Epson Software Film Factory v3.0

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Contents
Introducing Film Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About PRINT Image Matching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Exif Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Learning More About Film Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible Devices and File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Starting Film Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Film Factory’s Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
How Film Factory Organizes Your Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Managing Your Photos with Folder View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working in the Folder View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a subfolder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renaming a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying or moving a folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Managing Your Photos with Film Rolls and Film Cases. . . . . . . . . .
Working in Rolls of Film View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Roll of Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding Photos to a Roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renaming a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving or Copying a Photo to Another Roll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a Photo From a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding a Photo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting Photos and Film Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working with Film Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Managing Photos on Removable Media and Networks . . . . . . . . . . 32
Retouching Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
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Automatically Retouching a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Manually Retouching a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rotating an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cropping an Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Color to Black and White or Sepia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Applying a Soft Focus Effect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Correcting Red Eye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Canceling Retouch Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Adding Comments or Sound to a Photo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adding Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Adding Sound (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Using the Viewer to Display Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Printing Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplicate Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Album Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Greeting Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sticker Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Calendars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Combo Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Other Film Factory Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Collage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating a Photo Slide Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Playing a Movie File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating Web Pages of Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uploading Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Converting a Photo to Desktop Wallpaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a Photo Roll as a Screen Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exporting Photos to Files or E-mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Where to Get Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
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Introducing Film Factory
EPSON Software™ Film Factory™ lets you process your digital “film” and print
snapshots using your own computer and printer. With this powerful photo
management utility, you can import images from any digital-imaging source and
create virtual rolls of film and film cases to organize thousands of photos in a
visual format.
Film Factory is the perfect photo management program for the home or office. If
you’re a home computer user, you’ll have fun organizing, enhancing, printing, and
sharing your favorite photos with family and friends. If you’re a small business
user, Film Factory provides an efficient and convenient way to catalog your
business-related digital photos.
Film Factory lets you:
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Quickly and easily import and organize images from a digital camera, scanner,
PC card, CD-ROM, or disk.
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Retouch your pictures to make them look their best. Automatically adjust
color balance, brightness, and contrast. Rotate or trim the image, or correct red
eyes. Convert photos to black and white or sepia for a classic look. Most
enhancements can be made without modifying the original image file.
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Organize and retrieve all your photos using the Folder View, or with virtual
“rolls of film” and “film cases.” You can catalog your photos by subject, or
family members can have their own film cases with their own rolls.
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Print vivid color images in a variety of formats, including standard 3.5 × 5 or
4 × 6 prints, an index (contact) sheet, photo album pages, calendars, and
greeting cards.
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Add comments or sound (Windows® only) to each photo to be stored with it.
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Create photo collages.
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E-mail your photos to family, friends, and business associates using your own
e-mail program, or create web pages of your photos in one easy step (Windows
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Use your photos as desktop wallpaper or a screen saver (Windows only).
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About PRINT Image Matching
If your digital camera and printer support PRINT Image Matching (P.I.M.), Film
Factory lets you produce the best prints possible (not available on Macintosh®
OS X 10.1). PRINT Image Matching is a term for the print command that is
embedded in the header of the image file created by certain digital cameras. It
contains color setting and image parameter information. With PRINT Image
Matching, the digital camera can set specific printing options such as:
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contrast
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sharpness
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brightness
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gamma level
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color space
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color saturation
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shadow
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highlight
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color balance
The camera saves this information in each image file. For example, macro mode
pictures might include commands for sharpness and clarity, while portrait mode
pictures might emphasize soft focusing and subtle flesh tones. Your printer then
uses the information to ensure the most accurate reproduction of the image.
In Film Factory, the
P.I.M. symbol appears on the thumbnails for PRINT
Image Matching photos. You can also right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click
(Macintosh) a photo thumbnail to see if it is a P.I.M. photo. Check the Photo
Enhancement status in the displayed information; if it is PRINT Image Matching
or PRINT Image Matching with the ability to interpret Exif Print, the photo
contains P.I.M. data.
If a PRINT Image Matching photo has been retouched, it may not display the
P.I.M. symbol or P.I.M. status. If you trim or rotate a PRINT Image Matching
photo, or correct for red eyes, the P.I.M. settings are retained. But because P.I.M.
optimizes settings such as brightness and color automatically, using retouching
options like these removes P.I.M. settings. You also lose P.I.M. settings if you
export the files.
About Exif Print
The Exif (Exchangeable Image File) Print format includes information about your
digital camera settings in JPEG/TIFF files so your printer and application can use
them to create accurate print settings. Most digital cameras store Exif Print
information such as shutter speed, metering, flash and exposure settings,
resolution, and lens use in the JPEG/TIFF image file.
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In Film Factory, Exif Print or PRINT Image Matching with ability to interpret
Exif Print is listed in an information display box as the Photo Enhancement status
when you right-click (Windows) or Ctrl-click (Macintosh) an Exif Print photo.
Like P.I.M. photos, you can trim, rotate, or correct for red eyes and still retain Exif
Print settings, but if you adjust brightness or color options, or export the files, the
Exif Print settings are removed.
Learning More About Film Factory
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This Getting Started guide explains how to use Film Factory’s exciting features.
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Click the Film Factory Help button for step-by-step instructions on the most
frequently used features and convenient access to detailed information.
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If you need additional EPSON® Support, see “Where to Get Help” on
page 73.
Windows System Requirements
If you’re using Windows, make sure your system configuration meets these
minimum requirements:
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Windows 98, Me, XP, or 2000
If you’re using Windows XP or 2000, you may need to have
Administrator privileges to install and use Film Factory.
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Pentium® 200 (or equivalent) processor or higher
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64MB of RAM (more will improve performance)
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100MB of available hard disk space, not including photo storage
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SVGA monitor with 16-bit (High Color) display adapter or better
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QuickTime® 4 or higher to support some file types
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Mouse or other pointing device
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Compatible with most color printers; a high-quality photo printer and special
media are recommended to print the best images
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A PRINT Image Matching- or Exif Print-enabled digital camera and printer
are required to print with P.I.M. or Exif Print technology
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Macintosh System Requirements
If you’re using a Macintosh, make sure your system configuration meets these
minimum requirements:
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Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x for Film Factory for Mac OS 8/9
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher for Film Factory for Mac OS X
(OS X 10.1.5 or higher is recommended)
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233 MHz G3 processor or higher
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64MB of RAM (more will improve performance)
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100MB of available hard disk space, not including photo storage
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800 × 600 display resolution with Color Depth set to “thousands of colors”
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QuickTime 4 or higher
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HTML browser (such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer or Netscape®
Navigator® version 4.0 or higher) to view online help
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Mouse or other pointing device
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Compatible with most color printers; a high-quality photo printer and special
media are recommended to print the best images
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A PRINT Image Matching- or Exif Print-enabled digital camera and printer
are required to print with P.I.M. or Exif Print technology
Compatible Devices and File Formats
Film Factory supports files from all TWAIN-compatible digital cameras and
scanners (not available with Macintosh OS X). For non-TWAIN devices, you can
download photos using your camera or scanner software.
