Online Help

 

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Table of contents

 

Table of contents 1

Supported Browsers 2

Log in to eRez 2

The eRez Browser 3

Tree View. 3

Content frame. 4

Scrolling through pages 4

List parent folder 5

Selecting and viewing individual images 5

Content Info frame. 6

Navigator - actions in eRez 6

List Images 7

Searching. 7

Advanced Searching. 7

Start Slideshow. 9

Slideshow without flash viewer 9

Slideshow with flash viewer 9

Upload New Images 10

Why use TIFF images? 12

Edit Folder Information. 13

Delete Folder 13

E-mail Folder 14

Image Information. 14

Preview Image. 14

Download Image(s) 15

Advanced Options 17

How to open ZIP files 19

Download Original 20

Download Manager 20

Publish Image or Selection to Web. 20

Publish as HTML viewer 21

Publish as FSI Viewer (Flash) 25

Default Values and Layout Presets 25

Editing and Adding Layout Presets 25

Basic Options 26

More Options 27

Publish as Slideshow. 29

Publish as FSI Showcase. 31

Default Values and Layout Presets 31

Basic Options 32

More Options 33

Publish as FSI Pages 34

Default Values and Preset Configuration. 35

Basic Options 36

More Options 37

Edit Image Information. 40

File. 40

Orientation. 40

IPTC. 40

3D Settings 41

E-mail Image. 43

Delete Image. 44

FSI Viewer 44

Menu Bar 45

Mouse Modes 46

Additional Buttons 47

Survey Window. 47

Keyboard Shortcuts 47

 

 

Supported Browsers

The eRez application is an advanced Web application that uses the latest Web technology. In order to get full use from the application and to see pages displayed properly you should use a recent browser that supports HTML 4.0. eRez uses advanced JavaScript for navigation. Recommended browsers include Internet Explorer 5 or higher, Safari 1.1 or higher, Netscape 6 or higher as well as other Gecko based browsers such as Mozilla. One of the reasons for targeting advanced browsers is to provide a better interface and to build pages that meet World Wide Web Consortium standards. In order to keep track of your session you must have session-based Cookies enabled on your browser.

 

       

 

If you plan to use the Flash based FSI Viewer you need the Macromedia Flash Player version 6 or later

 

Get Flash Player

Log in to eRez

The lowest access level in eRez is the anonymous user. If you omit typing a name you login as an anonymous user. What you can do as an anonymous user depends on what the system administrator allows you - usually not that much.

 

To login as a named user eRez requires a user name and a password. The user name and password is assigned to you by the administrator of the eRez system you want to log in to. Please notice that different security levels can be assigned to individual user names, allowing users different access and editing rights.

 

Check the "Use Flash" checkbox to enable the FSI Viewer and FSI Showcase. If you have not obtained an FSI Viewer license the viewer will run in evaluation mode.

 

Please contact your system administrator if you want your access rights changed.

 

eRez can be set-up to allow all or part of the eRez folders accessible without Log in. Folders accessible to all do not require any login.

 

Log in. If you are not logged into eRez, click on this button in the top right corner to Login. Log in requires a user name and a password. With a Log in you gain access to the shared folders in eRez accessible by your user name. What you will typically see when logged in is that the list of folders in the Tree view expands with additional folders accessible to your user name.

Log out. To log out, click on this button in the top right corner.

 

The eRez Browser

 

Tree View

 

The folder tree gives you a hierarchical view of the folders accessible to you in the eRez browser. Click on individual folder names to display their content in the Content frame.

 

Refreshes the list

 

This Server is the top level of the tree and will show the name of your eRez server

Expands a level in the tree

Expands the level in the tree and updates the Content frame

Contracts the level in the tree

Updates the Content frame

 

Content frame

The content frame displays images and subfolders in the current folder you are viewing or the result of a search.

When displaying a folder in eRez you are viewing small thumbnails of the images available in that folder. You can change the layout of the content frame - the number of images displayed on a page - by clicking on the Layout drop down box in the top right corner.

 

eRez enables you to choose between various different layouts:

 

 

Layout 6x4

Layout 3x3

 

 

Scrolling through pages

eRez shows the images in a given folder as pages. The number of pages displayed depends on the amount of images and folders as well as the layout selected. In the example below, page 6 is viewed, and there are a total of 14 pages. You can scroll back and forth between pages by clicking on the and  buttons, or by selecting a specific page to view. The number of the current page viewed is displayed in bold.

 

 

List parent folder

To move up one level in the tree hierarchy click on the List parent folder. Both the content frame and content info is updated.

 

Selecting and viewing individual images

 

Move your mouse over a thumbnail in the content frame and eRez makes a slight zoom into the image. This feature makes it obvious what image you are currently viewing. If you keep the mouse over the same image for a few seconds, a larger version is also displayed in the content info frame.

 

 

 

If you click on an image you will be able to see the image and all the information available about that image in the whole content frame.

In this example we are viewing an image of the Earth. If you would like to see more details of the Earth, you can click anywhere in the image to zoom into it.

 

If you are running on a FSI Viewer supported eRez Server you will see the image in the FSI Viewer. Please refer to the FSI Viewer section for information about navigating in the FSI Viewer.

 

 

If you don't have FSI viewer enabled, you can reload the image click on the button underneath the image.

Click on the in the top left corner of the content frame to return to the list of thumbnails.

 

Clipping path info - if available - can be seen underneath the image.

