User's Guide 

Index:

Automatically add parameters to filename
Automatically detect landscape / portrait mode 
Destination folder
Integrate into shell
Keep aspect ratio
Language
Maximum width, maximum height
Minimum width, minimum height
Naming
Presets
Processing
Quality
Registration
Remove integration
Rename consecutively
Resize to
Source folder
Start
Starting up

 

Starting up First select the language (later you may change it while working with ImageReducer by clicking on „Language“). To work with unregistered copy, press “Free Trial”. Trial is free of charge for unlimited period and it is fully functional, too. But the unregistered copy places on every adjusted image the ImageReducer’s name.

 

Registration - After the purchase of ImageReducer 2004.7, you will receive e-mail with Serial number (starting with two letters - TW). You will be offered the option to register after you click “Help” in your unregistered copy of ImageReducer. Please fill in the registration form and Serial number. Then click on the button “Next” and the software will automatically generate the number of the Activation query. You can send the query number online by clicking on “Activate online”. If you are not online, select “Activate by e-mail”. In this case ImageReducer automatically creates imagereducer.txt file and saves it to the folder: c:\ imagereducer.txt. Send this file as an e-mail attachment to activation@imagereducer.com. Whatever way you choose, you will receive Activation code by e-mail. The registration is done and there will be no more ImageReducer’s name on every adjusted image. Remember: you  do not need to be online during registration.

   

Source folder – Select source folder containing the pictures you want to adjust. You will be offered all images of chosen type. Then you may select only one file or all files (button „Select all“, the button „Deselect all“cancels the selection.)

Destination folderSelect destination folder for the adjusted files. IMPORTANT NOTICE! Adjusted pictures can be saved into the source folder. ImageReducer WILL NEVER ERASE YOUR SOURCE FILES, IT WILL ALLWAYS CREATE NEW ONES WITH A DIFFERENT NAME that YOU MAY later ADAPT ACCORDING TO YOUr needs (see Naming)

   

Quality – Select compression rate. Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

Resize to – Select the ratio - how many per cent of  the size of the original image (in points) will the adjusted image attain (from 1 % to 1000 % - it means that the original picture may be decreased 100 times or increased 10 times). Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

Minimum width, minimum height – Select minimum width and minimum height of adjusted picture in pixels. Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

Maximum width, maximum height – Select maximum width and maximum height of adjusted picture in pixels. Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

Keep aspect ratio – If you do not choose the “Keep aspect ratio”, the software will adjust the aspect ratio according to your requirements and will not keep the original ratio. Optimized presets keep aspect ratio. Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

Automatically detect landscape / portrait modeThis tool is useful especially when you want to adjust more pictures at a time where some of them are in landscape and some in portrait mode. For example - after setting the maximum width and maximum height, you check “Automatically detect landscape / portrait mode”. Only then the software knows that the chosen width equals the length of longer side and the height equals the length of shorter side. If you do not choose the possibility “Automatically detect landscape / portrait mode”, the software will change the height. Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

ProcessingProcessing offers you different methods of image correction. To compare the possibilities of available methods, try to process some low quality pictures.  With low-resolution pictures, the image quality will be poor since you will be able to see the individual pixels in the picture. Processing helps you to blur the picture a bit so that individual pixels are not visible any more. Before starting to adjust the parameters, we recommend you to check presets that are optimized and easy to use (see Presets).

 

NamingGives you an easy tool to name adjusted pictures. To give an example: source files name are P5224110.JPG to P5224140.JPG. If you insert “2004” to the first text field and “Italy” to the second, the name sequence of destination images will be: 2004P5224110Italy.JPG to 2004P5224140Italy.JPG.

 

Automatically add parameters to filename - Gives you an easy tool to name adjusted pictures - destination images will enclose adjustment parameters into their names. To give an example: you opt for maximum width 800 points, maximum height 600 points and the quality 50%, the original name P5224110 will become P5224110_800x600_50q.JPG).

 

Rename consecutively- Gives you an easy tool to name adjusted pictures. To give an example: source files name are P5224110.JPG to P5224140.JPG. The destination files will obtain new number sequence such as 00000001.JPG to 00000031.JPG (number is always eight chars long).

 

Start – Starts the adjustment of chosen images according to your requirements / according to presets.

 

Integrate into shellProgram ImageReducer allows integrating all (or the most used) program functions into Windows shell. It means that these functions are being displayed by mere RIGHT clicking image name in the Windows Explorer, i.e. you will be able to quickly adjust your images without running the ImageReducer! Or you may select the functions you want to integrate or you may opt for pre-selected functions. Note:  \*.* means that selected functions will both be integrated into file shell and also into folder shell and then you will be able to adjust all pictures in one folder at a time without running the ImageReducer.

 

Remove integration – Removes integration of ImageReducer functions out of the Windows shell.

 

PresetsPresets contains optimized image adjustment. Every preset uses the best combination of adjustment parameters. Presets offer eight ways of decreasing image size (quality 50% or 80%) and four ways of optimizing the images before developing them (e.g. by pressing one button you can decrease the size of an unlimited number of images to the size of 800x600; by pressing another button you can optimize 10x15 prints….). Last but one possibility optimizes pictures for Kodak PhotoCD while using the same resolutions. Last but not least: ImageReducer presets help you to convert images of different formats to JPEG with the minimum loss of quality (supported file formats – see the same name chapter on this website).

 

LanguageYou can switch among available language versions. When you run the program again, it will be displayed in chosen language.

 

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