Film Factory supports the following digital photo file types:
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Windows: Supports BMP and JPEG file types. If QuickTime 4 or higher is
installed, also supports TIF, PCX, FPX, Photo CD (read only), MacPaint,®
PNG, GIF, PICT, Adobe® Photoshop,® QuickTime, SGI, and Targa files.
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Macintosh: Supports JPEG, PICT, BMP, TIF, FPX (read only), PNG, GIF
(read only), MacPaint, PhotoShop, QuickTime, SGI, and Targa files.
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If QuickTime 4 or higher is installed, Film Factory supports the following digital
movie formats: QuickTime, DV, MPEG1, and AVI files.
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Starting Film Factory
To start Film Factory in Windows, click the Start button and select Programs or
All Programs. Then select Film Factory > Film Factory.
To start Film Factory on a Macintosh, open the Film Factory folder and
double-click Film Factory or Film Factory OS X to open the program.
You see the main screen.
Film Factory’s Main Screen
The main screen displays thumbnail views of the photos in the open folder or roll.
(Both the Folder View and Rolls of Film Views are shown below.)
Film Factory’s Main Screen showing the Folder View
Print
options
Menu commands
Photo
Folders
Toolbar tools
Status bar
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Film Factory’s Main Screen showing the Rolls of Film View
Print
options
Menu
PRINT Image
Matching icon
Photo
Toolbar
Film
cases
Roll of film
Status bar
To switch between the Folder View and Rolls of Film View, click the View button
and then select Folder View or Rolls of Film View.
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Toolbar
Click on any tool to perform its function. Hold the mouse cursor briefly over any
tool to see what function it performs.
Toolbar in Folder View
Toolbar in Rolls of Film View
Menu commands
The menu commands provide another way to access many of the toolbar
functions, as well as some additional features. Open any menu to select a
command. The Status Bar describes the command.
Print options
Film cases
Click on one of the
Print options to
select how you want
to print your
photo(s).
Create separate film
cases to catalog your
rolls by subject.
Select a film case by
choosing it from this
list. Only the rolls in
that case are displayed.
Film cases are only
available when the Rolls
of Film View is selected.
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Film rolls
Scroll bars
Add photos to your
rolls and view them by
simply clicking on a
roll. The current roll is
highlighted by a
yellow background.
Film rolls are only
available when the
Rolls of Film View is
selected.
Use the scroll bars
or click on the
arrows to see
more folders,
more rolls and
more photos.
Status bar
The status bar describes the selected menu command and displays information
about your photos.
Photos
Click on any photo to select it. Selected photos are highlighted by a yellow
background.
PRINT Image Matching photos have an icon in the upper-right corner.
(PRINT Image Matching features are not available on OS X 10.1.)
Display information about photos by right-clicking
(Windows) or Ctrl-clicking (Macintosh) the photo
thumbnail. The P.I.M. or Exif Print status of the photo is
listed under Photo Enhancement.
Select photos individually, or select a group of photos using
Shift + click or Ctrl + click (Windows), or Shift + click or
J + click (Macintosh).
Click All or Cancel to select or deselect all the photos in a roll.
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Double-click on a photo to display an enlarged view of it. (You can also use the
Viewer option to enlarge a photo. See “Using the Viewer to Display Photos” on
page 44.)
How Film Factory Organizes Your Photos
Film Factory helps you organize photos already stored on your computer as well as
those you add from other sources—your digital camera, scanner, or removable
media such as a PC card, Zip® disk, or CD-ROM.
Additionally, large photo files don’t have to take up space on your hard drive. You
can keep them on your Zip disk, CD-ROM, or other removable media while
adding virtual thumbnail images of them to a roll created on your hard disk. For
example, if you have your photos developed and returned to you on a CD-ROM,
you can create a roll without storing the actual photos on your hard drive.
Likewise, if you have images stored on a network, you can view thumbnail
versions of the photos (along with any comments) even when the network is
offline.
For more information, see “Using the Viewer to Display Photos” on page 44.
Managing Your Photos with Folder View
Working in the Folder View
In addition to using Film Rolls to manage your photos, Film Factory also provides
a Folder View.
To switch to the Folder View, click the View button on the main screen, and then
select Folder View.
When using the Folder View, the Folder button appears on the toolbar. When
using the Rolls of Film View, the Roll button appears on the toolbar.
In the Folder View, click the folders to expand, collapse, or select a folder. You can
also use the
keys to scroll through the folders.
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Creating a subfolder
If you want to create a subfolder, follow these steps:
1. Select the folder where you want to create the subfolder.
2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the folder, and then click
Create Subfolder.
3. When the New Folder appears, type a name and press Enter.
Deleting a folder
If you want to delete one or more folders, follow these steps:
1. Select the folder.
2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the folder, and then click
Delete Folder.
3. At the confirmation window, click Yes.
Renaming a folder
If you want to rename a folder, follow these steps:
1. Select the folder.
2. Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Macintosh) the folder, and then click
Rename Folder.
3. Type a new name and press Enter.
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Copying or moving a folder
If you want to move or copy a folder, follow the steps below.
For Windows users
1. Select the folder.
2. To copy or move the folder use one of the following steps.
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Copy a folder
Press the Ctrl key and drag and drop the folder to the desired location.
When the source and destination folders are in different drives, drag and
drop.
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Move a folder
Press the Shift key and drag and drop the folder to the desired location.
When the source and destination folders are in the same drive, drag and
drop.
For Macintosh users
1. Select the folder.
2. To copy or move the folder, use one of the following steps.
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Copy a folder
Press the Option key and drag and drop the folder to ensure that the folder
is copied.
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Move a folder
Drag and drop the folder to the desired location. The folder is moved when
the source and destination folders are in the same volume. Otherwise, the
folder is copied.
Copying photos
If you want to copy photos, use one of the following methods:
1. Select the photos.
2. Press the Ctrl key and drag and drop the photos to the new location. (When
the source and destination folders are in different drives, drag and drop.)
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1. Select the photos.
2. From the Film Factory menu, select Edit and Move/Copy Photo.
3. In the dialog box that opens, browse to the location where you want to copy
the photos.
4. Select Copy, and then click the Copy/Move button.
Moving photos
If you want to move photos, use one of the following methods:
1. Select the photos.
2. Press the Shift key and drag and drop the photos to the new location. (When
the source and destination folders are in the same drive, drag and drop.)
OR
1. Select the photos.
2. From the Film Factory Edit menu, select Move/Copy Photo.
3. In the dialog box that opens, browse to the location where you want to move
the photos.
4. Select Move, and then click the Copy/Move button.
Deleting a photo
If you want to delete a photo, follow these steps:
1. Select the photo.
2. Press the Delete key.
OR
1. Select the photo.
2. From the Film Factory Edit menu, select Delete Photo.
3. Click Yes to delete the photo.
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Sorting photos
If you want to sort photos in a folder, follow these steps:
1. Select the folder.
2. From the Film Factory View menu, select Sort Photos, and then select the
sorting method.
Managing Your Photos with Film Rolls
and Film Cases
Working in Rolls of Film View
In addition to using the Folder View to manage your photos, Film Factory
provides a Rolls of Film view.
To switch to Rolls of Film view, click the View button on the main screen, and
then select Rolls of Film View.
