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Automatically scroll zoomed images


If you zoomed the image with the right/left mouse buttons, this option will softly scoll (pan) the image when moving the mouse towards it's borders. With deactivated option, you have to use the left mouse button to manually pan the image.


Preserve original filedates when saving image changes


This option preserves the file modification date (filedate) after changes in the image editor, and when EXIF/IPTC information is written into the file after editing the image annotations. Preserving the filedate is not a standard expected behavior, because it should display the time of the last change. However, some users want to view images in a software other than CodedColor, and this other application might only allow a sorting of images by the modifcation date. Editing the images would thus change the original sequence of the images.


In CodedColor, you can sort the images by the original file creation date, which never changes. You could therefore leave this option turned off, in order to reflect image modifications correctly in the filedate.


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the image rotation dialog always preserves the file modification date, since 90° rotions in CodedColor are lossless and there is really no need to reflect this type of change in the file system.


The batch processing item Restore Creation Filedates allows you to reset the filedates of all edited images in the current folder to DateTimeOriginal, which is the EXIF creation time of the photo inside the camera. That way, you can sort your images in the orignal creation order in applications like the Windows Explorer.


Remember options when saving image changes


Turn this option on, if you want to remember all Advanced settings in the Save or Save As dialogs.


Careful: if you need to decrease the JPEG Quality for a single image only, then all subsequent save operations would also decrease the quality of your images. If this setting is forgotten, you could thus accidentally destroy your images.


Backup into subfolder, Save EXIF annotation changes


When you save annotations to the image in the Title and Annotations dialog, you may loose EXIF data from fields, that don't belong to the EXIF standard. If you have such fields in your images, you should deactivate the option Save EXIF annotation changes, or use the Backup into subfolder option above it. This option also backups your images, before storing changes from the Image Editor.





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