A camera or a scanner stores information about an image. eRez extracts this information from the image and displays it to you when you are viewing the image. Some information, such as File:, Preview: and Image: will always be there. Depending on information stored within the image, other types of information will also be displayed. Such information can be IPTC as described later or EXIF data. EXIF stands for Exchangeable Image File Format, and is a standard for storing interchange information in image files, especially those using JPEG compression. Most digital cameras now use the EXIF format.

 

 

Content Info frame

The content info frame displays information about folders or images depending on what is currently selected. If a folder is selected, eRez can display certain types of information or even an image to symbolize the folder. Typically eRez displays the name of the selected folder or associated notes.

If you keep your mouse over an image eRez will display a preview of that image after a few seconds delay. You can zoom into such a preview, exactly the same way you can when viewing an individual image. This can be quite handy for quickly browsing through images and perhaps looking for special details in an image.

 

Navigator - actions in eRez

The actions on the Navigator bar at the top of the eRez browser displays two different sets of actions, depending on whether the content in the content frame is a folder or an image. 

Folder actions

 

Folder actions:

 

 

 

Image Actions:

 

 

List Images

 

List ImagesList Images refreshes the content frame, and displays folder content. You typically use the List Images to return and refresh the content frame after having image info, run a slideshow, e-mailed a folder or image etc. Use the List Images to "get back to normal".

 

 

 

Searching

You can search for images by entering one or more words in the search field and click on search. Searching refreshes the content frame, and displays the matching images sorted by relevance. The search engine within the eRez Server searches inside all image information and meta information. The eRez Server can even be configured for searches inside PDF documents. Special plug-ins can be developed for the eRez Server that allows users to search inside other types of documents. This however is special configuration and developments that varies from eRez server to eRez server.

 

The searches done by the eRez Server are very similar to the way search engines like Google or Yahoo searches for and displays results.

Advanced Searching

Like most of the advanced search engines you encounter on the Internet, the eRez Server also enables advanced searching capable of qualifying your search and results.

 

The words that you enter in the search field are called a "query". A query is broken up into terms and operators.

 

A term can be of two different types: Single Terms and Phrases.

 

You can combine multiple terms with Boolean operators to form a more complex query. A Boolean operator is a logical operator that tells the eRez Servers search engine how terms and phrases should be combined to a more complex query. Boolean operators must be ALL CAPS (capital letters).

 

OR

The OR operator is the default conjunction operator. This means that if there is no Boolean operator between two terms, the OR operator is used. The OR operator links two terms and finds a matching document if either of the terms exist in a document. This is equivalent to a union using sets. The symbol || can be used in place of the word OR.

To search for documents that contain either "red flower" or just "carrot" use the query:

 or

AND

The AND operator matches documents where both terms exist anywhere in the text of a single document. This is equivalent to an intersection using sets. The symbol && can be used in place of the word AND.

To search for documents that contain "red car" and "green car" use the query:

+

The "+" or required operator requires that the term after the "+" symbol exist somewhere in a the field of a single document.

To search for documents that must contain "tomato" and may contain "green" use the query:

NOT

The NOT operator excludes documents that contain the term after NOT. This is equivalent to a difference using sets. The symbol ! can be used in place of the word NOT.

To search for documents that contain "red car" but not "red carrot" use the query:

-

The "-" or prohibit operator excludes documents that contain the term after the "-" symbol.

To search for documents that contain "red car" but not "red carrot" use the query:

Grouping

You can use parentheses to group clauses to form sub queries. This can be very useful if you want to control the boolean logic for a query.

To search for either "red" or "car" and "website" use the query:

This eliminates any confusion and makes sure you that website must exist and either term red or car may exist.

 

It is also possible to qualify your search even more

 

Wildcard Searches

The term "wild card" originates from the card game of poker, where a card such as the Joker may by agreement represent any other card in the pack. A wildcard search uses a special symbol to allow you to search simultaneously for several words with the same term.

You can use both single and multiple character wildcard searches.

?

To perform a single character wildcard search use the "?" symbol. It looks for terms that match that with the single character replaced.

Searches for both "text" and "test".

*

To perform a multiple character wildcard search use the asterix "*" symbol.

Will find results such as "badger", "around" and "bandstand".

Please note that the search engine doesn't allow you to start with "*". You can't search for "*ing".

Fuzzy Searches

~

To do a fuzzy search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a single word term. It finds spelling that is similar to the search term.

Will find terms like "foam" and "roams".

Proximity Searches

~

Finding words are a within a specific distance away is also supported. To do a proximity search use the tilde, "~", symbol at the end of a Phrase.

This search will find a "bison" and "european" within 10 words of each other.

Boosting a Term

^

The search engine provides the relevance level of matching documents based on the terms found. To boost a term use the caret, "^", symbol with a boost factor (a number) at the end of the term you are searching. The higher the boost factor, the more relevant the term will be.

Boosting allows you to control the relevance of a document by boosting its term. For example, if you are searching for

and you want the term "bison" to be more relevant boost it using the ^ symbol along with the boost factor next to the term. You would type:

Which will make images with the term bison appear more relevant?

 

You can also boost phrase terms:

By default, the boost factor is 1. Although the boost factor must be positive, it can be less than 1 (e.g. 0.2)

Escaping Special Characters

\

You can escape special characters that are part of the query syntax. The current list special characters are

+ - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \

To escape these character use the \ before the character. For example to search for (1+1):2 use the query:

 

Start Slideshow

 

Start SlideshoweRez offers you a very practical way of browsing through images in a folder, in a format that makes viewing and evaluating images a breeze. The Slideshow runs through all images in a folder, displays them for roughly 10 seconds and fade in the next image.