When using the Rolls of Film View, the Roll button appears on the toolbar.
When using the Folder View, the Folder button appears on the toolbar.
First you create a film roll, to which you add your photos. You can store as many
photos as you want in each roll. When you have a number of rolls, you can file
them in virtual film cases; group rolls of film by subject to make it easier to
manage your photos.
You can also manage your photos using the Folder View. To use the Folder
View, click the View button and select Folder View.
Creating a Roll of Film
Follow the instructions in this section to create a new roll of film and add photos
to it—from a disk or from a device such as a digital camera. You can also create a
new roll by copying images from an existing folder on your hard disk or other
device.
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1. From the Main Menu, click the Roll button. You see this menu:
2. To create a new roll to which you can add photos later, click New Roll. You see
this dialog box:
Click here to add a
comment and date
for the roll
Type a name for the roll. If you want to add a comment and/or date to
describe the roll, click the Details button and enter the comment and date.
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To create a roll from an existing folder of images, click New Roll, Use
Existing Image Folder. You see this dialog box:
Windows
Click here to add
a comment or
change the date
Macintosh
Click Browse to
select a folder
Click here to add a
comment or change
the date
Select the drive and/or folder where the photos are stored. (On the Macintosh,
click Browse, then select a folder and click Choose.)
The photos are not copied to your hard drive; only thumbnail images are
created for the roll.
If you want to enter a name for the roll that is different from the folder name,
type it in the Roll Name box.
If you want to add a comment and/or date to describe the roll, click the
Details button and enter the comment and date.
3. Click Add. The roll appears on the main screen.
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If the folder is on a removable
device such as a Zip disk or
PC card, you see this window:
Windows
If you can record on the
device, you can copy the Film
Factory databases to the
device. Check the Copy Film
Factory databases to the
removable media checkbox
(Windows) or the Write Film
Factory databases to the
removable media checkbox
(Macintosh) to record the film
case, film roll, and any other
photo information on the
removable device.
Macintosh
With Macintosh OS X, it’s
best to copy your photos
to a folder on your hard
disk and manage your film
rolls from there.
If you create a roll from a folder on a removable device, this icon
appears in the upper right corner of the roll.
Now you are ready to add photos to the roll.
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Adding Photos to a Roll
To add photos to a roll, you select images already stored on a disk or from other
sources such as a digital camera or scanner. First, make sure the import settings are
correct. Then see the appropriate section below:
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“Adding photos from a folder on the hard drive” on page 23.
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“Adding photos from a TWAIN device” on page 24.
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“Adding photos from removable media or a PC card” on page 24.
Selecting the Import Settings
Follow the steps below to define the import source for your image files, whether
they are on your hard disk, digital camera, scanner, PC card, or other removable
device. You need to do this only once.
1. Click the Import button, and choose Import Settings. You see this window:
2. On the File tab, click Browse and select the path name where your image files
are stored—on your hard disk, removable media, and/or PC card. This
becomes the default path where Film Factory will look for files when you
import them, but you can always specify a different location.
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On the TWAIN tab, select the digital camera or scanner you are using from
the Import Source List and the file format (BMP, PICT, or JPEG). Then click
OK. (TWAIN importing is not available on Macintosh OS X.)
For more information about Import Settings, click the Help button.
Adding photos from a folder on the hard drive
Follow these steps to import photos from another folder:
1. From the Main Menu, select the film roll to which you want to add photos.
If the film roll you want is in another
film case, click the down arrow on
the Film Cases icon to display the
other film cases.
Click here to
see other film
cases
2. Click the Import button, then select
From File from the drop-down menu. In Windows, you see the Import Files
window; on a Macintosh, you see the Choose a File window.
3. Navigate to the disk and directory where the photos are stored.
4. Click the filename you wish to add. A thumbnail of the photo appears in the
Preview window. You can select more than one with Shift + click or Ctrl +
click (Windows), or Shift + click or J + click (Macintosh). Click Select All to
select them all.
5. Do one of the following to add photos to your roll:
■
Click Move to remove the originals from their source and move them to
the folder where Film Factory stores images.
■
Click Copy to leave the originals where they are and place a copy in the
folder where Film Factory stores images.
The photos appear in the roll.
6. On a Macintosh, click Choose or Open.
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Adding photos from a TWAIN device
Follow the steps below to download photos using a TWAIN device, such as a
digital camera or scanner (not available with OS X). Film Factory works with all
digital camera image formats.
Make sure your device is TWAIN compliant before you try importing photos.
The device should be connected to your computer and ready to use. See the
instructions that came with your device for help.
To import photos from your camera or scanner:
1. From the Main Menu, select the film roll to which you want to add photos.
If the film roll you want is in another
film case, click the down arrow on
the Film Cases icon to display the
other film cases.
Click here to
see other film
cases
2. Click the Import button, and choose
From TWAIN Device. The software used to transfer photos from your camera
or scanner to your computer is started.
3. Import your photos to the selected roll of film using the software that was
started. See the instructions that came with the software for help.
Adding photos from removable media or a PC card
Follow the steps below if you want to import files from a removable device such as
CD-ROM, Zip disk, or PC card.
With Macintosh OS X, it’s best to copy your photos to a folder on your hard
disk and manage your photos from there.
1. Insert the disk in the appropriate drive.
2. From the Main Menu, select the film roll to which you want to add photos.
If the film roll you want is in another
film case, click the down arrow on
the Film Cases icon to display the
other film cases.
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Click here to
see other film
cases
3. Click the Import button, then select From Removable Media or From PC
Card from the drop-down menu. The Import Files (or Choose a File) window
appears.
4. Navigate to the disk and directory where the photos are stored.
5. Click the filename you wish to add. A thumbnail of the photo is displayed.
You can select more than one with Shift + click or Ctrl + click (Windows) or
Shift + J + click (Macintosh). Click Select All to select them all.
6. Do one of the following to add photos to your roll:
■
Click Move to remove the originals from their source and move them to
the folder where Film Factory stores images.
■
Click Copy to leave the originals where they are and place a copy in the
folder where Film Factory stores images.
The photos appear in the roll.
7. On the Macintosh, click Choose or Open.
Deleting a Roll
If you want to delete a film roll, follow these steps:
1. Select the roll you want to delete.
2. Click the Roll button and select Delete Roll. You see this window:
Leave this box
checked unless you
want to delete the file
from your hard disk or
removable device
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When you delete the roll, Film Factory does not delete the files from your hard
disk or removable device unless you uncheck the Don’t delete image files
box. So make sure this box remains checked if you want to keep the image
files.
When you are ready, click Delete.
Renaming a Roll
Follow these steps to change the name of an existing roll:
1. Select the roll you want to rename.
2. Click the Roll button and select Rename Roll.
3. Type the new name for the roll. You can also add a comment, specify the date,
and change the folder where you want the roll to be stored.
If the roll is stored on a removable media device, you can enter the name for
the disk and select whether you want Film Factory to record its databases to
the disk. If you copy the databases, Film Factory records the film case, film
roll, and any other photo information on the removable device so this
information stays with the photos.
4. When you are done, click Rename.
Moving a Roll
Follow the steps below to move a roll of photos to another folder on your hard
disk (or other device).
