Image Region7.1 - Add Image Region7.1.1
To add an Image to the page, click the Image button, go to Edit > Add Image Region, or right-click in the Composition panel and choose Add Image Region. Now move the cursor to the Composition panel. Notice that the cursor changes to crosshairs. Using the mouse, click and drag an area for the image to go into. Do not be concerned about the shape and size of the area at this time, it will be adjusted later.
Note: The black area in the Composition panel is the Page. The gray, hashed
area is outside of the page and for reference only.7.2 - Image Region Properties7.2.1
Type the desired Region Name for the Region.7.2.2
If you would like the Image Region to stretch across the entire page, select the Fit to Page button. Other positioning options are available and will be discussed later under the Positioning tab.7.2.3 - Image Tab
Note: To view the entire Properties panel, it may be necessary to adjust the panel size by grabbing the top or right separating bar with the mouse and dragging it. The grayed out options under the Image tab will be available soon.
• Database Image - The Database related options are more advanced and will be added later in the manual.
• Image Path - Click the Browse button and locate the image you want to add to your page. Images should have the same resolution or larger than the Region you plan on putting it in. The acceptable image formats are .bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tiff, and .png (for best results, use .png image types).
Note: The black area in the Composition panel is the Page. The gray, hashed area is outside of the page and for reference only.
After you select your image, you will be asked if you want to copy the image file to your project directory.
If you select Yes
the image file will be copied to your directory.
− No need to worry about the original image path being available or the image being modified.
− The Project is self-contained and can easily be moved or copied without loosing content.
If you select No
the image file will not be copied to your project directory.
− The image can be changed at its original source (as long as the file name remains the same) without having to make changes to the Project.
− Saves space by not having large images in multiple locations.
Note: For best performance, image files should not be stored in directories that are accessed frequently, such as the root of C:\ and D:\ or Noventri directories. We recommend keeping images in the Noventri Suite Projects directory.
• Adjustments - Will let you specify how the Image fits within the Region.
Scale will change the size of the Image to fit the size of the Region. Images scaled up that are smaller than the Region outline may cause poor image quality.
Crop will keep the Image its original size, but may cut the edges of the Image to fit the smaller Region outline.
Tile will keep the Image its original size and tile right/down as needed to fit the Region. This is intended for small images used for backgrounds.
Note: Preserve Aspect only becomes available when Scale is selected. Unchecking this box will stretch the image to fit the size of the Region the image is placed in.
• Orientation - Allows you to specify how you would like the Image to be rotated within the Region.
0° will place the image in Landscape.
90° will place the image in Portrait.
180° will place the image in upside down Landscape.
270° will place the image in upside down Portrait.
• Background Color - Clicking the color square will display the Color palette. Select a new color for the transparent areas in your image. This will allow the selected color to fill the background of the Region.
• Migrate image content on publish - Lets you choose if you want to move the image or link to it when a Project is published.Checked
: Will place a copy of the image you have selected into the Noventri Suite Projects directory when published.
− No need to worry about the original image path being available.
− Your image will not be accidentally modified by someone else.Unchecked
: This will link the Image you have selected to the location of the file and will not be copied with the Project when it is published. The location specified must remain available or the Image will not show up.
− Change the image at its source (as long as the file name remains the same) without having to republish the Project.
− Saves space by not having large images in multiple locations.7.2.4 Positioning Tab
• Lock Position - When you are satisfied with the Image location within the Region and the Region location within the Page, you can lock the position by selecting the Lock Position checkbox, go to Edit > Lock Position, or right-click on the Region and select Lock Position, to prevent it from accidentally being moved.
• Region Location - Can position the top left corner of your Region exactly where you want it to be by entering the X and Y coordinates. Use the ruler bars in the Composition panel as reference.
• Region Size - Will modify the height and width of the Region. The Region size should not be larger than the Page resolution.
• CONTENT - Allows you to justify the Image within the Region by clicking one of the black boxes.
• REGION - Allows you to justify the Region inside the Page by selecting one of the represented icons.Go forward to the next section!Go back to the previous sectionReturn to the Table of Contents