 

Slideshow without flash viewer

The content info frame also changes and displays some very handy slideshow navigation buttons. The left button takes you back to the previous image, the middle button pauses the slideshow and the right button forwards you to the next image. 

To view the slideshow in full screen mode, just click on the current image displayed in the slideshow. To return from full screen mode to the eRez browser, again just click on the image.

If you want to return to viewing folder content, click on the List Images button.

Slideshow with flash viewer

 

If you are running on an eRez system with flash enabled you will have slideshow navigation buttons within the slideshow. Move your mouse onto the upper left corner of the image being viewed, and the navigation bar appears.

 

 Restarts the slideshow from the first image

 

 Takes you on image back in the slideshow

 

 Pauses the slideshow

 

 Forwards you to the next image in the slideshow

 

 Is the counter. You are now viewing image number 3 out of 21 images. The small blue dot within the counter lights yellow whenever the slideshow is ready with a new image for you to view.

 

Just click on the image being displayed in the slideshow to select and view the individual it. This also stops the slideshow.

Upload New Images 

 

Upload New ImagesIf you are assigned upload privilege in the current folder you can add new images by "uploading them". You can also choose to create a new folder where new images will be placed.

If you are not privileged to upload to a folder, you will see the following warning:

 

If you are privileged you will see the upload window.

 

In this example, the current folder is called "Upload here – unrestricted" and you are about to upload images to that folder.

 

You can specify up to 5 uploads for each upload session.

 

You can opt to receive an Email receipt to a specified e-mail address here called me@mySystem.com.

 

You can opt to create a new folder, which automatically becomes a sub-folder to the current one. eRez will automatically place the files you specify to upload in this new folder. Please remember to check the "create new folder" option, and remember to specify the name of the new folder.

 

What kind of files can be uploaded? You can upload:

•        JPEG

•        FlashPix 

•        TIFF

•        EPS

•        PDF

•        AI (Adobe Illustrator Drawings)

•        Plus additional formats which have been configured by the eRez server administrator.

•        Or a ZIP archive containing one or more of the above formats.

 

If you upload JPEG images or TIFF images with no pyramid extensions they are automatically optimized and converted by the eRez server to a TIFF image file with pyramid extensions. TIFF images with pyramid extensions as well as FlashPix images are not converted.

 

EPS, PDF and Adobe Illustrator files normally contain vector based graphics or line art used in logos and such. eRez will automatically try to create a preview of the first page for your EPS, PDF and Adobe Illustrator files if your system administrator has installed Ghostscript and configured eRez to use it. Otherwise if a tiff preview exists inside an EPS file it will be shown as a thumbnail or when viewing a file. Otherwise a generic icon will be shown instead of the thumbnail for EPS, PDF and Illustrator files.

 

Trick! You can upload more than 5 files at a time by zipping them into an archive and then uploading it. Please notice that paths defined in the ZIP archive are ignored by the eRez server. All supported image files in the ZIP archive will be placed in the current folder or the specified new folder.  Please note that the names of the individual files in a ZIP file must be ASCII characters only (no special characters such as the Danish æ, ø and å).

 

When you have specified files to upload, click on the Send Files. The following message will appear in the upload window:

 

 

As noted in the window it is important that you do not close the window! Otherwise your upload transfer is disrupted and no files are transferred.

 

When the upload transfer is complete, eRez announce it in the upload window, and tells you that it is okay to close the window.

The files you uploaded do not become visible in the tree view and content frame before you refresh the windows. To refresh, click on the List Images button in the Navigator frame. If you upload many images that need to be converted they will not appear until after the server conversion process has finished.

 

Why use TIFF images?

 TIFF is an open standard and by far the most versatile, reliable, and widely supported image format in use. eRez utilizes the multi-resolution information standard created by Adobe in 1996 to build so called pyramid TIFF files. The most important characteristic of this format is that the image file is organized in a way that makes it possible to read parts of the image at various resolution levels very fast.

The pyramid TIFF format has been designed to be backwards compatible with other software packages. Although these packages might not be able to take advantage of the multi-resolution image data they will still be able to read the image at the full resolution. Even Adobe Photoshop itself is unable to take advantage of the sub-resolutions and will always read the full resolution.

Because JPEG files are single resolution files they should not be used with the eRez Imaging Server if they contain more than a few megabytes of uncompressed image data (low resolution files at screen resolution). Using higher resolution JPEG images will slow down the eRez Imaging Server considerably.

FlashPix is another multi-resolution format created by KODAK, HP and Microsoft. Some of the advantages of pyramid TIFF compared to FlashPix are the support for CMYK and ciLAB color spaces, support for 16-bit per channel data as well as support for embedded ICC profiles, transparency, Photoshop layers, clipping paths, IPTC and EXIF metadata. In addition pyramid TIFF supports lossless compression by means of LZW and ZIP.


A Pyramid TIFF file contains image data at multiple resolutions.

 

 

Edit Folder Information

You can edit information about the current folder by clicking on the "Edit Folder Information" button in the Navigator frame. This assumes that you are privileged to edit the folder information. If not, a warning is issued, telling you that access is denied.

 

 

 

As you can see you can edit the name of the folder, and additional notes to be displayed in the Content Info Frame. You can also create a new folder here.

