above all. due to their better support for such work. Likewise. We recommend that you exceed the above requirements in terms of.0 Processor: Intel-compatible 300+ MHz processor Memory: 128 MB RAM HDD: 80 MB of free disk space Resolution: 800 × 600 High Color Minimum System Requirements for Advanced Work Work with a large number of photographs and with panoramas makes especially large demands on system resources. If you are using Windows 2000 or XP. then make sure that you have Administrator access to your system while installing this software. memory: you will be more comfortable with at least 512 MB of RAM. Also note that when you are processing large numbers of photographs in Shortcut Photo Studio. Windows 2000/XP. MSIE 5. make sure that your computer hardware meets the program’s minimum requirements. You can find both of these sets of drivers on the installation CD. Installing the Program Before installing the program. Windows 98 does not contain these libraries and thus on computers running Windows 98.

quick selecting of the maximum areas that can be cropped for given ratios. and create new folders named automatically using images’ dates of download or their picture-taken dates • direct download from Canon cameras with no loss of EXIF data • Canon RAW (CRW. Environment: • fully resizable and graphic environment. and a warning when overwriting files). saving of previews into JPEG. TIFF. including presets for the ratios of sides commonly used in photography. copying/renaming/moving from the Editor and during slideshows. folder thumbnails • extended information under previews • custom bubble help (tooltips) • easy launching of programs of your choice from the Browser right-click menu • visited-folders history • advanced file management features. CR2) processing • scanning in of images using any TWAIN scanner • import of images from the Windows Clipboard • import of images via an advanced screenshot tool • downloading of images directly from the Web Work with Images in the Editor • Paste Image tool—for pasting one part of an image to another part of it* • fixed-ratio and fixed-size cropping. have text (author and copyright) added automatically to pictures’ EXIF data. pre-loading of thumbnails up to the end of a folder. lasso. polygonal lasso. speed indicators. TIFF. PSD. PSD. and RAW files Acquiring Images • you can download digital photographs from connected devices with USB storage support. and magic wand for freeform selection of parts of an image. all with support for anti-aliasing* 8 . and custom fixed sizes • selection tools: rectangle. with support for skins • any number of the program’s Browser and Editor windows may be open simultaneously • floating Preview and Information windows* • a Tutorials window with recommended procedures for beginning users* • customizable keyboard shortcuts for menu items* • items in the Editor and Browser menus are hidable* • customizable Browser and Editor toolbars • configurable listing in the Information window • icons for picture files of registered types make it easy to tell formats apart • special instructions and a special image and graphic for monitor calibration • savable/loadable presets throughout the program • image thumbnails. download new images only. New features are marked with an asterisk*. an option to rename files upon filename collisions. a file operations window (with a progress bar. custom ratios.Features In this section. you can find a brief overview of Shortcut Photo Studio 9’s features. landscape/portrait auto-fit. and RAW files. comparison of files’ contents • display of EXIF previews saved in JPEG.

fields for entering curve input/output levels* • automatic white balancing. etc. with eyedropper-based color selection • a clone stamp for retouching work • customizable default zoom level (fit to screen. special Sharpen filter* • histogram display and a display that highlights blowout and underexposure* • shadow brightening Defect Correction Functions: • noise reduction • removal of interlacing in images taken from video • correction of barrel/pincushion distortion • anti-vignetting • correction of chromatic defects (aberrations) 9 . and lightness—both classical editing and “lights only” and “shadows only” editing • edits to color temperature.1°. during browsing. and 1:1) and a “zoom lock. and contrast (including autocorrection). editing of hue. or automatically to match proportions or EXIF orientation • automatic rotation of images to match their EXIF orientation marker during work with them (when opening them in the Editor.• “iron” tool for removing small irregularities • fill and brush tools • multi-step Undo/Redo • leveling of horizons and verticals (repairing of photos accidentally shot at a slant) • correction of collinearity (tumbling lines) • correction of bad perspective • red eye reduction. all with three intensity levels and three modes • balancing of an image’s histogram. fit shorter side to screen. and enhancement of dark areas. brightness.) and including resharpening • rotation – by 90° or increments of 0. improvement of overly high/low contrast and of over/underexposed photos. unsharp mask. during export for the Web). auto-balancing based on RGB elements. saturation.” for maintaining zoom while moving from picture to picture • display of active focusing points for unedited photos from Canon DSLRs Basic Image Manipulation Commands • resizing using advanced algorithms (Lanczos. Mitchell. intended white color/intended gray color can be set using eyedropper • automatic improvement of exposure. • settings for canvas and inside/outside borders • horizontal and vertical flipping • file format conversion • canvas size function Image Enhancement Functions • editing of the levels of an image’s Red/Green/Blue (RGB) elements. automatic white balancing. gamma correction • “Batch filter” function—for user-defined series of operations on one or more pictures* • 16 bits/channel support within most image editing filters* • advanced editing of histogram levels using curves. all in three modes. • sharpening and blurring.

exposure length. and for IPTC.)*. including option to shift all times and dates by a certain amount (useful when e. DNG—Digital Negative) • support for all Paint Shop Pro formats version 6 and up • support for the Adobe Photoshop format. etc. import of information from ACD™ Systems ACDSee™ 5 • generating file lists • setting of photo files’ time and date by EXIF data.g.Image Effects: • support within the Editor for 8bf plug-in modules from Adobe® Photoshop®* • color toning • text overlays. including justifying and line spacing* • image overlays • channel mixing • desaturation. indication of the presence of GPS coordinates via a thumbnail icon* • image ratings • thumbnails of video files in the Browser* • renaming of files in the Browser—the program can automatically offer a name based on analysis of existing file and folder names* • digital signatures for JPEG and TIFF files • full support for the EXIF standard up to version 2. contour detection. and focus) • offline media archival. oil painting. including automatic overlaying of EXIF data and support for relative text size and multi-line text. configurable display of holidays as free days* • a panel for quickly adding descriptions to photo in the Browser and in the slideshow function* • Assign GPS Information for importing coordinates from a GPS device’s track log into a picture’s metadata*. and sorting.2. Nikon. ISO. and “envelopes”—specially-shaped. Sony. including thumbnails • functions and support for easily sorting photos into “albums”—Windows folders containing shortcuts • support for proprietary EXIF data formats (MakerNotes) of all major camera manufacturers. pencil drawing. description. drag & drop of keywords straight onto files in the browser • searching.) • traditional Windows file operations • batch file renaming and conversion 10 . grayscale—customizable. Olympus. pixelization • embossing. import of keyword lists from images themselves. negative and antique-photo effects • envelopes and 3D buttons • fading borders and soft shadows • image overlays. Minolta. 3D buttons. soft-fading borders for images • film grain effect Organizing Pictures • “search and replace” function for text information stored in the image (e. including backup and restoration (including all markers) • editing of EXIF picture information. waves. EXIF notes and audio notes. author. etc. the wrong time is set in a camera) • keywords with support for categories (tree structure). including Canon and Olympus • import and export of descriptions. f-stop. several modes • explosion. Pentax. filtering. exposure time. including technical information (date taken. selection by EXIF data (ISO.g. including functions to sort and search through images based on their picture information • support for previews and EXIF information for images in major RAW variants (Canon.

by DPI. including resizing during conversion* 11 . now with support for direct composition of vertical panoramas* • 3D Photo (anaglyph) maker. transfer to the Clipboard to ease attaching of the readied pictures to an existing e-mail*. and EPSON Print Image Matching III (PIM) • template-based printing/export—with 260 templates • fully editable print jobs • print jobs can be saved and reused • print jobs can be exported to PDF • PDF slideshow—creation of presentations in the PDF format. with support for automatic discovery of source pictures’ shared points* • advanced printing from the editor (full page. configurable zoom level. size warnings. Basic (no-configuration) and advanced slideshows. ZIP compression. including listing of folders Printing and Export • dynamically generated calendars. work with color profiles. or custom dimensions) • burning of pictures to CD/DVD—along with a freeware CD viewer—and to the Video CD format • support for color management. bolding and italicizing • custom sorting includes folders • file list generation. batch assignment of ICC profiles • variable text (text filled in from picture information)—new types. progress bar during page generation • Web albums support a tree structure and synchronization of changes without the need to re-upload the entire album • slideshow presentations based on any folder or subfolder. customizable display of holidays in calendars* • contact sheet printing and a “paper saver”—printing optimized for the surface of a given page size • Panorama maker that lets you turn a group of shots into a panorama. transition effects*. and automatic conversion to the sRGB profile* • conversion of images into Windows desktop backgrounds.• color management. conversion to JPEG. richer formatting options. savable slideshow settings. histogram and blowout displays. including transition effects and a unified soundtrack • FTP (Web publishing) functions right inside the program • Web gallery publishing wizard—savable/loadable presets. zoom lock for maintaining zoom when switching slides • sending of files by e-mail—with support for resizing. EXIF Print. Options during slideshows include on-screen temporary rotation.

The Home version does not include: PDF slideshows. FTP upload. acquisition from Canon RAW. and vignetting. support for work with 16 bits per color channel. graphical envelopes. contact sheets. batch conversion. and Professional. file searching and filtering. descriptions panel. perspective. unsharp mask. support for 8bf plugin modules. grayscale.” “waves. use the About. removal of EXIF previews. plus the following: panorama making. and 3D buttons. the tool for entering a text overlay from directly inside a picture. levels editing. CD/DVD burning. paper saver. keywords panel. customizable canvas and borders. batch renaming. combined image edits. shadow brightening. To check which out of these versions you are using. calendars. automatic exposure improvement. magic wand. color management and color profiles. correction of chromatic aberration. support for multiple media archives. export to PDF. savable settings for individual filters. • Classic—for beginning users • Home—for everyday work with digital photos • Professional—contains functions that will be most appreciated by experienced digital camera users The Professional version contains all the functions described in this manual. Web galleries.. backup/restoration/deletion of EXIF picture information. digital signing of images (the Home version supports verification only). Curves filter. brush and fill tools. screen capture.” “explosion. 12 .” and “add grain” image effects. internal off-line map.” “detect borders.. the lasso. DVD and Video CD generator. barrel/pincushion distortion. removal etc.” “oil painting. channel mixing. and iron tools. customizable canvas size. running of custom applications. batch filter.” “pencil drawing. color temperature editing. and Professional Versions Shortcut Photo Studio comes in three main versions: Classic. function for searching and replacing inside of picture information. image overlays. slideshow effects. noise removal. clone stamp. bringing in of pictures from the Clipboard. Home. of interlacing. send-by-email. The Classic version has the same functions removed as the Home version. Smart Sharpen filter. command in the Help menu. customizable display of holidays. collinearity editing. printing of a single image from the Editor. the “antique photograph. custom-filter function (convolution matrix). copying within images. grayscale.Classic. 3D photos. soft shadow. polygonal lasso. text overlays. color toning. web image spidering. Home.” “emboss.

Settings  and Help  buttons. To learn the current build number and the active. register. The Help Contents… command. but also several “auxiliary” commands. from which you can control the whole program’s look and feel. The Undock item “frees” a window from the rest of the program and you can now use it independently. i. window. 13 . their positions are firmly fixed within the program’s main window. or [F1]. The Help menu is also where you go to buy. Browser  and Editor  (any number of instances each).. The functions contained in these menus are described in more detail in the text below. | Appearance | Hide buttons in title bars of docked windows. You can apply the Always on Top setting to undocked windows via the right-click menus for their title bars. or upgrade the program.. the button itself is just named “Preview”). registered version for your copy of Shortcut Photo Studio. You can also achieve this using a special button showing an arrow. over the Internet.. On the right side of this bar. The Help menu contains not only help.Program Environment Shortcut Photo Studio is based on a main window. brings up for you the very same manual you’re reading right now. if you have the latest patch for the program. and that meanwhile are tricky for beginners. there are Workspace . There are two sets of buttons in the program’s title bar.e. The buttons’ look will strongly depend on the skin you’re using. all windows are docked. Those on the left affect the display of four kinds of windows: Navigator  (one instance only).. You can reposition windows by clicking their title bars and dragging them to the appropriate places. These buttons each call up a menu when clicked. or one toggleable window. You can choose a skin by using the Preferences item in the Settings menu. see the About. then showing the Skin section of the Preferences dialog. The Tutorials item displays a window that shows procedures for work with the functions and rules that are important for getting the most out of digital photography. The Check for update… item lets you check. as long as that button hasn’t been hidden—see Settings | Preferences. Preview/Information  (two independent instances. Managing Windows Anchored and Floating Windows In the default window arrangement.

and Web Albums. However. not just the standard arrangement with a Navigator and a Preview window in the smaller left section. you can choose from among them using the menu in its title bar. When you display this folder. other information like the current-folder setting is not saved. so you can work with your albums even when not using this program. command. indexing them means storing thumbnails and other photographic information for them on a hard drive. • Web Albums—In this folder. Each such arrangement is called a “workspace. • Media Archive—a folder containing indexes of media. Workspaces Due to the abilities described above. • Albums—Shows the contents of the Albums folder. This will typically by the My Pictures folder (under My Documents) set by Windows. the Browser window.e. you can set where Pictures Mode points to when you first run the program. For more information. and manage a tree structure for the folders in Web albums.. The location of the Albums folder and other special folders is derived from the ZPS Folders setting. The Burn button starts the burn process on the current compilation. The Recalculate button verifies the size of the files on the CD. store... CD Compilations. When opening this folder in the Navigator. the menus and/or icons (in the case of the main window) will also be collapsed to a single summary menu or icon. you create. or using the Workspace menu on the title bar. description. you can arrange the windows in Shortcut Photo Studio in many ways. title. and also using Preferences… | Folders | Pictures after that. see the Web Albums chapter. Compact Program Windows When you shrink the program’s main window. or the Editor window. | Folders | ZPS folders. The Favorites Folders feature provides you quick access to folders you know you’ll be visiting often.. A folder under My Documents (unless you choose a different place) is created with this name and purpose at the time when you install the program. • Tree—You can browse the complete folder structure on your computer using this display mode. a toolbar with navigation buttons appears beneath it. and a Browser window in the larger section on the right. This only saves the window arrangement. and you can change it in Preferences.This means it will behave like an independent Windows application. and settings. Each Web album and Web folder can have its own image. Search Results. • CD compilation—A folder containing compilations ready for burning. Favorites are available through a button on the toolbar of any Browser window. normally on CD. it will have its own button on the Windows Taskbar and will be visible when you press [Alt+Tab]. The contents of the item currently selected in the Navigator are displayed in the Browser in a way that reflects its display mode—most often as thumbnails. This process is described in more detail below. • Pictures—Leads you straight to the folder that you have set as your Pictures folder. respectively.” You can switch among various workspaces using the [Alt+0] through [Alt+9] keyboard shortcuts. i. Media Archive. • ZPS—A shortcut to the folder containing all of Shortcut Photo Studio’s special folders—Albums. “Media” here are archives. A whole Media Archive 14 . The Navigator Window The Navigator window has seven modes. You can store your custom workspaces for later use using the Workspace | Save Workspace. Shortcut Photo Studio “albums” are really just folders containing ordinary Windows shortcuts. a toolbar with burning-related buttons appears beneath it.

The window has two modes—Preview and Information. The Browser Window The Browser contains most of Shortcut Photo Studio’s functions for working with images. use Preferences… | Thumbnail Appearance. the 15 . organizing. you can switch between these modes right within the window’s title-bar menu. or for brightness overall. • Preview—The default mode. use the Settings link at the bottom edge of the Information window. The upcoming sections cover the functions in these menus. Histogram The Histogram function is only relevant for TrueColor images (i. then it is probably underexposed. The menu’s functions are grouped into five categories by the type of work with images they support—acquiring. Clicking the Preview button on the main toolbar and selecting an unchecked item will open a new window. you can autoscroll within a displayed tree by resting the mouse pointer over the appropriate border. Use the Organize | Search… command in the Navigator to search for images. you might say) there are at what brightness levels. In most cases. displays a preview of the image contained in the selected (highlighted) file in the Browser. The vertical axis marks the quantity of these levels within the image. 32-. If there is an excess on the right. To change the display mode. and 48-bit) and for grayscale images. describing. The Browser’s main pane is used to show the current contents of the folder selected in the Navigator. When you first use Shortcut Photo Studio. If only a single instance of the window is open. 24-. A histogram is a graph of what quantities of pixels in an image (the percentages of the image.) • Information—the Information mode shows all possible information about an image—its histogram. The horizontal axis marks the 256 levels of brightness for a given color element. Preview/Information Window This window’s purpose is to enable you to quickly gain information on the current picture. (Clicking and holding down the mouse button can also temporarily show/hide blowout. it is probably overexposed. editing. its picture information. and publishing images.e. The Navigator window supports drag-and-drop-based work. To change the way individual thumbnails are displayed (not their size). • Search Results—the results of searches are automatically saved to this folder as Windows shortcuts.chapter further on in this guide is dedicated to media archive work. Use Copy to Clipboard to send all non-hidden text to the Windows Clipboard. To configure what gets shown here. use either the Display Mode button in a Browser window’s toolbar or in the context menu that is displayed when you right-click on an empty area in the Browser. You can also expand any part of the tree by hovering the mouse cursor over the plus sign that symbolizes that a folder has subfolders. and its EXIF data. During such work. normal photos should make use of the whole width of the histogram. If a picture has excessively high values on the left (among dark tones) and the opposite on the right.

List. a History of visited folders. but it points to folders rather than files). but in the opposite direction. The on-line/offline indicator is only displayed when you are browsing the media archive and indicates whether or not a given file is currently available. author. However. etc. The sort direction for each column is indicated by an arrow next to the name of that column’s property. This function only works for JPEG and TIFF images. Use Settings | Preferences. Small Icons. From top left to bottom right. Left-clicking a column header will sort the images in that column by the corresponding property. etc. Shortcut Photo Studio itself does. Double-clicking any of these icons displays a dialog with the corresponding information. A second click will sort by that column again. description. file moving and copying via drag and drop. Right-clicking a column header brings up a context menu where you can add/remove columns. via EXIF) if available. a digital signature. these note that the picture has: photographic information.. The shortcut symbol indicates that you are working with a shortcut to a file rather than with the file itself. The table’s column headers each show the name of an image property (height.). Details Mode In Details mode. If multiple Browser windows are open. They are then quickly reloaded from the cache when they are needed after that. The exact look of all of these icons will depend on what skin you are using. | Thumbnail Caching to set this cache file’s maximum size and the path to it. The exception is EXIF backups—here. etc. and Details—are the same as in the standard Windows Explorer. format. You can also head over to the Thumbnails tab and tell the program not to load EXIF thumbnails—this is especially useful when you are working with images you have edited in a program that did not save an updated EXIF thumbnail into them. The display of the folder tree in the Navigator “obeys” this window—the Navigator will highlight the folder that is currently being viewed in this window. You can open another Browser window using the Browser icon in the application’s main window. there are icons for Windows shortcuts and an on-line/off-line indicator. and GPS data.). The Browser in Shortcut Photo Studio is used in nearly the same way as the standard Explorer in Windows. 16 . Shortcut Photo Studio uses thumbnails stored inside of images themselves (e. Clicking and dragging a property will move its column to another position. At the bottom of each thumbnail. and otherwise generates them upon first browsing and then caches them to a special file.. text information about files is displayed in a table. Small icons appear on thumbnails to indicate the presence or absence of certain image attributes. there’s an icon for what program is registered to the particular file type. the usual file display modes.g. the columns themselves show the corresponding properties. The display of this icon can be turned off in order to speed up the program. generate a new EXIF thumbnail for each image every time you edit it. You can cut down on the amount of disk space used by the cache using the Use JPEG compression for thumbnails and Quality options in the same place. The remaining modes—Large Icons. an opportunity to restore from backup is provided. this slows down the Browser slightly. as well as Favorites (similar to Favorites in Windows. But you can also add an EXIF thumbnail to an image whose EXIF thumbnail is missing or outdated using Information | Manage Information | Add EXIF Preview…. for example. a picture-information backup. It offers. you can also switch among them by using this icon or clicking on the window you want to show. Thumbnails Mode To speed up the browsing of folders with images when in the Thumbnails display mode. At the far right. Double-clicking that icon will open the image in that program. of course. non-keyword text picture information (name. audio notes. keywords. use the corresponding option in Preferences… | Thumbnails for this.Thumbnails display mode is active.

use Information | Descriptions Panel. use the Sort by item in the Browser’s toolbar. use the Assign Keywords to Selection item in the right-click menu. Sorting Files in a folder can be sorted by the individual files’ properties—name. the backgrounds of the lines in this listing are colored to indicate files’ general types (vector. To move to the next picture. In this pane. To bring it up.By default. The Display Filter This filter lets you restrict which files you see as you browse through folders or albums. press [Shift+Enter]. Keywords Pane The keywords pane is one easy way to manage a system of keywords and easily assign them to selected images. All the functions relevant for work with keywords are available from the right-click menu for the keywords pane. you can quickly give pictures a Name. and custom. To batch-assign keywords. hold down the [Ctrl] key while selecting them. making it easy to set up a well-organized tree structure for keywords. Description. Use the Organize | Filter… menu item to configure the display filter. press [Enter]. You can convert any keyword to a category (using Convert to Category in the right-click menu for any keyword). bitmap. file size. To force a new line while writing a description (that is.) If you rest the mouse cursor over an edge of the window while moving things around during a custom sort. You can filter the display by files’ full or partial filename. the display of the entire workspace will automatically scroll in the needed direction. When custom sorting is first turned on for a folder. type. or click the corresponding button in the Browser’s toolbar. (Custom sorting can be turned off using a context menu item. use [Ctrl+Enter]. The keywords in the pane can be organized as a list of individual keywords and of categories. author. Descriptions Panel To quickly and easily add/edit various descriptions for a large number of photos. description. 17 . in its Organize menu. users can freely rearrange the program’s display of the images in a folder. This coloring can be turned off using the Highlight to distinguish bitmap/vector/video/sound option in the Display section of the Preferences window. use the Keywords Pane item in the Information menu. To select multiple keywords at once. etc. You can then simply drag and drop images to the appropriate positions—a red line indicates the position where an image will be placed when dropped. You can use [Ctrl+Tab] to switch between the descriptions panel and the Browser itself. name with smart number sorting. a thumbnail of the file currently under the mouse cursor. use the Descriptions panel. its current sorting is retained. The Details mode will also display. or keywords. and Rating. To turn it on. date. which can in turn contain more keywords and categories. when possible. their date of creation or of last changes. extension. With custom sorting. To change the sorting type. or their EXIF title. To move to the previous picture. or in its right-click menu. All of this information is then automatically written to file as soon as you move to another file. to achieve what you’d normally use Enter for). their size or name.). You can assign keywords to individual images by dragging and dropping them.

floating (undocked) window. If the Browser is doing something at the moment. an icon in the bottom right corner lets you know.Status Bar Information The Browser has a status bar at its bottom. by double-clicking the image’s item in the Browser (normally its thumbnail) and using the Image | Edit Image… menu item. The contents of these menus are described in more detail below. The Editor Window The Editor window is used for viewing and editing individual images. (This setting is also used for the status bar in the Editor.. View. This way. use Preferences… | Display. You can open new Editor windows by holding down [Ctrl] and double-clicking an image’s thumbnail (or item. by including icons for folders alongside the thumbnails for images. This information can be configured using Preferences… | General | Status Bar Information. Normally. or by pressing [Enter]. and video formats that are supported by it. and Tools. To associate image formats with the Editor. item in the toolbar’s context menu or using Settings | Custom….. Five menus are available from the Editor’s title bar: File. via either [Ctrl+F] or a click of your mouse wheel (if you’re using a wheeled mouse). or using the Image | Edit Image in New Window… item in a Browser window’s menu. Edit. using the Edit. The buttons in the toolbar can be customized as needed. and you even can have it be the associated image editor in Windows for any supported image formats of your choice. Shortcut Photo Studio displays all files that are in any graphics. There are three ways to call up the Editor: by clicking the Editor icon in the program’s main window. The Show folders in Browser setting over there will also affect the appearance of the file display. the first Editor opens in a new. The left side of this status bar contains information related to the currently selected image. you can always have the functions you use the most right at hand. press [Esc] or [Alt+F4]. File Types Displayed By default. The options toolbar automatically changes to show options appropriate for the active tool. The right side displays other information—the total number of objects in the current folder and the total size of all selected files. The first button in the “uncustomized” toolbar serves for quickly switching from the Editor to the Browser (the [Enter] key can also be used for this). The buttons after it serve for quick movement to the next or previous file in a folder. To open the Editor in a docked window. Note that you can switch the editor to full-screen mode. like loading thumbnails in the background. (If you have Preferences… | Editor | Use mouse wheel to move among pictures turned on. then the Editor option in the dropdown at the top of the Custom window.) Pressing [Ctrl+Enter] or [F3] in the Editor window starts a slideshow from the currently active image. Selection. You can launch the Editor independently. Under its title bar there is a main toolbar and an “alternatives” toolbar. when using a non-thumbnail listing type). then you can use the mouse wheel to do the same. sound.) More information on creating and editing formatting strings can be found in the Variable Text chapter. To show or hide various file types. use the Integration section of the Preferences dialog. 18 .

which is only available in the Editor. Pictures in a PDF will often be photos straight from the camera. use the Text Export Method setting. The Bitmap resampling option will help here..Export to PDF The File | Export to PDF [Ctrl+Shift+E] function lets you convert a print output (ZMP) file you’ve generated (see the section on the Publish | Print & Export… [Ctrl+P] Browser command) into a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. A printing dialog with a wide range of print setup options will then appear. this may be the best option—it will save space. like photographs). at the end of the Print and Export wizard provided by the main part of Shortcut Photo Studio. the PDF will open up in whatever program it would launch if you double-clicked it in Windows (its “associated” program). use the File | Print… menu item [Ctrl+P]. in the PDF. This will normally be Adobe Reader. 150 DPI is typical. copied.. PDF documents contain Title. In the conversion dialog. etc. You will normally want to take all the fonts contained in a given drawing and embed them in the output PDF upon conversion. compression quality. For PDFs meant to be read on-screen. You can convert multiple pages into a bitmap using Save as Bitmaps. JPEG compression is best for TrueColor images (images with access to the most colors a computer can normally provide. this attribute that ensures that the PDF viewer will interpolate the image when it is viewed at a zoom level other than 100%. Author and Keywords attributes. On its basis. this is compression level. for draft-quality printing. Below the compression type are more detailed compression settings. command lets you convert a vector image or a print output file into a bitmap. since no font file will need to be embedded. you will want to convert fonts to curves instead. For ZIP compression. To control this aspect of the PDF. Printing a Single Image For printing a single image. Typically. for high-quality printing. the page borders are set automatically so that as much of the print page’s printable area as possible is utilized.. The Resampling method setting sets the method used to resample (shrink) the images. and for JPEG. The DPI for vector transparency sets the level of quality to be used for places in a PDF that have vector transparency. Other items in this dialog set other PDF conversion parameters. The Properties… button calls up your printer’s standard print-settings 19 . to ensure that the drawing is displayed correctly no matter what fonts are on the computer where it is viewed. 300 DPI or more is best. Subject. since the drawing will only be presented at the lower quality provided by a screen or a home printer. 96 DPI should be enough. Checking the Automatically open in browser upon export option means that immediately when you finish the export. Work with the DPI level here is the same as when resampling bitmaps. Smooth bitmaps in browser gives a special attribute to each image in the resulting PDF file. But in some cases. you can choose the basis to be used for setting the bitmap’s size: DPI. Convert to Bitmap The Editor’s File | Convert to Bitmap. or a fixed target size in pixels. ZIP is best for other types. Printer lets you select a particular printer from the list of all installed printers. You can get the highest output quality by using the Supersampling method. The Compress text and vectors and Compress fonts options ensure that ZIP compression will be used when storing text and vectors. If a document only contains a little text. and/or fonts.. it’s best to use some type of Image Compression. and you generally will not want to use these at their original level of quality. which you can set in the Set PDF Export Parameters dialog. But it is also disadvantageous in the sense that no operations can be performed on the text—it cannot be searched through.

