You can use this dialog to accomplish several editing tasks for images.
Do one of the following, depending on the part of the user interface you are using:
Ribbon Select File>Image Properties.
More about ribbon options… Keep in mind that the smaller the application window becomes, the more the options in a ribbon shrink. Therefore, you might only see a small icon instead of text, or you might see only a section name displayed with a down arrow to access the options in it. You can hover over small icons to see tooltips that describe them. You can also enlarge the application window or click one of the section drop-downs in the ribbon to locate a hidden feature.
- Tool Strip Select File>Properties.
- Local Toolbar In the Capture Editor's local toolbar, click .
- Keyboard Shortcut Press CTRL+SHIFT+P.
- Double-Click Double-click the image.
- Auto-Adjust Canvas to Include Objects (Appearance Tab) Read more… You can automatically expand the canvas to include objects placed outside of the canvas' true border. See Resizing the Canvas.
- Blur Effect (Image Effects Tab) Read more… After you add a blur effect to an image (where the image is blurred but the area within a shape is clear), you can edit the effect by modifying the amount of blur or removing the effect. See Editing Blur Effects. If instead you want to edit the area within a shape that has been blurred, see Editing Blur-Inside Effects.
- Border (Appearance Tab) Read more… You can easily add a border around
an image. For an image,you can specify the type, width, and color of the border. See Borders.
- Color Depth (Format Tab) Read more… When you capture an image, you can specify the color depth (i.e., how many colors to use when displaying the image). "Highcolor" images use 16-bit color depth. "Truecolor" images use 24-bit or 32-bit color depth. The higher the number, the better the quality, but the larger the file size. For images to be displayed on a computer screen, "truecolor" quality is not usually necessary. See Setting the Color Depth for an Image.
- Color for Background (Appearance Tab) Read more… From time to time, you may find it necessary or useful to select a specific color for an image's background. See Setting the Color for an Image Background.
- Condition Tags—Associate (Conditional Text Tab) Read more… You can associate condition tags with an image, telling Capture whether certain condition tags should be included or excluded from that image's output. See Associating Condition Tags with Images.
- Condition Tags—Create (Condition Tags Tab) Read more… Whether or not you intend to use existing condition tags from a Flare project, you always have the option of creating your own condition tags from within Capture. However, the way to get the most benefit from the conditions feature is to link the
imageto a Flare project. See Creating Condition Tags.
- File Format (Format Tab) Read more… When you capture an image, you can save it using one of the following file formats: BMP, GIF, HDP, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, WDP, XPSBMP, GIF, HDP, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, WDP, XPS. Each file format uses a different compression method. It is a good idea to experiment with the different file formats to determine which best meets your needs in terms of image quality and file size.When you capture an image, you can save it using one of the following file formats: BMP, GIF, HDP, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, WDP, XPSBMP, GIF, HDP, JPG, JPEG, PNG, TIF, TIFF, WDP, XPS. Each file format uses a different compression method. It is a good idea to experiment with the different file formats to determine which best meets your needs in terms of image quality and file size. See Setting the File Format for an Image.
- Gray Scale (Format Tab) Read more… You can remove the color from an image, applying gray scale to it. See Applying Gray Scale to Images.
- JPEG Quality (Format Tab) Read more… When a JPEG image is compressed, some of the data for that image is discarded. You can control how much data is lost by setting the JPEG quality level. See Setting the JPEG Quality for an Image.
- Language (Language Tab) Read more… You can select a language for an image. See Selecting a Language.
- Medium (Format Tab)Read more...If the image is included in a MadCap Flare project, you can select one of the project's style mediums. The format settings you select in the other fields on this tab are then used in Flare outputs associated with that medium. The formatting options for each medium are deactivated by default. Select Enable Format to make selections, including Format, Color Depth, Gray Scale, and Print DPI options. See Setting Image Properties Using Mediums.
- Medium Source (Format Tab)Read more... This field displays the location of the stylesheet file associated with a custom medium, if one is selected in the Medium field. See Setting Image Properties Using Mediums.
