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SECTION 6: WIZARDS & EDITORS

You can access the Wizards and Editors in the Goodies feature available on the left menu of your Website Manager.

Online Image Editor

The Online Image Editor allows you to perform various image manipulation/editing and retouching features to refine/correct and enhance your existing images before including it in your website.

With Image Editor, you can perform various image editing operations like Flip, Crop, Rotate, apply Frames & Borders, change Brightness & Contrast, Resize, Annotate (text on image), Change Image Format, etc.

The following page loads once you click on the “Online Image Editor’ option on your Website Manager.

Note: The above ‘Image Library’ page would be empty when you visit it for the first time. You will need to Import your own images from your computer’s hard disk before you proceed to edit the image with the Image Editor. You can import images by clicking on the Import/Delete button at the bottom of the page.

To edit an image in your Image Library simply click on the particular image to proceed to the following Image Editor main page.

FLOP

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CROP

The Crop operation lets you cut or crop the image leaving only that part of the image that you want to retain. Please note that you can only select rectangular or square portions of the image.

How to Crop: Step 1: Decide on which rectangular or square portion of the image you want to retain. Step 2: Use the mouse to click the left top corner of this imaginary rectangle and keep the mouse button pressed. Step 3: With the mouse button pressed, drag the mouse diagonally down to the bottom right corner of this imaginary rectangle. Release the mouse button only after you reach the bottom right corner. Step 4: As you release the mouse button, a rectangular box with Cyan border appears. Only the part of the image which falls inside this rectangle will be retained. Step 5: When you are convinced that the rectangle/square box is the portion that you want to crop then click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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RESIZE

The Resize operation lets you increase or decrease the dimensions of the image based

How to Resize: Step 1: Enter the values for the Width and Height to which you want to resize the image. Step 2: Select the Units (Pixel or Percent) for Width and Height. Step 3: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

Note: These values could be more than or less than the actual width and height of the image. Normally if the values are greater than the original then the image is likely to lose its visual clarity.

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ROTATE

The Rotate operation lets you rotate the image to an angle specified by you. You can also choose the direction in which the image will be rotated -that is, either clockwise or anti-clockwise.

How to Rotate: Step 1: Type in the Angle (in degrees) to which you want to rotate the image. Only whole numbers from 1 to 360 are allowed. Step 2: Select the direction of rotation. That is, either clockwise or anti-clockwise. Step 3: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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BRIGHTNESS

How to adjust Brightness: Step 1: Type in a value for Brightness. Any number in multiples of 10 is recommended. Step 2: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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CONTRAST

How to adjust Contrast: Step 1: Type in a value for Contrast. Any number in multiples of 10 is recommended. Step 2: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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RAISE

By Raising, you can give an embossed effect to your image.

How to Raise: Step 1: Type in the Raise value. (Any number in multiples of 10 and below 90 is recommended) Step 2: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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FRAME

You can create a Frame for the image by specifying the width of the Frame.

How to create a Frame: Step 1: Type in a value for Frame Width (Any number in multiples of 10 and below 50 is suggested). Step 2: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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BORDER

How to create a Border: Step 1: Click on the colour palette to choose a Border colour. The selected colour will be displayed in the small rectangular box on the left. Step 2: Type in a value for Border Width (Any number in multiples of 10 and below 50 is suggested). Step 3: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed

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ANNOTATE

By Annotating, you can place any text with a specified colour and font on the image, at a specific position of your choice.

How to Annotate: Step 1: Decide on the area in the image where you want to add text. Step 2: Click a point on the image from where you want the text to begin. Step 3: Type the text in the textbox provided. Step 4: Choose a colour for the text from the colour palette. The selected colour is displayed in the small rectangular box on the left. Step 5: Select a font style for the text from the list provided. Step 6: Type in a font size for the text. Step 7: Click 'SUBMIT' to proceed.

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SAVE AS

You can also choose to save the final image file in any other filename or file format.