The folder Notes are inherited by all the sub-folders. However, if you insert a new folder note for a sub-level folder, it of course, will take precedence.

 

Click on “Move Folder” in the lower left corner to move the folder and all its content to a new location. This will bring up a new page with a list of target folders. Click on a folder to complete the move.

 

Delete Folder

If you are privileged to do it, you can delete an entire folder and all of it's sub-folders. So if sub-folders to the folder you want to delete exist, you'll also delete all the sub-folders

 

 

E-mail Folder

E-Mail FolderWhen you e-mail a folder to someone you actually send them an e-mail with a link to the folder. In this example reinhard@yawah.com is sending a link to MImages to bisp@voldsomvolvo.com. The e-mail will contain the message and a hyperlink to the folder on the eRez server.

Please notice! If the folder is not accessible for all: Remember to include access information to the folder in your e-mail message. Otherwise the recipient of your e-mail will be very frustrated when he or she is asked for username and password of which they have no knowledge.

 

Image Information

When you click on an image thumbnail in the content frame, the content frame will display the image and Image Information.

For further description please see the Selecting and viewing individual images section.

 

Preview Image

 

 

The preview Image function enables you to view and specify the viewing of individual images.

Size: Specify the size of the image in your browser. Values are small, medium and large. It is the eRez system administrator who defines sizes for small, medium and large. By default medium size is set in the range of 400x300 pixels. Of course eRez crops the image to fit within these bounds, so 400x300 means maximum that the image is displayed with a with of 400 pixels and height of maximum 300 pixels.

Quality: Images are sent to your Internet browser as JPEG images. All though the original source image in eRez is a pyramid TIFF file the image sent to and displayed in your Internet browser is a JPEG file. JPEG files can be displayed in different "qualities". The higher quality, the bigger the file will be. Lower quality means a smaller file and thus less bytes to send over the Internet. Less JPEG quality means that some image information is removed from the image - it gets more "blurry" - but it also gets smaller in size and thus are faster transporting over the Internet.

These are the controls used with the built in "Pure HTML" Image Viewer:

 

If you press this button in the top left corner you close the viewer and return to Image Information.

Below the image are some buttons that lets you zoom in and out, as well as pan across the image:

 

Zoom out. Please notice that you have to have zoomed in before you can zoom out.

 

Zoom in. This function zooms in on the center of the image.

 

Pan left. If you have zoomed in, the focus of your zoom moves left.

 

Pan down. If you have zoomed in, the focus of your zoom moves down.

 

Pan up. If you have zoomed in, the focus of your zoom moves up.

 

Pan right. If you have zoomed in, the focus of your zoom moves right.

 

Reset. Resets the zooms and shows the whole image.

Your eRez Server may have be configured to use the optional FSI Viewer instead, if your browser supports Macromedia Flash.

 

Download Image(s)

 

Download Image is a powerful feature that lets you define what part of the image to retrieve from the eRez server as well as the format and quality of the downloaded image.

In the top left corner you can select part or the entire image to download. To "crop" an image simply drag the handles  in the image using the mouse to select the area that you want to download.
Press CTRL and drag the handles to resize the selection without altering the center.

You can move the entire selection by clicking and dragging inside the select frame.
Additionally you can zoom in and out for a more precise selection using the buttons below the crop image. By pressing one of the mouse mode buttons (zoom, pan, rotate) you can choose the mouse function outside the selection.

 

Note: If your Browser does not support Flash you will get a simpler interface without the possibility to zoom, pan and rotate the selection.


If you want to download the whole image without cropping it, just leave the handles be.

eRez can create an endless number of derived variations from a single source image. Depending on how you are going to use an image you will need the image prepared with a size, resolution, format, sharpening and color definition that meets the requirement of the target medium and context. To avoid having to deal with all these details every time an image is downloaded eRez uses predefined templates with information about all the technical details for a specific medium. These templates can be added and modified by the system administrator.

When eRez is first installed the download page will give you the choice of about 30 standard templates divided into 3 categories:

The system administrator may have configured your eRez server differently to better match the specific needs or your organization. The formats available on the standard download page should be configured to meet the day-to-day requirements. If you find that a particular format you need on a regular basis isn't available on the standard download page you should ask your system administrator to add it.

 

Choosing the right resolution: DPI is short for "Dots Per Inch" and defines the number of dots - or pixels - needed for each inch of paper or screen in order to get a good result. An image file at 300 DPI is roughly 18 times larger than an image with the same dimensions at 72 DPI and 4 times larger than an image with the same dimensions at 144 DPI.

Nothing is gained by working with an image with a resolution too high for the purpose . So pick the right resolution and save download time and storage space.

Download PDF files

If you download PDF files you will not see all these options. Downloading a PDF file only gives you two options:

Compress and Download

 

Download Uncompressed

 

If you choose the first option, eRez makes a ZIP file containing the PDF file and let's you download it. The second option streams the PDF file to your machine. If you have a PDF viewer installed the PDF viewer will open the PDF file, otherwise you are prompted to save the PDF file to your disk.

 

Advanced Options

You may need to enter the "Advanced Options" in situations where you need a slightly larger preview for more accurate cropping, need to rotate an image or want to override one or more of the settings for a particular template. In addition to cropping and rotation the "Advanced Options" allows you to choose an existing template and override the settings for ICC color profile, image file format, width, height and resolution.