JPEG. borders are added or the image is cropped (depending on your choice here) to fit the picture within your chosen page size. Changing Color Depth Use this function to convert images from 48-bit (3 × 16 bits) to 24-bit (3 × 8 bits) color depth and back.474. The Editor The Editor contains the same functions for editing images as the Browser does. When you choose the by image DPI option. The settings and uses for the various editing functions are described in the Image Effects and Editing and Enhancing Images chapter. The part of the image that will be lost due to the crop is indicated in red. Before the first use. The memory requirements of the Undo command are described in the Program Preferences chapter. or the center. These are external filters that you can use on the currently open image straight from the Editor. Undone steps can be redone using Edit | Redo [Ctrl+Y]. on your printer driver. turn to the given filter’s author or its documentation. Edit | Undo Last Step [Shift+Z] can be used. The Image position group of settings affects the image’s position on the page (if the Fit on page option is not selected higher up). Edits are made either to whole images or to selected (highlighted) areas of them. the names of the filters found will appear in the Edit | Plug-In Modules submenu and you’ll be able to use them from there. both commercial and for free. Plug-In Filters Shortcut Editor directly supports Adobe Photoshop compatible plug-in filters of the 8bf type. There are many out there. If you make mistakes while editing or retouching an image in the Editor. The Number of copies field serves for printing a large number of pages at once. a DPI of 72 will be used. The group of settings named Image size sets the image’s size on the page.976.656 colors. Add borders gives it a size that makes at least one dimension fit snugly within the page. The ways of controlling the various filters and working with their settings completely depends on the filters themselves—if you run into problems. the size will be calculated using the DPI and the image’s size in pixels.dialog—and thus its look and its options will depend on your printer. Although the human eye cannot 20 . For quick toggling between the last two operations. ”free 8bf ” in a Web search engine. you can set the output size precisely. To do this.777. The difference between these two methods of storing color information lies in the fact that 24-bit expression can deliver 224 = 16. If no DPI value has been stored for an image. you can use the Edit | Undo [Ctrl+Z] function. but at the cost of cropping the image. easy to find on the Internet. however. try entering. The Print to file option sets whether or not print data will be sent to the printer socket or instead passed to a file. that is. or more precisely the software that controls it.216 different colors. Choose Crop when you want to print on the maximum printable area. To find the filters that are available for free. with no white borders. use the window that you get by pressing the Add button in the window you reach through Preferences… | Plug-ins. The DPI value can only be saved into pictures in the TIFF. and PNG formats. for example. you’ll need to set the path to the folder where the plug-ins are located. When you choose the Fit to page and if needed: option here. a side. After this. When you select the Custom size. No plug-in filters are provided with Shortcut Photo Studio. which returns the picture to its state before the last operation. it’s 248 = 281. The Custom option lets you choose the value precisely. The buttons below the preview pane can be used to the same purposes as Fixed position. The Fixed position option lets you set the position to a corner. whereas for 48-bit. Multiple Undo steps are supported as long as there is enough memory to support them.710. They are.

and where that color or the overall brightness in that area therefore has “nowhere left to go. You can edit any file you’re editing in the Editor directly from inside there. For example when significantly increasing the brightness of strongly underexposed photos.” This phenomenon affects image quality: details are lost in overexposed areas. If a selection/cropping frame exists. If. for the RG. The information on the left is configurable. Also note that there are some places where blowout is unavoidable (like reflections on shiny objects). what lowers a photograph’s quality is frequently-repeating blowout in large areas. and for multi-page files. the chances would have been much higher that even that small part of the histogram would be enough for the pixels in that region to have varying values and for a finer color transition to be displayed. as much more detail will be available to work with. use the View | Show Blowout [Shift+O] command. Shortcut Photo Studio displays eight types of blowout—for the individual R. you can run into situations where former “almost black” regions melt together into a single color. the source image had been stored in a 48-bit color depth. For information on how to understand and edit this string. Areas without blowout 21 . G. Show Blowout For temporary display of blowout and underexposed areas in the active image. This is caused by the fact that the original image used only a small portion of the histogram. Blowout refers to a part of a photograph where some or all of the color elements are at their maximum values. the narrow range of 48-bit-compatible formats (48-bit color can be stored in Photo Studio only in the TIFF and PNG formats. and B elements. Use the File | Delete File [Ctrl+Del] command for this. an asterisk appears here. To the right of the status bar is information on image size. where even though no individual element has blowout. use View | Previous Page [F11] a Next Page [F12]. You can also press [Ctrl+Shift+Del] to delete a file completely. meanwhile. the mere presence of blowout does not mean a ruined photograph. or a very strong light source (like the sun or a fire). This setting is shared between the Editor and the Browser. and GB combinations. for example. There is a space for a “picture edited” mark at the far right of the status bar: if the image has been changed since it was last saved. The cause can lie in overexposure of the image.tell the difference (the human eye can distinguish “only” about 10 million colors). its width and height will be displayed here. To move to the previous/next page. However. color depth. the JPEG format. another problem is that the benefits gained are hard to transfer into other programs that do not support 48-bit color depth. This will send the file to the Recycle Bin (if you have not turned the Bin off in Windows). and is set using variable text in Preferences… | General | Status Bar Information. see the Variable Text chapter. and for RGB (for cases where all three elements have blowout). Show Note that when you are working with multi-page TIFF and ZMF files. The next block of information in the status bar shows the current position of the mouse cursor. Information on the currently open file is shown in the status bar at the bottom of the window. they will be lost. the difference will become manifest during further processing of the image. the currently displayed page. all the elements summed together do. If an image contains unsaved edits when you leave the Editor. Another advantage of work in 48-bit color depth is that even large changes to an image can be made without losing detail. you will be asked if you want to save the image. RB. skipping the Recycle Bin. the Photo Studio Editor supports the display of all of the pages in these files. If it is present when you exit the Editor. as well as summary blowout. does not support 48 bits). Disadvantages of 48-bit color depth are the greater volume of data when saving.

The Show Blowout. These functions automatically turn off when you move among images. Tools The Editor has buttons for the following functions: • manual zoom (the “magnifying glass”) • panning (the “hand”)—for moving the “window into” a picture that doesn’t fit onscreen at the current zoom • cropping • straightening horizons and verticals (the “horizontal line”) • removing collinearity (the “two vertical lines”) • perspective correction • red-eye reduction • clone stamp • iron • paintbrush • fill • rectangular selection • lasso • polygonal lasso • magic wand • pasting images • pasting text 22 . GB in turquoise. and Show Focus Points functions have similar behavior. see the chapter named Other. B in blue. it transforms the image’s colors to reflect the printer’s color profile. RG in yellow. areas with blowout are displayed in highly saturated colors representing the elements where blowout occurs: R blowout in red. Pre-Print Color Preview. For more information. RB in purple. When you use this function. Summary blowout is displayed in yellowish white. Photo Studio can also warn you of underexposed areas—these are overly dark areas with a lack of detail These places are displayed in clear azure. Pre-Print Color Preview The View | Pre-Print Color Preview [Shift+P] function is only useful when you have activated a color profile (using Preferences… | Color Management | Use Color Management) and a printer profile has been selected.g. what is saved when you save them). This function is only active on the latest Canon cameras and only works correctly on unmodified photos. and displays the result on-screen. G blowout in green. it does not change anything else about them (e. and RGB in bright yellow. Blowout display only affects the way images look on screen during editing.can be shown in black-and-white. You can set the ways that badly exposed areas are displayed using the controls in the Display of blowout and overexposure portion of Preferences… | Other. Show Focus Points The View | Show Focus Points [Ctrl+Shift+O] function displays the places in a photo that were chosen as focus points at the moment when the camera trigger is pressed.

If you use Image | Tools | Crop… [Alt+Shift+C] in the Browser. using the drop-down list in the toolbar. and the program takes care of the rest. you can select the largest area in the desired ratio that’s selectable after considering the image’s orientation—so if the ratio was meant for a landscape orientation. [*] for 100% zoom. with the crop tool preselected. the Editor will appear.g. etc. and [/] for zoom lock. [0] for toggling between the current zoom level and zoom-to-fit. it will react intelligently to that. unless you have set a fixed selection ratio. e. When setting the crop area. But by pressing [Shift+A] instead of [Ctrl+A]. You can pan even without turning on this tool.. Horizon Leveling Sometimes you may have to repair a photo that was accidentally taken at a slight angle. When cropping digital photos in preparation for sending them to a lab. a line with two “handles” (small hollow squares) appears. Panning The Pan [P] toolbar item lets you pan the image you are viewing. You can also crop by selecting an area and then right-clicking. Cropping To crop an image in the Editor.Use the buttons in the Editor to switch among these tools. Zoom The Zoom [Z] toolbar item serves to increase/decrease the magnification of an image. by holding down [Space] while clicking and dragging. if that’s what you’re straightening) that should 23 . it can be easiest to always use [Shift+A] instead of [Ctrl+A] here. you’ll generally want to provide them a ratio of sides that won’t force the lab to crop it in your place (often accidentally eliminating an important part of the photo. You can call up the Level Horizon function using Image | Tools | Level Horizon [Alt+Shift+H] in the Browser. Once you click the toolbar button that activates this tool. you simply line up a guideline with the horizon. or even text you have added to it) or give it white borders to make it fit. you can force the crop area to have a fixed ratio of sides. Shortcut Photo Studio offers a special horizon leveling tool in the Editor to replace that process. By default. There is always exactly one of these tools active. it is the Zoom tool. This tool is useful for fixing photographs spoiled by an unaesthetic tilted horizon. then press [C] or click the Crop button on the toolbar. Digital cameras and classical cameras work with two different ratios of sides—4:3 and 3:2 respectively. Thus if you can get used to this unusual key combination. but that is a drawn-out process of trial and error. In Shortcut Photo Studio. You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard for panning. a flagpole. or by holding down the middle mouse button while dragging.] for fit-shorter-side. Whatever tool is active when you close the Editor will be active again when you launch it again. or the Level Horizon button [H] on the Editor toolbar. but trying to simply guess by how many degrees a photo should be rotated leads to wasted time and imperfect results. Editing programs have always enabled you to straighten out such photos by hand. but the current image has portrait orientation. You might want to learn the keyboard shortcuts [+] and [-] for zooming in and out. the whole image will be selected. or a fixed size. If you use [Ctrl+A]. You can easily switch the two values for a fixed-ratio selection around by clicking the double-arrow button that lies between them or by pressing [] (under the [Esc] key). use the selection tool to select the part of the image that you want to keep. Usually ordinary rotation is enough to remove this defect. in which case the maximum area that fits into that ratio will be selected. Place the line on the horizon (or on the vertical line. [.

you can use an eyedropper to select a different color than the rich red color typical for eye-color problems. If you make a mistake during red eye reduction. You can also right-click in the picture instead of using Apply. For minor edits. You can also fix a perspective problem you’ve marked by right-clicking the image. You can also apply the straightening by selecting an area and then right-clicking. Perspective Editing perspective is essentially like editing collinearity in two dimensions at once. including “handles” (small hollow squares) are shown over the image. when correcting animal eyes. Darken sets the degree of darkening applied to the area that contains the selected color or nearby areas whose colors are similar. You can reach it using its toolbar button (see fig. two vertical lines. How similar depends on the Tolerance value. Click and drag these lines to place them over the object edges that you want straightened. which is on by default. Use the toolbar to set the size of the circle where red-eye will be adjusted.be the guideline for straightening the image. Editing perspective changes an image’s proportions somewhat. You can call up this function from the Browser using Image | Tools | Red Eye Reduction [Shift+Alt+R]. Then click and drag to indicate the eye region. a rectangle made of dashed lines is shown within the image. so an image that has been edited with this tool must be cropped to eliminate empty space at the edges. and then click Apply. This tool is suitable for correcting tumbling lines. Collinearity Correction To remove collinearity (unwanted perspective in e. which is on by default. the Auto Crop option. 8) or the Tools | Collinearity menu item. photos of buildings). using Image | Tools | Clone Stamp [Alt+Shift+S]. Click and drag the corners of this rectangle to match its borders to the borders of the object that needs straightening. You can call up this function from the Browser using Image | Tools | Perspective [Alt+Shift+V]. use the corresponding tool in the Editor. turn on the corresponding tool using the toolbar or using Tools | Perspective [V]. Red Eye Reduction The Editor includes a special tool for reducing red-eye in photos. bulletin boards. and then click Apply. 24 . For minor edits. This is useful e. Editing collinearity deforms an image somewhat. typically at the top. should be sufficient. the Auto Crop option.g. so an image that has been edited with this tool must be cropped to eliminate empty space on its edges. Then click the Apply button or right-click over the image. This tool can also be used to straighten out shots of e. When you activate this tool. Clone Stamp You can turn on the Clone Stamp tool in the Editor using the Clone Stamp toolbar button [S]. For more advanced eye-color problems. or you can call up a picture from the Browser with the Clone Stamp immediately active. To do perspective editing in the Editor. where the effects of perspective can cause an object to narrow (recede). you can always undo it using Edit | Undo [Ctrl+Z]. In this mode. The Auto Crop checkbox tells the program to automatically crop after rotation so that no white space arises around the picture.g. which most often appear in photographs of buildings. We recommend that you use a high zoom level when reducing red-eye.g. should be sufficient. You can call up this function from the Browser using Image | Tools | Collinearity [Alt+Shift+C]. You can activate it using the toolbar button of the same name. use Advanced mode. When you activate this tool.

Use the Radius setting in the options toolbar to choose the size of the area to retouch. Opacity sets the maximum degree to which the source region can be transferred during multiple passes over the target region. for example. you need to hold down [Ctrl] and click to set a source region.) The Radius option sets the size of the area “under the cursor”. You can activate it using the corresponding toolbar button or the [B] keyboard shortcut. Every time you switch into this tool. Paintbrush The Paintbrush tool is used to color a portion of an image. You can activate this tool from the toolbar or use the Iron toolbar button [U]. and Density sets the degree to which the source region is transferred during a single pass. for example. After you set a source region. The other parameters are similar to how they are for the Clone Stamp—the Opacity is the maximum degree to which the image will be ironed out after multiple passes. The last setting is the brush color to use—click the colored area here to call up Windows’ color mixing dialog. If the Continuous option is on.This tool can be used to retouch unwanted elements out of a picture—in the case of scanned film. this may include scratches on the film. for example. The last setting is the fill color to use—click the colored area here to call up Windows’ color mixing dialog. (You can set a new source region at any time by [Ctrl]-clicking again. You can call up this function from the Browser using Image | Tools | Fill [Alt+Shift+G]. then only a continuous region (dots that can be “reached” from the starting point without crossing a color too different for the tolerance) will be filled. The clone stamp’s job is to help you draw over one part of an image using another part—replacing. How similar it must be depends on the Tolerance setting. The Aligned setting determines whether cloning will start over from the center of the original source region every time you click to start cloning (aligned mode off) or if the source region should shift when the target region shifts (aligned mode on). Fill The Fill tool is used to fill area with a single shade. the tool is ready to start copying that region into whatever other region you designate by clicking and dragging. You can activate it using the Fill toolbar button [B]. You can call up this function from the Browser using Image | Tools | Iron [Shift+Alt+U]. a telephone wire with a clone of the blue sky surrounding it. portrait photos. You can call up this function from the Browser using Image | Tools | Paintbrush [Shift+Alt+B]. The Blur sets how the tool will behave at the edge of a selection. If it is off. then areas with the same or a similar color will be selected throughout the image. or the eyedropper button to use a color that is already in the image. or the eyedropper button to pick a color that is already in the image. The mouse cursor will turn into a crosshairs while you are holding down this key. After setting the values you want here. and Density to set how much is applied per pass. Opacity to set how much coloring can be applied with multiple passes. Use Radius on the Options toolbar to set the brush size. left-click on a place containing the color that you wish to replace. and the Density is how much ironing will take place per pass. Iron The Iron tool is used to iron out detail problems in. 25 . The Smoothing level sets how strong ironing itself will be.

Use the Anti-aliasing option in the options toolbar to turn on support for anti-aliasing. click on the image and drag out the desired area. the polygonal lasso. then areas with the same or a similar color will be selected throughout the image. Use the Anti-aliasing option in the options toolbar to turn on support for Anti-aliasing. press your [← Backspace] key. for all selection tools. so you can tell what you are doing). left-click on the “region” that you want to select. Use the Anti-aliasing option in the options toolbar to turn on support for Anti-aliasing. If the Continuous option is on. you can combine the use of all four tools—rectangular selection. 26 . Rectangular Selection To call up the Rectangular Selection tool. hold down [Ctrl] (the mouse cursor changes when you use these modes. Each click creates another line segment for the lasso. we’ll go over the four tools you can use to select part of an image. hold down [Shift] as you select. Magic Wand To call up the Magic Wand tool. or by single-clicking when you are sufficiently near the polygon’s starting point (the mouse cursor changes to indicate this). If you wish to erase the last selected point. All of these modes can also be managed using buttons on the Options toolbar instead of the keyboard. and the magic wand. After you activate this tool. click within the image and then “click around” the area you need to enclose. determines how effects will be applied at the edges of selections. A selection can be anything from a single rectangle to a set of areas that is as complicated as you’d like. the lasso. When creating a relatively complicated selection. Use the Lasso toolbar button [L] or Selection | Lasso in the Editor to call up this tool. Note that the Blur value. Lasso The Lasso tool is used for manually selecting a part or parts of an image of any size and shape. then only a continuous region (dots that can be “reached” from the starting point without crossing a color too different for the tolerance level) will be filled. After setting the values you want here. use the Rectangular Selection button [M] on the Editor’s toolbar. or similar in color. and can be changed at any time without changing the selection.Selecting Parts of Images and Modifying Your Selections Below. Use this tool to select an area that can easily be enclosed using a group of connected lines. If it is off. use Selection | Polygonal Lasso [G] in the Editor. After activating this tool. You can close the polygon at any time by double-clicking. If you want to remove part of a selection. Polygonal Lasso To call up the Polygonal Lasso tool. If you want to add to an existing selection. This tool helps you select an area that is all one color. use Selection | Magic Wand in the Editor [W]. How similar it must be depends on the Tolerance setting. Holding down [Ctrl] and [Shift] simultaneously will cause the intersection of the original selection and your new selection to become selected. you click and drag to “lasso” the desired part of the image. After selecting a tool. This tool is used to select areas that you can easily cover using one or more rectangles.

