When you capture an image, you do so using a profile, which is a collection of settings that are applied to the image in advance. You can also apply a profile to a single existing image or to many images through the use of a batch file. Among other things, a profile lets you select a location for a captured image file, apply a specific kind of border to it, add shapes, set the DPI (dots per inch), and even resize it automatically.
Here are the basic steps for using a profile in Capture.
Create Capture provides an initial profile with default settings, which is called "MyProfile." You can use this profile, but you can also create additional profiles if you want to have more than one profile available for different purposes. For example, if you are creating images for three different projects, you might want to have at least three profiles. Each profile would have settings specific to that project, such as the destination for the image files. See Creating Profiles.
Clone If you want to create a new profile that shares many of the same settings as an existing profile, you can quickly clone it and then make adjustments to the new profile as necessary. This allows you to create the new profile more quickly, without having to spend a lot of time specifying all of the settings that you want. See Cloning Profiles.
- (Optional) Link to External Profiles In addition to the initial profile and profiles that you create locally, you can link to external profiles. You might want to do this if you share profiles, or if you have a profile that you need to use for a specific project. See Linking to External Profiles.
- Edit Open the profile and edit its settings to meet your needs. See Editing Profiles.
Select When you want to use a particular profile when performing a capture, select that profile (i.e., choose it from the Edit ribbon or the Standard toolbar). The name of the active profile is displayed in the toolbar. If you do not select a custom profile that you have created, the default (in other words, "MyProfile") is used. See Selecting a Profile for Capturing.
Apply You can apply profiles to existing images. That way, you can quickly add all of the settings from that profile to the image. You can apply a profile to single images, or you can create a batch that lets you apply a profile to many images at the same time. See Applying Profiles to Images.
Capture Once the appropriate profile is displayed in the Edit ribbon or the Standard toolbar, you can capture the new image.
See Capturing an Image.
Save If you have applied a profile to an existing image, you simply need to save your work.
Using a button in the bottom toolbar of the Capture Editor, you can also detach a profile from a specific image. Any settings previously added to the image when you first applied it (e.g., border, shapes) will remain in the image. The image is simply no longer associated with the profile. For more information see Detaching Profiles from Images.
In addition, another button at the bottom of the Capture Editor lets you see which profile, if any, is associated with the open image. If you click the button, the profile opens. If the image is associated with a profile and that profile has since been modified, this button will indicate it in red. You can then reapply the profile to the image so that it has the most up-to-date settings.