Photo

The photo object allows you to add photographs of your family and friends to the page. Photo objects can be moved, resized, rotated or even placed on paper scrap objects for a matte or framed effect.

Tip: Photo objects maintain their aspect ratio by default when they are resized from their corners, but not from their sides. You can toggle this behavior by holding down the Shift key while resizing. This will maintain its aspect ratio while resizing from its sides, but not from its corner.

The photo object also allows you to apply a custom shape to your photo. This allows you to create photos with torn edges and cut out shapes. Another effect that can be applied to the object is setting its transparency. Adjusting the transparency of the object allows you to achieve a translucent (see-through) effect. If you want to add some depth to your scrapbook, try enabling the shadow for a three dimensional effect. If you want to add some artistic flare, try the Color/Tint settings allowing you to adjust the hue, saturation and lightness.

If there are parts of the photo you don't want to show, try using the Crop feature that allows you to select only the area of the photo you want to show. You can adjust this area anytime until your photo is picture perfect.

The photo object is compatible with the following image formats:

.bmp, .jpg, .pcx, .png, .tga, .tif, .wmf, .apm, .emf, .psd, .pcd, .gif (not animated)

Tip: You can add a photo object to the page by choosing Object > Photo from the menu, or by selecting the object type from the right-click context menu.

 

Settings

Preview

An image preview of the selected photo.

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Crop

Click on the Crop button to crop your photo. Move the crop box over the part of your photo that you want to display on your page. You can move the entire box, or resize the box by dragging the edges.

Tip: The crop preview window contains some useful shortcut keys.

Keep aspect

By selecting Keep aspect beside the cropping button, the crop box will resize proportionally. For example, if the crop box is a rectangular shape, it will resize retaining its rectangular proportions.

Change Picture...

Opens the Select Photo dialog where you can select the photo file that you want to display in the object.

Note: The photo object has a wide range of supported file types.

Transparency

The slider controls how transparent the photo will be. When the slider is moved to the far left (Opaque - 0) the photo is made completely opaque (fully visible). Moving the slider to the far right (Transparent - 100) will make the photo completely transparent (invisible). Adjusting the slider in between can be used to make the photo translucent (see-through).

Options

Custom shape

Apply a custom shape to the selected photo. This allows you to achieve effects such as torn edges, or a variety of cut out shapes.

Select...

Opens the Select Shape dialog where you can browse for the custom shape to apply to the photo.

Invert shape

Select invert shape to "cut out" the shape from the interior of your object rather than around the perimeter of your object.

Shadow

Show a drop shadow on the page for the photo. This feature allows you to add a three dimensional effect to your photo.

Settings...

You can make specific adjustments to the appearance of your shadow.

Advanced

Preview

An image preview of the selected photo.

Tip: The object preview window supports zooming and moving.

Color/Tint

Adjust color

Select Adjust color to adjust the color of your object.

Tip: You can also select a color from somewhere within the Scrapbook MAX! application window using an eyedropper. To enable this feature, uncheck the Hue's Relative checkbox (for best results, also uncheck the Saturation's Relative checkbox) and move the mouse cursor off of the properties dialog. When the cursor changes to an eyedropper, you can click on a color you want the object to change to.

Hue:

To change the color of your object, adjust the Hue slider to the desired color.

Select Relative to keep the same relative distinctions between the hues in your object. Deselect Relative to apply the same change of hue to the entire object.

Saturation:

To change the depth of the color of your object, adjust the Saturation slider.

Select Relative to keep the same relative distinctions between the existing color saturations in your object. Deselect Relative to apply the same change of saturation to the entire object.

Lightness:

To change the brightness of your object (i.e., to make it brighter or darker) adjust the Lightness slider.