Units. After you’re done working with settings. If it’s multiline text. You can also set the Font. confirm the pasting of the text by right-clicking or by clicking the Apply button on the options toolbar. into an existing image. Then you use the mouse to select the place in the image where the text frame for the text you’ll be writing should go. Size. Note that you can use Shortcut Photo Studio’s Variable Text features to good effect here. The Paste Image tool will then automatically activate and enable you to reposition and stretch the pasted region. then the Left. click the toolbar button of the same name. and Right buttons will set the text’s justification. The other settings set the state of the Bold. Pressing Default restores the “factory settings” for text. You then use a window to enter the Text itself. After you confirm. you confirm the pasting by clicking the Apply button on the options toolbar or pressing the middle mouse button. Color. Paste Text To use the Editor’s Paste Text tool. you can easily edit the frame’s position and size using the mouse. use the Paste Text toolbar button [T]. You can use the toolbar to set an overall Transparency for the text. as well as Rotation. you can also paste an image from file. and Underline buttons. Italic.Paste Image To activate the Paste Image tool [I]. The rotation of text you add will be set by how the text frame and the text within it are placed into the image. This tool lets you paste another image. Center. After putting the image in the desired position and choosing Transparency and how much to Feather borders. then place it on the Clipboard using [Ctrl+C] and paste it using [Ctrl+V]. and the background’s Color and Transparency. Using the options toolbar. Text background. or just a selected part of it. 27 . You can create a selection within any instance of the Editor using one of its selection tools. Line spacing.

since the photos in the camera may have been taken on more than one day. Shortcut Photo Studio supports one very common such special connection: Canon. button that’s in the window for acquiring photos and then use options in the Target folder section. In that case. that is. Use the Acquire | From Disk Device. 2006-09-14. and then click Refresh. the program will give you a chance to change the path.. however.. You can move or copy the photos listed here to any folder you wish. If you want to change this behavior. etc. This protects them against accidental overwrites. and in its first step. select a different folder or camera. If for some reason the path is invalid (e.g. or perhaps that you set later on using Preferences… | Folders | Pictures. the program will point to the same path. Subfolder format sets the format for folder names when auto-creating subfolders—the default here is {Y}-{M}-{D}. The other options here are Load thumbnails. If the OK button is grayed out. Another setting here lets you automatically add author and copyright EXIF information to photos as you download them. option in the Browser to start the process of downloading pictures from a camera. so you don’t have to repeatedly specify this path. or connect and turn on the device. By default. Acquiring Images over the TWAIN Interface The TWAIN interface is mainly used for communication with scanners. The first determines whether or not images will be rotated to take into account their EXIF orientation information (if a camera has stored that information in them). unusual connection types. But there are also many more things that you can configure when you click the Options… button in this window. The Mark images as read-only item lets you set the read-only attribute for the master copies of photos on your computer as you bring them in. it behaves like a standard disk drive. and the only way these connections can work with a computer is special drivers and special software. it’s possible that multiple folders will be created. the Target Folder options let you automatically sort images into subfolders by date. Shortcut Photo Studio will use them. In the General section of the Preferences window. This is only true. You can acquire images using the Acquire | From TWAIN Device… menu item in the Browser. In the next step. this means that the camera is not connected or not turned on. After you connect such a device to a computer. This calls up your computer’s window for working with TWAIN. 28 . you can see it alongside your actual disk drives in Windows Explorer. the camera is not connected. the target folder offered will be the one that you set as the Pictures folder on first launch. When you let folders be created based on the picture-taken date. which is then expanded into a folder name in the form e. Close window after downloading images. and Capitalization in file names. you can tell Shortcut Photo Studio to automatically show this window when you connect a camera to your computer. Shortcut Photo Studio automatically remembers the path to your device after the first time you connect to it. when you have properly installed the drivers for this camera type that Canon supplied along with the camera. The next time you use From Disk Device…. you can choose a type of camera connection. so the display of thumbnails in the wizard will be extremely fast. you will see thumbnails of the images on the camera (or other device).. As mentioned above.g. The Load contents of subfolders item determines whether or not all the subfolders of the selected folder will be looked through. or another type is being used). A wizard will appear. Some manufacturers turn to their own special. and the images thus acquired will go into the target folder you choose. then click the Options. If your camera generates thumbnails for images as part of their EXIF info..Acquiring Images Acquiring from a Disk Device The vast majority of today’s digital cameras supports USB Mass Storage technology.

enter the Web address (URL). If this option is not checked. but lose valuable detail. Advanced mode shines the most when you are working with large-format images and with professional scanners. You can exit screen capture mode by right-clicking this icon. described below. You can also use the TWAIN interface to obtain pictures from cameras. you will see a special icon in the Windows System Tray.The Native mode option switches scanning to the traditional scanning method. Shortcut Photo Studio adds to this basic Windows function and offers modes where screenshots are saved directly to a file or brought immediately into the Editor. the [PrintScreen] key always copies the entire contents of the screen to the Clipboard. into which the image will be placed.e. In the window that this calls up. Another problem is that all the accessory information stored in the EXIF. Acquiring Images from the Web To call up the function for downloading images from the web. Use Acquire | Via Screen Capture… to turn these modes on and off. This method saves memory (no temporary image is needed) and tends to also speed up scanning. set a maximum number of jumps away from the 29 . you use the Copy/Move from Device command described in the preceding chapter instead. or will stay the same size or smaller. that is. a dialog for configuring screen capture appears. after this.. then they are “unpacked” during the acquisition process and only the image itself is passed on to the helper program. using File | Save. When Screen Capture mode is on. that program stores the image in the JPEG format with different settings than were used by the camera (which it almost certainly will). and MakerNote regions will be lost. Also. we recommend that. Acquiring Images from the Clipboard If there is an image in the Windows Clipboard. use the Browser menu’s Acquire | From Web Site. PIM. the image goes through lossy (detail-damaging) compression repeatedly during its saving to JPEG after acquisition via TWAIN. If the images are saved in the camera in the JPEG format. and [Alt+PrintScreen] copies the active window. Screen Captures Throughout Windows. you can use Acquire | From Clipboard to open a new Editor window.. Every time you turn it on. Always try switching scanning modes when you run into problems during scanning—the problems may be the result of imperfections in the scanner drivers’ performance in one of the modes. Note: Note that the TWAIN interface only provides image data to Shortcut Photo Studio. the resulting files cannot contain picture information like the flash. For these reasons. item. This means the program will continuously communicate with the scanner and compose the output image itself. however. the area near the system clock on the Windows Taskbar. picture-taken date. then the resulting file will either balloon up with data that carries no usable information. i. then advanced mode is used during communication with the scanner. If. this approach has several drawbacks. etc. where the scanning process is entirely controlled by the scanner driver—the driver itself composes the output image and sends it back to the application. You can then save it from the Editor in any format you like. wherever possible.

If you as a user want to obtain an actual picture from these values.Shortcut.cz subfolders: \Photo Studio\test\mts file: glacier. saturation.original page to jump while acquiring. Files in such formats contain unprocessed (“raw”) values obtained straight from the camera’s sensors.test. which can turn up in places with a sharp change of contrast. perform white balance. then the folder name that you gave will be created under the main folder. example: folder: www.Shortcut. CR2. The advantage of obtaining photographs from the RAW format directly is that you can adjust all of these settings your way—not “the camera’s way”—before the first time 30 . set the file type to get. can vary according to the camera model. there is a slider called Lighting and an eyedropper button that you can use to set the intended neutral (white/gray) color by clicking a point of that color in the picture. The other conversion setting are set by default to the Use camera settings value. or TIF extension from Canon cameras. You can use a relative path like “. AdobeRGB is best for printing. The False color filter option turns on a filter for reducing chromatic aberrations (defects). Download Types (“Download to:”) • The target folder—images will be saved to the folder you request under “Target folder. which corresponds what was used on the camera itself for that setting during exposure. and control sharpness. • A subfolder named after the site—the images will be saved to a folder or folders with names matching the domain or domains from which they came. Next to the White balance dropdown. or the values will be stored in their original Linear form for further edits. The availability of various settings in this window. then the results are saved to that path. and luminosity values. sets whether Normal processing will be used. as well as simply everything offered by the window for RAW conversion settings overall. For information on the advantages and disadvantages of using RAW. If there are multiple files with the same filename. The first conversion setting is the Output format. and will be named after their pathnames.jpg • Subfolders with the same organization as on the site—the program will create a structure of folders and image files that corresponds to the placement of the images on the web site. Some Notes on the RAW Format The RAW format is specific to professional and semi-professional cameras. which is only available when you’ve turned on TIFF 48b. you must use a special program capable of replacing the RAW converter that would normally be used in the camera itself. Acquire images from Canon RAW The Browser’s Acquire | Acquire from Canon RAW… command lets you process RAW files with the CRW.cz file: Photo Studio. If a Target path is chosen.jpg. The processing is done using Canon’s own libraries. The conversion method setting. and sRGB is best for the screen. an underscore (“_”) and a number will be added to their names to differentiate them.glacier. and set whether jumps should be limited to the same domain as the original page. example: folder: www. see the next section.mts..\backup” here if you wish—if you do so. You can use the other settings to strengthen or tone down the picture’s color elements. The Color space sets how colors are saved. set the hue. That is: a program that can interpolate the sensor values.” no matter from where they were downloaded.

Olympus. Sony. Its Browser can read in previews and EXIF information from the RAW formats of Canon. Shortcut Photo Studio also supports DNG (Digital Negative). and no camera manufacturer to date has made “their” RAW format public. Minolta. third parties like Shortcut cannot write to RAW. in part or in whole.the file is saved to a lossy format. From version 8. 31 . because making programs work with RAW is hard: each manufacturer uses a different method of recording RAW (and some even use a different method from model to model). a universal format from the Adobe corporation for storing RAW data. strong efforts have been made to support RAW in all other respects in Shortcut Photo Studio. and Pentax cameras. You can work with the settings for work with these files under Preferences… | RAW Format. Because these formats’ structures are. Nikon. unknown to the public. The disadvantage is that finding programs capable of working with RAW is hard. Despite this.

You can use Shortcut Photo Studio’s CD burning functions to help you with this backup process. and CANNOT BE UNDONE. If you select multiple files. These particular settings. The edit can be applied either to a single. If no files at all are selected. and zoom-to-fit. Four buttons for toggling between the histogram for the overall brightness and for each color channel are shown in the histogram display. but the other operations will be.Image Effects and Editing and Enhancing Images Use the Image menu in the Browser and the Edit menu in the Editor to reach the editing functions described in this section. which represents “factory settings. Clicking the mouse wheel over one preview temporarily displays the contents of the other preview in its place. and the larger they are. The Default Preset button helps you quickly select the <Default> item. using the Apply button. except for dialog size. and update this preview as needed using the Preview button. you back up originals immediately upon downloading. The buttons next to these ones show and hide the histogram and blowout displays. are stored separately for each dialog. Note that these universal window can be resized. there are four buttons for controlling the preview panes’ layout. If you are strongly zoomed in. We strongly recommend that. You can use the presets-related buttons to Save as many presets as you need. and Automatic preview setting are saved automatically. Note: Edits made in the Browser are applied to files immediately. But you can click and drag in a preview to change which part of the image is showing. wherever possible. its size. Presets are automatically saved under the name <Last Used> when you apply them. selected image. the Browser lets you edit more than one image at a time. You can move a histogram display anywhere within a preview pane. blowout/histogram preview setting. Directly beneath the previews. the operation will be performed on all of them in sequence. Unlike the Editor. there is a set of controls for saving and loading presets—storable groups of settings for a dialog. there are four buttons for zoom control—zoom in/zoom out (also possible using the mouse wheel). 100% zoom. During batch operations. and will include all images in the active folder. so you can go back to the originals if you make a mistake. The bottom portion changes to reflect the current type of edit (or effect).” When you close the dialog. and always work with the copies. and Delete Presets when you no longer need them. direct operations (flipping and rotation) will not be possible. then select a color from one of the previews. These presets are automatically loaded back in when you come back. You can browse through this list and “test” your planned edit on various images. The default is to display two previews (a “before” preview and an “after” preview) horizontally.g. If the automatic updating of the preview on the right is slowing down your work. you can turn off the Automatic preview option. Some functions let you select a color (e. The top portion lets you view the result of an operation before applying it. a list of the files to be batch-edited appears on the left. the larger their preview areas are. whose top portion is the same for all types of edits. The Universal Image Operations Window Most image edits in the Bitmap Editor take place in a universal dialog. often the whole image will not be visible inside the preview or previews. the photo’s intended true white color) using an eyedropper tool: click the button with an eyedropper symbol. 32 . At the top left. At the top right of the dialog. or to all images in the list (Apply to All).

Where the aim is maximum space savings. The JPEG compression parameters only affect the image quality and the file size. Another option is to use a format with lossless compression. the size of the image itself (its number of pixels) stays unchanged. For this reason. and flipping. JPEG compression is absolutely unfit for cases where “precise” graphics are needed. To set what value to use “normally. was developed for the goal of efficiently storing photographic data. thanks to which it saves a great deal more space than even the best lossless compression. lower values mean a smaller file at the price of larger distortion. You can only perform lossless edits from the Browser. it is sometimes necessary to rotate images that have the wrong orientation. lossless transformation is only possible for JPEG images which have sides with lengths that are multiples of 8. for DTP purposes. such as PNG or TIFF. the range 80-100 is used. for ordinary use. and it is far more sensitive to changes of brightness than of colors. However. Today. Cameras usually produce photos with dimensions that are multiples of these numbers. or a mix of the two. and resaving of image with JPEG compression means a new loss of detail. the improvement is almost unnoticeable. Typical block dimensions are 16 × 16. Typical sampling is 2:1 in both directions. Because each act of opening. As the value rises. a file is always decompressed on opening and recompressed on closing. The amount to which detail is retained is configurable. depending on how they were encoded. Shortcut Photo Studio proceeds in accord with the setting under Preferences… | General | If image does not qualify for lossless JPEG compression:. Although PNG is a modern. edit it. and so the operation cannot be lossless. since the relatively new PNG standard usually outperforms lossless JPEG. Shortcut Photo Studio enables you to instead use lossless transformations for JPEG images for those operations where the math of JPEGs makes them possible: for rotations. To avoid unnecessary losses of quality on those occasions where you need to repeatedly open an image in the Editor. Compression takes advantage of the imperfection of the human eye and stores data with a certain amount of unnoticeable information loss. so rotation/flipping of uncropped and unresized standard digital photos in Shortcut Photo Studio is always lossless. while the increase in the amount of data is considerable. do keep in mind that it does not support EXIF data (information about the picture). so does the amount of detail stored in an image. values as low as 30-60 are used. and resave it. posting on the Internet. editing. which is either 1 or 2. For example. JPEG takes advantage of this to reduce the amount of color information by recalculating color elements to a lower resolution (subsampling). like pen drawings and line drawings. As a consequence of this. 33 . the JPEG group also created an ISO standard for lossless JPEG compression. but this dependency is not linear—as the value rises above 90 or so. JPEG compression/decompression works with 8 × 8 “blocks” of pixels and with what’s called a color element sampling value.Lossy JPEG Compression and Lossless Operations JPEG compression. and is set as a value from 1 to 100 (note that even 100 does not mean 100% fidelity). this standard is not used in practice. 16 × 8 and 8 × 8. we can recommend the range from 70-80. because it can provide quite a bit of compression while only changing photo-type images in ways that are invisible to the naked eye. Note again that rounding errors during calculations and eventual subsampling of colors mean that the output image is changed slightly even when a value of 100 is used. high-quality format. (Incidentally. Higher values mean lower distortion and a larger file. you should use high JPEG compression settings on the order of 90 to 95. Still. When it is not technically possible to perform a lossless transformation. multiple of 16. sometimes in the horizontal direction only. the human eye notices major changes in an image more than fine details. it can be considered outdated. mirroring. When you are working in the Editor. To set the value for a particular image as you are saving it. defined under an ISO norm from 1990. or transmission by e-mail. for photography it is irreplaceable. What compression value to use is always a matter of how the image will be used in the end. use the Format dialog that is the last step in any “Save As…” operation.) When working with pictures taken from a digital camera.” use Preferences… | General | Default JPEG compression.

The rotation will be applied to all selected images at once. You can also select the direction (right or left) in which they will be rotated in order to achieve this. A typical example is automatic white balancing. The same menu items apply in the Editor. [Ctrl+Shift+R]. Whenever possible. Certain functions can be found in multiple dialogs.. rotation of JPEG images from the Browser is lossless. the image is brought onto the computer without rotation. select it in the Browser and then use the Image | Rotate and Flip | Adjust Rotation via EXIF. You can choose a Background color to use to fill in the rectangle that will hold the image. You can use it to alter the EXIF Orientation flag that advanced cameras can assign to a photo. what happens depends on the setting in Preferences… | General | Automatically rotate images to match EXIF orientation flag. rotation of JPEG images from the Browser is lossless. Rotating to an Orientation This function lets you rotation all selected images to a given orientation—landscape or portrait. The same menu item applies in the Editor. Specific Rotation In the Browser. edits are applied either to a whole image or a selected area of it. Flipping Images You can flip (mirror) an image from the Browser or the Editor. Set EXIF Orientation Flag You can use this function via the Image | Rotate & Flip | Set EXIF Orientation Flag… item. in Photo Studio. select all the images that you want to rotate and use Image | Rotate & Flip | Rotate Left [Ctrl+L] or Image | Rotate & Flip | Rotate Right [Ctrl+R]. using the Image | Rotate & Flip | Flip Horizontally or Flip Vertically options.Rotation and Flipping Rotating Left/Right In the Browser. If you want it to be correctly rotated no matter where you view or use it. This function does not change the image itself. a landscape/portrait orientation flag is saved in each image.. in most programs. Despite this. rotation of JPEG images from the Browser is lossless. select all the images that you want to rotate and use Image | Rotate & Flip | Specific Rotation. This function is available through the Image | Rotate and Flip | Rotate to Orientation… item in the Browser. Whenever possible. Photo Enhancement Shortcut Photo Studio’s photo enhancement functions are grouped together in the Enhance Image submenu of the Image menu (Browser) or Edit menu (Editor). Adjust Rotation via EXIF In certain digital cameras with a special sensor. Whenever possible. rotation of JPEG images from the Browser is lossless. because it can be useful to have easy access to them alongside various other functions. In the Editor. Whenever possible. 34 .

the vertical axis display output values. Click anywhere between a curve’s red endpoints to add a new node to it. The Channel setting determines which color element’s conversion function to edit. the arrow keys. depending on whether the Automatically correct colors setting is on or off. To call up this function.. and B brightness manually by using the eyedropper within a preview pane. and thus can change the image’s coloring. The Select pixel in image button lets you click on the image to see where on the curve the clicked pixel would fall. You can give different settings for each color element and for RGB (the overall brightness level). With Automatic contrast. Right-click on any node to delete it. or numerical editing via the Input and Output values. Click any node on the curve to move it to a different position. they are set independently for each channel.Describing the practical use of all of these functions is somewhat problematic. or whether they should be connected by line segments instead. The cutoffs part of this option group lets you set how large a part of the histogram should be trimmed off on the left and right to ensure the use of the true light and dark pixels and thus to prevent random extremes. Curves Similarly to the Levels tool. because which function you will want to use depends on the photo you are editing and the reason why you are editing it. The horizontal axis displays input values. The Target colors and cutoffs section lets you change the colors that will be used to remap the lightest and darkest regions. the best way to learn is to carefully watch the preview windows in all of these dialogs. but it lets you configure the individual color channels in an image much more precisely. Work with curves is significantly more demanding than with levels. You can also set the input and output levels and gamma correction level for the operation overall. the Curves filter can affect the shape of the conversion function (expressed as a curve to make it easy to interpret) almost at will. To call up this function. It is best to use the darkest/brightest pixel in the image for this. If you hold down [Shift] at the same time. this color will also be added to the curve. you may wish to turn on Show color elements. It helps you work directly with the levels of the red/green/blue color elements in an image. the values are set the same for all channels. You can give different settings for each color element and for RGB (the overall brightness level). All five values can be entered both directly (by typing a number in the corresponding field) or by clicking and dragging the triangular marks under the histogram and the output levels scale. using either the mouse. Those with a lot of experience in photo editing have developed their own procedures. this one serves for correcting tone range and color balance. where you can immediately see if an edit gave the desired effect or not. especially when tweaking photos taken in extreme conditions. To get a maximum of information on the individual RGB channels. When you use automatic color correction. brightness levels for the individual channels are set automatically. use Image | Enhance Image | Curves… [Shift+C] in the Browser or Edit | Enhance Image | Curves… [Shift+C] in the Editor. The Channel setting determines to which color element the histogram will relate. The Black color and White color controls let you select input levels for the R. While the Levels filter only lets you set the range of input and output levels and the gamma correction. Work with levels can be either automatic or manual. for the rest of us. Thus Automatic contrast “stretches” the brightness of the whole photo out to its maximum value. Use it to get perfect results when adjusting shots’ exposure and tonality. You can easily edit curves using the mouse. Levels This is an important tool for correcting tone range and color balance. while Automatic levels “stretches” individual colors. use Edit | Enhance Image | Levels… [Shift+L] in the Editor or Image | Enhance Image | Levels. The left side contains a histogram view and manual histogram-editing settings.. G. The Linear option determines whether an interpolation curve should be formed between the curve points you create. With Automatic levels. You can also left-click a node 35 . [Shift+L] in the Browser. The gamma correction item is located between the input and output value items and is used to set the brightness for midrange tones.

just as if you were using the Levels function. • If you shift a node that you’ve added to the curve downward or to the right. changes to brightness and contrast. Edit Colors Use Image | Enhance Image | Enhance Colors… [Ctrl+1] to call up the dialog for editing colors. do the same on the right. and thus the image will not become “pale. This dialog also contains an Automatic contrast function. You can continue deleting nodes until the curve contains no nodes other than the two red endpoints. then that portion of the image’s tones will have shifted color tones. and lightness. because every photo has different tonal characteristics and demands its own unique edits. create and move points in the left portion. and B elements corresponding to what’s needed for setting automatic contrast/automatic levels. The Mode (Normal. create an S-curve—this is an easy way to darken a part of your midtones and “stretch out” the remaining midtones and light tones. and then press [Del].” When you are editing color elements. this function also ensures that the overall brightness will be maintained. Lights only. The sensitivity of these functions is controlled by the Light and Shadow settings under Cropping. to affect brights. Using the Curves effect well in practice requires experience. If the curves for all three channels are erased. • If you want to adjust dark tones. This dialog contains controls for: editing of RGB color elements. and there’s really no universally good group of settings. if it drops in a certain portion. that range of tones in the image will darken. and Shadows only) and Preserve colors options relate to gamma correction only. Shifting a node up or to the left will likewise brighten a range. • To get the maximum contrast out of a photo. Use the Erase Curve button to restore the original curve for the selected Channel. then the image’s overall color scheme will change. G. changes to hue. The Preserve colors option ensures that colors’ hues will remain the same even after a significant brightening. it’s important during your edits to always watch what happens to the preview of the output image. saturation. as well as the changes displayed on the histogram. 36 .to select it. Tips on Using the Curves Window: • Moving the curve’s endpoints horizontally will change which input values will become white/black in the output. then the image’s histogram will not be modified at all. If each channel has a different curve. • The curve you create should have a rising course overall. The Automatic Contrast and Automatic Levels buttons erase the current curve and replace it with a curve for the R. and gamma correction. This curve is just a straight line from the bottom left corner to the top right. To master the use of this effect as quickly as possible. • Shifting the points horizontally to the positions where the histogram “starts” and “ends” for individual channels will create a similar effect to using automatic levels in the Levels dialog—the individual channels’ brightness will be “stretched” to the maximum values. • Shifting the points horizontally to the positions where the histogram “starts” and “ends” for the RGB channel will create a similar effect to using automatic contrast in the Levels dialog—the whole photo’s brightness will be “stretched” to the maximum values.

The 37 .” This is a color that will not contain any color tone after the edit is applied. developed specifically for sharpening photos. use the two sliders at the bottom. or the whole image. Automatic histogram balancing is used to optimally set a photo’s luminosity so as to maximally emphasize all of its details. Use the first one to indicate the image’s current color temperature. too. The correction is done automatically. scanning. it can eliminate blur that arises during photographing. help you emphasize photo details by better distributing brightness.Edit Color Temperature To call up a dialog where you can manually correct photos that are discolored due to a missing white balance setting. You’ll also find Anti-vignetting. dark areas. underexposure. and Fine RGB histogram equalization. and then “subtracting” that from the image. This creates an image with emphasized contours. Shortcut Photo Studio provides both overall balancing and fine histogram balancing. on the basis of a color you set as representing the image’s neutral color (usually gray) or a user-defined lighting temperature. and thus its size is very important. Combined Image Edits A special window combining multiple types of edits is available through Image | Enhance Image | Enhance Image… [Ctrl+4]. Manual enhancement lets you choose among correcting for low or high contrast. You can set the effect strength anywhere from 0 to 100% and here again can choose to apply it to the whole image or to light or dark areas only. Unsharp Mask To call up this function. The By manually selecting a neutral color option lets you select a “gray color. It also lets you choose among three levels of intensity and three modes for applying the effect—to light areas. but in any case. Enhance Exposure Use Enhance Image | Enhance Exposure [Ctrl+3] under the Editor’s Edit menu or the Browser’s Image menu to call up the dialog for exposure enhancement. offers Automatic white balance. and one where you can manually enhance the image. for either the whole image or its individual color channels. they’re precisely at their maximum). The Radius value sets the mask’s amount of blur. etc. This type of sharpening is extremely suitable for photographs. This dialog. This dialog gives access to many kinds of image enhancement. This dialog provides two modes: an Auto-enhance mode. When used properly. because no color shift can be deduced from a completely white pixel (because in a total white. and is also not completely white. The idea behind this technique is simple—it lies in creating an “unsharp mask. or overexposure. Fine equalize histogram. RGB histogram equalization. which is then “read into” the original. When using the By setting a lighting temperature option. Equalize histogram. which you can select from the drop-down box. all three color elements are the same. this will over-sharpen the image and thus cause light “outlines” (or even a glow) to radiate from contours in the image. This is a function based on classical film technology. and the second one to set the desired color temperature. you can significantly enhance a photo by using the right effects at the right strengths. The first four. use Image | Enhance Image | Unsharp Mask [Ctrl+5] in the Browser or Edit | Enhance Image | Unsharp Mask in the Editor. Exposure Enhancement. because it works based on the way photographic images are drawn.” a special image that represents the blurring of the original image. use Image | Enhance Image | Adjust Color Temperature [Ctrl+2]. and Enhance Shadows functions here. If you set too high a level. These operations will be more useful and usable for some pictures than others.

with a larger radius indicating a larger sharpening effect. If. Finally. but in higher quality. use Image | Enhance Image | Brighten Shadows. it wasn’t possible to expose the lower part of a photo properly. if misused.. available via Image | Enhance Image | Smart Sharpen. sharpens the whole picture evenly. in the Editor. This matrix is filled with coefficients whose arrangement depends on the Remove blurring setting. The use of the remaining settings. The first slider is used both for sharpening (focusing) an image and blurring (softening) it. there is the option of automatic Contrast stretching. for example. Gaussian suits those that became blurry during processing—e. and thus it is practically impossible to recommend in advance any particular settings for these.. Enhance Shadows To call up this function. You’ll especially appreciate it when enhancing images that have a large dynamic range. The Brightness method is a method where the Unsharp Mask is applied to an image’s brightness only. Careful—this option. we recommend that you experiment with values in the range from 2 to 20. [Ctrl+7] in the Browser or Edit | Enhance Image | Brighten Shadows. if you find that the effect is excessively emphasizing noise in the image.g. during image resizing. Sharpen/Blur You can show a simple dialog for sharpening and blurring via Image | Enhance Image | Sharpen or Blur [Ctrl+6]. and thus it remained too dark and short on detail. Light dampening. 38 .. A value of 0 means that the effect will be used on every pixel in the image.. The program also lets you choose whether you want to work with the image’s color elements or just its brightness. an image contains a large amount of red. choose the red channel as the source—the effect will then not be applied to the red element (the inverse of the mask is what is actually used). due to a sunny sky. Unsharp Mask mainly sharpens distinct borders in an image.g. and doubles the strength of the effect. and that red is altered too strongly during shadow brightening. The sharpening technique itself is based on applying a convolution matrix to the image. The Filter strength setting sets the filter’s intensity. and Midtones. while retaining the full sharpening effect. Use this method if the usual method causes the image’s colors to shift inappropriately. the sharpening is milder. using the Edit brightness only option..Threshold sets how strongly two brightness levels must differ in order for them to be considered a contour.. However. The Strong effect option is intended for truly strongly underexposed photos. where e.. The Evenly option is suitable for images suffering from unsharpness introduced when the picture was shot. Brighten shadows. [Ctrl+7] in the Editor.. We recommend that you experiment and make use of the preview windows to see what effect shadow brightening has on the original. Smart Sharpen This function. depends strongly on the photograph’s character and the desired results. [Ctrl+8] in the Browser or Edit | Enhance Image | Smart Sharpen. meanwhile. can do more harm than good to a photo. Noise suppression prevents oversharpening. Smart Sharpen. The High quality setting causes part of the calculations to be done using a more precise method—thus the effect is applied more slowly. and thus emphasizes all details. serves a similar purpose to the Unsharp Mask method of image sharpening. Work with the Mask source setting is useful when you’re finding that the effect is emphasizing one of the image’s color elements too strongly. Radius determines how large a part of a pixel’s surroundings will be included in the calculations. A second slider is also provided for a stronger blurring effect. In practice this means that it’s not entirely suitable for photos suffering from noise or excessive compression. in the remaining areas. the technique it uses to process the image is entirely different.

