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File Associations


By setting the checkboxes in the file type list, you can link the corresponding image files on your hard drive to CodedColor. Setting a checkbox has the following effects:


When you double click on an image in the Windows Explorer, it is opened in CodedColor.
You can still open the image in an alternative Application by selecting Right mouse > Open with
The CodedColor icon beside the file has no meaning except to show you, that the default application for opening this file is CodedColor.
Your images are not changed or edited
You can always undo the checkbox, and the old file association will be restored.


The Workdirectory


Apart from a number of application files copied to your C:\Program Files folder, the installer writes some standard file association keys into your registry and creates a Workdirectory which contains among others:


Program settings and log files
The annotation database
The thumb database
Album links
Catalogs and print orders
Batch conversion directories
Export directories


The Workdirectory is usually found under your C:\Documents & Settings\All Users\ directory or directly below the CodedColor application directory, depending on your Windows version. Since it also holds the database, it may grow in size over time, and you may need to move it to a different location later. Never move or rename any directories inside the Workdirectory manually - use the Installation panel of the Program Settings dialog for this.


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