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  Ulead Systems, Inc.August 2003 User Guide  2 PHOTOIMPACT USER GUIDE First edition for Ulead ®  PhotoImpact ®  XL, August 2003.© 1992 – 2003 Ulead Systems, Inc.All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by anymeans, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or storing in a retrieval system, ortranslated into any language in any form without the express written permission of Ulead Systems, Inc. Software license  The software described in this document is furnished under a License Agreement which is included with theproduct. This Agreement specifies the permitted and prohibited uses of the product. Licenses and trademarks  Ulead is a registered trademark and Ulead PhotoImpact, PhotoImpact, EasyPalette, and the Ulead Systemslogo are trademarks of Ulead Systems, which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Microsoft, Windows,the Windows logo, Windows NT, Windows XP, and Microsoft Office are either registered trademarks ortrademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Acrobat ®  ReaderCopyright© 1987 - 2003 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, PhotoShop,the PhotoShop logo, Acrobat, and the Acrobat logo are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Java TM  andthe Java TM  logo are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc in the United States and/or other countries. PaintShop Pro and the Paint Shop Pro logo are trademarks of Jasc Software, Inc.. All other product names and anyregistered and unregistered trademarks mentioned in this manual are used for identification purposes only andremain the exclusive property of their respective owners. Sample files  Files provided as samples on the program CD can be used for personal demonstrations, productions andpresentations. No rights are granted for commercial reproduction or redistribution of any sample files. North & South AmericaInternationalUlead Systems, Inc.Ulead Systems, Inc. http://www.ulead.comhttp://www.ulead.com Support:  http://www.ulead.com/techhttp://www.asiapac.ulead.comhttp://www.ulead.com.tw Support: Japan http://www.ulead.com/tech Ulead Systems, Inc. http://www.asiapac.ulead.com/techhttp://www.ulead.co.jphttp://www.ulead.com.tw/tech Support:  http://www.ulead.co.jp/tech ChinaGermanyUlead Systems, Inc.Ulead Systems GmbH http://www.ulead.com.cnhttp://www.ulead.de Support:  http://www.ulead.com.cn/tech Support:  http://www.ulead.de/tech  TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 Table of Contents CH. 1 INTRODUCTION..................................................................................9 What would you like to do?......................................................................................................10Installation................................................................................................................................11 First-time PhotoImpact users.................................................................................................................11Reinstalling programs............................................................................................................................12Running the programs...........................................................................................................................12 PhotoImpact.................................................................................................................................12 GIF Animator...............................................................................................................................12 Album...........................................................................................................................................12 Photo Explorer.............................................................................................................................13  Overview of the programs.......................................................................................................13 PhotoImpact...........................................................................................................................................13Album.....................................................................................................................................................16GIF Animator..........................................................................................................................................17Photo Explorer.......................................................................................................................................17 What’s New...............................................................................................................................18Learning PhotoImpact..............................................................................................................19Installing online documentation..............................................................................................19 CH. 2 THE PHOTOIMPACT WORKSPACE................................................21 Introduction to the workspace................................................................................................22PhotoImpact panels.................................................................................................................24AccessPanel tools...................................................................................................................24 The Layer Manager...............................................................................................................................24The Document Manager........................................................................................................................25The Browse Manager...........................................................................................................................26The Selection Manager..........................................................................................................................26 Using a selection.........................................................................................................................26  Using the EasyPalette..............................................................................................................27 Creating and organizing your galleries/libraries...................................................................................28 Importing and exporting galleries...............................................................................................29  Customizing the EasyPalette.................................................................................................................29Modifying and adding Gallery thumbnails.............................................................................................30Using your images as Gallery preview thumbnails..............................................................................30EasyPalette Pop-up...............................................................................................................................31 Using the Quick Command Panel............................................................................................32 Using the History Tab............................................................................................................................34 Personalizing the workspace..................................................................................................35 Customizing toolbars.............................................................................................................................35Color Management.................................................................................................................................36 CH. 3 GETTING STARTED..........................................................................39 Basic concepts.........................................................................................................................41 Creating new images............................................................................................................................41Opening image files...............................................................................................................................43Opening CMYK files..............................................................................................................................43Using the Browse Manager to open files.............................................................................................44Acquiring images from scanners and digital cameras.........................................................................44Acquiring images from WIA devices.....................................................................................................46  4 PHOTOIMPACT USER GUIDE Saving images.......................................................................................................................................46AutoSave...............................................................................................................................................47Printing images......................................................................................................................................47 Calibrating your printer...............................................................................................................47  Using Print Preview...............................................................................................................................48More print functions..............................................................................................................................49 Print Multiple................................................................................................................................49 Print Poster..................................................................................................................................51 Images and the Web..............................................................................................................................51 Sending images through the Internet..........................................................................................52 Acquiring images from the Internet............................................................................................53  Viewing images.....................................................................................................................................54 Zooming on an image..................................................................................................................54 Adding a view...............................................................................................................................55 Using the Global Viewer.............................................................................................................56 Viewing images in other modes..................................................................................................56  Using the clipboard................................................................................................................................57 Performing cut and copy operations...........................................................................................57 Performing a paste operation......................................................................................................57 The Clipboard submenu.............................................................................................................59 Duplicating images......................................................................................................................59  Recovering from mistakes....................................................................................................................60Cropping an image.................................................................................................................................61Perspective Crop...................................................................................................................................62Resizing an image.................................................................................................................................63 Changing resolution....................................................................................................................63 Changing dimensions by resampling.........................................................................................64  Making a screen capture......................................................................................................................65 Advanced concepts.................................................................................................................67 Applying commands to multiple files.....................................................................................................67 Batch Manager.............................................................................................................................67 Batch Convert..............................................................................................................................68  Import/Export..........................................................................................................................................69Export to SVG.......................................................................................................................................69Partially loading images.........................................................................................................................70Stitching images together......................................................................................................................71 Automatic stitching......................................................................................................................72 Manual stitching..........................................................................................................................73  CH. 4 IMAGE EDITING.................................................................................75 Automatically enhancing an image.........................................................................................76 Auto-process - Batch...........................................................................................................................76 Enhancing digital camera photos using ExpressFix..............................................................77Understanding color correction..............................................................................................79 Using the color correction commands..................................................................................................79 High Dynamic Range................................................................................................................86 Creating and saving a camera curve profile........................................................................................86Optimizing images..................................................................................................................................88 Using the Retouch Tools..........................................................................................................90 The Color Retouch Tools............................................................................................................91The Burn and Dodge Tools.........................................................................................................92  Using the Painting Tools...........................................................................................................92 Working with Paint Tool attributes.........................................................................................................93 Specifying the painting mode......................................................................................................94  Erasing colors in PhotoImpact...............................................................................................................94
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