If you want to move a film roll to another film case, see “Moving a roll to
another case” on page 31.
1. Select the roll you want to move.
2. Click the Roll button and select Move Roll.
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3. In Windows, type the name of the folder where you want to move the roll (or
click Browse to find it).
On the Macintosh, click Browse and select the destination folder, then click
Choose.
If you are moving the roll to a removable media device, you can enter the name
for the disk and select whether you want Film Factory to record its databases
on the disk. If you copy the databases, Film Factory records the film case, film
roll, and any other photo information on the removable device so this
information stays with the photos.
4. When you are done, click Move.
If you’re not sure where a film roll is stored, right-click your mouse (Windows)
or Ctrl + click (Macintosh) to display information about the roll including its
location.
Moving or Copying a Photo to Another Roll
You can easily move or copy photos from one roll to another.
To copy a photo, make sure both the roll you want to copy from and the roll you
want to copy to appear in the Film Factory window. (Select All Rolls under Film
Cases to display all your rolls.) Then select the photo you want to copy and drag
and drop it to the other roll. You can select multiple photos at once.
In the Folder View, you select the photo, and then drag and drop to copy the
photo to another location. To move the photo, press the SHIFT key.
To move (or copy) photos to another roll (folder) follow these steps:
1. Select the roll and photo(s) you want to move or copy.
2. From the Edit menu, select Move/Copy Photo. You see this window:
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3. In Windows, type the name of the folder where you want to move or copy the
photo or click the Browse button to navigate to the correct folder.
On the Macintosh, click Browse and select the folder to which you want to
move or copy the photo, then click Choose.
4. Select Move to move the photo or select Copy to make a copy of it.
5. Click the Move/Copy button.
You can also add a photo to an existing roll by importing it, as described under
“Adding Photos to a Roll” on page 22.
Deleting a Photo From a Roll
If you want to delete one or more photos from a roll, follow these steps:
1. Select the roll, and then select the photo(s) you want to delete.
2. Select Delete Photo from the Edit menu or press the Delete key.
3. At the confirmation window, click Yes.
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Finding a Photo
If you are not sure where to find a particular photo, Film Factory can help. Click
the Find button or select Find Photo from the Edit menu. You see this window:
You can search for the image by filename, comment, or date. For example, if you
know the name of the file but not which roll it’s in, click the filename checkbox,
type the name, and press Enter. Film Factory finds the file and displays the
complete information in the Search Results box.
If you know only part of the filename, you can type just the part you know
and Film Factory will find any photos with matching characters in the name.
Sorting Photos and Film Rolls
When you are looking at a photo or roll of photos, you can sort them by name or
date, in ascending or descending order. From the View menu, select Sort Photos
or Sort Rolls and then select the sort method.
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Working with Film Cases
Film cases allow you to group rolls of film by subject to make it easier to manage
your photos. Follow the instructions below to create, move, and delete a film case.
Creating a film case
Follow these steps to create a film case:
1. Click the Film Cases text on the Film Cases icon.
You see this window:
2. The rolls of film with the check marks are the ones kept in the selected film
case. A roll can appear in more than one film case.
3. Click the Add Case button. Enter a name and click OK. The new case name is
added on the left side.
4. To add rolls to the new case, click the checkbox for each roll you want to add.
If you change your mind, click the box again to uncheck it.
5. When you are finished, click Close. The new case is selected automatically.
To display all existing rolls in all cases, select All Rolls from the Film Cases dropdown list.
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Moving a roll to another case
If you want to move a film roll to another case, follow these steps:
1. Click the Film Cases text on the Film Cases icon.
2. Select the film case holding the roll you want to move.
3. Click on the checkbox next to the roll to uncheck it.
4. Select the case where you want the roll to appear and click the checkbox for the
roll.
5. Click Close.
Deleting a film case
Follow these steps to delete a film case:
1. Click the Film Cases text on the Film Cases icon.
2. Select the case you want to delete in the Film Cases window.
3. Click Delete Case.
4. When you see the confirmation window, click OK. The case is deleted from the
Film Cases window.
5. Click Close.
Although the case is deleted, the film rolls and photos are left unchanged.
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Managing Photos on Removable Media
and Networks
If using the Folder View, insert the removable media, or connect to the network
that contains the photos you want to use. Then browse to the folder to view and
print the photos. If using the Rolls of Film View, you can manage your photos as
described below.
Large photo files don’t have to take up space on your hard drive; just store them on
your Zip disk, CD-ROM, or other removable media. If, for example, you have
your photos developed and returned to you on a CD-ROM, you can create a roll
without storing the actual photos on your hard drive.
Likewise, rolls for network images can be viewed as thumbnails and searched by
photo comments even when the network is offline. Rolls of film that are stored on
removable media or network drives have an icon in the corner that indicates where
the rolls are located.
Removable media icon
Network drive
When you want to print an image, a message appears telling you the name of the
media disk where the file can be found. Just insert the disk to continue printing.
Retouching Your Photos
You can retouch your photos to improve the quality or add special effects. Film
Factory can automatically retouch photos for you or you can do it yourself
manually. In most cases, retouching does not modify the original photos.
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When you click the Retouch button, you see this menu:
■
To retouch photos automatically, see page 33.
■
To manually change the brightness, contrast, and color, see page 35.
■
To rotate a photo, see page 36.
■
To crop a photo, see page 37.
■
To change the color to black and white or sepia tone, see page 38.
■
To enhance the image with soft focus, see page 39.
■
To correct red eyes in a photo, see page 40.
■
To cancel retouching, see page 41.
If you retouch a PRINT Image Matching or Exif Print photo, depending on
how you retouch it, it may lose its PRINT Image Matching or Exif Print data.
To restore the PRINT Image Matching or Exif Print data, use the Cancel
Retouch option in the Retouch menu. If you overwrite the original image
when you retouch the photo, you can’t restore the PRINT Image Matching or
Exif Print data (not applicable to OS X 10.1).
Automatically Retouching a Photo
When you let Film Factory automatically retouch a photo, the program adjusts the
color balance, brightness, and contrast.
1. Select the folder or roll and then the photo(s) you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and then select Auto Retouch.
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Before
After
3. The Auto Retouch window shows the photos you selected before and after
retouching. All the retouched photos are outlined with a blue border,
indicating that they are selected to be changed.
You can do the following:
■
Click on any of the original photos in the top row that you do not want to
be retouched. They will display the blue border when you click them.
■
Use the horizontal scroll bar to see more photos, if necessary.
■
Click Select All in either row to select all the images in that row.
■
To replace the original photos, check the Overwrite Original Image box.
These changes cannot be reversed. Otherwise, you can undo retouches with
the Cancel Retouch command on the Retouch menu. (The retouching
information is stored in the Film Factory database.)
4. Click Make Changes. The photos are retouched.
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Manually Retouching a Photo
If you want greater control when retouching an image, follow these steps:
1. Select the folder or roll and then the photo you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and select Manual Retouch. You see this window:
Use the sliders
to change the
brightness and
contrast
Enlarge
the photo
Check this box to
change the original
Undo the
last change
Cancel your changes and close
the Manual Retouch window
Click here when you are
ready to save the changes
3. Click the Brightness tab to adjust the brightness and contrast. Click the
Color tab to adjust the red, green, and blue values in the image.
