Frames and Edges
CodedColor offers two techniques of adding frames to images. The 1st technique produces typical frames in different colors, while the 2nd technique feathers the edges of the photo in an artistic way.
1. Adding a typical frame by means of a layer above the photo
In the frame dialog, all files with names similar to frame[x].[y] are added as layers, where [y] is the filetype. There are currently 8 different PNG frame files provided, but you can add your own in the Organizer Resources directory. If you add own frames, make sure they have an Alpha Channel and the center color is a very rare color, like Pink for instance. This color is used by CodedColor as the transparent color, thus displaying the photo behind the frame layer.
2. Masking the photo with a frame image (feathered edges)
In the frame dialog, all files with names similar to mask[x].[y] are merged (masked) with the photo, where [y] is the filetype. There are currently 8 different JPG mask files provided, but you can add your own in the Organizer Resources directory. If you add own masks, make sure the image contains only Black, White or Gray pixels, where Black is used as the transparent color. If White should be the transparent color, then you have to set the option.
and can be used to find the optimal position of the photo inside the frame.
You can add your own frames in the Organizer Resources directory. Make sure you use the right filenames and transparent colors, as described above.
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