Add Single Images (Image “Elements”)
Many operations of an “element” are independent of the element type (image, video, audio, link) and are (also) described in other chapters. Here, the focus is on the specific operations for image elements.
An additional option positioning images automatically as Page Images (as described in the chapter Page images), a “layout” based positioning for “normal” Image Elements can be used.
A “layout” defines the positions where images will be stored on pages (“grid”).
The amount of potential image positions per line and column can be defined. This is done in the Advanced Edit window.
This window can be opened after the first image element is selected and put on the open page.
A small pop-up opens, offering a menu with some specific options.
One of the options is “Advanced Edit”. Clicking on this menu item opens the Advanced Edit Window.
In the Advanced Edit window you will find a symbolic overview of the position “points” on a page.
This shows how many layout positions per line and row are currently selected.
BTW, this example shows a double page; there are no blocked layout points; marked in red.
Unlike with Page Images, a margin is taken into account when using the layout.
The size of the margin can be adjusted
Here two images per page are selected; arranged vertically.
The layout overview shows, that the right single page is active: The left half (representing the left page) is marked red and blocked.
This is the maximum number of layout positions per single page.
If the automatic positioning is used after the layout has been selected, the pages with layout positioning (see “layout examples”) look like this:
This also works for double pages!
Using a layout and adding images automatically creates a photo book automatically within minutes!
The layout, i.e. the number of Image Elements per column and line, is selected interactively in the “thumbnail” of the layout page symbol.
Each dot / bubble corresponds with a layout position. The colors have the following meaning:
- red: locked
In case of a single page book, the layout of the active page can be modified, whereaa the other side of the open book is maked in red and blocked. In case of a double page book all layout positions can be used.
- gray: unused
The gray dots indicate not yet set / selected layout positions.
Clicking on a gray dot / bubble expands the layout up to the clicked layout point.
The clicked point becomes the new, right, lower layout position.
- yellow: used Layou positions
Clicking on a yellow dot selects that layout position for the current image.
A click with the SHIFT key pressed on a yellow dot reduces the layout and defines the clicked point as the new, lower right limit of the layout area.
- green: A green dot indicates the layout position of the current Image Element.