Settings

In this section:

  1. Fast track
  2. Overlays
  3. Default presets
  4. Custom presets
  5. Image dimensions
  6. Compression quality
  7. Drop shadows
  8. Backgrounds

Fast track

Fast Track lets you photograph without interruptions. The machine will automatically pick a name and then skips the export screen. Files are named sequentially based on the folder name. For example, if you are photographing in a folder called “Tops”, your files will be named “Tops”, “Tops+1”, “Tops+2” etc.

Once the photo is taken it will take you straight back to Live View. So, with fast track on you can photograph as quickly as you can style.

To turn Fast Track on or off, tap the toggle-switch in presets.

Overlays

Overlays are a brilliant solution to keep your collection looking consistent.

For example if you are shooting numerous t-shirts you can apply the image of your first t-shirt. This will appear as a transparent reference displayed in your Live View. When you style each of the following t-shirts, you can position them all in the exact same way by covering the transparent image.

To Create an overlay

  1. Tap + to browse the files that are saved on the storage device.
  2. Select whichever image you want to use by tapping it.


To Delete an overlay

  1. Select the thumbnail to expand the image.
  2. Tap on the trashcan icon. This will remove it from the overlays but not from the files on the USB.

Default Presets

The file types come in four different file types.

  1. Original JPEG. This is a full resolution JPEG file without the Auto Alpha algorithm applied. This preset is always saved, so you have a back-up at all times.
  2. Processed PNG. This is a high quality shot with the algorithm applied, so it’s cut out and ready for use. This preset is always saved.
  3. Processed TIFF. The Auto Alpha results in maximum lossless quality with the alpha transparency mask as an individual channel.
  4. Original CR2. This is the original shot straight from the Canon Camera untouched by any of the programs.

Custom Presets

Instead of having to edit and post-process your photos after your shoot, you can get inventive with presets. These will customize your images beforehand, saving you huge amounts time. Once set up, your shots will be automatically exported in your all the preset formats you have set up.

Creating an export preset

  1. Tap ‘Add New’.
  2. Name your preset and tap ‘Done’.

If you ever want to change the name of your preset, you can do so in the right pane of the preset’s screen.

Deleting an export preset

  1. Select the preset you want to delete.
  2. Tap ‘Delete’ and confirm.

Editing an export preset

  1. Select a file format by tapping on the specific format button. This will automatically now export in this format.

Image dimensions

You can save files with different dimensions and pixilation’s, depending on whether you want the image as a thumbnail for a web page or a high resolution image for a print.

  1. Tap on ‘Width’ or ‘Height’.
  2. Enter your pixel dimensions and tap ‘Done’.


Fixed dimensions

To ensure that these dimensions are are applied to all of your images in this preset, turn on fixed dimensions.

If Fixed Dimensions is OFF, your images will be cropped to fit the aspect ratio of the product.

Compression quality

If you have chosen JPG as your preset format, you can select the compression quality of your images. The scale goes from 1 to 10. 10 being the best quality and largest file size. Quality setting 8 is a suggested setting as it’s a good compromise between quality and file size.

If you have selected PNG as your file type, the quality is always going to be maximum.

Drop shadow

Add a little something extra with a shadow and make the image stand out.

  1. Tap ‘Shadow’.
  2. Tap the Show Shadow switch to turn it ON.
  3. Determine angle, distance, size and opacity. These will be affected also by pixilation, the higher pixel count you have chosen the closer the shadow will be set.
  4. Tap back to return to your preset settings.

Backgrounds

For your background, you can select a colour, apply an image from your stored StyleShoots Backgrounds, or remove the background by selecting Transparent.

For a colour background:

  1. Tap Colour.
  2. Drag the sliders to set a custom solid colour.
  3. Tap the numbers to directly type an RGB value.

For an image background:

  1. Tap Image.
  2. Select a photo by tapping the thumbnail.


Make sure you select an image that has the same dimensions as your preset. If the image is not as large as the preset, it won’t fill up the background of the exported file.

For a transparent background:

  1. Tap Transparent to keep the alpha transparent background of your photo.
  2. Only PNG supports alpha transparency. If you have chosen a JPG format for your preset, you will not be able to select a transparent background.