Useful Tips

Easy Thumbnails

Useful Tips
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Basic Information

·Grayed controls indicate fields or buttons that are not available for use in the current context.  

·Move your mouse cursor over a control to display information about it in the status bar at the bottom of the window. Most of the controls have a shortcut menu that you can open by clicking on them with the right button of your mouse. The window title bar is used to display details (name, dimensions, and file size) about the picture currently displayed in the right panel area.  

Less Obvious...

·You can select multiple images in the file-list window by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on each file with the left mouse button. Use the "Make" button to create thumbnails of only the files you selected. The "Make All" button does not take into account selected files; it processes all the files listed in the window.  
·To speed up image selection, you can hold down the Alt key to stop each image you select from being displayed in the Preview panel. This can be useful if you want to select several large images for processing.  

·Leave the "Save in" field blank if you want to save the thumbnails in the same folder as your images. Easy Thumbnails automatically creates a folder if it does not already exist. You can specify relative path names.  
If your original image is a Jpeg file, you can produce a lossless (no degradation of image quality) ± 90/180 rotation by choosing the Lossless setting in the Algorithm field. Note that there might be a slight reduction in size of the resulting image if its dimensions do not match the DCT (Discrete Cosine Transform) block unit.  

·Double-click on a trackbar's label to reset its value.  
·You can use the shortcut menu from the "Original image" preview area to shrink the picture so that it fits in the display area.  

·Use the "Copy Image Tag" command from the shortcut menu of the Original/Preview image, to copy the HTML tag of the current picture to the Clipboard.  

·Use the "Make Web page" command (available when you right-click with your mouse in the picture-files listing) to create a Web page based on your current selection of images. The layout is defined in the "Template.html" template file, which you can customize. By default, the Web-page file is saved as "pictures.html", and each new copy adds an index number after the name — e.g., pictures(1).html, pictures(2).html, etc. You can set a different name through the program's command line.  

·Use the "Show in browser" command (available when you right-click with your mouse in the picture-files listing) to display the current selection of images in your default Web browser. The layout is defined in the "Template.html" template file.  
·You can make thumbnails from Windows Explorer by right-clicking with your mouse on a selected image file, and then choosing the "Make Thumbnail" command from the shortcut menu. The thumbnail is made according to the settings you had when you last closed Easy Thumbnails. This command only appears for supported file types and is ideal for quickly converting one or two images. Note that this feature is only suitable for handling small amounts of images at a time (five or less).  

·If you are using Easy Thumbnails to assist you in creating Web-based photo albums, take a look at our Album Express software. Album Express builds great-looking picture albums for home, friends, and the Web, quickly and easily. Its wizard-like interface and built-in templates let you create slick, professional displays in record time, whether you're a novice or a power user.  
·If you process a Jpeg file that contains EXIF data, the resized image will contain a copy of the data as long as it exceeds 300 pixels in height or width. The EXIF data is automatically discarded when you produce smaller pictures so that file size can be reduced further.