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COMPOSITE

By Compositing, you can juxtapose one image over another image and combine both

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FLASH WIZARD

Flash Wizard helps you add customized Flash animation to your website. A Flash intro is the first thing that you customers get to see before moving on to your website's Homepage. With Flash animation you can communicate your ideas with rich graphics and music.

The following operations can be performed using the Flash Wizard in any sequence:

  1. Select / Change Back Ground colour of the animation. This can be done by clicking on the BG colour button in the Flash Wizard and selecting/changing the colour from the given options.
  2. Incorporate text like Main Title, Sub Title and various messages to be displayed in the flash animation (10 options available for displaying messages). This can be done by clicking on the Text button in the Flash wizard. You can also select/change colours for the Text for better clarity with various backgrounds
  3. Choose the Background for the animation. Various backgrounds with attractive designs are available to choose from. This can be done by clicking on the Background button in the Flash wizard, where you will have various options for choosing the background of the Flash intro.
  4. Insert, Edit and Remove Pictures. This can be done by clicking the Picture button in the Flash wizard. Various picture options are available category wise for the users to select. The two basic categories are Business & Professional and Personal within which various sub categories are available. On clicking a particular sub category various thumbnail images relevant to that category are displayed.
  5. The images incorporated in the animation can be edited to suit your requirements. Images can be centered; rotated, scaled and even visibility improvements can be done. These functions can be seen on clicking the Picture button, where you will have three buttons Insert, Remove and Edit.
  6. Users can select the animations of their choice from the available options. This can be done by clicking the Animation button in the Flash Wizard. On clicking the animation button, the user will be provided with the various animation options, from which they can select the animation of their choice.
  7. Users can select Background Music of their choice from the available options This can be done by clicking the Audio button in the Flash Wizard. On clicking the animation button, the user will be provided with the various audio options, from which they can select the audio piece of their choice.
  8. Users can also preview the final Flash animation with the selected, background, background colour, text, pictures and audio by clicking the Preview button. Once you are satisfied, you can click on the Submit button to submit your Flash intro for publishing on your website.

Photo Album Editor

Photo Album Editor allows you to create an online photo album and make it a part of your website quickly and easily. With Photo Album Editor you can add, edit, organize, generate thumbnails, print and share your own online digital photo album with your family and friends!

To create a Photo Album page on your website start by clicking on the 'Add New Page' link in your Website Manager. Then create a new page, you will then be returned to the website manager page list where you should click on the 'edit' link next to the new page, select the ‘No, I want to change the Text Page to a different type of page like Form, Shop, Photo Album, Guest Book, etc’ page type radio button in the Change Page Type’ page, and then choose 'Photo Album' from the list of page types and click the 'submit' button.



When you visit the Photo Album Editor for the first time, you will be prompted to add photos to your currently empty album. You may then click on the ‘Add Photos’ link to start adding your photos.

The ‘Add Photos to Album’ page allows you to add your own photos to the photo album. Please note that you can upload a maximum of 6 photographs at a time with a total upload size of not more than 5 MB. You can also add a Photo name and description individually for each photo in your album.

In case you do not enter a name for your photograph, the filename of the photograph be used as the default name. Once you upload your photos you can then proceed to the ‘Edit Photo Album’ page to compose your photo album.

Please note that you must have an active account to work with the photo album, it also requires a valid FTP setting to operate.

The ‘Edit Photo Album’ page allows you to view the photos in your album as Thumbnails, or as a List or even as a Slide Show. You may also add more photos to your album, edit the header and footer for the photo album or even move or copy select photos to another album or even delete them. The ‘Edit Photo Album’ page also allows you to send an email invitation to your friends or family requesting them to visit your Photo Album at the specified address on the Internet. After you are satisfied with the settings for your Photo Album, you can then visit your Website Manager and click on the ‘Publish Website’ link to make the photo album available on your LIVE website.

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