Multipage Documents (PDF, TIF)

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When sharing images with friend and relatives, you always have to worrry about the software they need in order to look at your photos. JPG is a common format, which can be viewed on any PC. However, mailing single images does not allow you to sort the photos into a certain order or to annotate them. The intuituve Multipage Export Dialog of CodedColor overcomes these limitations, and allows you to compress your photos into a PDF and add borders (shadows) at the same time. Another common use is to combine several scanned document pages into a single TIFF file.


The Multipage Export dialog has the following options:


Page Size: The page size has 2 major settings: Adjust to image size and Userdefined. The other page sizes like A4 or Letter are only listed for historic reasons, when the Acrobat Reader did not have a print option to adjust the pages to the paper size. Now, if the image is larger than the paper size, you can simply choose Adjust to print margin in the Acrobat print dialog, in order to fit large image pages to the current paper size.


You should choose Adjust to image size, if the print quality is most important. Then the images are not resized, and the size of the PDF document is the sum of its images. You should choose Userdefined and Downsize images to reduce filesize, if you want to keep the filesize at a minimum, and if the document is mainly used to view the images.


Whatever the Width and Height of the page size, the images are always displayed with correct aspect ratio. If you intend to mail the PDF, then values around 1024x768 are sufficient for most computer screens, while still keeping the filesize small.


Add Pages: when you first open the dialog, you already see those photos in the thumbs list, that were selected in the CodedColor Explorer beforehand. You can add more photos from the file system, and reorder them by dragging the thumbs. Delete pages by pressing DEL.


Image Annotation: Each image page can have a centered title at the top or bottom of the image. If you choose Above or Below, then you have to define a Background color as well.


Add Shadow: By pressing the little button to the left of the shadow option, you can define the shadow width, color and offset.


The Create Document button allows you to choose one of the filetypes PDF, TIFF or PS (Postscript).




Example of an image collection that was exported to PDF and opened in the Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can browse and print the images (pages) just like in the thumbsview of CodedColor.




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