- Padding (Appearance Tab) Read more… When working with images, you can easily add padding (or empty space) to increase the area around
an image. When working with objects, you can add padding between the edge of an object and the text in it. See Adding Padding to Images.
- Profile (Profile Tab) Read more… You can copy the settings in the dialog to a current profile or to a new profile. See About Profiles.
- Project Links (Project Tab) Read more… You can link an image to a MadCap Flare project. This allows you to automatically have access to any variables or condition tags found in that Flare project. See Linking to Flare Projects.
- Resizing Background (Image Effects Tab) Read more… After you capture an image, you may want to enlarge or reduce its background size. This is easily done by setting the scale factor or by changing the width or height. The image background will be resized according to the values that you enter. Any objects on the image (e.g., callouts, shapes, lines) will remain their original sizes, but you can always modify individual objects as necessary. See Resizing Images.
- Resizing Canvas (Appearance Tab) Read more… The canvas is the area behind an image, the element that the image rests on. When you capture an image, the canvas is automatically the same size as the image itself. If you create a new blank image, the canvas size is 600 x 600 pixels. Either way, you can resize the canvas whenever necessary. You can do this on the individual image, or you can set the canvas size on a profile. You can also manually resize the canvas using handles around its edge by dragging the canvas edges to your desired size, and you can choose to expand the canvas automatically if you place objects (e.g., callouts, shapes, text boxes) outside of the canvas boundaries. See Resizing the Canvas.
- Resizing Whole Image (Format Tab) Read more… If you want to resize entire images for online or print output (as opposed to resizing only the background), you can do so by selecting the appropriate medium type on the the Format tab. Both the background image and any objects on it will be resized according to your specifications. See Resizing Images.
- Resolution (Format Tab) Read more… When you capture an image, you can set its resolution. An image's resolution is already set for online mediums based on the settings of the computer you are using. However, when working with print mediums, you need to set the image's DPI (dots per inch). As the name suggests, this setting determines how many dots are used per linear inch when printing an image. To ensure a better quality printout, you should specify a high DPI setting for printed output (say, 150 DPI). See Setting the Print DPI for an Image.
- Screen Tip and Alternate Text (Project Tab) Read more… You can provide a screen tip and/or alternate text for an image to be inserted into a Flare project. A screen tip is a phrase that appears when the end user hovers over the image. Alternate text displays when the image is not available, such as when a disabled individual is using a screen reader. A screen tip or alternate text can be added at the point when you insert the image into Flare. However, you also have the choice of providing the screen tip or alternate text from Capture instead. See Setting Screen Tips and Alternate Text for Flare Images.
- Shading Effect (Image Effects Tab) Read more… After you add a shading effect to an image, you can edit the effect by modifying the amount of shading or removing the effect. See Editing Shading Effects.
- Shadow Effect (Shadow Tab) Read more… You can add a shadow effect to an object in
an image or to the image itself. This helps to give your imagethe appearance of depth. When you create a shadow effect, you have control over where the shadow appears, how much shadow is shown, the color of the shadow, and the transparency of the shadow. See Adding Shadow Effects.
- Torn Edge Effect (Edge Effects Tab) Read more… You can easily add an effect around an image or an image object to give it the appearance of having a torn edge. See Adding Torn Edge Effects.
- Variables—Create (Variables Tab) Read more… Variables are brief, unformatted pieces of text that you can use in your movies over and over. A variable has two main components—the variable name and the variable definition. When you insert a variable, the user sees the variable definition in the output. If you later need to modify the definition of a variable, you only need to change it in one place and the change is made automatically everywhere that the variable is inserted. See Creating Variables.
Note: This dialog lets you adjust the settings for an image after it has been captured. As an alternative, you can use a profile to adjust these same settings before an image is captured. If you use that profile when capturing the image, the settings are applied to the image automatically. See Creating Profiles and Profiles Editor.