Correcting Image Defects
Noise Use Image | Correct Image Defects | Noise… [Ctrl+Shift+N] in the Browser or Edit | Correct Image Defects | Noise… [Ctrl+Shift+N] in the Editor to remove noise. Shortcut Photo Studio has a tool for removing noise from digital images—both the noise that is typical for long exposure time (hot pixels noise) and the more usual additive noise. Both types of noise correction can be applied at once. No matter which you are using, you can choose a Noise type that reflects the graininess of the noise in a given image. When you are using additive-noise correction, three more controls are provided. Image type provides a choice between correction suitable for photo noise and correction suitable for scanned-text noise. Filter strength sets how strongly the filter should be applied. Contour detection can be used to prevent this filter from blurring contours. Chromatic Aberration Image | Correct Image Defects | Chromatic Aberration… [Ctrl+Shift+A] in the Browser or Edit | Correct Image Defects | Chromatic Aberration… [Ctrl+Shift+A] in the Editor calls up the command used to improve photos with chromatic aberration. This is a phenomenon caused by rays of light with different wavelengths breaking up in different ways. In practice, this phenomenon is most often expressed as a purple, or sometimes green or blue, blurred contour in places with high contrast. Shortcut Photo Studio offers a quite easy-to-use tool for correcting this defect. You simply select a color and a tolerance for correction. Barrel/Pincushion Distortion Image | Correct Image Defects | Barrel/Pincushion… [Ctrl+Shift+D] in the Browser or Edit | Correct Image Defects | Barrel/Pincushion… [Ctrl+Shift+D] in the Editor leads to a dialog that can be used for correcting barrel and pincushion distortion. These two distortion types are the result of a common lens defect, and are especially evident in architectural photos and others with straight edges. You simply set an amount by which to “inflate” or “deflate” the image. For “deflation,” an Auto-crop option is provided, since the process leads to empty spaces at the image’s borders. For “inflation,” this is not the case, so the issue of cropping is irrelevant. The Quality control can be used to select a lower quality like Nearest neighbor with faster preview generation when you are fine-tuning (and thus want to see and compare results of various settings quickly), and then maximum quality—the Bicubic method—when actually applying the effect. Note: Removal of barrel/pincushion distortion should always precede all other image edits (especially cropping). Vignetting Use the menu command Image | Correct Image Defects | Vignetting… [Ctrl+Shift+V] to get rid of any vignetting problems a photo may have. “Vignetting” occurs when a camera attempts to look through the side of the lens body, with the end result that the corners of the picture appear dark; in extreme cases the effect can be like looking through a drainpipe. It tends to occur when filters, lens hoods, or add-on lenses are used on a wide-angle lens, and when low-quality lenses are used. 39

In the anti-vignetting dialog, you can set the strength to use for the anti-vignetting effect and any eventual gamma correction, turn contrast stretching or color preservation on or off, and apply anti-vignetting. The Radius option will place anti-vignetting into a mode where the mask for correcting brightness levels is not created automatically based on the image, but rather on the basis of a radius you enter, which defines how “quickly” the corners are darkened in the original image as the distance from the center increases. This mode can only be used on an uncropped image, because the center for the adjustment is always placed in the center of the image. Interlacing To remove interlacing from images, use Image | Correct Image Defects | Interlacing [Ctrl+Shift+L] in the Browser or Edit | Correct Image Defects | Interlacing [Ctrl+Shift+L] in the Editor. For historical reasons, digital video cameras and other video equipment work with interlaced shots. Such images contain in a single picture two half-pictures, which can come from two different shots. The first half-picture is stored in the odd rows of the image, and the second one in the even rows. If the scene does not change and no motion occurs, then the image has its full resolution and no interlacing issues arise. (The same also applies for images converted from classical movie cameras, which usually have both half-pictures stored in a single shot.) If a fundamental change to the scene has occurred between shots, then the image will contain two differing half-pictures. But in practice, the vast majority of scenes contains both motionless areas and areas containing motion. Photo Studio helps you repair images that contain two differing interlaced half-pictures; in the terminology of de-interlacing, these are called “fields.” Various methods are appropriate for various images—sometimes it’s best to de-interlace only a portion of the image, or even to de-interlace different parts using different methods. • Blended clipping—a commonly recommended method that tries to intelligently join both fields in areas with no motion and thereby improve the image’s resolution. Meanwhile, places where motion is occurring are interpolated from the field that you set as “preferred.” • Blend fields—This method joins both pictures into one. Thus, in places with motion, duplication and blurring of the image occurs. • Interpolate—Only one field is used for calculations; the other is calculated using interpolation. • Duplicate field—Only one field is used for calculations; the other row are simply formed via duplication. • Subsample field—Only uses the field you’ve marked as “preferred”, throwing away the other one. This field is shrunk horizontally using interpolation (subsampled) in order to maintain the ratio of sides. The resulting image has a halved resolution. • Swap fields—This variant actually does not de-interlace at all. Instead, it only corrects a defect seen in some programs where fields are placed in the image in the wrong order. Thus it simply flips the image’s odd and even rows. The Prefer first field checkbox sets which of the fields will be used as the foundation for the output image. It’s a good idea to compare the results of both choices here, to see which gives the better result. Connection threshold—gives the value that must be exceeded to qualify as a change or motion in a scene when using blended clipping. Overly high values will leave some interfacing artifacts still remaining; overly low values will reduce the effective resolution, since some of the nearly-motionless parts of the image will be judged as containing motion, and thus be recreated using only the preferred field, and thus lose resolution. We recommend values in the range from 10 to 25. Test brightness, not color—If this is checked, then the presence of motion in a scene when intelligently joining fields will be evaluated based on the brightness, rather than the color, of the pixels in each field. The color method is more suitable for drawings or for pictures with large single-color areas (animated films). The brightness method is more suitable when parts of the image are transparent (e.g. television graphics and logos). 40

Note: Removal of interlacing should always precede other image edits (especially resizing).

Image Effects
Image effects, which you use to fundamentally change an image rather than fix problems in it, can be reached from the Editor and the Browser using the Effects section of the Image menu. Keep in mind here that changes made from the Browser are irreversibly written to the original file, without a query whether or not to overwrite the existing file. Therefore we recommend that when experimenting with effects, you use the Editor, which does give you a warning before you overwrite a file. We also strongly recommend that you back up your original images. The menu items listed below are for the Browser; you can also reach these functions in the Editor using the same command names within its Edit menu. Convert to Grayscale Sometimes you’ll want to convert a color photograph to black-and-white. Use Image | Effects | Grayscale… [Ctrl+G] to reach a window where you can choose among several methods for doing this, which vary in how they work with the individual color channels: • Grayscale—all three color channels are used in a set ratio that reflects the typical interpretation of light by the human eye. This is a good method for photographs. • Desaturation—this removes all color channels from the image. • Advanced—a complicated conversion method; the results are comparable with the first method, but processing is slower (more complex calculations are used). • Average of channels—an average of the values from all three channels is calculated for each pixel. • Maximum of channels—this is another variant for calculating the output color. • Red channel—only the red channel is used. • Green channel—only the green channel is used. • Blue channel—only the blue channel is used. • Custom—the channels are used in a ratio set using the Source channels control. This method gives you the most possibilities for choosing how much to emphasize each channel. The Normalize option ensures that the sum of the percentages will be exactly 100%. Channel Mixing Image | Effects | Mix Channels… serves for work with individual RGB color channels. Its foundation is changing an image’s overall coloring by mixing the colors from the original color channels in a new ratio. This is especially useful when you are repairing damaged images with badly mixed channels, or for advanced editing of color balance, or even for reconstructing colors in infrared photography. For infrared photography we recommend, due to the extremely increased exposure of the red channel, that you convert the image to grayscale or flip the red and blue channels for a more natural coloring. The first three rows in the Source channel section determine to what the values in the individual channels should apply. The last slider, Offset, sets an across-the-board strengthening/weakening for the channel you’ve selected under Channel. Selecting the Grayscale channel toggles the whole dialog into grayscale conversion mode. Unlike the function named Grayscale, it allows the subtraction of individual color channels. 41

either visually by double-clicking them or numerically using the Add button. serves for toning an image towards colors of your choice.” Add Grain Use Image | Effects | Add Grain… for this effect. Click the Erase button to delete the active marker. The dialog contains a slider for setting the effect’s strength. It creates an effect similar to using an image as the content of smoked-glass room doors. This effect makes an image look as if it were painted using brush strokes.” Pencil Drawing Use the Image | Effects | Pencil Drawing… command for this effect. and these in turn are mapped to the tones you set for bright/dark areas.. The dialog contains a slider for setting the effect’s strength. Phase. 42 . Oil Painting Use the Image | Effects | Oil Painting… command for this effect. or Erase All to delete all markers..” The dialog for this effect has a single control. Inside of the color range. Old Photograph Use the Image | Effects | Old Photograph… command for this effect. Think of it as grayscale conversion without the limitation to just grayscale. the lightest shades will have the color from the right. also known as “antique photo” or “sepia. This effect makes a photo look like it was taken on film with low sensitivity. The image is converted to a map of brightness levels. The darkest shades in the image will change into shades of the color that you set in the left part of this window. This effect makes an image look as if it were in the reflection of a water surface with circular waves (after an object has been thrown in the water). you can add further colors at positions of your choice. You can change any of the colors you’ve added at any time by selecting its marker and clicking Active. in the Browser. or even to just two tones.Color Toning Image | Effects | Gradient Map. in the Editor. This is a much-loved photo and film effect. and Wavelength of the “waves. Explosion Use the Image | Effects | Explosion… menu item for this effect. The effect’s main settings are for the grain Amount and the Grain type.. The Colored grain option switches between monochrome and multicolored grain. which sets the photo’s “age. You can also shift a marker to a new position of your choice inside the range.. You can set the Amplitude. Waves Use the Image | Effects | Waves… command for this effect. The endpoints of the color range can be set by clicking the buttons on its sides. or Image | Effects | Gradient Map.

and then their sum is divided by the Divisor value. This function is fully 16-bit. Contour Detection Use the Image | Effects | Detect Contours… command for this effect. The basic principle behind such a matrix is actually quite simple. The window for this effect contains a slider for setting its strength. in which case it’s set as the sum of all coefficients. You can set the effect’s strength and the direction of its “light source” in this window. It inverts the RGB (color) channels to create a negative of an image. in the style of street caricature sketchers. You can have it simply be Set automatically. This function adjusts the quantities of the image’s brightness elements so as to make its histogram correspond to something that is termed an “ideal” histogram.This effect makes an image look as if it were drawn using pastels. and the outcome becomes the brightness value of the output pixel. You can set the line thickness for this effect. Negative Use the Image | Effects | Negative… command for this effect. It reduces the image’s quality by making it “blockier. This whole process is repeated for each pixel in the image and for each of its color elements. This makes an image look as if it were pressed into a mold. If you check the Desaturate option. the other coefficients are used for processing the pixel’s surroundings—the coefficient at the top left is for example used to multiply the brightness of the pixel two pixels up and to the left. it will be drawn in a single color. The value stored in the exact middle of the matrix corresponds to the value that’s used for the pixel being processed. The Custom filter is an advanced filter that enables the user to apply a customizable convolution matrix to an image. The matrix contains a “square” of 5 × 5 coefficients that set how the value of each pixel in the output image will be calculated.” The dialog contains a slider for setting the width of the blocks—“pixels”—used. Each coefficient is used during processing to multiply the brightness of a color element in a pixel. Custom Use the Image | Effects | Custom… command for this effect. unlike the Equalize Histogram function within the Enhance Image window. and all the rest of the 25 coefficients are used in a similar manner. A traditional bitmap effect. The output values are read in in order. Equalize Histogram Use the Image | Effects | Equalize Histogram… command for this effect. 43 . Pixelization Use the Image | Effects | Pixelize… command for this effect. Embossing Use the Image | Effects | Waves… command for this effect. The Shift value is then added to the result of the division.

This function is most often used to add a small logo or photographer’s signature to a photo. You can use Shortcut Photo Studio’s “variable text” as a part of the text overlay. and its transparency level. named Variable Text. Other Image Manipulation Commands Text Overlay Text overlay functions. you can crop a selected image using any of several dozen predefined shapes. You can use envelopes to attractively crop or frame an image. a high positive value is in the middle and negatively values are in its direct vicinity. Variable text lets you include EXIF data and similar information that varies from picture to picture. you can select an image to overlay. then give it a position. its distance from the picture’s edges. Envelopes You can call up this function using the Other | Envelopes… command in the Editor’s Edit menu or the Browser’s Image menu. Use this window to enter the text to add. bubbles. causes blurring. If. Shortcut Photo Studio can set the sharpness of the crop and the color of the remaining background. show the time a picture was taken within the picture itself. and it can do a “fading” crop. The color you select is applied to the borders. such as hearts. though they have a variety of uses. The envelope you select works like a “cookie cutter”—only what falls inside is retained.Such matrices are used in various ways in practice depending on what kinds of values are in the matrix. as well as a rotation and an Offset from a selected border. are generally used to display copyright data in photos. You can set the envelope’s size and position in the Envelopes dialog. meanwhile. its placement. If the image is too large to fit inside the main image. for example.g. 44 . There is also a Use as watermark option. settings for it (its size can be either an absolute value in pixels or a value relative to the picture’s overall size). You can call up this function using the Image | Other | Text Overlay… command [Ctrl+T] in the Browser or the Edit | Other | Text Overlay… command in the Editor. Image Overlay You can call up this function using Image | Other | Image Overlay… [Ctrl+Shift+T] in the Browser or Edit | Other | Image Overlay… [Ctrl+Shift+T] in the Editor. so you can e. if appropriate. then how this situation will be resolved will depend on your use of the If needed. You can add blurring to the borders by setting Blurring somewhere above zero. an overall Transparency. for which you’ll need to choose a Light source. then the image is sharpened. and. shrink overlay to fit option or of the Resample option and a size in percent. and choose whether or not to Use transparency stored in overlaid image (for GIF and PNG images). is devoted to the topic of variable text overall. In the window for this function. The Shift value can be used to lighten or darken the whole image by a particular value overall. and frames. A whole chapter. They can either be black and white or in color. often with a theme like love or the holidays. Via envelopes. placement of the same coefficients symmetrically around the center. Note: Adding text to an image is irreversible—you cannot go back and change or remove it. enabling you to use the overlaid image as a mask with a shadow.

is especially advantageous when you are cropping many photos in a batch.. Various devices can end up saving colors in varying ways that are typical for those devices. fading shadow that rests below. This dialog lets you set the shadow’s horizontal and vertical offset in pixels. Thus if you place your own such files. to the right. The Transparency slider sets how strongly the image borders will be made transparent. Use the Image | Crop Image | Specific Crop… menu item [Ctrl+Shift+W] in the Browser for this. command to save them as GIFs or PNGs). Envelopes are based on “masks” (imagine a mask placed on your face—what’s not covered by the mask shows through) stored in the Envelopes folder below the one where Shortcut Photo Studio was installed. You can either set the same fading width for all borders (using the Symmetric option). ICC profiles can tell a program how to interpret the colors saved in images. Fading Borders To create fading borders—in order e.g. or set it separately for each side. named envelope.Custom Envelopes You’re not limited to just the envelopes offered by the program. The Transparency value affects how the color that results when the Shadow color and the Background color are combined will be determined.” Turning an image into a “3D button” means editing its edges so that they look three-dimensional. 3D Buttons Image | Other | 3D Buttons… in the Browser (Edit | Other | 3D Buttons… in the Editor) uses lightening/darkening of an image’s borders to create a look suitable for a “3D button. You can use e. Color envelopes are defined using a PNG image representing the image/its transparency (the alpha channel) and another image containing a preview (also a PNG). The Blurring value sets how strongly the shadow’s borders will be blurred.. according to predefined criteria.zmf.g. where you numerically set the precise size in pixels for the crop. Specific Crop Shortcut Photo Studio’s “specific crop” function. you can assign one using the Image | Other | Assign 45 . Soft Shadow The soft shadow effect places a soft. Black and white envelopes are defined using a GIF image that represents a mask with a size of 1024 × 768 pixels and a preview (also a GIF) with a size of 60 × 45 pixels. ICC profiles make it possible to ensure that images look the same on various devices. Shortcut Draw to draw envelopes (use that program’s File | Export. Use Image | Other | Soft Shadow… in the Browser or Edit | Other | Soft Shadow… in the Editor to call up this dialog. as long as they all support color management and are properly calibrated. If an image contains no ICC profile. Another important setting is what background color you expect will be around the image. with the appropriate numbering. Convert to ICC Profile JPEG and TIFF images can contain an ICC profile. to make a screenshot more attractive—you can use Image | Other | Fading Borders… in the Browser or Edit | Other | Fading Borders… in the Editor. and “behind” an image. in the Envelopes folder. they will automatically show up in the Envelopes list. The Envelopes folder comes with a sample Shortcut Draw file for creating custom envelopes.

If you do not check the Resample image box. e. PIM information is removed from an image when this function is applied to it. that you need to create smaller versions of them for use in publishing. you need to have a good understanding of the equipment that will be used for your output—the best DPI to use depends on the quality of a printer. The Sharpen control is related to the loss of image data that always comes when shrinking images. For other purposes. Resampling an image raises or lowers its number of pixels and thus its size in bytes. existing profiles will be overwritten by the ones being assigned. 150 or more is recommended for printing. use Image | Resize… [Ctrl+E] in the Browser or Edit | Resize… [Ctrl+E] in the Editor. In order for this function to work. you can set how the operation will treat images that already have an ICC profile. using the method selected in the Reproduction dropdown. 46 . It is only available when color management is active and when an image contains PIM or EXIF Print information. Also note that in order for this function to work. you need to have activated color management (Preferences… | Color Management | Use color management). and is found under Image | Other | Enhance using P. the resizing will not mean a reduction to the number of pixels in the image—just a reduction to the DPI value in the image’s metadata. The function lets you bring the advantages of PIM support into even those environments that ignore PIM. Note that merely assigning a profile does not transform an image’s colors.ICC Profile… menu item in the Browser. The function is available through the Convert to ICC Profile… command in the Other section of the Browser’s Image menu. when working with images. Greatly shrinking an image can cause a loss of details. you’re often best off with images that have not been PIM-enhanced. After you select a profile. We recommend the Perceptual method here. you ensure the proper interpretation of pictures taken in color spaces other than sRGB. when exporting photographs to web pages (no web browser supports PIM) or when sending photos to a photo lab.I. Batch Enhancement using PIM If PIM or EXIF Print information is stored in an image. you need to have activated color management (Preferences… | Color Management | Use Color Management). Here it is important what Method is used—its influence is described below. whatever you enter for one dimension will be used to automatically set the other.g. This function provides automatic supplementary edits to photographs (post-processing) based on information saved by a camera. To resize an image. such as auto-contrast or supplementary sharpening. You can also choose a width and height. and mild sharpening can reduce the impact of this phenomenon.M…. The function is only available in the Browser. for printing. The DPI setting depends on the purpose of the operation—96 DPI is enough for monitors. To set DPI well. etc.g. you need to have activated color management (Preferences… | Color Management | Use color management). If the Keep proportions box is checked. Resize Often you’ll find. By assigning an appropriate profile. DPI sets the number of pixels (dots) to be used per inch for expressing the image. the paper within it. Convert to ICC Profile This function converts an image’s picture data into the color space of a profile of your choice. In order for this function to work. The disadvantage is a certain loss of information that comes with any conversion of an image into the sRGB color space—the one that is optimal for viewing. e. you can use that information to permanently enhance the image. When you check the Overwrite existing profiles box.

