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Auto-resizing the image
21-03-2013, 09:26 AM
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Auto-resizing the image
When I double click in a image the program auto-resizes it to fit the height or weight of the frame/mask, but is it possible to just insert the image, inside the mask, using the program without any change in the size/resolution of the image? I ask it because many (real many) times, after we insert an image there is the need to put it biger just to frame a part of the image, but if we do so, the image will lose quality because it was scaled up after it was resized to the frame.

This is just one of the big advantages of Album DS, let me explain:
When you double click the image is inserted to fill the shape layer, then you may freely resize the image as many times as you want. You may also change the location of the picture and rotate it ( for rotations you HAVE to use the Pictures - Rotate menu). Once you are satisfied with your design of the sheet then you have two possibilities.
1.- If you work in scaled mode simply save the sheet, after generating the album the original picture will be placed instead of the one used for the design and the resize is done only one time to assure maximum quality.
2.- If you work in unscaled mode ( at 250, 254 ppi f.s.) then please use the Sheet - Update Pictures option, all pictures of the opened sheet will be replaced with the original ones for maximum quality.

This way you may even apply a parcial desaturation if you do it using a mask layer, when the picture is replaced by the original one the mask will be applied to the final picture in the same way; this is very usefull to decolorate the bride and let the bouquet colored, for sample.

You have to keep in mind that you should not apply a retouch or color correction to the picture in the sheet, instead use the Picture - Edit command to edit the original picture itself, this way after finishing the album you will get also all pictures corrected and retouched in original format allowing for single copies. You may also edit all pictures before designing the album, Album DS adapts to your workflow. But if you are satisfied with the design and work in unscaled mode you may, of course, retouch the pictures directly but remember NOT to update them or you will loose this changes.
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