 

Base template: Approx. 30 different base templates come pre-installed with the eRez server. The server administrator may however decide to make new ones available or delete some.

ICC Profile: eRez follows the color management conventions developed by the International Color Consortium (ICC).  An ICC profile systematically describes how color numbers map to a particular color space, usually that of a device such as a scanner, printer, or monitor. From the ICC profile drop down menu you can choose between all of the ICC profiles available on the server. The professional printing standards used in Europe, USA and Asia all use different inks and different printing processes such as offset or gravure and therefore requires different ICC profiles as well.

eRez comes with the 3 generic profiles and 4 profiles CMYK offset printing as listed below. Chances are good that your system administrator has already added additional ICC profiles that match the CMYK printing standards used by your organization.

The generic profiles are:

The profiles for CMYK offset printing are:

These CMYK profiles come from the European Color Initiative and follows the ISO 12647-2 standard. You can find more profiles on the European Color Initiative web site.


The ICC profiles that comes with Adobe Photoshop also covers the most common printing methods and is available for download at the
Adobe Web site.

For general information on ICC profiles, visit the ICC (International Color Consortium) Web site.

Rendering Intent: The rendering intent determines how eRez handles the ICC color conversion. The rendering intent you choose depends on whether colors are critical in an image and on your preference of what the overall color appearance of an image should be.

You may choose from the following rendering intents:

If you leave the value blank, the rendering intent specified in the template or the ICC profiles default rendering intent will be used.

Please note that some ICC profiles produce the same result regardless of the requested rendering intent.

Format: Format describes the image file format. You may choose between these 4 formats:

Rotate: The Rotate function lets you rotate the image. Rotation is measured in degrees. Click in another input field or hit the tab key on your keyboard to update the preview after you have entered a new value. Here are some examples of rotation:

Width, Height: Specify the width and height of the image in pixels. You don't need to specify both. If for example you only specify width, eRez will adjust the height accordingly and constrain proportions.
If you specify both, width and height, the selection will be locked to the aspect ratio given by the width and height value. Press SHIFT while resizing the selection to ignore the aspect ratio.  Note: If your Browser does not support Flash the aspect ratio will not be locked.

DPI: Specifies the DPI (Dots per Inch) associated with the image. Changing this value does not affect the number of pixels in the image or the size of the file. It is merely used to describe the physical dimensions of the image when placed in a page layout application or similar.

Crop top left: You can use the cropper handles in the image displayed to select minor parts of it. You can also set the numbers manually for a left crop, that is from the top left corner. The number specified is the x,y values (top value, left value). The range of the values goes from 0 to 1 so that:

 actually means crop 10% from left and 10% from the top

Crop bottom right: Similar to the crop mentioned above, but here you crop from the bottom right corner. The values 1,1 means that the bottom right corner goes to 100% button and 100% right of the image.

When you are finished selecting advanced options, click on Start Download to add your selection to the Download Manager

How to open ZIP files

In order to minimize the time it takes to transfer the image and to avoid that your browser tries to display the file instead of saving it, the image files are always compressed and delivered as ZIP files.

Some operating systems such as Mac OS X and Windows XP come with the software necessary to open and extract images from ZIP files. Users of other earlier of Microsoft Windows can use the WinZIP utility and Macintosh users can use StuffIt to open the files.

Download Original

Downloads the original image file to your computer. Please notice that eRez first packs the image into a zip file. When that process is finished eRez tells you: Your image is ready! and prompts you for a place on your computer to download the image to.

 

Open original

Opens the original image and streams it to your machine where it will be opened by an appropriate application if you have one that supports the format. Please notice that original images can be very large. Caution - A high quality original TIFF image may be many many megabytes.

 

Download Manager

 

 Download Manager collects all you have selected for download in a list. Every time you select an image for download the eRez Server starts processing and packing the image. This means that you can browse, collect, and play around with the images you want to download. When you decide that now is the time to download them – you just click on the Download Manager.

 

The Download Manager tells you if all your images are ready for download. If one or more images aren't ready, you will see them in the download manager.

 

You can select to download – that is transfer to your computer – individual image, by pressing "Download". You can also "Remove" individual images from the Download Manager. Finally you can Download All or Remove All.

The individual and total sizes for images in the Download Manager are also listed.

Publish Image or Selection to Web

The publish to web function generates scripts you can paste into your html documents, which then calls the appropriate image or viewer(s) according to your selections.

 

There are three different ways of making a selection:

·         You can select an image – the same as viewing an individual image.

·         You are viewing a folder – which then is your selection.

·         You can perform a search and the search query can be your selection.


 If your selection contains just one item, which is just one image pressing the "Publish Image to web" button will let you publish in two different ways:

1. Publish as HTML viewer

2. Publish as FSI Viewer (Flash)

You can only publish as Flash viewer if the FSI flash viewer is enabled on the eRez Server.

 

If your selection contains more than one item, the "Publish selection to web" button lets you:

1. Publish_as_Slideshow

2. Publish_as_FSI Showcase

3. Publish_as_FSI Pages

 

 

 

These are very powerful tools used by web designers to add dynamic image content to Web sites. With this tool it is very simple and fast to add customized images with real-time Zoom and Pan interactivity to any web-page.

 

On a Web site you don't embed images directly into the HTML files - instead you refer to them. When the HTML files are loaded by the Web browser, the browser will pull the image from its source and insert it into the document. The type of reference used with HTML is called a URL - Unified Resource Locator. The "Publish Image Selection to Web" function creates code you can insert into your HTML document.