It uses the 16 nearest pixels and has a “selfsharpening” effect • Lanczos—the most computationally demanding method. • Percent—relative shrinking/stretching of the image. • Hermite—a different type of interpolated curve. • Supersampling—mainly useful for shrinking images. Mainly useful for stretching images. At the bottom right of the dialog. and thus it is a good idea to slightly re-sharpen an image after using these methods. 36 pixels from the original are used. When shrinking images. • Bicubic—this. bicubic and supersampling) create slightly blurred images during shrinking. the image will shrink. it is fast and generally is suitable for shrinking images. • Add borders—if the dimensions you have selected do not match the original ratio of sides. These methods vary in the way in which they set values for the pixels in the new image and how many pixels from the original image they use for this. Advanced Resize You can reach this dialog from both the Browser and the Editor using Image | Advanced Resize… [Shift+E]. It uses the weighted average of all of pixels that are lost 47 .g. A good choice for noisy images. • Bell—produces a very “soft” image. uses the four nearest neighboring pixels. • Stretch—the image is drawn out to the dimensions you enter. you can see—for all of these methods—the size that the image will have after the operation. If you need to resize many images at once. It is suitable both for stretching and for shrinking (with sharpening afterwards). the most advanced interpolation method. It is impossible to simply set a best resampling method “for everything”—each one has its advantages and disadvantages. This dialog offers three basic resizing methods: • Custom size • Keep Proportions—check the box for the Width and/or Height field and enter a width or height. It uses no interpolation of pixels—it uses a single pixel from the image to determine each pixel in the resized image. Pixels are interpolated using a special curve that simulates real distribution of information. • Bilinear—the most simple interpolation. Some methods (e. • Resize and crop—this section of the dialog combines resizing in one dimension with cropping in the other. uses 16 nearby pixels and interpolates the values with a cubic curve. It is unsuitable for photographs. but irreplaceable for technical drawings with hairlines. It depends on how the filter is being used and on the characteristics of the image. • Nearest neighbor—the simplest and fastest method. It uses the average of the four nearest pixels.The Save image only (not information) option ensures that the resulting images receive no EXIF data or other picture information that might get in the way when your goal in shrinking an image is to maximally reduce its size in bytes. Has a strong “self-sharpening” effect. on the contrary. it may create annoying cross-shaped artifacts. you will probably get better and easier results using the Advanced Resize function. without regard to the ratio of sides. but the resulting empty borders will be filled with the Border color you select. One important property for each resampling method is the “sharpness” of the resulting image. • Mitchell—an excellent compromise between speed and quality. respects proportions. Resampling Methods A large variety of resampling methods exists.

full EXIF. Edit Canvas and Borders Use the Image | Canvas and Borders [Ctrl+Shift+B] menu item for this function. choose values around 90. When the Symmetric option is on—as it is by default—you set the margin for one side only. The output format you choose fundamentally affects the rest of the dialog. If the Relative option is not checked. The bottom right contains a setting for color depth.g. The borders can never be thicker than the added canvas space. 48 . or EXIF with no thumbnail (good for the Web) will be stored. You can choose a different method for entering their size using Enter as:. This function changes the image’s size by cropping it or adding a border with a single color. If the output choices make preserving all information impossible. The color of the borders can be selected using the Windows system palette by clicking the colored button. A window for converting pictures from one file format to another is shown when you use this command. Progressive—the file will be saved in a way that enables it to be at least partially displayed while it is being loaded. Besides expanding the canvas. or from the picture itself using the eyedropper button. and the output palette (if needed). and whether or not to preserve all color information. The compression quality at various values depends on the character of the image. JPEG quality—tells how heavily to apply lossy JPEG compression. If the option is checked. The degree of compression determines how much image information will be lost—how greatly the image will be damaged. Canvas Size Use Image | Canvas Size [Ctrl+W] in the Browser or Edit | Canvas Size [Ctrl+W] in the Editor for this function. then the Width and Height values directly set the final size of the image. e. however. the canvas adjusts as needed. see the Lossy JPEG Compression and Lossless Operations chapter. It is disadvantageous. For high-quality photos. an image with a color profile will be automatically converted to sRGB. for thumbnails. because it works with every pixel in the image. For the JPEG and TIFF formats. you can choose less. Thus if you try to set them to be thicker. You can save to the following formats: • GIF — a palette-only format with lossless LZW compression and a maximum of 256 colors. This option is only useful for Web publishing. then these values set the amount by which the original will be made larger or smaller. It is generally the best method for photographs. it contains a control for choosing a format to convert to. Convert File Format The Image | Convert File Format menu item [Ctrl+Shift+F] can only be found in the Browser. and the rest follow suit. Expanding an image’s canvas in the Editor means adding a certain number of pixels of space in a color of your choice—normally this will be white—around it. you can also add inside and outside borders to an image. in that it blurs the image somewhat. and therefore it is important to check the quality of the output using the preview area. suitable for Web graphics.when shrinking the image. At the bottom left. For more information. This is because the rest of the dialog contains only settings relevant for the selected format. 75. the Image information dropdown sets whether just image data. color conversion (if needed). but this can easily be solved with mild re-sharpening. The Image alignment sets the reference point for the entire operation.

for example.2 (EXIF PRINT). exposure. its EXIF data will be irreversibly lost. only suitable for simple line drawings If an image is open in the Editor. etc. For information on how to understand and edit the formatting information. If you use the Generate HTML table option. ZIP compression. zoom level. 2. or RLE compression. The Folder names option lets you include not just filenames in the output. the most options of any bitmap format. can be compression-free or use LZW. In many programs. After you select which files you want to be listed. you choose the list’s formatting and an output type. lossless compression.• JPEG— the only color schemes supported are TrueColor and grayscale. Shortcut Photo Studio supports EXIF. If the output contains both folders and files. After the operation finishes. great for photographs • PNG — a modern universal format. you can lose this information just by editing a photograph. including the latest standard. unlike file names. an HTML file (the format used on the Web) will be generated. palette and non-palette • PCX — RLE compression. does not support EXIF. no support for TrueColor images • BMI — a format developed by Zoner. you can save it in any of these formats using the File | Save As… menu item [Ctrl+Shift+S]. The position of the {TAB} field within the formatting field in this dialog sets where the column borders will be. 20 pieces of information are stored. Folder names. • TIFF — a classic DTP format. This information is stored using the EXIF (Exchangeable Image Format) standard. Information Most digital cameras save supplementary information in images: information like the F number. On average. see the Variable Text chapter. ZIP. suitable for images that you’ll process further. Data Import/Export Generating File Lists Use Information | Data Import/Export | Generate Filelist to create a file containing a list with filenames and file properties. The requested data will be organized into a simple table. are not processed using the variable text features. palette and non-palette color storage and CMYK colors • TGA — a format used fairly widely in the mid-90s • BMP— the standard Microsoft Windows format. suitable for import into other programs and for further processing. its lossless ZIP compression is better than LZW. the vast majority of software that works with bitmap images supports BMP • WPG— Word Perfect Graphics. with customized formatting. but also folder names. the compression-free variant is most widespread. and HTML files using your standard Web Browser (normally Internet Explorer). palette and non-palette types exist. then the name is preceded by three asterisks. flash. and can display basic EXIF information in its Information pane. if you rotate an image in Windows’ image viewer. JPEG. the output file will automatically be opened in the program associated with the given format: TXT files in your registered TXT file editor (normally Notepad). 49 .

Keywords thus cannot be lost from image files when you move them elsewhere or lose data (other than the images themselves) in a crash. the new keywords will be merged with the old ones. for example. you can export it from that program using ACDSee’s Tools | Database | Export Database Info menu item. To import this information into Photo Studio. This export will create. and then select the information to import. First select the files whose information should be imported. Scan for Keywords Use the Data Import/Export | Scan for Keywords… menu item to read in EXIF keywords from files. a list of keywords found in pictures in the archive will be read in and added to the Shortcut Photo Studio database.Exporting and Importing Descriptions Some programs generate and save simple one-line descriptions for images into a special file stored in the same folder as those images.txt. 50 . and will offer it in its dialogs for seeking and adding keywords. You can choose whether to use the Title or Description field as a description during this process. If you check the Merge new keywords with originals option. The following things are treated as keyword separators: commas. and thus will not be visible in most programs. Managing Information Backing Information Up And Restoring It In many programs. The new values will normally overwrite the relevant sections of the files’ picture information. These files generally have names like descript. Only keywords are an exception to this. If you turn on Preserve remaining files’ descriptions. the file will receive the Hidden attribute. you are upgrading from a previous version. Your new version of Shortcut Photo Studio will thus have available a complete list of keywords you have used.bbs etc. semicolons. an author’s name. depending on your choice. use the Browser menu item Information | Data Import/Export | Import from ACDSee(tm)…. its color profile. and new lines. When you select the Give exported file Hidden attribute option. you can export these descriptions to files or import them into images’ EXIF data. 0index. the original description file will be used to help compose the new description file. Using the Organize | Data Import/Export | Export Descriptions… and Import Descriptions… commands. We recommend that you use this function when. notes. otherwise the descriptions for unselected files will not be preserved. keywords. Here you can choose to have the program Generate one database file per folder or Generate one database file. If you have image information stored in ACDSee’s format.xml for the selected folder and all of its subfolders. and other information contained inside it. the files’ original descriptions will be overwritten. When descriptions are exported. when you use them to edit a digital photo. files.ion. and a date and time. Importing Information from ACDSee™ 5 Shortcut Photo Studio offers easy importing of information from ACD™ Systems’ ACDSee™ 5. you lose its EXIF and IPTC data. When you select the The media archive option. one or more files with the name ACDDatabase. Shortcut Photo Studio saves keywords directly to image files’ EXIF data. These files contain descriptions.

these blocks can have various meanings depending on what program saved a given JPEG image. The image itself remains untouched. Remove Data Blocks from JPEG The Information | Manage Information | Remove Data Blocks from JPEG… option enables you to remove data blocks of your choice from selected JPEG images.. Photo Studio will indicate this fact using an arrow icon on its thumbnail. you can safely edit pictures in such programs without losing image metadata. The information is stored in a hidden file with the same name as the image.However. Not only can Shortcut Photo Studio work properly with images where EXIF data is not in the first block. Overall. EXIF previews are used as thumbnails if they are present and if you have allowed this in Photo Studio’s preferences. Delete EXIF Backup The Information | Manage Information | Delete EXIF Backup command removes all the data that is normally stored to help restore picture information in cases where it is damaged or destroyed. it can move the EXIF block.. Unfortunately.. The image data itself remains untouched. Image data and other supplemental information in the picture remain untouched. ensuring it is accessible by any EXIF-capable software. command when some program has not updated an edited picture’s preview to match its current state (e. Remove EXIF Preview The Information | Manage Information | Remove EXIF Preview. with the help of Photo Studio. By clicking this icon or using Organize | Manage Information | Restore from EXIF Backup or Advanced Restore from EXIF Backup… (lets you pick and choose item-by-item). and therefore this function is one intended for advanced users.g. Use the Information | Manage Information | Create EXIF Backup menu item to create such a backup.. and even the nonstandard manufacturer-specific EXIF data called MakerNotes. When an exifbak file is paired with an image. The image data itself remains untouched. Fix EXIF Marker Position The EXIF specification states that the EXIF block must be in an image file’s first block. you can restore information from this backup. after rotation). It can be useful to use the Information | Manage Information | Add EXIF Preview. Remove EXIF Data The Information | Manage Information | Remove EXIF Data function removes all extra information from images. including their color profiles. but with the extension exifbak. Shortcut Photo Studio can completely back up and restore all EXIF and IPTC metadata. command removes the EXIF preview from an image. Add EXIF Preview To speed up browsing. Image data and other supplemental information in the picture remain untouched. 51 . thus making EXIF data inaccessible in some other programs. but also. some programs do not respect the specification. Use the Information | Manage Information | Fix EXIF Marker Position… command for this.

verisign. Digital Signature The purpose of digital-signature technology is to make it possible to determine the origin and completeness of a given set of image data. clicking on the mentioned ribbon icon). and is used when verifying the digital signature. or record a new note using a microphone attached to your computer.. or administrator.) signs the image and thereby inserts into the image his or her signature as well as data that is descriptive of the image’s characteristics. command calls up a dialog for manipulating audio notes. For more information on certificates. see for example www. the fact of their having changed can be determined easily. for example.com. You can also do this by double-clicking on the audio-note icon that is shown in an image’s thumbnail when you are in the Thumbnails view. This information captures the image’s state at the time of its signing. An image so signed is displayed in the Browser with a ribbon icon. The image’s author (or owner. In this dialog. that is. The signature used for signing depends is the one that you have chosen in Signing Certificates section of Settings | Preferences [Ctrl+M]. Audio Note Play Audio Note The Information | Audio Note | Play Audio command [Ctrl+Shift+P] will play any audio data that is embedded in or associated with a picture. This enables you to sort photos by their picture-taken date even in those programs that cannot work with EXIF data. 52 . This dialog can also be called up using Information | Image Information… [Shift+Enter] and then the item for audio notes. Edit Audio The Information | Manage Information | Edit. etc.. Although signed images can be changed. of a given image. Stop Audio The Information | Audio Note | Stop Audio command [Ctrl+Shift+P] will play any embedded or associated audio data associated with a picture. Add Digital Signature The Browser menu item Information | Digital Signature | Add Digital Signature places data carrying a signature plus image-dependent information into an image file. You can verify the veracity of a signed image at any time (by. add a new external file.Set Date using EXIF Use the Information | Manage Information | Set Date using EXIF… command to set photo files’ dates/times to match the ones that were stored in their EXIF blocks when they were taken. you can remove the note.

you need to be connected to the Internet. and thus it may be best to turn it off if you are not online often. If a photograph has a rating. Photo Studio lets you assign map coordinates to photos and then display them on an on-line map (a map website). GPS Shortcut Photo Studio supports work with digital data regarding map coordinates and height above sea level. and specifically the Picture Rating item in that window’s Description section. for example. You can use this icon to call up a context menu offering a chance to change the rating or remove it (the “-” option). equal to. later search for images of a given level of quality (in the eyes of you or whoever else rated the images) and higher. If you have repeated difficulties in connecting to a map site. you can find other options that affect the verifying of signatures. whether to seek values greater than. Verify that certificate has not been revoked requires an Internet connection. Assign your quality rating on a scale of 1 to 5 using. Here you can select a mode for rating searches—whether to search by rating at all and. You can also run this check by double-clicking the ribbon icon displayed in the thumbnail of a digitally signed image. check the settings on your firewall software (if any). when you are searching via Organize | Search… [Ctrl+F]. and of course what that Rating is. Another option is to use the Information | Rating Browser menu item or one of the following keyboard shortcuts: [Ctrl+Shift+1]—[ Ctrl+Shift +5]. This data can be stored in photos using the EXIF standard. Picture Rating Picture ratings give you the ability to give a photograph a rating. 53 . The Only check revoking for signature certificates option prevents a check of the whole certificate hierarchy. the Information | Image Information… dialog [Shift+Enter]. for example. if so. In the Signing Certificates section of Settings | Preferences… [Ctrl+M]. The “-” option [Ctrl+Shift+0] means the photograph’s rating will be removed. enabling Photo Studio and other programs that understand such data to process them further and to make use of them. a rating icon will be shown in the Browser directly within the photograph’s thumbnail. Remove Digital Signature The Information | Digital Signature | Remove Digital Signature option completely removes the signature from an image.Check Digital Signature The menu item Information | Digital Signature | Check Digital Signature runs a check of an image’s characteristics against the “official” characteristics stored in the image signature at the time of signing. using the Picture Rating control in the Search window’s Notes tab. using which you can. You can then display the rating in the Browser’s details mode or. or higher than a given rating. Note: To display a position on an on-line map.

In the case where the time settings in the camera and in the GPS device do not match precisely. Such data then serves for use e. and picture-taken dates en masse. You can find more information about the keywords pane in the Keywords Pane section of this manual. comments. You can also use the Image Information [Shift+Enter] window for the currently displayed image. and keywords. copyright.g. its Print and Export function). XMP. 54 . Batch EXIF Editing Use the Information | Batch Edit EXIF… menu item to call up a dialog that lets you edit pictures’ EXIF title. Audio notes can be stored either in the respective image files themselves (WARNING—this can considerably increase their size) or as external files. Note that the EXIF standard does not support the storing of audio notes in the MP3 format. You can also see a full overview of EXIF. otherwise. date of creation. you’ll need to set the Time Correction setting correctly. etc. Several commonly used track-log formats are supported. Furthermore. and IPTC information there. This dialog can easily be brought up by double-clicking on the icon on a picture’s thumbnail in the Browser that indicates that it contains GPS position information. The Keywords Pane—Keywords and Descriptions You can assign to a photograph supplementary identifying data such as a title. The items marked with a pencil icon can be changed within Shortcut Photo Studio. author. the result will be imprecise. Image Information Besides EXIF data. a full list is available in in the General Information section of the Information | Image Information… [Shift+Enter] window. an author. You can edit the keywords in an image using the Information | Batch Edit EXIF [Ctrl+K] menu item or via the keywords pane in the Browser. Remove GPS Data This function will remove all non-image information from the image file.g. description. or automatically using a GPS track log. keyword. you can view basic information like the file’s size. You can copy information from this dialog to the Clipboard. Displaying GPS Data Coordinates are displayed on a map of your choice. All of these types are displayed in the Information window. you can display or play image files’ audio notes from there. Set position using sets how the photographer’s position is determined. images may also have XMP and IPTC picture information.Assign GPS Data You can place GPS coordinates into an image either by manually entering all known parameters. as well as for text overlays. in Photo Studio’s searching and filtering functions and display in its publication tools (e. In the Image Information dialog [Shift+Enter]. organized into a plain-text table. The dialog also contains a function for moving pictures’ picture-taken time forward or backward by an amount of your choice.

55 . When this option is on. enter the text to be sought and the text to replace it with. then the Search.Search and Replace You can use the Information | Search and Replace. menu item to call up a window for batch editing of all texts stored in images’ picture information via search and replace. The Apply button (and Apply to All when multiple images are selected) at the dialog’s bottom edge performs the replacement itself and saves the modified file.. but rather as a part of a word. and Replace All buttons become active and can be used to find text to replace/confirm its replacement. In the Find and Replace fields. you can choose which text items in pictures’ picture information to Search in. The Whole words only option determines whether or not the change should be performed when the text in the Find field are not present as a whole word. Replace. In the column on the left. image by image. or by hand. The Approve changes one by one option sets whether replacing will be done automatically. Note: The Search and Replace function irreversibly changes text information stored in an image. The Match case option determines whether or not to pay attention to the case of the letters in the text to find..

and MP3 (external audio). Basic File Operations The Organize menu contains all functions that you need for getting an overview of your multimedia data. But for work demanding good organization and attention to detail. During ordinary work with images.Organize Files File Operations Shortcut Photo Studio behaves in many ways similarly to the traditional Windows Explorer. pasting. THM (external thumbnails). Photo Studio offers an appropriate tool—an indexed catalog. • creating new folders • deleting files* and folders • renaming files and folders • displaying file-properties dialogs.” this also include selection by criteria). you will see a context menu similar to those you may already know from Windows Explorer. Shortcut Photo Studio joins both methods. and functions for effective file selection (besides “select all” and “invert selection. WAV. the Index Approach Most programs for work with digital photography choose one of two basic approaches to photography—classical browsing of the file/folder tree or the browsing of catalogs containing indexed files. called the Media Archive. and especially work with external (removable) media. Selecting (Highlighting) Files Selecting files in the Browser works similarly as in Windows Explorer. it offers many of the same benefits. and for cataloging it. traditional functions for work with the Windows Clipboard (copying. Right-click Menu When you right-click a file in the Browser. An overview of file operations: • drag & drop copying and moving files among folders*. • copying and moving files via the Clipboard* • copying and moving shortcuts. While not the same as an album.). * you can also have these operations automatically include files in the formats EXIFBAK (backups of EXIF picture information). Some special file selection options can be found in the Selection submenu of the Organize menu. 56 . you will find functions for creating new folders and albums (see below). there is no need to work with a catalog. XMP (external file descriptions). Each method has its advantages and disadvantages in various situations. In this menu. The Filesystem Approach vs. etc.

You can. or you can create a CD compilation using the Organize | New CD Compilation menu item. also change its location using Preferences… | Folders. of last changes. This wastes space and can become quite disorganized. name. Advanced search features also let you search by EXIF data (f-stop. Albums behave like normal folders. Shortcut Photo Studio automatically 57 . Albums The Albums in Shortcut Photo Studio are nothing other than standard Windows folders containing shortcuts to particular files. the actual original is preserved. exposure time. ISO. Burn… and Recalculate Size. or EXIF keywords. author.e. The search results are stored as a special album with the name Search Results [date] [time]. beneath it is shown a burning toolbar with two buttons. Copying or moving an item from an album to another folder likewise affects only the shortcut. You can search by full or partial filename. When you view it in Photo Studio. tree-structured groups of photographs for publishing to Web galleries. You can use the Folders section of the Preferences dialog to set the location where Search Results albums are stored. When you delete an item in an album. All albums are saved to the Albums folder. exposure compensation. say only photos of your children. flash. files and folders are stored there as shortcuts to actual images). CD Compilations Shortcut Photo Studio can use CD burners and thus can burn CDs and DVDs directly. description. CD compilations can be edited and burned as many times as needed. which is by default stored beneath the My Documents folder created by Windows. A CD compilation is similar to an album (i. e. focal length) and by color similarity with a photo of your choice. so you can browse through them and edit the images in them. not the original. you can set which of its parts should be searched through. or by files’ size. You’ll need no other programs to administer web galleries on a server. What Are Albums Good For? You can use albums to arrange your pictures by topic. Web Albums You can use the Web Albums feature to create virtual. If you wanted to have photos on a given theme all in one place. Search Results 2006-11-21 17-13. not just Shortcut Photo Studio. During a search in the media archive. you would normally have to create full copies of the photo files and move them into a special folder. Shortcut Photo Studio enables you to create any number of albums and bring topical photos into them using Windows shortcuts. There are two ways you can burn from Shortcut Photo Studio.g. your albums are available for other applications as well.Searching Use the Organize | Search… menu item [Ctrl+F] to launch the search function. by files’ dates of creation. And because standard Windows shortcuts are used for albums. however. Let’s say your photographs are saved in folders organized by the events or dates they represent. or of opening. You can either select files for burning directly. only the shortcut inside the album is removed.

causes the gallery to be generated and stored on the Web if you’re doing a gallery’s first synchronization ever. If the name of a folder you’ve created or of one of your photo files contains a character that cannot easily be displayed on the Internet. allowing much quicker searches than in un-indexed files. however. For files. Note: If you delete a photo or a folder from a Web album. change it for any folder by enabling Custom folder settings and then clicking Folder Settings. for example. without your needing to re-upload your entire Web album each time. the version that was created in Photo Studio 8. there’s the risk that some folders from the old version of the gallery. otherwise. You can. only those that were uploaded during the last synchronization but are not in the latest “version” of the album get deleted. its counterpart on the Web will also be deleted the next time you synchronize. and thus you can gather up all available photos into a tree structure of your choice without needless duplication of the original images. will not be deleted. Another solution is to delete the folders via FTP manually. inside of the folder in question. In the final step of the album settings. enter parameters for the FTP account that you will be using when synchronizing albums.. The template you choose is applied by default to all folders in the album. Photo Studio takes note of which files and folders are contained in a Web album. When the Web Albums feature in this version of Photo Studio is used on albums that were already uploaded in Photo Studio 8. folders are not marked as having been uploaded via synchronization.. Clicking Synchronization.. Upgrading Web Albums Generated using Photo Studio 8 During synchronization.synchronizes the contents of virtual albums on your computer’s hard drive with the contents of a Web server. You can resolve this by doing an otherwise-superfluous synchronization of the original gallery version—this will cause information about which folders have been uploaded to be generated.” You can use Photo Studio to index photographs on a local disk or removable medium (most often a CD/DVD) into a digital archive. called “archives. using just Shortcut Photo Studio. Thumbnails and metadata (such as EXIF data) for indexed images are stored in a database. and a new name will be suggested.. 58 . This album behaves similarly to a classical Photo Studio album: Windows shortcuts pointing to photos are placed in it instead of the photos themselves. There is a preview function within the Album Settings window that can launch a web browser so you can preview how the album actually looks on the Web. Click the Album Settings button to call up a dialog for choosing an album template and its settings. it synchronizes with the version that’s already in place. Media Archive Shortcut Photo Studio supports work with catalogs of external media. The archive enables a user to easily sort images by picture information (the Details display mode). Indexing creates a catalog. and during a given synchronization. You can create a new Web album using Organize | New Web Album. unlike for folders. You can work by. This feature makes it possible to manage quite extensive web photo galleries without having any knowledge of how to work with HTML. you will be asked to rename the file or folder. this problem does not exist. dragging and dropping the individual photographs from a second Browser window into folders you’ve prepared. This is because in the existing web albums.

If you try to open an archived file in the Editor. Thumbnails tend to be smaller than previews. and then you choose the type of files to include in the database. and it is important that no other Shortcut Photo Studio or Shortcut Editor windows be running during maintenance. Folders that contain neither matching files nor a subfolder with such files will not be shown at all in the resulting archive. Online Behavior When a removable medium is offline (is not present). to 59 . Archives and Disk Space Management As mentioned above. Use the Include subfolders and Include empty folders checkboxes to fine-tune what is added.Offline vs. you will see thumbnails of the size that you chose for the given medium while archiving it. it’s a good idea to perform maintenance on the media archive. When you add information to the database and then remove it. After removing a large number of media or removing media with large previews. slideshows. After you enter a medium name and click the Finish button. The amount of information that Photo Studio must store for a full CD (about 600 photos) with the Normal thumbnail size and with 640 × 480 previews is about 20 MB. Thumbnails are used in the Browser’s main pane. Rename Medium Organize | Media Archive | Rename Medium lets you rename the archive for an already archived medium. The step after that lets you work with settings relating to thumbnails and previews. Remove Medium The Organize | Media Archive | Remove Medium. These folders are marked with a picture icon. for example. First you choose a CD/DVD or choose a path on your hard drive (using the Browse… option) and select whether or not to include empty folders. an undesirable effect called fragmentation of the data occurs. Add Medium Use the Organize | Media Archive | Add Medium menu item or the Add Medium item in the Browser’s context menu to start the process of adding a new medium to the media archive.. the program will call for you to insert the appropriate archived medium. This operation takes place the next time you launch Shortcut Photo Studio. and maintenance— defragmentation—removes this. Folders that contain at least one suitable item somewhere in their subfolders are marked in blue. you can define the size of thumbnails/previews for images in an archive during its creation. previews can be used in the Browser’s Preview pane and in. You can tell the online/offline status of each file and folder in an archive by the presence of a green checkmark (online) or red x (offline) next to it. These thumbnails make it easy to navigate the archived medium even though it is offline. By default.. menu item removes an existing medium from the database. Media Archive Maintenance The Organize | Media Archive | Perform Media Archive Maintenance… menu item launches a process that helps to speed up the media archive and reduce the size of the database that contains it. all folders containing at least one file that fits the selected filter will be included. Such folders are displayed in black. The step after that lets you select the folders to be stored in the archive. the indexing process begins.

