Text Labels

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Use this dialog to point to persons or locations in photos, to mark places in maps, to hilight objects in landscapes or panoramas, etc. There are millions of purposes, and you will never want to miss this tool again.


Usage and options:


Click on the New Label button. The button now appears pressed.
Click into the image and place the new label.
Change the Caption of the label in the textbox below the button.
Change the Position of the label by selecting it and moving the drag points around.
Delete a label by selecting it and pressing the DEL key.
Change the Font of all labels by clicking on the Font Color panel.
Add a Frame to the image, if some labels lie outside of the image bounds.






To the left you see a photo that was documented with text labels (markers), enlarged by a frame and enhanced with a shadow.


icon_tip The label storage works in the following way:


All labels are stored in metafiles. Whenever you open an image in the labeling dialog, CodedColor looks for an existing metafile, and if not existent, it creates a new one. For this you need write access in the directory of the original image.


After you add or delete labels, or change positions of existing labels, you should save the image to a filename different from the original one. You then have 3 files, als you can see in the following example:


1. 06120039.JPG: the original image without labels. Always open this image to edit the labels or add new ones. The original image will not be changed by this!


2. 06120039.CCO: the metafile containing the labels (text and arrows).


3. 06120039_info.JPG: the merged image containing the labels, and possibly a frame & shadow.


So, whenever you reopen 06120039.JPG in the labeling dialog, the CCO metafile is also loaded and the labels can be edited. The result is stored in the 3rd file again, where you can decide on the filename and filepath as you wish.


Please note, that Frame Width, Background color and Shadow are not stored in the metafile, and may have to be restored manually if you reopen a labeled image.


icon_tip Related topics


For another way to add text, see the Watermarks dialog.


The PDF Export Dialog adds captions to a collection of images, which are then stored in a PDF document.


To add keywords to the database, use the Title and Annotations dialog or the Keyword View.


Read Frames and Masks for a more creative way to add frames and borders.





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