for the iPhone


HELPFILE - MAIN TOOLBAR OPERATIONS

Introduction & FAQ

Select mode

Import images


SELECT MODE


  1. Basics
  2. Examples
    1. Copy, Cut and Paste
    2. Importing and Cropping Photos to create a collage
    3. Export the image in the SELECT BOX

Basics

Use the SELECT MODE to select an area of the screen which you intend to duplicate or move. The selected area can then be copied into the SELECT BOX using one of the COPY, CUT or CROP buttons.

Use the COPY button to duplicate the selected area. To move the selected area, use the CUT button. The CROP button lets you copy the selected area into the SELECT BOX and then clear the image from which it was taken. See below for examples of these operations.

The copied image in the SELECT BOX may then be re-sized, rotated and/or re-positioned before it is pasted back to the screen image.

Tap the SELECT MODE button (1) on the MAIN TOOLBAR.

The SELECT TOOLBAR (2) appears, as well as the SELECT BOX (3).

The SELECT TOOLBAR (2) has several buttons which extend beyond the width of the screen. Slide across the TOOLBAR to display the additional buttons. ex*

The SELECT BOX is used to 'pick up' areas of the screen and either copy it or move it elsewhere.

The SELECT BOX (and its image content) may also be re-sized by dragging the ARROWHEAD HANDLES (4).

Move the SELECT BOX by dragging the DOT HANDLES (5) or by dragging the box itself.

Use the ROTATE handles (6) to rotate the image.


Examples

a. Copy, Cut and Paste

Start with an image on the screen (1) and tap the SELECT button (2).

A SELECT BOX (1) appears which lets you select an area of the screen.

Drag and resize the SELECT BOX over an area to be copied.

if you tap the COPY button (1), a copy of the selected area is placed in the SELECT BOX (2) which you can move and paste to another area of the screen.

If you had tapped the CUT button (1) instead of COPY, the original selected area of the screen is cleared (2).

The cut area is placed in the SELECT BOX (3).

Use CUT to move areas of the screen, rather than copy.

Use CUT also to clear large areas of the screen (Select the area, tap CUT and then CLEAR).

If you had tapped the CROP button (1) after selecting an area, a pop up appears where you can select either "Crop and clear" (2), or "Crop and restore" (3).

If you select the "Crop and clear" option, the screen will be cleared (as shown in image on the left) and the selection placed in the SELECT BOX which you can then re-size, rotate and/or re-locate before pasting.

"Crop and restore" lets you paste in an image temporarily so that you can select and copy an area from that image, and subsequently remove it.

Select the "Crop and restore" if you wish to add the selected area to your work, say to build up a collage (see example below).

Rotate the image using the ROTATE buttons (1) or the ROTATE handles (2).


Importing and Cropping Photos to create a collage

Tap the IMAGE button on the MAIN TOOLBAR to select an image from the Photo Album (1).

After selecting a photo, you will be prompted whether to open the selected photo to fit the screen or opened as a re-sizeable image.

Select "Fit Screen" if you wish to crop the photo and only use a section of the photo in your screen image. The photo will be initially be pasted to fit the screen and you can make a selection in SELECT MODE and crop the area you require.

Select "Re-sizeable image" if you wish to re-size, rotate and/or re-position the photo without cropping. The photo is then placed in the SELECT BOX which you can adjust.

Select "Re-sizeable image" (1) for this example as we are going to re-size and place it.

The screen is cleared, and a copy of the selected area is placed in the SELECT BOX (1) which you can re-size, rotate and/or re-position.

Tap the PASTE button to paste the contents of the SELECT BOX back to the screen when ready.

REMEMBER TO TAP THE PASTE BUTTON!!

After pasting an image repeat the process to add more images alongside..

Repeat as necessary to create your collage.

Instead of importing an image and re-sizing it, you can also crop a selected photo if you do not need the entire image to be included in your layout.

After selecting the image, select "Fit screen" instead of the "Re-sizeable Image option"

The photo is imported and displayed on the screen covering the previous work. There will be an opportunity later to restore the work after you have cropped the new image.

Adjust the SELECT BOX (1) over the area to be selected and tap the CROP (2) button.

This time, select the "Crop and restore" option instead of the "Crop and clear" option otherwise, the screen would be cleared.

The screen image is restored with the set of images that were first pasted and the cropped selection from the second image is placed in the SELECT BOX, where it can be scaled, rotated or moved.

When in position, remember to paste the contents of the SELECT BOX back to the screen by tapping the PASTE (2) button.

You can clear the SELECT BOX by tapping the CLEAR button (2).

Repeat the process to add more images to build up the collage.


Export the image in the SELECT BOX - print, email and Facebook

In SELECT MODE, the SELECT BOX (1) is used to contain an image which may be re-sized, rotated and pasted onto the screen image.

You can also export the image in the SELECT BOX by using the EXPORT button (2) in the SELECT MODE toolbar.

This is similar the to the EXPORT button on the MAIN TOOLBAR which is used to email the entire screen image, or upload it to Facebook.

If you choose to export the image in the SELECT BOX, a list of options to print (1), email, save to Photo Album and export to Facebook appear.

You can verify the image to be exporte in the thumbnail alongside the option.

To upload to Facebook, you need to first connect (2) and login with your credentials.

Once connected to Facebook, you can type in a description (1) before tapping the SEND button (2) to upload. The image will be uploaded to your Facebook wall.

To print the image, an Airprint-supported printer is required.

You can also export the image back to the Photo Album, which will be placed in the Camera Roll.