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Contents
Introducing Film Factory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About PRINT Image Matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Learning More About Film Factory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compatible Devices and File Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Starting Film Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Film Factory’s Main Screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
How Film Factory Organizes Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Creating a Roll of Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Adding Photos to a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Retouching Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adding Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Adding Sound (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Managing Your Photos, Film Rolls, and Film Cases . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Viewer to Display Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving or Copying a Photo to Another Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a Photo From a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding a Photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting Photos and Film Rolls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Renaming a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Deleting a Roll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Working With Film Cases. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Photos on Removable Media and Networks . . . . . . . .
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Printing Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Standard Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Index Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Duplicate Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Album Pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Greeting Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sticker Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
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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 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, 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.
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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. PRINT Image Matching is
a term for the print command that is embedded in the header of the image file
created by 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, a small P. I. M. symbol appears on the thumbnails for PRINT
Image Matching photos: . If a PRINT Image Matching photo has been
retouched, it may not display the P. I. M. symbol. If you trim or rotate a PRINT
Image Matching photo, the P. I. M. settings still appear. Because P. I. M. optimizes
settings such as brightness and color automatically, using retouching options like
these removes P. I. M. settings.
If you select multiple images and some of them are not PRINT Image
Matching photos, the PRINT Image Matching settings will be ignored for
all the photos.
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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The Film Factory online Help provides convenient access to detailed
information about using Film Factory. Just click the Help button for step-bystep instructions on the most frequently used features.
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If you need additional EPSON® Support, see “Where to Get Help” on
page 55.
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Windows System Requirements
If you’re using Windows, make sure your system configuration meets these
minimum requirements:
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Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, 2000, or NT® 4.0
If you’re using Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0, 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-enabled digital camera and printer are required to
print with P. I. M. technology
Macintosh System Requirements
If you’re using a Macintosh,® make sure your system configuration meets these
minimum requirements:
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Macintosh OS version 8.5.1 — 9.2.1
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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-enabled digital camera and printer are required to
print with P. I. M. technology
Compatible Devices and File Formats
Film Factory supports files from all TWAIN-compatible digital cameras and
scanners. 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, Film Factory 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.
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, then select Programs >
Film Factory > Film Factory.
To start Film Factory on a Macintosh, open the Film Factory folder and doubleclick the Film Factory icon 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 roll. (The
Sample roll is shown below.)
Menu commands
PRINT Image
Matching icon
Photo
Toolbar tools
Print
options
Film
cases
Roll of film
Status bar
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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.
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
Click on one of the Print options to select how you want to print your photo(s).
Film cases
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.
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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.
Use the scroll bars
or click on the
arrows to see
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.
Select them individually, or select a group of photos using
Shift + click or Ctrl + click (Windows) or J + click
(Macintosh).
Click All or Cancel to select or deselect all the photos in a
roll.
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 25.)
Display information about a photo by right-clicking your mouse on it (Windows)
or pressing Ctrl + click (Macintosh).
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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.
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.
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 diskette or 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 “Managing Your Photos, Film Rolls, and Film Cases”
on page 25.
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.
1. From the Main Menu, click the Roll button. You see this menu:
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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.
To create a roll from an exiting 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.
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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.
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
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 12.
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“Adding photos from a TWAIN device” on page 13.
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“Adding photos from removable media or a PC card” on page 13.
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.
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 + J + click (Macintosh). Click Select All to select
them all.
5. Do one of the following to add photos to your roll:
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Click Move to remove the originals from their source and move them to
the folder where Film Factory stores images.
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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. 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.
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.
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.
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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:
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Click Move to remove the originals from their source and move them to
the folder where Film Factory stores images.
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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.
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.
When you click the Retouch button, you see this menu:
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To retouch photos automatically, see page 15.
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To manually change the brightness, contrast, and color, see page 16.
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To rotate a photo, see page 17.
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To crop a photo, see page 18.
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To change the color to black and white or sepia tone, see page 19.
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To enhance the image with soft focus, see page 20.
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To correct red eyes in a photo, see page 21.
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To cancel retouching, see page 22.
If you retouch a PRINT Image Matching photo, depending on how you
retouch it, it may lose its PRINT Image Matching data. You’ll notice that
the
symbol no longer appears in the corner of the thumbnail. To restore
the PRINT Image Matching 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 data.
Automatically Retouching a Photo
When you let Film Factory automatically retouch a photo, the program adjusts the
color balance, brightness, and contrast.
Before
After
1. Select the roll and then the photo(s) you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and then select Auto Retouch.
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:
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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.
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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.
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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 databases.)
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4. Click Make Changes. The photos are retouched.
