Mike Chaney, author of the image manipulation / RAW converison / print management application Qimage Pro has today announced his latest version. Qimage Pro 2002 v2.0 introduces new features include a new WYSIWYG view of the printed page, cummulative filters, high quality full-screen preview algorithm, support for full size 3072 x 2040 Kodak PCD images and more.
Qimage Pro 2002, v2.0
Executive Summary of New Features
- Ability to manage associative filters by selectively adding to/deleting from existing filters
- New WYSIWYG view of entire printed page including printable and non-printable areas
- Ability to center images on the physical page versus centering within the printable area
- Locate prints at exact locations on the page by nudging or direct entry of location
- Ability to duplicate scanned prints at their original (scanned) size via click/drag
- High quality sizing of images displayed via full screen and slide show reduces "jaggies"
- Support for full size (3072 x 2040) Kodak Photo CD images
- Additive Filters: With v2.0, it is now possible
to add associative filters in batch for a "cummulative" effect
on overall appearance to images. Whether you want to create downsized
copies of filtered images for the web by adding an additional resize
filter on a one-shot conversion, or add a filter temporarily for a special
print session (like printing black and white or creating a sepia color
effect), v2.0 will let you truly manage your associative filters. You
can even selectively delete filters on the fly, to one image or an entire
batch, removing only the filters you want to remove. When converting
images or creating copies of your images that have associative filters,
you can also select whether you want to apply existing filters, add
to them for the current conversion only, or completely ignore filters
to give you copies of your originals! Options for adding to filters
when converting images from the queue are available on the "Convert
Images" dialog. When adding filters to existing associative filters,
you will be prompted to "Replace" or "Add to" existing
filters. Selective deletion of filters is accomplished by multi-selecting
thumbnails and using "Add/Remove Associative Filter", and
clicking "Delete Filters".
- WYSIWYG page views and editing: Version 2.0 shows
the entire printed page and clearly delineates the difference between
the physical paper and the printable area as defined by your printer.
With v2.0, you can now see exactly what your entire page will look like
before printing. The ability to view the entire page, including non-printable
borders, is a big help when creating album pages or just trying to decide
what driver options you need to cover the most paper!
- New physical centering option: Also handy for creating
album pages, v2.0 now allows you to center images on the physical page
rather than centering within the printable area defined by the printer.
The new "physical" centering option works by compensating
for your printer's off-center printable area by adjusting margins. The
new option can be accessed with a single click under "Page",
"Margins" by clicking on the "Center on Physical Page"
button. Help is available under "Help", "Contents",
"Listing of Major Functions", "Margins".
- Nudging and absolute placement via the page editor:
Each print on the printed page can now be "nudged" left/right/up/down
using the arrow keys. Simply open the page editor, select the print
in question, and use the arrow keys to make small adjustments in the
location of the print on the page. In addition to fine tuning the location
via visual movement with the cursor keys, you can also simply enter
the location of the print by typing the location in the "Location"
boxes on the right side of the page editor window. Need your print to
be exactly 2 inches from the right side of the page and 1.75 inches
from the bottom? No problem, just type in the values and you're done!
The location can be entered by specifying the distance from any of the
four sides of the page!
- Duplicate your scanned prints at their original size:
You can now create exact copies of scanned images by allowing Qimage
Pro to size the images based on the size/resolution stored in the image
file (or by entering the PPI of the image manually). If you scanned
several 4x6, 3.5 x 5, and 5x7 photos and just want to reproduce them
at their original sizes, simply multi-select the images and drag them
to the "Quick Size" dialog, dropping them on the "Size
by PPI" option. The images will be added to the queue at the size
scanned; the 4x6 prints will be 4x6, the 3.5 x 5 prints will be 3.5
x 5, etc.! More info is available on how to use this function in the
help file under "Help", "Contents", "Learn
by Example", example 3b.
- High quality full screen display: Version 2.0 uses
a much higher quality algorithm to size images for display in the slide
show and full screen image display windows, rendering full screen images
with smooth contours and lack of "jaggies" that appear in
most software. The result is a much higher quality on screen display.
- Support for full size PCD images: Version 2.0 supports full resolution (3072 x 2048) for PCD images.
- Processing conflicts: Eliminated conflicts caused
by performing certain operations while Qimage Pro is still spooling
- White balance dropper fix: Corrected the inability
to use the white balance dropper filter while the filter preview window
- Blemish/redeye fix: Corrected a problem where blemish/redeye
filters were not always being applied to the proper area in the photo
if the photo was rotated previously.
- Browse window: Improved the operation of the "Browse
Folder" window so that keystrokes (like using the space bar to
try to open an image) would not cause inadvertent drive changes.
- Crop problem: Fixed an access voilation that occurred
in the batch filter when removing a crop and then reinstating it by
- Slide show: Fixed a problem where the "Ctrl-F"
key sequence caused an error message when using the slide show.
- Page editor: Corrected an issue where some controls on the right side of the window were being activated if the mouse was dragged past the edge of the page when sizing/moving prints.
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