You can either use the sliders to make the adjustment or select the image you
like best from the nine choices displayed.
4. If you want the changes to be made to the original photo file, check the
Overwrite Original Image box.
5. When you are happy with the changes, click the Retouch button.
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Rotating an Image
You can rotate an image 90° or 180° as follows:
1. Select the folder or roll and then the photo(s) you want to rotate.
2. Click the Retouch button and then select Rotate. You see the following:
Rotate the image
clockwise 90°
Rotate the image
counterclockwise
90°
Rotate the image
180°
Check this box
to change the
original photo
Rotate the image
Rotate all the selected images
Skip the current photo and
display the next
3. Select the rotation you want (CW 90°, CCW90°, or 180°) and then click the
Rotate button. (Click Rotate All if you want to rotate all the selected images.)
4. If you want to rotate the original photo file, check the Overwrite Original
Image box.
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Cropping an Image
You can crop an image to make it more effective. Follow these steps:
1. Select the folder or roll and then the photo(s) you want to crop.
2. Click the Retouch button and select Trim. You see this window:
Landscape
Portrait
Select landscape or
portrait automatically
Auto trim for scanned
transparency
Undo cropping (after
trimming and clicking
the Trim button)
Display trimming
information window
Overwrite
original file
Crop the image
as selected
Crop all the selected images as
marked on this image
Skip the current photo
and display the next
3. Select one of the trim tools on the right side of the window to select the crop
format you want. Then place the cursor on the frame line and move the
borders in to crop the image. You can move the box around to capture the
desired part of the photo.
Make sure the proper photo format is selected in the Aspect Ratio pull down
menu. (For more information, click Help.)
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4. When the image is framed like you want, click the Trim button to crop it.
If you want to crop all the selected images the same way, click Trim All.
If you don’t like the way the picture is cropped, click Skip to go to the next
picture or Cancel to close the Trimming window. If you clicked Trim already
and want to cancel it, select the image and select Trim from the Retouch
menu. Then click the
tool to undo it and click the Trim button.
Changing Color to Black and White or Sepia
You can turn your color photos into black and white or sepia tone images. Follow
these steps:
1. Select the folder or roll and then the photo(s) you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and then select either Black & White or Sepia.
You see this window:
3. The window shows the photos you selected before and after changing the tone.
All the retouched photos are outlined with a blue border, indicating that they
are selected to be changed. You can do the following:
■
Click on any of the original photos in the top row that you do not want to
be changed. They will display the blue border when you click them.
■
Use the horizontal scroll bar to see more photos, if necessary.
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■
Click Select All in either row to select all the images in that row.
■
To replace the original photos, check the Overwrite Original Image box.
These changes cannot be reversed. If you don’t replace the original photos,
you can undo retouches with the Cancel Retouch command on the
Retouch menu.
4. When you are ready, click Make Changes. The photos are retouched.
Applying a Soft Focus Effect
Follow these steps to give your photos a soft focus effect:
1. Select the folder or roll and then select the photo(s) you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and select Soft Focus. You see the following:
Use the slider to
soften the image
Check this box if
you want the
changes to be made
to the original
image
Apply the
soft focus
effect
Skip the current photo Cancel and close the
and display the next
Soft Focus window
3. Use the slider to increase or decrease the soft focus effect.
4. When you are happy with the image, click Run. If you selected more than one
photo, the next one is displayed.
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Correcting Red Eye
If you have a photo of a person whose eyes appear red from the reflection of the
camera’s flash, you can correct them as described below.
Any changes you make are made to the original photo and cannot be undone.
1. Select the folder or roll and then the photo(s) you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and select Red Eye Correction. You see the
following:
Use the
slider to
zoom in on
the eyes
Adjust the
brightness
and hue
Undo the last
adjustment
Apply the
changes
Cancel the changes
and close the window
3. Use the Zoom slider to enlarge the photo.
4. Use your mouse to click on the eye area, then drag the ellipse shape to define
the area you want to adjust.
5. Use the sliders to increase or decrease the brightness or hue.
6. When you are done, click Correct to apply the changes to the photo.
If you change your mind, click Cancel to cancel the changes and close the
window.
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Canceling Retouch Changes
If you change your mind after retouching your photo(s), follow the steps below to
remove the retouching effects and restore the original photo.
If you checked the Overwrite Original Image box when you made the
changes, you cannot cancel the retouch changes.
1. Select the photo(s) for which you want to cancel the retouching.
2. Click the Retouch button and select Cancel Retouch. You see this window:
Check the
retouch
effects you
want to
cancel
Overwrite
the original
image
Cancel the selected
retouch effects on
the image displayed
Remove the retouch
effects on all the
selected photos
Cancel and close
the window
Skip this image and
display the next
3. The first image you selected is displayed. Check the boxes for the effects you
want to cancel.
If you want to leave this image unchanged and go on to the next, click Skip.
4. When you are ready, click Run to cancel the retouching. If you want to cancel
the retouching on all the selected photos, click Run All. You see a confirmation
window. Click OK again.
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Adding Comments or Sound to a Photo
You can annotate your photos with text and the date to help identify them. If you
are using Windows, you can also add sound.
Adding Text
1. Select the photo(s) to which you want to add a comment.
2. Click the Text button. You see the Edit Information window:
Type your
comments
here
Enter the
correct date
and time
Copy all data Copy the comment
from the
or date from the
previous photo
previous photo
Copy the current information
to all selected photos
Display the next photo
3. Enter the information you want for this photo. Then click OK. If more than
one photo was selected, you see the next one.
If you don’t want to enter or change any information for this photo and you
selected more than one, click Skip to go to the next one.
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Adding Sound (Windows Only)
1. Select the photo to which you want to add sound.
2. From the Edit menu, select Edit Sound. You see this window:
Click here to start recording
3. Click on the red button and then start recording. When you finish, click OK.
You see a speaker icon in the upper right corner of the photo:
Click the speaker icon to play the sound for a photo. You can also select the photo
and then choose Play Sound from the Edit menu.
To delete the sound from a photo, select the photo and then choose Delete
Sound from the Edit menu.
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Using the Viewer to Display Photos
When you want to see a picture in detail, use the Viewer option. Select one or
more photos and then click the Viewer button. (You can also double-click on the
photo.) The first photo appears enlarged on the screen with this toolbar on top:
You can do the following:
■
Click Next or Prev to display the other photos if you selected more than one.
■
Click Window to display the photo in the current window.
■
Click Original to display the image at the resolution it was taken.
■
Click Screen to use the whole screen for the image.
■
Click Slide to run a slide show of the selected photos. (See “Creating a Photo
Slide Show” on page 69 for more information.)
■
Click Exit to close the Viewer.
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Printing Your Photos
This section describes how to print your photos using the print options displayed
along the left side of the main screen.
Print Option
Description
Page
Print one or more photos in standard picture
sizes, such as 2 × 3 inches, 3.5 × 5 inches
(standard), 4 × 6 inches, etc.
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Print an index (or “contact”) sheet of selected
photos.
