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Image Gallery Magic 2: Auto Fireworks Mode

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Auto Fireworks Image Processing

Web-ready images are automatically produced from your original images, which can be located on any drive connected to your computer - including drives mounted by your digital camera. Image Gallery Magic 2 (IGM2) handles all image processing automatically, using the Fireworks graphics engine.

While Image Gallery Magic 2 makes quick work of existing images you've processed yourself in Photoshop, PSP, or any other image editor, Fireworks users benefit from total and seamless interoperability. Simply point Image Gallery Magic 2 at a folder of images anywhere on your system—or to your Digital Camera's mounted drive—and sit back and relax as your images are automatically scaled and optimized to your specifications. Image Gallery Magic 2 will create your full-size and your thumbnail images automatically. The size of your originals does not matter.

Open the Fireworks Mode Image Selection interface

Click on the Auto Fireworks Import button in the main IGM2 interface.

Launch Fireworks Import button

The Fireworks Import Image Selection interface will open:

Auto Fireworks Import Interface

The interface is divided in two sections. The top section is where you select the image source folder and the images to be placed into the gallery. The bottom section allows you to set the various thumbnail and full-size image optimization options.

Selecting the Source Images

Source Image Folder

Use the Browse... button to navigate to the location of the source images and select any image. Then click OK. All the images in that folder will appear in the Source Images box.

Source Image File Type

The Source Image File Type selection allows you to filter the source images by image type. The default All Supported Types accepts all of the supported image types. If you wish to filter the image listing to show only the .jpg images in your source folder then select JPG in the drop down list. Supported file types for the source images are: GIF, JPG,JPEG,JPE,PNG,BMP,TIF,TIFF,PSD,PIC,PCT,and PICT.

Ignore Files with Leading Underscore

With this box checked (default) the system will bypass any image whose filename starts with the underscore ( _ ) character. This provides a convenient way to prevent these images from appearing in the listing.

Apply Filter

Click the Apply Filter button to reprocess the Source Image list with your current Image File Type and Leading Underscore filter selections.

Source Images

This box lists all of the images that were found in the Source Image Folder. You select the images that you wish to add to the gallery by simply clicking on the image to highlight its row. A preview of the image is presented in the panel to the right of this box. Only the images that are selected (highlighted) will be added to the gallery.

Selection/Action Buttons

You need to select one, several, or all of the images in the listing. Only the selected images will be added to the gallery. You can CTRL Click to select (or deselect) images individually or Shift Click to select a group of images.

Select All Images

If you want to select all of the images in the listing you can click the Select All Images button.

De-Select All Images

To deselect all images click the De-Select All Images button.

Output Options

Output Options

IGM Image Folder

The optimized full-size and thumbnail images will be placed into a /p7IGM_images folder. You can choose where this folder should be placed.

Site Root - This will place the p7IGM_images folder inside the root folder of your defined site. Choose this option if you create multiple galleries in different folder and would like all of your images to be stored in a central location.

Current Folder - This is the default setting. Choose this option when you wish to have your images stored in the same folder as your current page.

Prompt for File Overwrites

With this box checked (default) the system will show a confirmation prompt if the optimized image or thumbnail is about to over-write an existing image.

Thumbnail Format

Choose the desired image format for the thumbnail image:

  • GIF webSnap 128
  • GIF webSnap 256
  • JPEG -better quality (default)
  • JPEG -smaller file

In most case the default JPEG -better quality format is the best choice for photographic quality images while GIF webSnap 256 or 128 is appropriate for vector images with clearly defined colors.

Thumbnail Size

Enter the desired size, in pixels, for the thumbnails. The size you enter will be used to constrain the height or width of the thumbnail. The aspect ratio of the original image will be preserved—there will never be any image stretching or distorting. The IGM2 system is designed to accommodate different size thumbnails and different thumbnail orientations seamlessly. The default is 100px..

Full Size Image Format

Choose the desired image format for the full-size image:

  • GIF webSnap 128
  • GIF webSnap 256
  • JPEG -better quality (default)
  • JPEG -smaller file

In most case the default JPEG -better quality format is the best choice for full-size images.

Full Size Image Optimization Options

Use Original Image -No Optimization

Choose this option if you do not want the system to process your full-size image in any way. This option will copy your full-size image into the gallery, while creating a corresponding optimized thumbnail.

Scale to Fit Within

The Scale to Fit Within option allows you to select the maximum width and height that you want for your full-size images. This acts to constrain the image height or width (whichever is largest) to the value you set, without stretching the image or affecting its aspect ratio in any way. Images that are already smaller than the dimensions specified will not undergo any scaling or change in size.

Note: If you set Scale to Fit Within to 400 x 400, a source image that is 640 x 480 will wind up being optimized and scaled to a new dimension of 400 x 300. If the source image was 480 x 640, then the new size will be 300 x 400. In other words, aspect ratios are always preserved.

Scale Image

The Scale Image option will reduce the full-size image by a percentage of the source image size. This will act on all selected images, regardless of size. For example, entering 80 into the box will adjust full-size image dimensions to be 80% of the corresponding source image.