Publish as HTML viewer

If you publish as HTML viewer, eRez will help you generate the HTML code necessary for inserting your selected image into your HTML page and the equivalent Image URL. You can make on-the-fly selection on what part of the image should be retrieved and how.

Traditionally a URL for an image points to a static image manually prepared in advance and placed on a Web server. By changing this URL to point directly to the eRez server, it is possible to have the eRez server create and endless number of variations of each image automatically and "on-the-fly". The eRez server is optimized to create images from URLs extremely fast - in so called "real-time". In order to serve "dynamic images" as fast as static images prepared in advance, the server utilizes a number sophisticated caching methods and visitors on the Web site will not be able to tell the difference.

Quite often the same image is used in various sizes on a Web site in the form of a small "thumbnail", a larger preview and maybe a version optimized for printing. Having the eRez server create all the different version on-the-fly eliminates the need for manually preparing them in advance. And if the source image is modified the modification will take effect on all the derived images immediately.

Since the eRez server can create images in real-time we can go even further and make the images on the Web interactive. It only takes one extra line of code in the HTML file to make it possible for the visitor to ZOOM into and inspect the details of an image. And the tools can create the URL automatically as well as the HTML code to turn the images into live interactive images.

The "Publish as HTML Viewer" features are very similar to the Advanced Download Options. But instead of making an image for you to download it constructs an URL you can insert into your html document.

Template: In the same way that eRez uses templates to describe the settings for different download formats it uses a separate set of templates when creating images in real-time from a URL. These templates can be modified and new templates can be added by the eRez System Administrator.

By default the default sizes of the "Large", "Medium" and "Small" template are:

eRez always scales the image to fit inside the width and height without distorting the proportions.  The System Administrator may have defined templates with overlay effects. By using these templates eRez will place a semi-transparent image on top of the resulting image in order to create visual effects like frames and watermarks. Below you will see the two sample templates that are installed with the software:

The little girl in this image comes from an overlay TIFF-file. The power of the eRez imaging server is that it can merge the original image (the cropped version of the bird) with the overlay (the image of the girl and the frame). The overlay image contains transparent layers, shadows etc.

 

Format:

JPEG Quality: The quality of JPEG compressed images. This must be in the range 0 (very poor quality/small image file) to 100 (highest quality/largest image file). For PDF images a value of "0" means no JPEG compression and ZIP compression will be used instead. For PNG and EPS this attribute is ignored.

Sharpening: The amount of sharpening to apply to the image. This must be in the range -500 (heavy blur) to 500 (strong sharpening). A value of 0 applies no sharpening.

 -500

-100

0

100

500

Rotate: The Rotate function lets you rotate the image. Rotation is measured in degrees. Click in another input field or hit the tab key on your keyboard to update the preview after you have entered a new value. Here are some examples of rotation:

Width, Height: Specify the width and height of the image in pixels. You don't need to specify both. If for example you only specify width, eRez will adjust the height accordingly and constrain proportions. If you specify both, width and height, the selection will be locked to the aspect ratio given by the width and height value. Press SHIFT while resizing the selection to ignore the aspect ratio.

Note: If your Browser does not support Flash the aspect ratio will not be locked.

Crop top left: You can use the cropper handles in the image displayed to select minor parts of it. You can also set the numbers manually for a left crop, that is from the top left corner. The number specified is the x,y values (top value, left value). The range of the values goes from 0 to 1 so that:

 actually means crop 10% from left and 10% from the top

Crop bottom right: Similar to the crop mentioned above, but here you crop from the bottom right corner. The values 1,1 means that the bottom right corner goes to 100% button and 100% right of the image

 

Fill color

The RGB background color used to pad the image in order to make the image exactly fit the specified width and height. Uses standard web color format (e.g. ff0000 is red, 00ff00 is green etc..). Click on Pick to activate the color picker.

Respond to clicks: If you want users to be able to zoom into the image you are publishing or using the Eyecon function, check this box. If you don't want to allow users any interactivity with the published image, make sure this option is left unchecked.

Eyecon:

The eyecon thumbnail can be placed in the four different corners of the image, depending on the eyecon value:

Upper-left

Upper-right

lower-left

lower-right

If you use HTML code that includes support for "eyecon", a separate window with a "Viewer" will open in the browser when the user clicks on the "Eyecon".

 

Use "Update HTML Code" to update the "Image URL" and "HTML Code" fields. You can preview your selections by using the "Preview" link. Use "Default Values" to reset the various selections. Finally you can copy and copy form the "Image URL" and "HTML Code" fields and paste their generated HTML code into your HTML document.

 

As you select options on how your image should be presented in your HTML page you actually build HTML code. You can use the "Preview" link to check how your selection will look like. Use the "Update HTML code" to update the "Image URL" and "HTML code" boxes. When you are happy with your selection and have "Updated HTML code" copy the generated code and insert it into your HTML page.

 

Publish as FSI Viewer (Flash)

If FSI Viewer is installed on your eRez server you can choose to publish your image for viewing with FSI Viewer. Please note that the version of FSI Viewer that ships with eRez server is an evaluation copy that needs to be licensed separately. Please contact your eRez dealer for more information.

You can choose between "Basic Options" and "More Options". Click "Preview" any time to see the effect of your changes.