Manually Retouching a Photo
If you want greater control when retouching an image, follow these steps:
1. Select the roll and then the photo you want to retouch.
2. Click the Retouch button and then select Manual Retouch. You see this
window:
Use the
sliders to
change the
brightness
and contrast
Enlarge the
photo
Cancel your changes and close the
Manual Retouch window
Check this box to change
the original photo
Undo the last change
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 9 choices displayed.
4. If you want the changes to be made to the original photo file, check the
Overwrite Original Image box.
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5. When you are happy with the changes, click the Retouch button.
Rotating an Image
You can rotate an image 90° or 180° as follows:
1. Select the 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
Skip the current photo
and display the next
Rotate all the
selected images
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 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
Skip the current
photo and display
the next
Crop all the selected images as
marked on this image
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.)
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.
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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 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.
■
Click Select All in either row to select all the images in that row.
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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 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
and display the next
Cancel and close the 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 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
Skip this image and
display the next
Cancel and close the window
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 correct 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 the comment
Copy all data
or date from the
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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Managing Your Photos, Film Rolls, and
Film Cases
The more rolls and cases you create, the more important it will become to
organize them. Film Factory makes it easy to move, copy, and delete photos, film
rolls, and film cases. It also features convenient ways to view your photos, find
missing ones, or sort them by name or date.
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 51 for more information.)
■
Click Exit to close the Viewer.
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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.
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:
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 11.
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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 the photo(s) you want to delete.
2. Select Delete Photo from the Edit menu.
3. At the confirmation window, click Yes.
The photo is deleted from the roll.
Finding a Photo
If you are not sure where to find a particular photo, Film Factory can help. From
the Edit menu, select Find Photo. 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.
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Sorting Photos and Film Rolls
When you are looking at a 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.
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.
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.
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You can also add a comment, specify the date, and change the folder where you
want the roll to be stored.
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.
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
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.
3. When you are ready, click Delete.
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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 check box 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 Film Cases icon shows the new case.
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 check box next to the roll to uncheck it.
4. Select the case where you want the roll to appear and click the check box 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
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 diskette or 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.
Network drive icon
Removable media icon
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.
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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, 3.5 × 5 (standard), 4 × 6,
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 a single image 3, 4, or 5 times on a sheet
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Before you start printing, check the “Recommended Paper Types and Settings”
topic in the online Help under “Printing Photos.” It tells you which media to
select for the type of print job you are doing. Also 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.
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Standard Prints
You can print one or more photos in standard picture sizes, such as 2 × 3,
3.5 × 5 (standard), or 4 × 6. 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 Roll is highlighted. Select the 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 8 for
more information.)
3. Click Step 2 Import & Retouch. Click on the photo(s) you want to print.
If you want to add a photo to this roll, click the Import button and choose
the option you want. (See “Adding Photos to a Roll” on page 11 for
more information.) Imported photos are automatically retouched.
4. Click Step 3 Print Assignment. You see this window:
Select the
layout
Select
whether to
print a
border, date,
or crop marks
Check the printer settings
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If you have selected both P. I. M. photos and non-P. I. M. photos, you’ll
see a warning telling you that you can’t use P. I. M. information in your
printouts. To print with PRINT Image Matching settings, make sure you
select only P. I. M. photos. If you don’t see a warning, it may have been
turned off. You can enable or disable the warning in the
File>Preferences menu.
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 to enhance your
prints.
Then check the Printer Settings; if the Printer, Media Type, or Paper Size
setting is incorrect, click the Properties button and select the appropriate
setting. (See the “Recommended Paper Types and Settings” topic in the online
Help under “Printing Photos” or your printer documentation for details.)
5. Click Step 4 Print. You see this screen:
Display an enlarged preview
Check to include the photo’s P.I.M. data in printout
6. 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.
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Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
7. When you are ready, click
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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 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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If you have selected both P. I. M. photos and non-P. I. M. photos, you’ll
see a warning telling you that you can’t use P. I. M. information in your
printouts. To print with PRINT Image Matching settings, make sure you
select only P. I. M. photos. If you don’t see a warning, it may have been
turned off. You can enable or disable the warning in the
File>Preferences menu.
4. Select the format for the index sheet, such as 2 columns, 3 columns, or
4 columns. Use the scroll bar to see more options.
Choose any options in the Print Preferences box to enhance your prints. Then
check the Printer Settings; if the Printer, Media Type, or Paper Size setting is
incorrect, click the Properties button and select the appropriate setting. (See
the “Recommended Paper Types and Settings” topic in the online Help under
“Printing Photos” or your printer documentation for details.)
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.
Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
6. When you are ready, click
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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.