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Print duplicate copies of selected photos. You can
specify the number of duplicates for each photo.
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Print selected photos in a photo album layout,
and add captions to the photos.
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Print photos in greeting card layouts with or
without text.
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Print a sheet of stickers, including frames and
other graphics, for a selected photo.
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Print calendars using your photos.
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Print a single image three, four, or five times on a
sheet.
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Before you start printing, check your printer documentation to make sure you
load the paper correctly in your printer and select the correct paper size and other
printer settings.
You do not need to enter the Properties menu to change the Page Setup
options for printing in Mac OS X. Make your settings within Film Factory
for accurate results.
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Standard Prints
You can print one or more photos in standard picture sizes, such as 2 × 3inches,
3.5 × 5 inches (standard), or 4 × 6 inches. Use this feature to print photos from an
existing roll. You can also create a new roll of film, import photos, and print—all in
one step.
1. Click Standard Prints.
2. Step 1 Select Photos is highlighted. Select the folder or roll containing the
photo(s) you want to print.
If you want to create a roll at this time, click the Roll button and choose
one of the New Roll options. (See “Creating a Roll of Film” on page 18
for more information.)
3. Click Step 2 Print Assignment. You see this window:
Select the
layout
Select
whether to
print a
border,
date, or
crop marks
Check the
printer
settings
Select the size of print, such as 2 × 3 or 4 × 6. Use the scroll bar to see more
options. Choose any options in the Print Preferences box you want to use.
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With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, check the Printer Settings. If the
Printer, Media Type (EPSON printers only), or Paper Size setting is incorrect,
click the Properties button and select the appropriate setting. (See your
printer documentation for details.)
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
4. Click Step 3 Print. You see this screen:
If these checkboxes are selected, leave them checked for
the best printed output using P.I.M. and or Exif Print data
5. Choose the number of copies you want. Film Factory tells you how many
sheets of paper are required. You can click the Detailed Preview button to see
the image enlarged.
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
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6. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
Index Prints
Follow the steps below to print an index (or “contact”) sheet of selected photos in
thumbnail size. This provides a convenient way to see all the photos in a roll or a
selection of your favorite shots.
1. Click Index Prints.
2. Step 1 Select Photos is highlighted. Select the folder or roll and click on the
photos you want to print. Click the Select All button to print all the photos in
the roll on the index sheet.
3. Click Step 2 Print Assignment. You see this screen:
Select
the
layout
Check the
desired
print
preferences
Check the printer
settings
Check the Print Header or Print Footer
box and then click Settings to print
information about the photos
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4. Select the format for the index sheet, such as two columns, three columns, or
four columns. Use the scroll bar to see more options.
Choose any options you want to use in the Print Preferences box.
With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, check the Printer Settings. If the
Printer, Media Type (EPSON printers only), or Paper Size setting is incorrect,
click the Properties button and select the appropriate setting. (See your
printer documentation for details.)
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
5. Click Step 3 Print. Choose the number of copies. Film Factory tells you how
many sheets of paper are required. For a closer look, click the Detailed
Preview button.
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
6. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
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Duplicate Prints
You can print duplicate copies of selected photos on one sheet by specifying the
number of duplicates for each selected photo.
1. Click Duplicate Prints.
2. Step 1 Select Photos is highlighted.
To create one duplicate of all the photos, click the 1 copy of each button at
the top of the screen.
To print one or more copies of selected photos, click on each photo you want.
Film Factory displays the following at the bottom of the picture:
Click the + or – button to select the number of copies you want to print for
that photo.
3. Click Step 2 Print Assignment. You see this screen:
Select the
layout
you want
Select
whether to
print a
border, date,
or crop
marks
Check the
printer settings
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4. Select the size of print, such as 2 × 3 or 4 × 6. (Use the scroll bar to see more
options.) Choose any options you want to use in the Print Preferences box.
With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, check the Printer Settings. If the
Printer, Media Type (EPSON printers only), or Paper Size setting is incorrect,
click the Properties button and select the appropriate setting. (See your
printer documentation for details.)
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
5. Click Step 3 Print. Choose the number of copies of the previewed page you
want to print. For a closer look, click the Detailed Preview button.
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
6. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
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Album Pages
You can print selected photos in a photo album layout and even add captions to
the photos. Follow these steps:
1. Click Album Pages.
2. Step 1 Select Photos is highlighted. Select the photos in the order you want
them to appear in your album:
■
Click Select All to print photos in the order they appear in the main
screen.
■
Click on the photos individually in the order you want them to print for
your album. As you click on a photo, a number appears at the bottom left
corner of each photo indicating its order in the sequence.
If you deselect a photo by clicking it again, the other photos are
renumbered.
3. Click Step 2 Choose Layout. You see this screen:
Select the
layout
you want
Select
whether to
print a
border or
date with
the photo
Check the
printer settings
Check the Print Header or Print Footer
box and then click Settings to print
information about the photos
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4. Select a layout style for your album pages, such as 3-Left, 4-Right, or 2 × 3.
(Use the scroll bar to see more options.)
If you want to print a border or date with the photo(s), check the appropriate
box.
If you want to include the roll name, check the Print Header box; to add the
page number check the Print Footer box. For either of these, you can click the
Settings button to change the font effects.
With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, check the Printer Settings. If the
Printer, Media Type (EPSON printers only), or Paper Size setting is incorrect,
click the Properties button and select the appropriate setting. (See your
printer documentation for details.)
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
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5. Click Step 3 Edit Layout to move your photos and text boxes anywhere on
the album page.
Add or delete
Save the album page
a text box
Go to previous
Add space
or next page
for a photo
Click on the
text box and
drag it to
move it
You can click and drag an image or text box to move or resize it.
6. To add text, select a text box by clicking on it and then click Edit Text. If your
photos have comments, they will be displayed. Type the text you want and
change the font, if desired, by clicking the Font button. When you are done
making changes, click OK.
7. If you want to save the album page, click Save and enter the filename and
location where you want to save it.
To use a previously saved album page, click Step 1 Select Photos, and
then click Open.
8. Click Step 4 Print. Choose the number of copies you want. Film Factory tells
you how many sheets of paper are required. For a closer look, click the
Detailed Preview button.
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Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
9. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
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Greeting Cards
Using the Greeting Card option, you can print selected photos and text in a
greeting card layout, as described below.
EPSON offers Glossy Photo Greeting Card media designed specifically
for EPSON Stylus® color ink jet printers. When used with Film Factory,
your photos are printed edge-to-edge. The 8.5 × 11-inch sheets are
perforated along three sides so you can easily remove the border after
printing; the finished card measures 4.7 × 7 inches (119 mm × 178 mm)
when folded. To order EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards, call the
EPSON Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S.
sales only). Use this part number: S041267.
Printing the front of the card
1. Click Greeting Cards.
2. Step 1 Select Photo is highlighted. Select the photo you want to appear on
your greeting card. (You can select only one.)
3. Click Step 2 Choose Layout. Select a Greeting Card Style as follows:
■
If your picture is horizontal (and the card will be folded at the top), select a
Top-Fold layout.
■
If the picture is vertical (and the card will be folded along the side), select a
Side-Fold layout.
