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Automatically play attached sound: most modern digital cameras allow you to attach sounds to photographs. Often this is used by the photographer to describe the situation in which the picture was taken. Sound files usually have the same filename as the image they're attached to, but with a different file extension. CodedColor can automatically play these sound files while viewing the image. May also be switched on/off by clicking on the speaker icon.


Antialias (sharpen thumb): see Glossary


Turn this option on to smooth edges inside thumbs (Lanczos3 filter). The creation of a thumbfile will take slightly longer, however.


Antialias (sharpen image): see Glossary


Position navigator panel: Defines the position of the navigator panel within the main window. Disabled if no position is checked. The navigator panel is a useful tool to simplify scrolling in images that do not fit on the screen, ie. large images or zoomed pictures. Change the displayed section by moving and resizing the red selection frame.


Load navigator only if thumb is available: Since the navigator is a copy of the entire image, viewing an image with the navigator visible would take double the loading time. This is why CodedColor only loads the much smaller thumb into the navigator. If no thumb is available, the navigator is turned off by default.


MB image size, above which fullscreen preloading of images is disabled: in the screenshow (fullscreen) mode, the next image is preloaded while you are viewing the current image. This usually speeds up viewing quite a bit, but in a directory with very large images, this option can backfire on you. Usually, you can set this value to at least 10 MB or higher.


Immediately add files to database when opening a directory


This option always adds all images of the current directory to the database, instead of when viewed. This is useful for immediate IPTC/EXIF searching. You should enable this option, if you frequently intend to use the timeline (calendar) feature. The timeline fully depends on the information from the database, not from the filesystem.


This option also creates all image thumbs for the directory, which may take a while but speed up viewing afterwards.


The following status dialog appears, when you select this option and browse to a directory the first time. You can always cancel the dialog, as it will just continue the next time you visit the folder.




Hint: Records are also added instantly, when you create an album in the directory and enable the Add or update all database records now option.


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