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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
If you have selected both P. I. M. photos and non-P. I. M. photos, you’ll
see a warning telling you that you can’t use P. I. M. information in your
printouts. To print with PRINT Image Matching settings, make sure you
select only P. I. M. photos. If you don’t see a warning, it may have been
turned off. You can enable or disable the warning in the
File>Preferences menu.
4. 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 to enhance your
prints.
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Then check the Printer Settings; if the Printer, Media Type, or Paper Size
setting is incorrect, click the Properties button and select the appropriate
setting. (See the “Recommended Paper Types and Settings” topic in the online
Help under “Printing Photos” or your printer documentation for details.)
5. Click Step 3 Print. Choose the number of copies (sheets to print). Film
Factory tells you how many sheets of paper are required. For a closer look, click
the Detailed Preview button.
Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
6. When you are ready, click
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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.
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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
If you have selected both P. I. M. photos and non-P. I. M. photos, you’ll
see a warning telling you that you can’t use P. I. M. information in your
printouts. To print with PRINT Image Matching settings, make sure you
select only P. I. M. photos. If you don’t see a warning, it may have been
turned off. You can enable or disable the warning in the
File>Preferences menu.
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.
Check the Printer Settings; if the Printer, Media Type, or Paper Size setting is
incorrect, click the Properties button and select the appropriate setting. (See
the “Recommended Paper Types and Settings” topic in the online Help under
“Printing Photos” or your printer documentation for details.)
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5. Click Step 3 Edit Layout to move your photos and text boxes anywhere on
the album page.
Add space
for a photo
Save the album page
Add or delete
a text box
Go to previous
or next page
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 retrieve a page, click the Album Page
option 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.
Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
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9. When you are ready, click
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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 order 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. 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 for the outside of the card. (See the “Recommended Paper Types and
Settings” topic in the online Help under “Printing Photos” or your printer
documentation for details.)
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 retrieve a layout, 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.
Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
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.)
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9. When you are ready, click
remove it from the printer.
. After the card has been printed,
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. 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 the “Recommended Paper Types and
Settings” topic in the online Help under “Printing Photos” or your printer
documentation for details.)
Do not change the Orientation setting. Film Factory automatically selects
the correct orientation for the card style you have selected.
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3. Click Step 3 Edit Layout. Click on 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. 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 retrieve a layout, click the Step 1
Select Photo option and then click Open.)
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
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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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.)
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.) 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 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.
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:
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Use the
buttons to reposition the image.
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Use the
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Add text to your photo by clicking Edit Text. Type the text you want and
change the font 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. To save your layout, click Save and enter the filename and location where you
want to save it. (To retrieve a layout, click Step 1 Select Photo and then
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.)
Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
9.
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.
10.When you are ready, click
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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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.
Make sure the printer settings are correct; if not, click the Properties button
and change them as necessary.
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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. You can click the Detailed Preview button to see
a larger view of the combo sheet.
Make sure the PRINT Image Matching box is checked if you want the P. I. M.
settings to be used when the photo is printed (see page 2 for information about
P. I. M.).
7. When you are ready, click
.
Click Main Menu to return to the main screen.
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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
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Create a photo slide show
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Play a movie file
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Create web pages of your photos
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Use a photo as your desktop wallpaper (Windows only)
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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
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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.
Creating a Photo Slide Show
1. From the Main Menu, select the roll and then the photos you wish to include
in your slide show. If you want to select all photos in a roll, click All.
2. Click the Viewer button and select the Slide option. 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 and then the photos you want to use in
your web pages. If you want to select all photos in a roll, 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.
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5. Make your Photo Page settings for the pages that will display the larger images
when you click on the thumbnails.
6. Click OK. If you have selected several photos, 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. If you want 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 print and display your work, see what
other photographers are doing, and learn more about digital photography.
At the PhotoCenter, you can:
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Store and organize your photos online in password protected albums
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Share your photos with family and friends
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Print high resolution photos straight from the web on your EPSON printer
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Order vibrant prints of special images
Follow these steps to upload photos to the EPSON PhotoCenterSM or an FTP site:
1. Select the roll and then the photo(s) you want to upload. If you want to select
all photos in a roll, 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 and then 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.
1. Double-click the My Computer > Control Panel > Display icons.
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 the screen saver will 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 photo, the exported file will not
include the PRINT Image Matching data.
Exporting a file in another format
1. Select the roll and then 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 (JPEG, Exif, PICT, or
Bitmap), and the resolution, quality, and other export settings.
5. When you are ready, click Run to convert the file. If you selected more than
one, the next one is displayed.
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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 and 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 http://www.epsonsoftware.com occasionally to check for new Film
Factory releases.
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