Default Values and Layout Presets

To modify the default options marked with an asterisk sign (*) you can edit the XML configuration file "_default.fsi" located in the FSI Viewer setup directory (the default location is "[eRez root directory]/fsi3"). Additionally you can select a "Layout Preset" which represents a configuration file like the default configuration described before. All values defined in the layout preset supersede options specified in the default configuration. However, options selected manually supersede values of the default configuration as well as values defined in the layout preset.
Please refer to the section “Editing and Adding Layout Presets” below for information how to alter presets.

 

Editing and Adding Layout Presets

You can alter a layout preset by editing the corresponding XML configuration file located in the directory "[eRez root directory]/fsi3/config/viewer_presets/". If you want to add more layout preset files you additionally need to register these files by adding the name and the file name to the variable "$FSI_VIEWER_PRESETS" in the file "[erez root directory]/WEB-INF/templates/config/fsi.html".


The basic configuration looks like this:

#set( $FSI_VIEWER_PRESETS  = [  ["Small Survey Window", "small_nav"], ["Minimal", "minimal"]  ])

Small Survey Window” uses the configuration file [eRez root directory]/fsi3/config/viewer_presets/small_nav.fsi
"Minimal" uses the configuration file [eRez root directory]/fsi3/config/viewer_presets/minimal.fsi

Using eRez templates (advanced):
You can use server templates, e.g. to retrieve IPTC data of an image from eRez server:
#set( $FSI_VIEWER_PRESETS  = [  ["Picture w. Text from Caption", "servertemplate:viewer_textbox.xml"] ])

This preset loads the configuration from [erez root directory]/WEB-INF/templates/fsi/viewer_textbox.xml


Specifying default form values (advanced):
You can additionally specify default form values by appending the name of the input element name and a value, e.g. specifying a default output size:
#set( $FSI_VIEWER_PRESETS  = [  ["Some Name", "servertemplate:content.xml;FSIwidth=640;FSIheight=480;autoHeight=false"] ])


This preset loads the configuration from [erez root directory]/WEB-INF/templates/fsi/content.xml
and sets the default viewer size to 640 x 480.

 

Basic Options

Viewer Dimension:
Width and  height of the viewer with an option on automatic scaling the height. In this example the FSI Viewer will have the width of 400 pixels and automatic scaling to the aspect ratio of the source image. You can deselect the automatic scaling by un-checking the “auto” option. However, eRez picks the right dimensioning of the FSI viewer when auto is checked. The height dimension is updated when you press "Update HTML code" or "Preview". By default the aspect ratio of the crop selection corresponds to the aspect ratio defined by the “Viewer Dimension” values.

Resizable:
Displays a resizable preview window if this option is checked.

Layout Preset:
Use a preset layout defined in an XML configuration file. Choosing an option other than "None" modifies the default values for all other options.

 

FSI Skin:
Use the specified skin defining the appearance of FSI Viewer user interface. If you obtained a customized skin you can make this skin your default skin by modifying the default configuration (see "Default Values and Layout Presets" above) or add the skin to the variable "$FSI_SKINS " in the file "[erez root directory]/WEB-INF/templates/config/fsi.html".

 

Language:

Specifies the language of FSI Viewer tool tips. Choosing an option with "embedded font" ensures correct display of special characters even if the browser is set to a different character set.

 




Menu Alignment:

Alignment of the menu bar and the survey window.

There are four different options – one for each corner of FSI Viewer.

 

Survey Window: (See left) select whether to show or hide the small survey window within the FSI Viewer telling you which part of the image you are viewing and the percentage you have zoomed into the image.

Clipping Path: Let’s you select a clipping path contained in the image. Click the “Crop” button to crop the image to the bounding box of the clipping path. This option is available only for images containing clipping paths.

 

 

Background Color: Let’s you pick a background color for the parts of the FSI Viewer not covered by the image you view or the FSI menu / survey window.

 

JPEG Quality: The quality of JPEG compressed images shown in the FSI Viewer. This must be in the range 0 (very poor quality/small image file) to 100 (highest quality/largest image file). It is not recommended to use values below 10% or above 90%.

 

Crop top left: You can use the cropper handles  in the image displayed to select minor parts of it. You can also set the numbers manually for a left crop, that is from the top left corner. The number specified is the x,y values (top value, left value). The range of the values goes from 0 to 1 so that:

 actually means crop 10% from left and 10% from the top

 

Crop bottom right: Similar to the crop mentioned above, but here you crop from the bottom right corner. The values 1,1 means that the bottom right corner goes to 100% button and 100% right of the image.

 

SceneSet, Scene, Rotation: The first two values define the current SceneSet and Scene for virtual 3D presentations. The rotation value specifies the 2D rotation of FSI Viewer on startup in 0..360 degrees.

More Options

Clicking "More Options" displays advanced configuration options to choose from. You can find a brief description of these options below. Please note that you can find a detailed description of all parameters in the FSI Viewer documentation.

 

Survey Window Size:

Specify the size of the survey window by entering the maximum width and height of the image inside the survey window.

 

Crop Image to view port:

Crop the image to match the viewer size independent of the aspect ratio of the image. In contrast to cropping the image using the crop values this option does not only modify the initial image section to view.

 

Reset to cropped image:

Choose "yes" to make FSI Viewer display the crop section of the image when the user resets the viewer.

 

Sharpening:

The amount of sharpening to apply to the image. This value must be in the range -500 (heavy blur) to 500 (strong sharpening). A value of 0 applies no sharpening.

Max. Zoom:

The maximum magnification in percent of the source image.  The default value of "100%" restricts the magnification to the physical resolution of the source image.

