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Image Archive

1Menu BarAccess menus divided by commonly used groupings
2Mode SelectorSwitch here between the modes:
Photo: Image Archive
Web: Page Editor, Layout, and Layout Templates
3Button ToolbarQuick access to commonly used functions, depending of the current mode: Image Archive or Page Editor
4Tools Menu BarQuick access to commonly used functions, depending of the current mode: Image Archive or Page Editor
5Bottom ToolbarOne-click access to tasks frequently performed
6Navigation PaneMode-dependant: in Image Archive it displays folders of images, in all other modes it displays the list of web galleries and the folders that contain them
7Image Archive or Page PaneMode-dependant: In Image Archive displays all images in a folder in thumbnail view with descriptors. In other modes it displays the page currently being worked on.
8Edit PaneVia tabs at the top of this multi-use bar, you can navigate to one of three areas:
Edit: a 'container' for all image tools that have been opened. This area prevents the tools from blocking your view of the image thumbnails;
Describe: this area allows you to view and input detailed image descriptors including Exif, location-based, IPTC/NAA and other data
9Resizing BorderClick and drag it to change the border between the Navigation or Edit panel and Image/Page panel.
10Enlarge Pane ButtonAllows you to expand the Image Archive/Page Pane for more workspace
11Path HistoryA dropdown menu displays the most recently navigated positions
12Quick SearchAllows you to quickly search for images in the Image Archive or text on a page
13Recycle BinDelete images, image tool settings, descriptors, and web galleries
14Size SelectorSet the display size of thumbnails. For more options with regard to how you view your Image Archive/Page Pane, go to Display Options under the View menu bar, or right-click in the Image Archive Pane for the context menu.

The image archive is a key productivity feature of StudioLine. While its use is not mandatory, it certainly is invaluable for today's media-rich web site projects. Instead of a web master having to keep track of various derivatives of the same image, StudioLine will centrally maintain picture originals in its database of images. A folder structure and powerful search engine provide for easy retrieval and reuse.

Original image corrections, such as cropping, proper alignment and color adjustments need only be performed once. When an image is placed and customized on a web page, the image archive original remains intact. Name, descriptions and other information carry over from the archive to any occurrences on all sites.

Image Archive Directories

The Image Archive is on StudioLine Data Directory on your workstation's hard drive, and includes the directories “Database,” “Images,” and “Cache”. In the Database directory you find the databank files and other files that are necessary for Databank administration. Depending on what you selected for your “Image Archive Copy Preferences,” images are stored in either the Image Directory or externally. The Cache directory includes the thumbnails in different sizes.

Data Directory Administration

StudioLine Setup installs the program and user files in divided directories. This allows StudioLine to administer numerous directories. Various directories can be applied after successful installation of the Set-up program, and call it up, in order to choose another or a new directory. Once the various directories have been created, you can easily switch between them via the Data Directory Management window. To get to this, go to the Data Directory Management tab in the Preferences menu. All of the data directories available are shown in the window. Currently, there is only directory from which to choose.

If you would like to change the data directory, you will need to select it, press Activate, and ensure that all currently open StudioLine applications are then closed, before reopening the software.

Inactivated directories can included in the list by using the “attach” button. Likewise, you can delete directories by utilizing the “detach” button, or you can rename them with “rename”.

If you would like to switch between directories upon opening up StudioLine, be sure to check the box “show dialog on start-up”. Directories that are housed on external drives will be shown as unavailable.

Relocation of Data Directories

To move StudioLine from an old PC to a new one, execute the following steps:

Copy the entire StudioLine Data Directory (for example C:\StudioLine - with all the subdirectories) onto the new PC.

Install the latest version of StudioLine on the new PC. You can download it from our webpage. Provide the link of the just-copied directory as the new data field. After the installation, activate the software by typing in your Product Activation Key.

Customizing the User Interface

The appearance and function of the Image Archive Pane can be customized to suit your personal preferences. Open the Menu Bar item “Preferences” and choose “Image Archive.” A window titled “Image Archive” will open. It allows you to control specific aspects for each of the content views, the color profile, and advanced settings.

Under Albums, you can control the size of and distance between thumbnail images for individual folders. You can also reach this window by right-clicking on the background of the Image Archive Desktop and choosing “Display Options” from the context menu.


In the Image Archive, to change the name of folders in your Albums, click on the Rename tab under the File menu. Enter in the new name and click ok in the window that opens up. Alternatively, you can right-click on the selected object in the left-hand navigation pane and select Rename from the context menu. The name box will become active and you can simply type in the new name. Or you can double click on the name of the folder in the navigation pane until the box becomes active, and simply type in the new name.

basic/image_archive.1378225137.txt.gz · Last modified: 2013/09/03 12:18 by henning_stummer