Archives you create this way are not interconnected. Several types of variable text are usable here (for more on variable text. serves to fundamentally reduce the memory demands of the archive’s database. Batch Renaming Renaming one file works just like in Windows Explorer—select a file and then click its name or press [F2].. available through the Organize | Media Archive | Remove Large Previews..g. For illustration—one CD with 600 photos added to the archive with a standard thumbnail size and a size of 640 × 480 for the large previews takes up about 20 MB in the database. and this limit may not be exceeded. Generally. Create New Archive Organize | Media Archive | Create New Archive. The database engine used—Microsoft JET—has a database file size limit of 2 GB.ensure that nothing accesses the archive during it. and operations by Photo Studio (e. Use the settings in that dialog to set the way the files’ new names will be composed.. that is: copy the images “behind” the shortcuts to a location of your choice. creates a new media archive on the path that you’re currently browsing. searching) affect the currently active archive only. A new archive can be created anywhere on any drive except in the folders of another archive. you should run media archive maintenance every time you remove large previews. see the chapter of that name). Using the Organize | Materialize… menu item. then operations are performed on the default archive. rather than the images themselves. You can automatically rename multiple files using the dialog that appears when you use Organize | Batch Rename… [Ctrl+Shift+Q].. This is mainly a problem when workstations on a network all access the same copy of Shortcut Photo Studio. you can “materialize” shortcuts. menu item. When there is no active archive. Materializing Files Albums and archives contain only shortcuts to images. Remove Large Previews This function. they are replaced in the files’ new names according to the actual values they represent for each image: Name Extension Year Month Date Hour Minute Second Counter {N} {E} {Y} {M} {d} {h} {m} {s} {C} 60 .

you can save the mix of settings you’ve selected as a Preset with a name of your choice. brighten them by 10%. its settings are immediately displayed in the bottom section.. give them a white border with black frames. For example. take a batch of images and shrink them. The outputs from date-related variables are based either on the file’s date of creation or the date of last changes. depending on what setting you choose at the bottom. After you select a particular filter on the right. see the chapters discussing the corresponding functions that they represent. only be applied once. sharpen them. and only be applied after all other filters. Batch Filter Photo Studio has a window for applying a variety of functions to many selected images (or all images in a folder) at once. only be applied in that order. For detailed information on the various sections of this dialog.. The appropriate folder will automatically be created if it does not yet exist. To quickly apply a batch filter with a given global setting. {N5-8} uses the fifth through eighth character of a filename. and save the result with a name based on a numbering scheme. When the batch filter is used from the Editor. Previews of all images in a batch are shown in a column along the dialog’s left hand side. use for example the Image | Apply Batch Filter menu item. understandably.\backup”—this subfolder will then be created automatically. including a relative path like “. You can use the “plus” and “minus” buttons at the top right of the window to add individual filters and then use arrows to reorder them. Thus you can use this one single place to. To call up this function. The Format and Renaming filters can. You can “OK” such operations one by one or have them automatically applied to every image in the batch.\backup” can be used to set the output folder. these functions don’t make sense. 61 . and thus are not performed.Variables that represent filenames can be enhanced to utilize only a part of said filenames. for example. Any name and any path can be used for the output folder. A relative path such as “. with any settings you choose. overlay copyright information in the corner. use the Edit | Batch Filter… [Ctrl+Q] menu item. At the bottom right. The dialog differs from the standard image conversion window in that you can use any number of filters.

Slide show settings can be saved and reloaded using the controls at the bottom of the slide show dialog.Publish Shortcut Photo Studio contains a broad range of publishing options in its Publish menu. The Block screensaver option ensures that any screensaver you might have doesn’t interrupt the slideshow. or copy. When you’re running a slideshow. Slideshow You can launch a slideshow using the Publish | Slideshow [F3] menu item in the Browser. sets whether the new image will be displayed immediately or instead introduced using any one of a variety of various transition effects. You can also show the Image Information dialog for the currently displayed image [Shift+Enter] or open the current image in the Editor [Ctrl+Enter]. export and the printing of multiple images are combined into a single function. then those will also be played or shown during the show. you can temporarily rotate photos left/right. If you want to change the slideshow settings. When sound files have audio notes attached to them. On the Header and Footer tab. move. made up of thumbnails. The Options tab is used to set other options related to giving a slideshow. etc. Right-clicking during a slideshow will show a context menu offering convenient access to a majority of the slideshow functions. use the File | Print… menu item [Ctrl+P]. you can play such notes from within a slideshow. and show/hide pictures’ blowout [O] and histogram [H]. Use the Publish | Wallpaper submenu to use the image selected in the Browser as wallpaper (in any of five modes) or to remove the wallpaper. Exporting Images and Printing Multiple Images In the Browser. In the Display tab of the advanced slideshow dialog. you can print or export your pictures with the help of any of several basic types of templates. Effects. and can use variable text to help shape their contents. The Show Thumbnail Pane option makes Photo Studio display a “quick navigation” strip. you can change the zoom level (or lock it). add a Picture Rating. Printing a Single Image To print a single image. You can also launch a slideshow starting from the current image by clicking the wheel of a wheeled mouse over an image in the Browser. On computers with multiple monitors. which is only available in the Editor. To 62 . use Publish | Advanced Slideshow… [Ctrl+F3] instead. The last tab. Wallpaper “Wallpaper” is the term in Windows for an image that is displayed as the background for the Windows desktop. at the top of the screen. you can set on which monitor the slideshow will take place. Using just a few steps in a wizard. When viewing a slideshow. whether to switch files manually or automatically. you can have the program include a header and/or footer. you can set the types of files to include in the show. If the files for inclusion in the show include sound files or video sequences. or delete them directly from inside the slideshow.

visit the Shortcut Photo Studio section of the Shortcut website. and picture captions. In the first step. we recommend that you get the Shortcut Draw graphics editor. New templates are sometimes made available on that site. a footer. you will see a dialog where you can double-check the list of images that will be printed/exported. If a template contains editable text. choose the type of export: • Templates—lets you place photos into various predefined templates—some are text-only. In this step and in every step. Selecting Paper Format When you are using the Contact sheets. Then use the Publish | Print and Export… menu item [Ctrl+P]. or delete this text from the template. bulletin boards. birthday parties. and can define a background for the pages overall and for individual images. you can use the last item. and enter other values. automotive. You can reach them by clicking the Get more link next to the list of template categories in the print and export wizard. some include graphics • Contact sheets—with layouts automatically generated on the basis of your choice of spacing and of row/column counts. or Paper Saver printing type. see the Variable Text chapter. You can choose not to repeat this step in the future using the Skip this step from now on option. click Next > to continue. This option also ensures that the smallest possible unprintable region around the edges will be used. photo-documentaries. the next step is choosing a paper format. Contact Sheets Contact sheets serve for printing photographs in a layout that depends on the number of columns and rows and the spacing between images that you’ve chosen. If none of the predefined formats fit your needs. Custom. catalogs. • Calendars—automatically generated calendars for the given year and month • Paper saver—helps you arrange an assortment of photos of your choice in sizes of your choice on as few pieces of paper as possible.use this wizard on a group of images. a footer. Some templates let you add a Photo Studio specialty called “variable text. baby showers. or you can use the Read Page Size and Margins from Printer… button. etc. real estate. business print jobs. and captions. Custom Templates and New Templates If you wish to create custom output templates. Calendar. which displays a standard configuration dialog for selecting a paper size. weddings. Templates Photo Studio contains several dozen templates grouped by category: simple thumbnail sheets. go with the default text. For information on how to understand and edit this text.” which will be replaced with a particular kind of picture/page information based on the actual details of the given picture/page. you can fill either out the lines beneath the template previews. The settings here relate to said photos’ size and number. On the page after that. For a description of the procedure for creating templates and placing them into Shortcut Photo Studio. Can include a header. printing of photos to photo paper. 63 . first select them in the Browser. You can choose whether or not the sheets should have a header.

the program offers you five options: Print. If the predefined sizes don’t meet your needs. three-month. one output page appears in the next step. size. the pictures will be placed on the page(s) in the same order as their current order in the folder you’re browsing. The list of sizes and quantities of images to add can be cleared using Remove All or by clicking individual images and clicking Remove. In the next step. its ratio of sides is altered so that it fits snugly. you can choose the Custom item and enter the needed dimensions by hand. and Open in Shortcut Draw 5. You can also select an item. You can add pages besides that one page by clicking the Add Page button. you can work with settings that relate to the displaying of the names of months and of the year. color. half-year. and its ratio of sides is respected.Calendars When creating calendars. Several kinds of templates are provided for each of several calendar lengths—one-month. And when you select Manually. underlining. The Automatically with rotation option rotates the image by 90 degrees if its orientation does not match the orientation of the placement frame. you can click on a Text Properties button to determine the text’s font. this leads to empty space in the frame. the names of days. Save. then repeating as necessary. you proceed by setting an image size and a number of images to add and clicking Add. For all calendar texts. edit it. with the appropriate number of pages. a desired way to show weeks (vertically or horizontally). • Distort—the image is placed in the frame. You can also transform (rotate and flip) images after placement. framing. and a first day of week. and year. two-month. Placing Images into a Print/Export Job You can add pictures to templates by hand or automatically. which is indicated by a red rectangle. Use the << and >> keys to move among pages. 64 . Paper Saver This option is most useful when you know the number and size of the images you want to print. If its orientation does not match the frame. When added in the Automatically mode. and if the orientation does not match the frame. you can drag and drop images onto it from the list on the left. There are three ways of placing images: • Frame—the whole image is fit into the placement frame. and then the longer side is cropped. Open in Editor. • Crop—the image is placed in the placement frame so that its shorter side fits snugly. You can also delete pages. the key thing is to choose a fitting template. and the output will be generated all at once. Export to PDF. and you want to minimize the number of sheets of paper needed to print them. Transformations always apply to the currently selected frame. and holidays. Print Job Options Once you’ve completed all the preparation steps for the pint job type you chose. In the step following that. alignment. Save as Bitmaps. You can also choose a starting month and year. and other aspects. These options are described in the section below. and click Change.

all text will be printed out as curves. CMYK separations are used to output to film for an imagesetter. for example. then each such page will be marked and its borders supplemented with information on which page should be joined to which border. for judging where to cut the sheet upon which the document has been printed. To enable billboard printing. 65 . When you use the Print text as curves option. but sometimes you will actually need to print just certain pages.) Use the Print Range setting to choose whether to print the whole document. in percent. Use this option when. Prepress marks are supplementary information on the document or auxiliary marks that serve e. you need to provide pages “separated” into basic printing colors. check the Enable billboard printing checkbox. all pages are selected for printing. but includes transparency • Billboard Printing—This tab serves for the printing of documents larger than the largest page size that your printer supports.g. The pages over which a blue mask appears are the ones that will not be printed. selected pages only. the print job will be saved to a file. Make sure that your cutting marks are being used. When preparing color publications for printing at a print house. the contents of each print page will be printed in such a way as to cover as much of the physical page as possible while preserving the image’s proportions. the document will not be physically printed—instead. If you turn this option on. • Wireframe—object outlines only • Low—images and bitmap fills are replaced with hatching. This lets you print out large signs (e. which is important e. Transparency. you can configure various print settings. you need to print the file on a printer that is not connected to your computer. these large formats can be printed out page by page and then rejoined. You can use the Scale item to set. To print separations.g. The settings are divided into four tabs. Why is this useful? Because certain printers do not support the printing of letters that straddle several pages. you can see short listing of basic information about the active printer. (The dialog’s exact contents are determined by your printer driver. except for transparency • Transparency—like Full. but you can use Shortcut Draw to create a template with larger dimensions—anywhere up to several meters. Only the highest level. rather than as text. or selected objects only (this last option is only relevant when you are printing from the Editor). check the CMYK separations checkbox and the color plates that you wish to print. how much the document’s contents should be stretched or shrunk. By default. Thanks to billboard printing. And having text printed as curves avoids this problem. Click the Properties… button to call up a dialog where you can change printer settings. • Printer—Here you choose the printer where you wish to print via its Printer name. and paper type. for example. print quality. and fountain fills are reduced to 10 steps • High—fountain fills have a reduced number of steps • Full—objects are printed precisely according to their parameters. guarantees that the output will look the same on paper as it does on-screen. • Prepress—Here you select prepress-related options that you want to use. you want to print an print job that’s in the A4 or Letter format (these formats are typical for Photo Studio templates) upon A3 or Legal paper. The Print quality option sets how fountain fills and transparent areas will be printed. Choose which of the pages in your large-format printout you want to actually send to the printer in the dialog that appears when you click Select Pages…. Normal Photo Studio templates have the usual Letter or A4 format. When you check the Print to file checkbox. during billboard printing (a special printing technique offered by Photo Studio that allows the printing of large formats using multiple sheets of smaller formats). • Options—when you use the Fit to page option. Beneath the dropdown list for selecting a printer.g. using the Cutting marks section. or you need to export to the Postscript format. for a shop window) with minimal effort. like the document format. This is useful when.Print Settings Before you print. Number of copies sets how many copies of the selected range will be printed.

which you can then open in the Editor for further editing. These source pictures must be taken with a certain amount of overlap so that they can be joined correctly. you select the images from which the panorama will be composed. For more detailed help on this program. via a wizard. If Shortcut Draw is not installed. rotating. In the first step. than work with Shortcut Photo Studio’s built-in editor. In the steps after that. this process is described in the Convert to Bitmap chapter. Work with this editor is more complex. If you select Export to PDF…. a standard document exchange format. printing.Saving Pages Pages can be saved into files in the ZMP format. When you are editing ZMP files. i. The actual joining is done entirely automatically. final placement of photos and for adding custom. already well known to users of Shortcut Draw: • arrow—selecting and editing objects (moving. Thus if you move or delete the images used in a ZMP. after that. and without the need to send a viewer alongside the album. NOTE: The ZMP format does not store images themselves. resizing. 66 . Editing Print Job Pages in Shortcut Draw 5 Print job pages can be edited in Shortcut Draw 5. but also more comprehensive. Another possibility is to export individual output pages to bitmap images. the Editor’s toolbar changes to contain basic editing tools. and slanting them) • small arrow—shaping objects. a dialog appears for managing settings regarding generation of the PDF file. supplementary text. PDF export settings are described in the Export to PDF chapter. they will be missing from it in the future! Exporting Pages Shortcut Photo Studio enables you to export the wizard’s output to PDF. some are permanent parts of the templates. You thus have a convenient way to send your friends e-albums in a standardized format with a free reader. a Shortcut product separate from Shortcut Photo Studio. and especially editing texts that have already been entered • the “T”—adding new text • import—adding new images • pages/arrows—moving among pages The ability to edit in this fashion is mainly useful for precise. but only shortcuts to them.e. the button for accessing it is grayed out. Print job pages can be saved after editing. Panoramas The Publish | Panorama function serves for assembling panoramic photographs out of several individual shots. or export. you configure various settings needed to correctly compose the panorama. you’re asked to give a name and location for the file. see its manual or the online help [F1]. Not all parts of print job pages can be changed. Editing Print Job Pages You can edit print job pages in the Editor automatically after they’ve been generated or after reading them in from a ZMP file.

Nice as that may sound.. This option is especially important for panoramas shot by hand. But you can use the buttons here to also use reverse alphabetical order. you can allow or ban the rotating of images against each other. it does so by projecting them against an imaginary cylinder. If alphabetical sorting does not give the right results. you can change the parameters and start the joining again. where the camera may have been rotated between shots. the Determine Focal Length dialog appears. Using the Allow rotation of images option. shots are sorted in ascending alphabetical order. Under the Other Options. it’s a good idea to reduce the maximum angle or even to completely forbid the rotation of images. what is actually needed is the focal length of the equivalent type of classical 35 mm film. you need to indicate the order of the shots within it. and a marker for its new position is also shown. the Next button becomes active and you can continue to the next page of the wizard. but if the lining up of images is not precisely correct. mainly for cases where the panorama shots were taken from right to left. If the resulting panorama strongly resembles a rainbow in shape (for example. The related Maximum angle setting determines how much at most the images may be rotated. in order to assemble a panorama. Photo Studio contains a tool to help with it.. you will have the equivalent focal length determined automatically. they will usually automatically receive the right order. button. a panorama of a valley taken from a hill). When you click the Determine. To start the actual joining of the image. Setting higher values causes a gentler transition between images with differing brightnesses. Here you either enter the coefficient directly or enter a size for the sensor of the camera that was used to take the picture. and because shots taken for use in a panorama are generally numbered and taken from left to right. you must enter or confirm several settings affecting the joining. (The sensor size should be mentioned in the handbook that came with the camera. By default. 67 . But don’t worry! To keep you from having to make this calculation by hand. Before you can do this. because when the Panorama function calculates how to join shots. and the lens’s focal length determines that cylinder’s radius. so for all future shots from the same camera. You can determine this equivalent focal length by multiplying the camera’s true focal length by the ratio of the diagonal of a classical film frame to the diagonal of your camera’s sensor.) After you click OK. The Width of blend between images sets the width where one image will flow into another. the equivalent focal length is automatically calculated and the coefficient is also saved. Although shots taken from digital cameras generally have information about their focal length stored in their EXIF data. no rotation will take place. If you’re not satisfied with the result.. you can set the correct order by hand. If the pictures’ EXIF data does not contain information on the focal length. the actual joining of shots into a panorama takes place. Join images In this step. The most important setting here is the focal length of the lens with which the shots were taken.Arranging Shots for a Panorama In order to compose a panorama correctly. but can also cause images with a large vertical shift to be placed incorrectly. this is generally the true focal length based on the side of the given camera’s sensor. This piece of information must always be entered. Meanwhile. button next to the field for entering a focal length. by dragging and dropping pictures with the mouse. ugly blurring occurs in the blend region. As you drag. the Determine button is grayed out and you will need to enter the equivalent focal length directly.. click Join. After you assemble the panorama. the outline of the photo you are dragging is displayed. Entering a smaller value can speed up the joining process. if the needed rotation is less than the Minimum angle setting. you can find other settings for the joining process: The Maximum vertical shift sets the maximum value by which images are allowed to be shifted vertically.

the program always connects shots in the middle of the overlap. to make the joining as precise as possible. You can reposition shared points using the mouse. they tend to suffer from barrel distortion. • Panoramas put together from many shots can often take on a “rainbow” shape. If the Define point position option is checked. In such cases. you need to indicate at least two points. but at an upward or downward tilt for all of the shots. the entire panorama is recomposed. If the camera was not perfectly horizontal when the picture was taken. the resulting panorama will not be perfectly horizontal either. 68 . or manually enter a desired rotation angle. which both makes correct joining more difficult and causes ugly breaks in any straight lines that occur in the final panorama. If any of the connections was done poorly. because during rotation. This is usually due to the camera having pointed not horizontally. the panorama will be generated at full size. Here you can sometimes alleviate the problem by setting a higher focal length than the one actually used when taking the pictures.) Individual pixels can be removed from the overlap map using Erase Point or the [Del] key. the program seeks. you will generally need to crop your panorama. Cropping Because generating a panorama usually involves variously rotating shots against each other. Completion After you click Next in the cropping step. Although the shots will not be joined as well as they would have otherwise been.. The angle you enter is treated as being in relation to the entire panorama. then go and click the red-framed area that surrounds the connection. Thus. or Save. and then calculates the shift between the photos and how to rotate them (or not) against each other. In that step.Overlap Settings In this step. (The program will try to automatically find the position of the corresponding points in the other image. we recommend you enter mainly points in the middle of the blend between the shots.. Besides keeping the default—automatic rotation—you can forbid the rotation of a connection. In this step. which pixels are contained in both shots. For proper joining. During automatic joining.. A dialog containing both neighboring shots and their shared points is displayed. for each pair of neighboring photos. Clicking Erase All Points deletes all shared-points markings. with positive values being clockwise and negative counterclockwise. corresponding points in it are always displayed in the same color. and this can affect individual connections. the panorama will be flat and easier to crop. Because the border areas of shots (where optical defects show up the most) get eliminated. Panorama Tips • When the individual shots for a panorama are taken using a wide-angle lens. it to a file. Rotation should be done before editing of the individual connections (especially when using manual rotation). you can manually correct the automatically detected connections between images. and you will not be able to properly crop it. You also can change the rotation of individual pictures. and if you wish also indicate further shared points by clicking on the parts of an image where they should be. try reducing the maximum allowed automatic rotation for shots. you can either open the resulting panorama in the Editor using Open in Editor.. The borders shown when you reach this step are an attempt by the program to automatically find a suitable crop. In this case. it’s enough to merely enter the position of a counterpart point approximately. and the program will make sure it is optimally positioned after you shift it. or even forbidding rotation. you can enter cropping borders. and then the last step of the wizard will be displayed. The maximum you can indicate is twelve.. you can rotate the first shot using the icon on the left edge and thus achieve a better tilt for the panorama.

Quite large overlaps. where lenses’ optical defects are most apparent. it can be hard to find common points for adjacent shots. for example. When you take shots by hand. when taking pictures from a hilltop). making it impossible to join shots from them precisely. • You should “rotate” the camera around the center of the subject as you take shots. • The lens should lie flat. it’s a good idea to at least turn the camera on its side (although you will need to take more shots. If your camera enables it. Thus it’s essential that you use a computer with enough memory when you’re making panoramas. the lighting conditions differ too much between shots. If you do not. a panorama made up of 10 shots from the 6-megapixel cameras that are common today has. If it’s not possible to use a lens with a large focal length (because you can’t stand far enough back from the subject). For example. so the joining areas will be more apparent. Wide-angle lenses often suffer from barrel distortion (especially zoom lenses). they will be easier to join).• When manually correcting connections. If. it’s a good idea to enter more points in the areas that are the shot’s main topic and where eventual joining errors would therefore be the most distracting. (Ideally. we recommend that you set exposure by hand and use exposure correction to balance out the differences between shots. we recommend that you compile it from reduced-size copies of the original photos. you’re not going to be printing it). dimensions of approximately 22.g. because if it is tilted upwards or downwards (e. however. assuming 30% overlap between shots. it takes up even more. and tripods tend to include one. on the order of 7080%.000 pixels and occupies over 130 MB of memory… if it’s not at a tilt. 69 . it is practically impossible to meet this demand and thus it will not be possible to join shots entirely perfectly. you should level using an actual level. it’s a good idea to use exposure locking. If you don’t need to have the resulting panorama at a high resolution (because. the panorama can “arc” (depending on how strong the tilt is). and so they can also cause bad joining. This demand can only be met completely when you use special tools. and so the shots will be joined in their edge areas. but even just placing the camera on a tripod and taking advantage of that can help.) When taking pictures by hand. • The overlap between shots should ideally be from 30 to 50 percent. Otherwise. the transitions between shots may be more visible in this situation than they would be otherwise. If the overlap is smaller. • The only camera rotation between shots should be along the camera’s vertical axis. This goal too is most easily met using a tripod. You can of course also use the camera’s automated functions for exposure. the individual shots will have been taken from a slightly different angle.000 × 2. How to Take Pictures for a Panorama • The shots should be taken using a camera whose lens has a larger than usual focal length. we recommend that you definitely manually set white balance. which again makes correct joining difficult (especially for nearby objects). • Keep in mind that the resulting image may be relatively large and thus its memory demands may be large. it’s important to try to turn the camera in one dimension only. making it hard to crop. This will reduce memory demands and make composition significantly faster. but in this case the exposure of individual shots may be vastly different. and even though the joining algorithm does a good job of evening out such differences. are too much for the program to account for. and thus exposure locking would make one or more of them underexposed or overexposed. It is also important to enter some points in the blend region between one shot and another (you can tell this region by the fact that the automatic joiner places points in this region). • If lighting conditions are fairly similar throughout the photographed scene.

You must first select one out of four anaglyph types. A PDF slideshow is just a standard PDF file that contains one full-page photograph per page. You can give each photo (each page) in the slideshow different settings. which can be seen in 3D using special glasses with color filters. Unlike “selflaunching” presentations. and you can also Set a soundtrack for the slideshow. and so the risk of spreading a virus in the presentation is minimal. then to the target anaglyph colors. which weakens the Red element by a predefined amount. AIFF and AU. The remaining three methods create color anaglyphs. move the camera about 2. To ensure that your audience is seeing/hearing the whole show. The Black and white type is created by converting both photos to black-and-white versions of themselves. command calls up a function for creating stereoscopic pictures (anaglyphs). it can compose an anaglyph precisely even for pairs of shots where the camera was tilted or vertically shifted between shots. Clicking Delete All Points deletes all shared-points markings.. ensure they are using version 6 or higher of Adobe Reader. New points can be added by clicking directly on an image. You can then set the Red channel level manually. If your audience is using an older version of the Reader or e. PDF Slideshows PDF slideshows are a great way to share photo presentations even between different operating systems. It is important to correctly determine which of the photographs was taken on the left. this is a safe format—no program code is transferred. Once you select two source images. Once the 3D image is ready. you can save it or open it in the Editor for further edits.3D Pictures The Publish | 3D Images. This is the typical distance between one’s eyes. You can further weaken it using the Optimized variant. the actual creation of the anaglyph is done. Using these. the GSview/Ghostscript viewers. WAV. Photo Studio tries to find their common points. The supported soundtrack formats are MP3. To deal with this inevitable and unpleasant problem.g. The best format for use in PDF slideshows is MP3. You need two special source images to use this function. Note: Some people with vision defects will not see 3D anaglyphs in 3D. The button amid the arrows cancels any manual shifts and rotations you have made to the photos. use a Semi-color anaglyph.. and no special tools are needed for the job—all you need to do is to photograph the same subject from two different angles. Points that were auto-detected in error can be deleted by marking them and clicking Delete Selected Point or pressing [Del]. and which on the right. Use the Apply to All button to apply the selected effect and display length to all pictures. You can use the arrow buttons here to manually correct the shot positions and rotations that the program generated. If the right and left photo are flipped. then the 3D effect won’t be visible in the anaglyph that the program will make. 70 . You can have borders be cropped automatically. the photographs will be displayed without transition effects and without a soundtrack. The type simply named Color retains all colors. For information on the remaining settings. then these may not look good in the output. MIDI. If large. see the Export to PDF chapter. Before taking the second picture. bright red areas exist in the original picture. These include transition effects (a total of 23 is available) and an image display length (Show image for)—these parameters can differ from image to image. An effect display length (Show effect for) can be set for the entire document. Creating source images is relatively simple. these are joined into one picture—the anaglyph.5 inches (6-7 cm). Source images can be flipped in either the first or the second step. The maximum number of points is 12. due to its advanced compression. In the third step.