4. With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, make sure the Printer Settings are
correct. If not, click the Properties button and select the appropriate ones. If you
are using the EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Card media in an EPSON
printer, the media type should be Photo Paper or Glossy Photo Paper for the
outside of the card. (See your printer documentation for details.)
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
Do not change the Orientation setting. Film Factory automatically selects
the correct orientation for the card style you have selected.
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5. Click Step 3 Edit Layout.
Select the
text box
and then
click here
to type (or
edit) the
text
Back of
card
Front
of card
6. If you want to type text over your picture or on the back of the card, click on
the desired text box and then click the Edit Text button. Type the text you
want and change the font, if desired, by clicking the Font button. You can
move or resize the text box by clicking and dragging it.
When you are done making changes, click OK.
7. If you want to save the greeting card, click Save and enter the filename and
location where you want to save it.
To use a previously saved greeting card, click Step 1 Select Photo, and
then click Open.
8. Click Step 4 Print. You should print only one card at a time, so make sure the
number of copies is set to 1. For a closer look, click the Detailed Preview
button.
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
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Make sure your paper is loaded correctly. If you are using the EPSON Glossy
Photo Greeting Card media in an EPSON printer, the glossy side should be
face up and the paper’s notched corner should be on the top right corner. (See
your printer documentation for more information about loading greeting
cards.)
9. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
10.After the card has been printed, remove it from the printer.
If you want to print any text inside the card, see the next section.
Printing text inside the card
If you are using the EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Card media, follow these steps
to print text inside the card:
1. Click Step 2 Choose Layout. Select a Greeting Card Style:
■
If your picture is horizontal (and the card will be folded at the top), select
Inside Text (Top-Fold).
■
If your picture is vertical (and the card will be folded along the side), select
Inside Text (Side-Fold).
2. With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, make sure the Printer Settings are
correct. If not, click the Properties button and select the appropriate ones. If you
are using the EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Card media in an EPSON
printer, the media type should be Plain Paper for the inside of the card. (See
your printer documentation for details.)
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With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
Do not change the Orientation setting. Film Factory automatically selects
the correct orientation for the card style you have selected.
3. Click Step 3 Edit Layout. Click the desired text box and then click the Edit
Text button. You see this screen:
Select left justified,
centered, or right justified
Change the
font style or
size
4. Type the text you want and change the font, if desired, by clicking the Font
button. You can also click one of the alignment buttons to change the text
alignment, if necessary. When you are done making changes, click OK.
5. If you want to save the inside layout, click Save and enter the filename and
location where you want to save it.
To use a previously saved layout, click Step 1 Select Photo, and then
click Open.
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6. Click Step 4 Print. Make sure the number of copies is set to 1 and load the
greeting card correctly so the inside of the card will be printed. If you are using
the EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Card media in an EPSON printer, the
glossy side should be face down and the paper’s notched corner should be at
the bottom right corner.
For a closer look, click the Detailed Preview button.
7. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
Sticker Prints
Follow these steps to print a sheet of stickers, including frames and other graphics,
for a selected photo:
1. Click Sticker Prints.
2. Step 1 Select Photo is highlighted. Select the photo you want to appear on
your stickers. (You can select only one.)
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3. Click Step 2 Choose Layout. You see this screen:
Select the
layout you
want
Check the printer settings
4. Select the Sticker Print Layout you want, such as 4 × 4 or 3 × 3. (Use the scroll
bar to see more options.) With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, make sure
the printer settings are correct; if not, click the Properties button and change
them as necessary.
If you are using EPSON Photo Sticker paper (product number S041144),
select 4 × 4 as the Sticker Print Layout, A6 Index card 105 × 148 mm or
A6 4.1 × 5.8 in as the Media Size, Landscape as the Orientation, and Photo
Quality Glossy Film as the Media Type. If you are using other media, make
sure the settings are correct for your paper; see your printer documentation.
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
5. Click Step 3 Select Frame. Select the frame you want to use on your stickers
or No frames if you don’t want any. Use the scroll bar to see additional
choices.
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6. Click Step 4 Edit Layout. Your photo is displayed with the frame selection.
Now you can modify the sticker as follows:
■
Use the
buttons to reposition the frame.
■
Use the
■
Add text to your photo by clicking Edit Text. Type the text you want and
change the font and alignment if desired. Then click OK. Once the text
frame is added, you can drag it to its final position on the sticker.
and
buttons to enlarge or reduce the image.
If you want to change or delete text you have added, select the text box,
click the Edit Text button and then change it as desired.
7. If you want to save the sticker, click the Save button and enter the filename
and location where you want to save it.
To use a previously saved sticker, click Step 1 Select Photo, and then
click Open.
8. Click Step 5 Print. Choose the number of copies you want. Film Factory tells
you how many sheets of stickers are required. You can click the Detailed
Preview button to see a larger view of the sticker sheet. (See your printer
documentation for instructions on loading sticker media.)
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
You may want to experiment with sheets of plain paper before using
your photo sticker sheets. To do this, cut several sheets of plain paper to
match the size of your sticker sheets. Print a sheet of plain paper and
then hold it up to a photo sticker sheet to test the alignment. If
necessary, use the positioning tools in the Adjust Print Position box to
match the photo frames to the stickers.
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9. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
Calendars
Using the Calendar option, you can print a selected photo and text in a calendar
layout, as described below.
Printing the calendar
1. Click Calendars.
2. Step 1 Select Photo is highlighted. Select the photo you want to appear on
your calendar.
3. Click Step 2 Choose Layout. You see this screen:
Select
the
layout
you
want
Select the
calendar
settings
Check the
printer
settings
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4. Select the Year and Starting Month settings for your calendar.
To select the holidays you want to appear on the calendar, click the Set
Holiday button. The following screen appears:
Select
holidays
to edit
or delete
from
this list
Add
holidays
that you
want to
display
on your
calendar
every
year to
this box
Add
holidays
you want
to include
on your
calendar
for the
specified
year
5. Add or edit holidays you want to appear on the calendar, or delete holidays you
want to remove from the calendar, and click OK.
6. Click Step 3 Edit Layout. The layout you selected appears on the screen.
Select your calendar format
Save your current layout settings
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7. To format the calendar, click the Calendar Settings button. The following
screen appears:
Click the Day tab to format the day,
the color, and other settings
Click the Year/Month tab to format
the year, the month, and color
8. Select the formats you want and click OK.
9. If you want to save the calendar, click the Save button and enter the filename
and location where you want to save it.
To use a previously saved calendar, click Step 1 Select Photo, and then
click Open.
10.Click Step 4 Print. You should print only one calendar at a time, so make sure
the number of copies is set to 1. For a closer look, click the Detailed Preview
button.
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
11.Make sure paper is loaded, then click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
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With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
12.After the calendar has been printed, remove it from the printer.
Combo Prints
With the Combo Prints option, you can print a single photo multiple times on
one sheet, like you might get from a professional photo studio. Follow these steps:
1. Click Combo Prints.
2. Step 1 Select Photo is highlighted. Select the photo you want to make a
combo print of. (You can select only one.)
