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Graphics Options

Graphics Options Tab


Click on the color swatch to select a background color for your web pages. The standard color picker window comes up to select a color.

Lighter colors often look better as the background for pictures.

Click on the Use background image check box to select an image as the background for your web pages. The selected background image will be displayed in the Preview area.

The Repeat menu allows you to choose how your background image will be repeated (or tiled) on the page. Across & down will result in a entire background being covered. Either Across only or Down only will repeat the background image either just across the top of the page or down the left side of the page. And No repeat will just use the background image once in the upper left corner of the page.

Turn on Don't scroll the background image to make the background image to stay fixed in place while the remainder of the page content (pictures and text) to move over top of it (try this, it is easier to see than describe!).

Even though you select a background image you should also select a background color for your web pages. Some web browsers allow the user to turn off background images.

Custom Link Colors Turn on the Use custom link colors check box to allow selection of colors for links. The link color is used for text and picture borders (when that option is turned on, see Thumbnail Options) links that have not been followed (clicked on). The active link color is used when a link is being clicked on. The visited link color is used for links that have been followed. The roll over color is used when the mouse is positioned over a link. And the disabled color is used when a link is not available (for instance, Previous Picture when you are viewing the first picture in a gallery).

Turn on the Use image watermark check box to allow superimposing of a graphic on the pictures of your web pages. A standard file dialog will be opend to allow you to select the watermark image. A GIF or PNG type image with a transparent background make good watermarks.

Click on the Select button to choose a different watermark image. The name of the selected image will be displayed just below the check box.

Use the Watermark position menu to choose the location for the image to be superimposed on your pictures. The watermark image is not scaled. If it is bigger than your picture just a portion of it will be used.

Adjust the Watermark level slider to set the how strong (opaque) or weak (transparent) you want the watermark image to be placed on your pictures.

Here is an example of an watermark on a picture - just the lower corner of the picture is being shown here. This example was created with the level set at 70 - notice that the details of the picture can be faintly seen through the watermark.

watermark example

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