In the first step. so if you wish to create a presentation that you will supplement later on. There are several kinds of processing you can apply to pictures before Photo Studio attaches them to an e-mail. Here you set the server’s address. the faster it will generate—for this reason. then save the gallery to a folder of your choice or send it via FTP to the Web address that you use for Web publishing. choose the template from which the pages will be generated and. TrueColor images can be shrunk and/or converted to JPEG. You can switch among settings groups (settings for the Thumbnails page. The values you set are used as maximums in both directions—if one dimension gets shrunk. The Convert TrueColor images to JPEG option converts each image to JPEG if it’s not in JPEG already. command. you can display a preview in a Web browser. Sending Pictures by E-mail Use the Publish | Send by E-mail… menu item [Ctrl+Shift+M] to send the files currently selected in the Browser to your e-mail program. the path to the server..) Finalizing After successfully setting all parameters. (The fewer are included. For GIF images and other palette-based images. configure any remaining settings.. Preview As you go about fine-tuning the settings for your gallery. use the Web Albums feature instead. You can use the Shrink TrueColor images option to automatically shrink any images that are larger than a certain width/height down to that width/height. You can also ZIP-compress all the files you’ll be sending with any standard level of ZIP compression. you can do several things in the “Done!” step. Size warning. etc. menu item. 71 . only a small number of pictures is checked by default. including viewing your completed pages in a browser. You can use variable text in many of the fields in this wizard.. login info. Note that you can save a Web gallery’s settings and reload it later. If everything is all right.. The last options group. After the warning. Only the images with a checkmark will be in the gallery’s preview version. FTP Upload You can upload the files in the folder you’re currently viewing in the Browser to a Web server over FTP using the Publish | Upload via FTP. the other is always recalculated so as to keep proportions. or go back and change settings. settings for the Image pages. which then attaches them to a new message. you can either go ahead and attach the files anyway. This gallery is static. in the one after that. this function is not offered. all files will be zipped into one single file with a name and a compression level of your choice.) using the dialog’s drop-down list. lets you set a attachment size above which Photo Studio will display a warning to you.Create Web Gallery You can generate a set of Web pages to show your images on the Web using a wizard that you can launch using the Publish | Create Web Gallery. When you check the ZIP-compress images box. select the images to be published. and proxy server settings. depending on the template type. then saves it with the quality level you specify.

one for browsing your computer files or for writing an e-mail—and use the program’s Edit | Paste command or other pasting technique to paste the file or files. Select a CD/DVD Drive. you can check the amount of data to be sent to CD and select from three types of further processing—immediate burning. Photo Studio automatically detects rewritable media (like CD-RW and DVD+RW) and offers you a chance to erase them. After you finish burning. and a Label. however. In the step after that. the files you’ve prepared are saved to a temporary folder. the technology serves to prevent interruptions to the burning process when there’s not enough data to “feed” it. and whether or not to use some technology to Handle buffer underruns.An alternative to sending by e-mail is sending to the Clipboard using To Clipboard. This is a file that reflects the precise contents of a CD or DVD that will be burned according to the ISO 9660 standard. and can be edited and used for multiple burn sessions. and how that viewer will look upon startup. Save CD Contents In cases where you cannot or do not want to burn directly from Shortcut Photo Studio. 72 . and links to them are stored in the Clipboard. Whatever name it’s under. the first thing that appears is a chance to set its look. When you run the Viewer. the CD or DVD is ejected. such as: BURNProof. then use Publish | Burn Image CD/DVD in the Browser. you set whether or not to include a freely-distributable viewer (Shortcut Photo Studio CD Viewer) on the CD or DVD. You can then switch to any window that can accept a file—e. At the beginning of the process. or saving an ISO file. This file contains everything needed for burning a CD/DVD in any environment that supports standard ISO files. they will not be deleted yet if there is still a link to them in the Clipboard. a Burn Speed (Photo Studio uses the maximum possible speed by default). You then simply insert the medium and click the Burn button. and Seamless Link. you can take all the files that you plan to burn and save them to a folder on disk.g. You can also launch the burning process from within a Photo Studio CD compilation—these are similar to albums. SafeBurn. This technology is “advertised” in modern burners under various trademarks. and then burn them later using a program of your choice. saving the planned CD contents to a folder of your choice. First select (highlight) the photos that you want to burn. Save ISO File Another possibility is to prepare an ISO file. The viewer is run automatically when a CD containing it is placed in a drive. Power-Burn. The temporary files will automatically be deleted when you quit Photo Studio. Burn Image CDs and DVDs Shortcut Photo Studio can work with CD burners and thus can burn CDs and DVDs directly. Burning The Burn… button starts the process of actually burning a CD or DVD. JustLink. When you use this button.

as well as a Background image and the Background color. too. When you use the Don’t synchronize option means that if the music is longer than the final video. The Permanently Fit Video Length To Audio Length button transfers these temporary settings for images’ Display length settings over to the previous page of the wizard. The first use of this function can last up to several seconds. The Title borders control lets you increase the distance from titles to the edge of the screen. clicking any button will make slideshow generation start. The Image coverage setting sets how large a part of the future image will be displayed. using buttons at the bottom of the window. To get the best sound quality. which you can display on a DVD player of your choice directly. then the music will play until the very end.Burning Video CDs Photo Studio also helps you burn images in the Video CD format for viewing on tabletop DVD players. and its Title and Description. The way in which music and images are “played” is synchronized using the Video and audio track length synchronization section. In the first step. The Publish | DVD Slideshow function helps you create a standard Video DVD. DVD Slideshow DVD slideshows are another way to effectively present photographs with descriptions. You can check the effects of your settings changes in the Preview area.000 Hz sound sources. The temporary files created during the first action are retained until the user leaves this page. Here once again. This process makes very large demands on a computer (especially its processing power). Here. you can add music to the individual sequences. After you choose a Menu style and a Slideshow name. The WAV and MP3 formats are supported. Save ISO File saves the image for DVD burning as an ISO file. The musically gradually fades to a stop. You can see a thumbnail-list of those pictures in the column on the left. The Burn DVD Slideshow button starts processing. This is a file that reflects the precise contents of a CD or DVD burned according to the 73 . You can save all settings at any time. The most important are Transition effect. It’s a good idea to change these values when displaying on TVs that have a large distance between the edge of the image and the edge of the screen. In the wizard’s next step. These image descriptions can include information from pictures’ EXIF data. and a description for each image. Adjust video track length to audio track length makes the pictures’ display times change temporarily so as to match the length of the audio track plus the lengths of the transition effects. Use the Publish | Burn Video CD… item in the Browser to burn selected images to the Video CD format. Transition length. after you click Play you can use Preview to preview the end result. just how large depends on how many pictures are in the slideshow. You can put variable text to good use for the last two of these settings. use 48. or load them in from when you saved them before. and even allows lets you include more than 99 photos on the CD (unlike many other programs). you choose the TV standard to use and the Ratio of sides—you should take into account the device the slideshow will be viewed on when setting these. followed by burning. an adjustable number of thumbnails. In the next step. Use the Generate Index Pages option to generate a Video CD menu made up of several pages containing titles. The Crop audio track the audio track will make the music stop when the video stops. a navigation area. the Burn button takes you into burning mode. Click the Preview button (or use auto-preview) to show how the output will look. you can go on to edit the menu’s Title and its Font. the image’s Fitting method and Display time. In the next step of the wizard. and the last image will stay displayed on the screen until it finishes. you can set the ways in which the individual pictures in the slideshow will be displayed.

The contents of this folder can be played using most software DVD players.02 file system. we recommend that you use DVD+RW or DVD-RW re-recordable media for tests. This file contains everything needed for burning a CD/DVD in any environment that supports standard ISO files. or you can burn them to DVD using any of the more advanced burning programs. If possible.ISO 9660 standard. with the hybrid ISO/UDF 1. Copy VIDEO_TS folder is a function that copies the VIDEO_TS folder to a temporary folder. 74 . Note We recommend that you check to make sure that the DVD you are using is supported by the player you plan to use.

you can also change this link freely at any time. at the cost of a lossy transformation. the right side shows settings for the whatever settings group is currently selected.Program Preferences To call up the dialog for work with program preferences. you can set what file types (i. click the Settings button (the “gear wheel” button on Photo Studio’s title bar). The Get more link will launch your Web browser and point you to the page where any new skins offered for Photo Studio are placed. The left side of the window here has a list of settings groups. The Crop to qualify it option means that the image will be cropped in order to enable lossless transformation. The Sound editor item sets what program will be launched when you click the Edit… button in the Audio Note section of the Image Information dialog. The Default button at the bottom left restores the default (original) values for the current settings group. You can use variable text to as a part of this definition. Hide buttons in title bars of docked windows shows/hides the buttons for closing/undocking windows. Display In this setting group. you will always be able to perform lossless transformations (from the Browser) without cropping. in the windows that offer such previews. The Show folders in Browser option sets whether or not folders will be visible in the Browser. Call up “Acquire from Disk Device” when device goes online sets whether or not Photo Studio’s window for bringing photos onto your computer should appear automatically when you connect a camera or similar device to your computer.e. You can display all files or select various types supported by Photo Studio. like they are in the Navigator. Automatically rotate images to match EXIF orientation flag ensures that any image with an orientation flag in its EXIF information will automatically be rotated to match it in the Editor and during slide shows. slowing you down. unresized photographs obtained from a digital camera. In the case of uncropped. In other words. the generation of an automatic preview begins. certain kinds of variable text are used by default. General The Default JPEG compression option sets what level of JPEG compression will be used by default when saving an image. hiding them helps prevent accidental closing/undocking. files with what extensions) will be displayed in the Browser. then use the Preferences item [Ctrl+M]. Appearance The Skin item section lets you set the overall look of Shortcut Photo Studio. The Perform lossy transformation option means that the image will remain uncropped. You can also toggle color highlighting of files by general type here. Status bar information defines what information is shown in the status bar in the Editor and the Browser. A high number here can help avoid the phenomenon where you start to type a number and. 75 . In fact. Another option sets what will happen If [an] image does not qualify for lossless JPEG transformation. before you can finish. it helps keep your photos from ending up being shown rotated to the right or left. The Milliseconds to wait before automatic preview in editing dialogs setting controls how long it takes after you change a value before an automatic preview is shown. The Show GPS on this web site: field contains an already-filled-in link to a maps website.

and Darken area to be cropped sets how strongly it is darkened. then Photo Studio will cache thumbnails in the folder that you have set using Store thumbnails in a cache in this folder:. the method for visual resizing will depend on the setting you choose under Bitmap display quality. Show context menu on right-click determines whether a context menu will be displayed when you right-click. but demands the most computing power. High gives the best results (for photographs). The Use mouse wheel to move among images item sets whether using the mouse wheel while in the Editor should move you among pictures. The Thumbnail style sets how thumbnails will be displayed. it will be kept until the thumbnail cache is erased. such as the Editor background color. The Default zoom sets the zoom level to use upon opening an image. Use JPEG compression for thumbnails shrinks the thumbnail cache at the cost of slightly slowing down the Browser. When opening a picture. Display icon for associated program in image thumbnail sets whether or not an icon will be shown on each image’s thumbnail to indicate its format. When you’re cropping in the Editor. 76 . The Toolbar positioning setting lets you switch the main toolbar between its normal vertical positioning and a horizontal one. or should pan the picture instead. you can find settings that affect the Editor’s appearance and behavior.Thumbnail Caching If Use disk cache for thumbnails is on.) Display image thumbnails in folder icons makes each folder icon hold thumbnails for the first four pictures in the folder. The Maximum cache size setting controls the file’s maximum size. Five presets exist for the Thumbnail size. or the active tool will be applied instead. For most purposes. Thumbnail Appearance You can show/hide filenames and extended information in the Browser using Display filenames and Display extended information. This information can be displayed either directly below thumbnails or in help bubbles (“tooltips”). You can set a Quality level for the JPEG compression that is used. Low gives the fastest display and the lowest quality. You can speed up browsing in Shortcut Photo Studio using the Load EXIF thumbnails option. The Make thumbnails for whole folder setting determines whether or not thumbnails will be generated for pictures in a folder you’re viewing that you haven’t scrolled down to yet. The Custom setting. Editor In this settings group. This is useful when the cache has grown quite large and a good portion of it is storing images that you do not view often. If such a thumbnail has already been created. You can use the Erase Cache button in this group to “clear out” the entire thumbnail cache and thus make Shortcut Photo Studio start creating thumbnails again from scratch. You use the program’s “variable text” feature to define what information should be displayed. the Normal setting is sufficient. Thumbnails The settings in the Thumbnails group control how thumbnails will be shown when the Thumbnails display mode (the default) is active in the Browser. You can use the Generate thumbnails for videos option to permit/forbid the loading of thumbnails from files that contain video. the area that will be cropped out is darkened. If the scale is not 100%. (Clicking such an icon opens the given picture in its associated editing program. meanwhile. the Editor scales it in accord with the zoom level you have set here. supports any size up to 250 × 250 pixels.

It will start out either in the same folder as the last time you used the Save As… command. you set the paths to several special folders used by Shortcut Photo Studio.The For the “Save As…” command. button here. or the one containing the currently open file (unless you are editing a picture that has not yet been saved to a file). under My Documents. When they are associated with Photo Studio. If the Integrate Zoner Photo Studio into Windows box is checked. Working color space—this sets the default color space the program will use when converting from CMYK and RGB (if automatic conversion to a working color space is turned on). Modern cameras write detailed information into each picture about how that picture was taken. Media Archive. The Always start Browser in this folder: option tells Shortcut Photo Studio to always start in a particular folder. The contents of this path are displayed when you use the Pictures display in the Navigator. you can for example double-click them in Windows Explorer to call up the Shortcut Editor (and from it. This path leads onward to several special subfolders used by Shortcut Photo Studio. both on your monitor and when printing. 77 . You are offered a chance to set this path the first time you start the program.. Concretely. CD Compilations. Use Print Image Matching and EXIF Print—this turns on support for extended image information from Print Image Matching II (PIM) and EXIF Print. When you use this function together with a Print Image Matching compatible printer. The first is Pictures. Image’s color space—this option sets whether the image will be processed in the color space assigned to it. you will print in higher-quality and richer colors than otherwise. Photo Studio sets this to point to Windows’ My Pictures folder. then items for quick-launching Shortcut Photo Studio and Shortcut Editor will be displayed in the context menu that appears when you right-click a file in most programs in Windows. When using color management on a properly configured system. Photo Studio uses this information to make automatic adjustments to images as they are displayed. If this option is unchecked. then Photo Studio will instead remember the last folder you visited and automatically open it on your next start. you will see truer colors than otherwise. The “factory setting” here is your My Documents folder. the whole of Photo Studio). and Search Results. You checkmark file extensions here to select them. Integration The settings in this section affect the integration of Shortcut Photo Studio into the Microsoft Windows environment. offer setting controls how the Editor’s Save As… command will behave. The bottom part of this group sets memory management parameters related to the Undo function. or instead converted to a custom color space as it is being loaded. by pressing [Enter]. then click OK to associate Photo Studio with them. so they look their best without the need for you to intervene. The other setting here is ZPS Folders. The Minimum number of steps is the number of steps that is guaranteed even at the cost of ignoring the Maximum memory setting.. which you can specify using the Browse. these folders are Albums. By default. HTML (Web) Albums. That setting determines what percent of the computer’s overall physical memory may be used to support the Undo function. Color Management Checking the Use color management box turns on support for work with color profiles for input and output devices. Folders In this settings group.

... If none is selected........ The primary data source sets which data source should be preferred when reading in image information. When No Profile Is Selected… Printer ........ The Output profile is the target color profile for CMYK images.. Save keywords to EXIF notes—the EXIF specification has no reserved space for keywords.. it always works with pictures internally in RGB.. it mostly focuses on the JPEG and TIFF formats that are so frequently used for digital photographs.......... try turning off the Preserve EXIF Maker Notes option... the color profile used for displaying things on-screen Printer ..........” In the case of the major camera manufacturers............. 78 ..... This option only affects how information is read..... Note: Even though Shortcut Photo Studio can read in CMYK images and use color profiles.. the color profile used for printing Camera .. a mode compatible with older programs will be used..... and thus usually you’ll do best to bring in pictures in RGB........... then sRGB will be used CMYK Image Profiles The Default input profile is a color profile used for conversion from CMYK to RGB for images that do not contain a color profile........ some changes to settings here will not come into effect until after you restart it... Photo Studio stores keywords to the part of pictures’ EXIF blocks that is officially considered the “notes” section.... called “Maker Notes......... But if the photo software supplied by the camera’s maker shows nonsensical picture information after you edit photos in Photo Studio... Its way of interpreting CMYK images is not 100% compatible with Adobe Photoshop... Because Photo Studio stores picture information in a cache and uses that cache until you shut it down..............Device Profiles Monitor ..... The options in this tab give you more precise control over these sources of picture information........ digital cameras also store information in a form that is specific to the camera’s manufacturer..... and often secret........... IPTC and XMP (eXtensible Metadata Platform).... And images stored in these formats can include picture information.. Besides information in open formats....... If none is selected... Photo Studio can at least partially read this information and can re-save it correctly when an image is saved after editing................... a mode compatible with older programs will be used. You can turn that behavior off using this option.... in any of three formats: EXIF (EXchangeable Image File)... the color profile automatically placed into images when they are brought in using Acquire | From Disk Device… Scanner ...... the color profile automatically placed into images when Acquire | From TWAIN Device… is used. then no profile will be assigned Monitor .. then the profile you have selected within Windows is used Scanner and Camera ...... For this reason...... Information Even though Photo Studio can read in information from many formats.... not how it is saved—picture information always gets saved to all supported information sources.

and thus it may be best to turn it off if you are not online often.Load in IPTC keywords—turn this option off if garbage appears among keywords. The Only check revoking for signature certificates option prevents a check of the whole certificate hierarchy. Signing Certificates This section shows the signing certificates installed on your computer. The Low interpolation quality level is suitable for ordinary thumbnails. then the dcraw library will be used instead. Other The Set Default Keywords… button erases all custom keywords from the keywords list and refreshes the default list. Helper Programs Helper programs can be assigned for each format. The Middle level is more advanced and thus it demands more of a computer’s processor power. using Organize | Data Import/Export 79 . it is only used for the dcraw library. When this option is turned on. Interpolation quality and Automatic white balance are settings for the dcraw library. Even with this option turned on. you can still view RAW files at full resolution using File | Reload at full resolution in the Editor. For more information on the RAW format. This option does not affect the level of quality when processing RAW files from Canon equipment using Canon’s own libraries. That problem can occur if pictures are opened on a computer with a different language version of Windows than the one in which the information was stored. The High quality level is especially demanding but provides the best possible quality. see the Some Notes on the RAW Format chapter. The certificate you choose here is automatically used when signing a photo. If this option is checked. You can refresh the list of known keywords directly from images themselves. the program is allowed to read in information from XMP. When this option is turned off. Show previews instead of full resolution images helps you view RAW images faster when they contain JPEG previews or can be loaded at less than full resolution. in which case the information is stored in external XMP files with the same base names as the photos they’re describing. and then you select a desired file type (or extension) and select Assign. as it is for other RAW files. at the cost of working more slowly when reading in information from images. then you can assign information to images that are in the RAW format. You can then easily call up these programs in the future from a section in the context menu that appears when you right-click a file in the Browser. First you create a list of helper programs. using the Add… button. Use Canon library to decode CRW files determines whether or not Canon’s own libraries should be used when opening Canon RAW files. but it eliminates certain display flaws. RAW Format This tab houses options that affect how files in the RAW format are processed. Load in Adobe XMP information—XMP is a rather new standard for storing metadata. they let you increase photographs’ quality at the expense of longer load times. leading to better compatibility with certain other software. Verify that certificate has not been revoked requires an Internet connection.

show Canon’s exposure values instead of true values setting determines whether you will see the exposure values selected by the person taking the shot. the settings for File operations in Photo Studio. Load images faster but at lower quality makes images open at a lower resolution.. The Reset Warning Messages… button makes all warnings start appearing again. 80 . Desaturate image sets whether or not the image will be converted to grayscale in the areas where no problems exist. you will need to restart Photo Studio to see the change. during file and folder renaming. You will then be asked where the program should save the backup of your settings it’s making. Loading. so that you can restore them in such a situation. which makes loading faster. and another for . these settings are irreversibly lost. or instead see the ones the camera went on to actually use. The Sound signal when finishing long operations setting determines whether or not an alert sound will be played at the end of any copying or moving job that lasted for at least 30 seconds. All of these settings are stored in the Windows registry. among other things. places that are too dark or too light and thus have lost detail. new file names that take into account the names that you used in the past. and the overall environment. it normally does give them one. because those are saved in special “ini” files. etc. Settings can be loaded in from such a file using the Load Settings… item. The first sets whether to Reset counter in batch renaming when the name template is changed. even the ones where you have clicked “Don’t show this again next time. If you reinstall Windows or you have a hard disk crash. and Restoring Settings Shortcut Photo Studio provides a wealth of settings for individual dialogs. These values are often slightly outside standard exposure values. filters. Apply filters in Browser to all pages in multi-page TIFFs only affects multi-page TIFFs.” The For Canon images. The Offer highest color depth by default when saving in the Editor option sets whether the last color depth setting used should be ignored or respected when saving images in the Editor. It thus can be a good idea to save your Shortcut Photo Studio settings overall and archive them on CD. and meanwhile Display full file path in filter dialog affects the appearance of the filter dialog’s title bar. After you load settings or restore default settings.| Scan for Keywords…. None of these functions affect the presets for export to Web galleries. Filters The settings in this tab relate to the behavior of filters. To save your settings. There are two modes for this: one for only doing it During slideshows. but reduces the display quality. then use the Save Settings… item. Automatically propose file names suggests. click the “gear wheel” button in the main Photo Studio window to open the Settings menu. This tab contains. Display underexposed areas sets whether or not areas that are too dark and are losing detail should be highlighted. Show overexposed areas in the overexposed color sets whether or not overexposure should be noted when it relates only to one or two color elements instead of all three. The next two items relate to the batch renaming filter. The Default Settings… item erases all your custom settings for Photo Studio. Compensate for asymmetric resolution helps you to repair photos that have a differing horizontal and vertical DPI. The Save “Last used” presets whenever you exit the filters window option makes the program automatically save changes made in filter windows even when those settings were not put to use. Remove “read only” flag when copying files from CD will make the program not automatically give files a read-only flag when copying them from CD. The settings group named Display of blowout and underexposure sets the colors to use for places with exposure problems—that is. Saving. The program will then behave as it did just after you originally installed and launched it.

