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Burn exported albums


An Album CD is a compact disk or DVD with all necessary files to display your albums and pictures on another person's PC. You can view Album CD's on any system with a webbrowser installed. For best compatibility and permanent protection of your pictures, your Album CD's do not need any software other than a browser to view the CD, with any Operating System capable of reading your CD format.


Follow these steps to create your CD/DVD archive:


If you haven't done so already, define the albums you want to preserve, and describe the images inside the folders.


Open the Export Album dialog consecutively for each album


Uncheck the option Resample, and define your layout. Also make sure you use the Web safe image and thumb format.


Define a CD root folder, and create a subfolder for each album. Enter this subfolder in the Output To field.


Start Export for each album. Check the total size of your albums. If it grows larger than your CD storage capacity, remove one of the albums.


Create and edit a start page in HTML, containing links to your albums in the folders below. Call this file home.html or index.html, and copy it into your CD root.


Burn the CD using your preferred CD/DVD-Burner software or the Windows assistent.


You can also use the CodedColor CD/DVD Burning Wizard directly from the export dialog, in order to burn the current album only. Select Add autorun files for CD/DVD, if you want to automatically launch the exported album in a webbrowser when inserting the CD/DVD.



Archive images, albums & catalogs with the CD/DVD Burning Wizard


The CD/DVD Burning Wizard can be launched from different menu locations in the Explorer. If you are inside the thumbs or list view, you current file selection will be added to the burn project. If your focus is inside the folder tree, the whole selected folder or album incl. subfolders will be added. Leave the wizard's File Selection tab open, if you want to add further images, files or folders from the explorer. Drag & drop is currently not supported, so just use the same Burn on CD/DVD menu item again.


Hint: Linked images from catalogs will be automatically added as original images to the burn project. Image annotations will be included in the image files, if the filetype supports EXIF/IPTC, which is the case with with JPG.



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