3. Click Step 2 Choose Layout. You see this screen:
Choose the layout you want
Check one of
these boxes if
you want
borders or crop
marks around
each picture
Check the printer settings
4. Select the Combo Print Layout you want. (Use the scroll bar to see more
options.) If you want borders or crop marks around the photos, check the box
under Print Preferences.
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With Windows and Macintosh OS 9.x, make sure the printer settings are
correct; if not, click the Properties button and change them as necessary.
With Macintosh OS X, click the Properties button. Select your printer in the
Format for menu, then select the correct Paper Size setting. (Once you’ve
selected your printer, you can select your paper size as the Media Size setting on
the Film Factory screen.)
5. Click Step 3 Print. You see this screen:
6. Choose the number of copies you want. Film Factory tells you how many
sheets of paper are required. Click Detailed Preview to see a larger view.
Leave the PRINT Image Matching and/or Exif Print box checked for the best
results when printing photos containing P.I.M. and/or Exif Print data (not
applicable to OS X 10.1).
7. When you are ready, click
.
With Macintosh OS 9.x, you see the printer settings window. Click Print.
With Macintosh OS X, you see the printer settings window. Select Print
Settings from the Copies & Pages pull-down menu. Then select your Media
Type (EPSON printers only) and other print settings as necessary, and click
Print.
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Other Film Factory Features
Film Factory includes several other features that are fun and productive. You can:
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Create a photo collage
■
Create a photo slide show
■
Play a movie file
■
Create web pages of your photos
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Use a photo as your desktop wallpaper (Windows only)
■
Create a screen saver (Windows only)
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Export photos to a file or to e-mail (Windows only for e-mail)
Creating a Collage
Follow these steps to create a collage of two or more photos:
1. From the Main menu, select the photos you want to be in the collage.
2. Click the Export button and select Create Collage. You see this window:
Browse to the folder
where you want to
store the collage
Specify the file
name and type
Select the size
(number of pixels)
Select 1, 2, or 3
columns and
the background
color
3. Enter the filename, file type, (JPEG, PICT, or Bitmap) and other information
for the collage.
4. When you are ready, click Create (Windows) or Merge (Macintosh). You see
the new collage image in your roll.
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Creating a Photo Slide Show
1. From the Main Menu, select the roll or folder, and then select the photos you
wish to include in your slide show. If you want to select all photos in a roll or
folder, click All.
2. Click the Viewer button and select Slide. The Slide Show window appears.
3. Check the Auto Change box and enter the number of seconds for each photo
to display.
4. Check Auto Repeat if you want to continuously cycle through the photos
until you press Esc. Otherwise, the slide show ends when all of the photos have
been displayed.
5. Click Run to begin. You can also use the left and right arrow keys on your
keyboard to move backward and forward through your photos.
Playing a Movie File
As long as QuickTime 4 (or higher) is installed on your computer, you can play
QuickTime, DV, MPEG, and AVI movie files in Film Factory. Just select the
movie file and then select Play Movie from the View menu.
Creating Web Pages of Your Photos
1. From the Main Menu, select the roll or folder, and then select the photos you
want to use in your web pages. If you want to select all photos in a roll or
folder, click All.
2. Click the Export button and select Web Format. The Web Export Settings
window appears.
3. Select the Export Folder where you want to store the web pages.
4. Make your Index Page settings for the main document that contains all of the
photo thumbnails.
5. Make your Photo Page settings for the pages that display larger images when
you click on the thumbnails.
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6. Click OK. Creating the web pages may take a few minutes.
You can view your web pages with your browser and repeat the process if you wish
to add or remove photos or make other types of changes. To post your photos on
the web, use your usual method of transferring web pages to your web site.
Uploading Photos
You can use Film Factory to upload your photos to the EPSON PhotoCenterSM or
an FTP site. The EPSON PhotoCenter (at http://photo.epson.com) is EPSON’s
exciting photo-sharing site where you can display and print your work, see what
other photographers are doing, and learn more about digital photography (not
available with OS X).
At the EPSON PhotoCenter, you can:
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Store and organize your photos online in password protected albums
■
Share your photos with family and friends
■
Print high resolution photos straight from the web on your EPSON printer
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Create free online postcards with your photos
Follow these steps to upload photos to the EPSON PhotoCenter or an FTP site:
1. Select the roll or folder, and then select the photo(s) you want to upload. If you
want to select all photos in a roll or folder, click All.
2. Click the Export button and select Web Upload.
3. Select Epson PhotoCenter or FTP.
4. For the EPSON PhotoCenter, type your User Name and Password. If you have
not already created an account, click Create New Account and follow the
instructions to sign up for a new account on the web.
For an FTP site, enter the FTP address, your username, and password.
5. Click Upload.
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Converting a Photo to Desktop Wallpaper
If you are using Windows, you can turn a photo into wallpaper for your desktop.
(This option is not available on the Macintosh.)
1. Select the roll or folder, and then select the photo you want to save as
wallpaper. (Choose only one photo; if you select more than one, only your first
selection is used.)
2. Click the Export button and select Wallpaper. The Export Wallpaper
window appears.
3. Check Save to 256 colors if you wish to convert your photo to 256 colors.
This saves memory, but the colors in your photo may be less vibrant.
4. Click OK. The photo is saved in the Windows folder and applied to your
desktop.
Using a Photo Roll as a Screen Saver
If you are using Windows, you can use one or more rolls of photos as your screen
saver.
To use this feature you must create a roll of film using the Rolls of Film View.
For more information about creating Rolls of Film, see “Creating a Roll of
Film” on page 18.
1. Right-click on your desktop and click Properties.
2. Click the Screen Saver tab and select Film Factory from the Screen saver
drop-down list.
3. Click the Settings button. On the Select Rolls tab, check the boxes for the
film rolls you want to include in the screen saver. On the Preferences tab,
specify how you want the screen saver to behave.
4. Click OK twice to close the Settings and Screen Saver windows.
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Exporting Photos to Files or E-mail
You may need to convert a photo to another file type or change its compression for
use in another application. You can do this in Film Factory with the Export
option. This option also lets you e-mail your photos to other people if you are
using Windows.
If you export a PRINT Image Matching or Exif Print photo, the exported
file will not include the PRINT Image Matching or Exif Print data.
Exporting a file in another format
1. Select the roll or folder, and then select the photo(s) you want to convert.
2. Click the Export button and select To File. You see this window:
3. Enter the folder where you want to export the file (or click Browse to find it).
4. Select the image format you want for the exported file(s) (JPEG, Exif, PICT, or
Bitmap), and the resolution, quality, and other export settings.
5. When you are ready, click Run or Run All to convert the file(s).
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E-mailing a photo (Windows only)
1. First select the e-mail program you want to use. From the File menu, select
Preferences and then click the Mail tab. Select the program you want and
click OK.
2. Connect to your internet service provider or network.
3. Select the roll or folder, and then select the photo(s) you want to e-mail.
4. Click the Export button and select Send Mail. Your e-mail program should
start and your photos should appear as attachments.
5. Use your program as you normally do to e-mail your photos.
Where to Get Help
If you’ve tried online Help, checked this guide, and still have questions, then
contact EPSON at our website:
http://support.epson.com
Be sure to visit www.epsonsoftware.com occasionally to check for new Film
Factory releases.
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