The item will be added before the chosen position. currently unused buttons.Calibrating Your Monitor This item brings up a window that shows a picture with balanced colors and a rectangle containing a gradient from black to white. keyboard shortcuts. set the intended position on the right. In the Toolbars tab. you can edit toolbar buttons to your taste. The settings here can be saved and re-loaded as presets at any time. If you try to use a shortcut that’s already in use. The purpose of both of these is to help you correctly calibrate your monitor. On the Menu tab of the customizing window. and click Add. to do so. as usual. Further instructions on how to proceed with calibration are contained directly within the dialog itself. then the selected color profile for your monitor will be applied to the calibration image. item calls up a dialog for customizing menu items.. the right side contains those already in use. you can hide any Browser or Editor menu item of your choice. The Default. and toolbars—all of these separately for the Editor and the Browser.... To add a button. option in that right-click menu returns the toolbar in question to its factory settings. 81 . You can give a function more than one shortcut. or drag and drop items to selected positions. This window can also be called up using the Custom.. Custom. The Settings | Custom. Removing buttons works similarly. If color management is on. select an item and use the Up or Down button.. The left side contains available. You can use the Keyboard shortcuts tab to assign functions to different shortcuts (keys or key combinations) than their predefined ones. item in the right-click menu on the Browser toolbar or on the Editor’s main toolbar. You can also change the order of toolbar buttons.. Items with a triangle before their names can be expanded/collapsed by double-clicking them. then the program automatically tells you the name of the command that is already using that shortcut.. select it on the left.

and must be enclosed in curly brackets.g. if it sees “{NAMEEXT}” and is working with a file named “picture. the “. also occasionally called a formatting string.” then {N} is replaced with “picture.Variable Text Variable text. the {NAME} field by the filename.{EXT} Dimensions: {W} x {H} E:\Photos\Photo. for example. The following: might lead to this for a particular image: {PATH}{NAME}. {TA} {W} {H} {BPP} {IS} {C} {CM} {DPI} {OA_MEDIUMNAME} {OA_MEDIUMSERIALNUMBER} Filename including extension Filename including extension File extension Path to the file File type File size Created.” Such placeholders must be written precisely as shown below. In many functions in Photo Studio. “ The Meanings of Variable Text Placeholders Meaning Placeholder {II} Image position {IC} Total number of images {PAGE} Number of the page where an image is located {PAGES} Total page count {TIME} Current time (e. is a text you can use to tell the program to use certain rules to automatically present and format image information. you can use variable text to generate part or all of the text output of the function—part or all of filenames when batch-renaming.JPG Dimensions: 1209 x 984 The {PATH} field is replaced by the path to the file. Last opened Width Height Bits per pixel Image size (amount of data) Compression Color model DPI CD/DVD name CD/DVD serial number 82 . {PT} {TM}. the {EXT} field is replaced by the file’s extension. the text “Dimensions:” is kept as-is.” character is kept as-is. when gallery generation began) {DATE} Current date {NAMEEXT} {NAME} {EXT} {PATH} {FT} {FS} {TC}. Photo Studio takes variable text placeholders in such fields and replaces them with the corresponding kind of text—for example. “E:\Photos\”. Picture Taken Last changed. Another example. and {W} and {H} are replaced by the image’s width and height. jpg.jpg. JPG.

{A} {T} {K} {D} {AUD} {FLASH} {ET} {F} {FL} {ISO} {CAM_MAXAPERTURE} {CAM_FOCALLENGTH35MM} {CAM_DIGITALZOOM} {CAM_EXPOSITIONADJUSTMENT} {CAM_EXPOSUREMETERINGMODE} {CAM_EXPOSUREMODE} {CAM_WHITEBALANCE} {CAM_MODEPSMA} {CAM_ORIENTATION} {CAM_SHARPNESS} {CAM_CONTRAST} {CAM_SATURATION} {CAM_GAINCONTROL} {CAM_PHOTOENHANCEMENT} {CAM_SCENECAPTURETYPE} {CAM_LIGHTSOURCE} {CAM_FLASHDETAILED} {CAM_FOCALLENGTHRANGE} {CAM_FOCUSMODE} {CAM_FLASHENERGY} {CAM_FLASHBIAS} {CAM_SCENETYPE} {CAM_SUBJECTDISTANCE} {CAM_SUBJECTDISTANCERANGE} {CAM_COLORPROFILE} {CAM_CAMHWMAKER} {CAM_CAMHWMODEL} {CAM_CAMERASW} {CAM_FIRMWARE} {CAM_CAMERASERIALNUMBER} {CAM_CAMERAOWNER} {CAM_LONGITUDE} {CAM_LATITUDE} Author Title Keywords Description Audio Note Flash Exposure time Iris Focal Length ISO Maximum aperture Focal length (EQ 35 mm) Digital zoom Exposure adjustment Exposure metering mode Exposure mode White balance Exposure program Camera orientation Sharpness Contrast Saturation Gain control Photo Enhancement Scene capture type Light source Flash. etc. detailed The range of the lens’s focal length The camera’s focusing mode (automatic or manual) Flash used? Flash bias Scene type Distance to subject Distance mode (macro.) Name of image’s color profile (if present) Camera maker Camera model Software Firmware version The camera’s serial number The camera’s owner Longitude Latitude 83 .

you can redefine it—the form {NAME#S:“. The meanings of these items are described in more detail below. If the modifier #S is included in a placeholder and other placeholders that can actually be filled in follow afterwards. If the normal separator does not meet your needs. if you use the following: {NAME#S}{D}. a variable-text placeholder is inserted at the cursor position into the text you’re currently editing. “Name” for the {NAME} field. Time and date format.” Like the Separator mark. Experienced users can also just write variable text directly without using this window. and Uppercase/Lowercase setttings. When you select a placeholder and click Add.g. on its left side. It contains. ” (a comma and a space)—will be included in the result.{CAM_ALTITUDE} {IMG_PICTURERATING} {IMG_ISSIGNED} {IMG_HASCAMERADATA} {IMG_HASTEXTDATA} {IMG_COLORSPACE} {IMG_QUALITY} {IMG_COPYRIGHTEDITOR} {IMG_COPYRIGHTPHOTOGRAPH} {IMG_CATEGORY} {IMG_SUPCAT} {IMG_CAPTIONWRITER} {IMG_AUTHORPOSITION} {IMG_CITY} {IMG_STATE} {IMG_COUNTRY} {IMG_COUNTRYCODE} {IMG_CREDIT} {IMG_PHOTOSOURCE} {IMG_HEADLINE} {IMG_SPECIALINSTRUCTIONS} {IMG_TRANSREF} {IMG_URGENCY} Web Albums Only {GPSLINK} Altitude Picture rating Image is signed (yes/no) Image has picture information (yes/no) Indicates the presence of text information Color space (sRGB etc. These descriptors can be added automatically added by including #P after the field name. The precise form of the placeholder will depend somewhat on your current Descriptor. Most of the fields have predefined descriptions. it will be expanded as “Photo. Clicking it displays a dialog designed to help you work with variable text. description” if it has a description. 84 .”) if it does not. a list of all available variable-text placeholders. For example. and just as “Photo” (not “Photo. ”} is used for this.jpg. JPEG compression (quality) of original Editor’s copyright Photographer’s copyright Category Supplemental category Author of description (“caption”) Author position City State/Province Country Country code Credits Source Header Instructions Transmission reference Urgency Normally a link to web maps The kinds of variable text that are relevant for a control are always available for that control via a small button with a triangle symbol beside the control. For example. then a separator—normally “. the Descriptor mark handles optional EXIF fields intelligently—it is only expanded if there is an item to describe. e.). Separator. the placeholder {NAME#P} will be expended into “Name: Photo.

..... 12-hour cycle H ..bytes {FS#FM:K} ........automatically (no units indicator) {FS#FM:B-} ..... Other Ways to Customize Variable Text Custom ways to express file size and image size ({FS} and {IS}) {FS} .”} ...... “?” Capital/small letters: {NAME} ..................................megabytes {FS#FM:G} ......first letter of each word capitalized Time and Date Formatting {TC#F:S} ...... 2006 4:45:15 p............... mark—a/p tt ...................normal capitalization (default) {NAME#C:U} ............................../p.............Minutes without leading zero mm ............................................. no zero added to 1-digit numbers hh ....automatically {FS#FM:A} ...Multi-character a..........m..........................................12-hour time........./p..............24-hour time......................................One-character a.....gigabytes (no units indicator) Extension for changing internal separator for {IID_KEYWORDS} {K#IS:”..................) {TC#F:L} ..............short format (7/18/2006 4:45 P.......................all small {NAME#C:C} ....................Hour with leading zero........................time only (short/long) {TC#FT:“date format”} h ................Hour with leading zero................... no zero added to 1-digit numbers HH ................gigabytes {FS#FM:A-} . “...................m..........................bytes (no units indicator) {FS#FM:K-}...............m.. You can change a descriptor as follows: {NAME#P:“My name:”}..........................all caps {NAME#C:L} ......................megabytes (no units indicator) {FS#FM:G-} ... you can define your own instead. mark 85 ....................M.What to show if the selected field cannot be used {TC#DV} .Seconds without leading zero ss ...................................” is used) Default value {TC#DV:“Unknown”} .............................................Minutes with leading zero s ........... 24-hour cycle m ................m...........................................................................)—standard behavior {TC#FD:S/L} .custom internal separator (if you don’t have a custom separator.......................Seconds with leading zero t .................long format (July 18..........kilobytes {FS#FM:M} .................................date only (short/long) {TC#FT:S/L} .kilobytes (no units indicator) {FS#FM:M-}...............................If the predefined descriptor text does not fit your needs................automatically {FS#FM:B} ................m..

......Day-of-week in full M ................................... 4:45:15 PM Formatting for GPS Coordinates {CAM_LONGITUDE} .....Day of the month with leading zero ddd ......... nothing is added to one-digit months MM ......................"}{TC#FT:"hh':'mm':'ss tt"} result on a computer with US regional settings: Fri...Year as last two digits... a zero is added to one-digit months MMM .......00” E) {CAM_LONGITUDE#F:M} ......... You can chain modifiers together...................... it is ignored........ type of distinction: whether information should be taken from the original files...............Month as full name of month y ... or the output files....... and quite special....... the image that is placed on the Web is used as the source.......................... Jul 18 03...{TC#FD:“date format“} d .' MMM dd yy"#S:". For example: {NAME#C:U#P}....... zero added for one-digit years yyyy .....Month as three-letter shortcut MMMM ...Numeric month.............. Degrees° Minutes´ with decimal precision (+49° 33.... Degrees° Minutes´ Seconds˝ Letter (49° 33’ 30” S) {CAM_LONGITUDE#F:N} ... If a given placeholder makes no sense in a given context.................. the original image on your disk is used as the info source when filling it in..... Degrees as a decimal number (49............... but without parameters {CAM_LONGITUDE#F:S} ...................................00’ 30....5583333) The text used when generating Web galleries can take into account one extra...... with decimal precision (49.....00° 33..........500’) {CAM_LONGITUDE#F:D} ...Year as all four digits Variable text placeholders representing the names and numbers of months..Year as last two digits........... the same as CAM_LONGITUDE......Three-character day-of-week dddd ......... For example: Variable Text: {TC#FD:"ddd'......... 86 ..... days.................. and other language.. If it is written in small letters.......Day of the month without leading zero dd ................and culturedependent items are replaced based on a given computer’s regional settings............. Degrees° Minutes´ Seconds˝ Letter..........Numeric month... If a placeholder is written in CAPITALS. nothing is added for one-digit years yy .........

Keyboard Shortcuts Global Shortcuts Ctrl+M Alt+0 through 9 F1 F5 F8 F9 Alt+C Alt+M F2 Ctrl+Shift+1 Ctrl+Shift+2 Ctrl+Shift+3 Ctrl+Shift+4 Ctrl+Shift+5 Ctrl+Shift+0 Basic Image Edits Ctrl+L Ctrl+R Ctrl+Shift+R Ctrl+Shift+W Ctrl+E Shift+E Ctrl+W Ctrl+Shift+T Ctrl+T Ctrl+Shift+B Ctrl+Q Shift+Q Advanced Image Edits Shift+L Shift+C Ctrl+1 Ctrl+2 Ctrl+3 Ctrl+4 Ctrl+5 Ctrl+6 Ctrl+7 Ctrl+8 Ctrl+Shift+N Ctrl+Shift+A Settings Switches among workspaces Help Restore Navigator Modes Preview/Information Copy to folder Move to folder Rename Rate picture “1” Rate picture “2” Rate picture “3” Rate picture “4” Rate picture “5” Repairing Defects Rotate left Rotate right Specific rotation Specific crop Resize Advanced resize Resize and crop Image overlay Text overlay Edit canvas and borders Batch filter Reapply the last batch filter you used Levels Curves Edit colors Edit color temperature Enhance exposure Combined image edits Unsharp mask Sharpen or blur Enhance shadows Smart sharpen Noise Chromatic Aberration 87 .

skip Recycle Bin Copy image itself to the Clipboard Copy file/folder Cut files/folder Paste files/folder Select all Invert selection Search Printing and Export Slideshow Advanced slideshow New folder Play audio note Stop Audio Send by e-mail Convert file format Image Information File properties Open in the Editor Open in a new Editor window Batch EXIF editing Batch renaming Batch conversion Show/hide keywords panel Custom workspace 1 Custom workspace 2 Custom workspace 3 Custom workspace 4 Custom workspace 5 Custom workspace 6 Custom workspace 7 88 .Ctrl+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+V Ctrl+Shift+L Ctrl+G Ctrl+Shift+Alt+K Browser Only Backspace Esc Num * Num / Num + Num − Backspace Ctrl+Alt+K Delete Shift+Delete Ctrl+Shift+C Ctrl+C Ctrl+X Ctrl+V Ctrl+A Ctrl+I Ctrl+F Ctrl+P F3 Ctrl+F3 F7 Ctrl+Shift+P Ctrl+Shift+S Ctrl+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+F Shift+Enter Alt+Enter Enter Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+K Ctrl+Shift+Q Ctrl+Q Shift+K Alt+1 Alt+2 Alt+3 Alt+4 Alt+5 Alt+6 Alt+7 Barrel/Pincushion Distortion Vignetting Interlacing Convert to Grayscale the Custom filter Up one level Deselect Invert selection Select by mask Add to selection Remove from Selection Up one level Search and Replace Delete file/folder Delete file/folder.

skip Recycle Bin Open file Save file Save as Export to PDF Convert to bitmap Zoom* Panning* Cropping* Horizon leveling* Editing collinearity* Perspective* Red-eye removal* Clone stamp* Iron* Paintbrush* Fill* Rectangular selection* Lasso* Polygonal lasso* Magic wand* Paste image* 89 .Alt+8 Alt+9 Alt+0 Descriptions Panel Ctrl+Tab Enter Shift+Enter Ctrl+Enter Custom workspace 8 Custom workspace 9 Default workspace Switch between Description Panel and Browser Move to next image Move to previous image Line break in descriptions panel Browser Operations That Open Photos in the Editor Shift+Alt+C Crop Shift+Alt+H Horizon leveling Shift+Alt+K Edit collinearity Shift+Alt+V Perspective Shift+Alt+R Reduce red-eye Shift+Alt+S Clone Stamp Shift+Alt+U Iron Shift+Alt+B Paintbrush Shift+Alt+G Fill Shift+Alt+I Paste Image Shift+Alt+T Paste text Editor Only Ctrl+Del Ctrl+Shift+Del Ctrl+O Ctrl+S Ctrl+Shift+S Ctrl+Shift+E Shift+R Z P C H K V R S U B G M L N W I Delete file Delete file.

flip ratio to fit orientation if needed ` (the key under Esc) Swap ratio-of-sides values Ctrl+C Copy image Ctrl+V Paste image Ctrl+Shift+Ins Paste image as new Shift+Enter Image information Enter Switch to Browser Ctrl+Enter or F3 Switch to Slideshow Esc Close the Editor (if no selection or other thing “watching” the Esc key must be escaped first) Ctrl+F Fullscreen mode Arrow keys Pan image Spacebar Temporary panning mode* Ctrl+Spacebar Temporary zoom mode* Tab Toggle Zoom Mode / Crop Mode Ctrl+Tab Switch among cropping guides (none/golden ratio/thirds) 1 10% zoom* 2 25% zoom* 3 50% zoom* 4 100% zoom* 5 200% zoom* 6 400% zoom* 7 800% zoom* 8 1600% zoom* Num + Increase zoom* Num − Decrease zoom* Num 0 Zoom to whole image* Num * 100% zoom* F11 Previous page F12 Next page Ctrl+Shift+X Delete page Home First file* End Last file* Page Up Previous file* Page Down Next file* Shift+O Show overexposure (blowout) Shift+P Pre-print color preview (if color management is active and the printer profile has been changed) Ctrl+Shift+O Display focusing points Ctrl+H Histogram Ctrl+Z Back Ctrl+Y Redo Shift+Z Undo last step Ctrl+P Printing 90 T Ctrl+A . never flip ratio Shift+A Select the largest region at the current cropping ratio that fits within the image.Paste text* Select the largest region at the current cropping ratio that fits within the image.

these shortcuts do not work during text editing and similar modes of the vector editor.) • clicking Fullscreen mode • Ctrl + rotating Pan image vertically • Shift + rotating Pan image horizontally • Ctrl + Shift + rotating Change zoom level 91 .*for obvious reasons. (If you have Preferences… | Editor | Use mouse wheel to move among images turned on. Editor—selection and cropping: Arrow keys Move selection/cropping frame Ctrl+arrow keys Quick-move selection/cropping frame Shift+arrow keys Move selection/cropping frame Editor—text tool active (editing an output file): Ctrl+B Bold Ctrl+I Italics Ctrl+A Select all Ctrl+D Duplicate selected object Editor—Mouse Wheel • rotating The buttons after it serve for quick movement to the next or previous file in a folder. then you can use the mouse wheel to do the same.

Supported Formats Shortcut Photo Studio supports these formats: Bitmap Formats: PSD –Adobe Photoshop Image JPEG –File Interchange Format GIF –Compuserve Graphics Interchange Format TIFF –Tagged Image File Format PNG –Portable Network Graphics PCD –Kodak Photo CD BMP –Windows Bitmap PCX –ZSoft Image File TGA –TrueVision Targa ICO –Windows icons RLE –Windows Bitmap MAC –Mac Paint WPG –WordPerfect Graphics (bitmap) DIB –Windows Bitmap BMI –Shortcut Bitmap Image PSP –Paint Shop Pro MDM –DImage Messenger Image CRW. the oldest graphics editor produced by Shortcut ZMF –Shortcut’s Shortcut Draw 4 and 5 vector graphics editors ZCL –Clip art from Shortcut Draw 3 ZMP –Shortcut Photo Studio print templates—note that these contain pointers to images. Shortcut Photo Studio will also support the following formats: 92 . not the images themselves Multimedia Formats: FLI. FLC—animations If you have DirectX support installed on your computer. CR2—Canon RAW DNG –Digital Negative (“Adobe RAW”) MRW –Minolta RAW NEF –Nikon RAW ORF –Olympus RAW PEF –Pentax RAW ARW – Sony RAW RAW –remaining RAW formats THM –JPEG thumbnail Vector Formats WMF –Windows Metafile EMF –Enhanced Metafile ZBR –Zebra pro Windows.

RMI. QT. AIFF. 93 . WMV Sound files—AIF. MPE.Video files—ASF.com/directx. M1V. MPG. MIDI. WAV. see: http://www. MP2. MP3. SND. MPEG. MID. MPA. AVI. WMA For more information on DirectX. AU. MOV.microsoft.

Support for Canon Cameras
Support for Acquiring Photos • PowerShot A10, PowerShot A20, PowerShot A30, PowerShot A40 • PowerShot A60, PowerShot A70, PowerShot A75, PowerShot A80 • PowerShot A85, PowerShot A95 • PowerShot A100, PowerShot A200, PowerShot A300, PowerShot A310 • PowerShot A400, PowerShot A510, PowerShot A520 • PowerShot S10, PowerShot S20 • PowerShot S100, IXY DIGITAL, DIGITAL IXUS • PowerShot S110, IXY DIGITAL 200, DIGITAL IXUS v • PowerShot S200, IXY DIGITAL 200a, DIGITAL IXUS v2 • PowerShot S230, IXY DIGITAL 320, DIGITAL IXUS v3 • PowerShot S300, IXY DIGITAL 300, DIGITAL IXUS 300 • PowerShot S330, IXY DIGITAL 300a, DIGITAL IXUS 330 • PowerShot S400, IXY DIGITAL 400, DIGITAL IXUS 400 • PowerShot SD100, IXY DIGITAL 30, DIGITAL IXUS II • PowerShot SD10, IXY DIGITAL L, DIGITAL IXUS i • PowerShot SD110, IXY DIGITAL 30a, DIGITAL IXUS IIs • PowerShot S410, IXY DIGITAL 450, DIGITAL IXUS 430 • PowerShot S500, IXY DIGITAL 500, DIGITAL IXUS 500 • PowerShot SD20, IXY DIGITAL L2, DIGITAL IXUS I5 • PowerShot SD200, IXY DIGITAL 40, DIGITAL IXUS 30 • PowerShot SD300, IXY DIGITAL 50, DIGITAL IXUS 40 • PowerShot SD400, IXY DIGITAL 55, DIGITAL IXUS 50 • PowerShot SD500, IXY DIGITAL 600, DIGITAL IXUS 700 • PowerShot S1 IS, PowerShot S2 IS Support for Acquiring Photos and Processing Camera’s RAW Files • PowerShot S30, PowerShot S40 • PowerShot S45, PowerShot S50, PowerShot S60, PowerShot S70 • PowerShot G1, PowerShot G2, PowerShot G3, PowerShot G5 • PowerShot G6 • PowerShot Pro90 IS, PowerShot Pro1 • EOS–1D, EOS–1Ds, EOS D30, EOS D60, EOS 10D • EOS Kiss Digital, EOS Digital Rebel, EOS 300D • EOS–1D Mark II, EOS 20D, EOS–1Ds Mark II • EOS Kiss Digital N, EOS Digital Rebel XT, EOS 350D RAW Processing Only • EOS 30D, EOS 5D, EOS-1D Mark II N

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Troubleshooting Photo Studio
If you encounter any problems while using Shortcut Photo Studio, first make sure you are using the latest build of the program. Builds are “sub-versions” that contain the latest fixes to any problems that have been found. If you are not using the latest build, you can just download and install it for free. Note that when new builds are provided as patches, each patch contains all previous patches inside it. You can find the build number for your copy under Help | About…. To learn what the latest build number is for Shortcut Photo Studio 9, check the Support section of the Shortcut website. Once you find a problem and can confirm that it occurs in the latest build, please study the Frequently Asked Questions list in the Support section of the Shortcut website. Your question and its answer may be on that list. If the FAQ, too, is of no help, please contact Shortcut’s technical support staff at http://www.shortcutusa.com.

Contact
Shortcut Software International Inc. 14252 Culver Dr # A319 Irvine, California 92604 USA Email: salesus@shortcutinc.com Web: http://www.shortcutusa.com

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Copyright
Shortcut Photo Studio 9—User Guide You can only print the user guide for your personal use, unless given special permission by Shortcut. Both the guide and printed copies of it are protected by copyright and can not be distributed without permission, neither for a fee nor for free. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any process, electronic or otherwise, without the specific written permission of the copyright owner. Nor may information be stored electronically in any form whatsoever without such permission. The information in this user guide is provided without warranty, can change without notice, and cannot be considered binding for the producer. Shortcut takes no responsibility for eventual errors or imprecisions that the text of this user guide may contain. Revision: 1 Reseller: © 2007 Shortcut Software: © 1994—2007 Zoner software Documentation: © 2001—2007 Zoner software Illustrations: © 1999—2007 Zoner software All rights reserved. Zoner, Zoner Draw, and Zoner Photo Studio are trademarks of Zoner. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Other names used in this text may be registered trademarks of their respective owners. • JPEG import and export filter Copyright © 1991—2000, Thomas G. Lane Copyright © 1991—1998, Independent JPEG Group • PNG import and export filter Copyright © 1998—2002 Glenn Randers-Pehrson • ZLIB compression and decompression library Copyright © 1995—2000 Jean-Loup Gailly, Mark Adler • minizip 0.15 Copyright © 1998 Gilles Vollant • Regex library Copyright © 1998—2000, Dr John Maddock • Intel® Image Processing Library Copyright © 1997—2000, Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. • SpiderMonkey JavaScript Engine • Development consulted with prof. RNDr. Miloslavem Druckmüllerem, CSc. • TIFF import/export filter Copyright © 1988—1997 Sam Leffler Copyright © 1991-1997 Silicon Graphics, Inc. • DCRaw Copyright 1997—2006 by Dave Coffin • Little cms Copyright (C) 1998—2005 Marti Maria • Template Numerical Toolkit, National Institute of Technology, USA • Canon Digital Camera SDK Copyright © 1997—2006 Canon Inc. • Nikon File Library Copyright © 2006 Nikon Corporation • MJPEG Tools, dvdauthor, mkisofs, jpeg2yuv – developed under the GNU GPL license • Adobe XMP Software Development Kit Copyright © 2000—2005 Adobe Systems Incorporated • For more information on the GNU GPL license, contact Shortcut.

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This product supports PRINT Image Matching III. printers and software help photographers to produce images more faithful to their intentions. Copyright 2002 Seiko Epson Corporation. The PRINT Image Matching logo is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PRINT Image Matching enabled digital still cameras. 97 . Some functions are not available on printers that are not PRINT Image Matching III compliant. PRINT Image Matching is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All rights Reserved.