Hide User Interface:
Hide FSI Viewer user interface (menu bar and survey window) on startup. The user can show the interface by clicking the small button in the corner of FSI Viewer.

 

Initial Action:

Instructs FSI Viewer to execute the action specified on startup. This is especially useful for virtual 3D presentations.

 

Speed of Action:
Defines the execution speed of "Initial Action" explained above where 1 is the fastest execution possible and greater values specify slower execution.

 

Repeat Action on Reset:

Choose "yes" to repeat the "Initial Action" explained above each time the user resets the viewer.

 

Initial Mouse Mode:

Choose the mouse mode selected on startup.

 

Animated Motion Quality:

Specifies the image quality or disables the animated motion during zoom or pan transitions.

 

Animation Speed:

Speed of animated motion from 1 (slowest) to 100 (max. speed).

 

Preload 3D Images:

Applies to virtual 3D presentation only. FSI Viewer loads high detail preview images if enabled.

 

Additional Plug-ins:

Choose one or more FSI Plug-ins to include.
Please note that this option activates plug-ins with default options only. You can specify plug-in parameters using the "Additional Parameters" input below. Please refer to FSI Viewer documentation for a detailed description on using FSI plug-ins.

 

Disable Plug-ins:

Select one or more plug-ins to deactivate. This option does not have any effect if the selected plug-in(s) have not been specified in the default configuration or in the selected layout preset.

 

Additional Parameters:
You can use this text field to enter any number of FSI parameters manually.

Parameters have to be entered in the following way "Parameter1=Value1&Parameter2=Value2...".

 

Debug Window:

FSI Viewer displays a debug window offering useful authoring information if set to "yes".

 

Publish as Slideshow

As part of the eRez Server you can publish your selections as a flash enabled slideshow. This slideshow is accessible to all and independent of whether the eRez server has a FSI flash viewer license.

 

Slideshow Dimension: width x height (in pixels).

 

Menu:

·         Default – the default navigation menu setting for the eRez server. This is can be customized by the system administrator.

·         Auto – navigation menu becomes visible when users mouse scrolls over the navigation menu’s position in the slideshow.

·         On – navigation menu is always on and visible in the slideshow

·         Off – navigation menu is turned off.

 

Display Time: In seconds for each image in the slideshow.

 

Transition Time: How long (in seconds) is the transition time between each image.

 

Open Viewer on click: If a user clicks on an image being displayed in the slideshow, should an image viewer be opened? If yes, check this option.

 

Background Color: Let’s you pick a color to insert into the parts of the slideshow not filled with the image you view or the navigation menu.

 




Transition
:

·         Default option, transitions between images (how one image blend or scale into the next image) is determined by the setup of the eRez server and the next four options are disabled.

·         None, means that there will be no transitions between images in the slideshow.

·         Custom, means that you can customize the fly in, rotation, alpha blend and scale transition options in your slideshow

 

Custom Fly in: How should one image enter the slideshow after the previous one? In the Custom Fly in transition "Top-Left" option, one image flies in from the top-left corner of the slideshow and proceeds to grow towards the Bottom-Right corner as the previous image shrinks. The options are:

·         None – that is no transitions where an image flies in or depending on the other custom setting – expands from the center.

·         Top-Left

·         Top-Center

·         Top-Right

·         Center-Left

·         Center-Right

·         Bottom-Left

·         Bottom-Center

·         Bottom-Right

 

Custom Rotate: You can also make the transition from one image to another rotate clockwise or counter clockwise. If the image flies in it will rotate if custom rotates is set to clockwise or counter clockwise. If custom fly in is set to none custom rotate will make the image twists from the center clockwise or counter clockwise.

 

Alpha blend: If checked, the transition will also blend one image into the next image. This means that the first image will fade as the next image sharpens.

 

Custom Scale: If checked, the next image in the slideshow zooms out from the "fly in"-position.

 

Use the "Preview" to see how your slideshow will look like.

 

When you are done customizing your slideshow, you can use the "Update HTML code" to update the generated HTML code. You can then paste it into your HTML document.

 

Use the "Default Values" to reset customization of your slideshow and generated HTML code.

 

 

Publish as FSI Showcase

 

Like FSI Viewer, FSI Showcase provides the possibility to view high resolution images on-line and present virtual three-dimensional objects requiring low bandwidth only. FSI Showcase Add-on integrates a resizable scroll pane into FSI Viewer displaying automatically generated thumbnails of multiple images. Clicking a thumbnail displays the image in FSI Viewer. This way a single viewer instance can be used to display hundreds of images presenting thumbnails and optional labels for each image.

The images displayed in FSI Showcase can either be specified manually or automatically based on a selection. The selection can be dynamic. If your selection is a folder, whenever the folder content changes, the content in the FSI Showcase changes as well. If your selection is a query, whenever images are added or deleted on the eRez server that includes or excludes it from the query in the selection, the content in the FSI Showcase changes accordingly.

 

Please refer to FSI Viewer documentation for a detailed description.

 

Please note that the version of FSI Showcase Add-on that ships with eRez server is an evaluation copy that needs to be licensed separately. Please contact your eRez dealer for more information.

 

You can choose between "Basic Options" and "More Options" when publishing images as FSI Showcase.

Click "Preview" any time to see the effect of your changes.

Default Values and Layout Presets

As FSI Showcase offers more than 50 parameters to change the layout, color and appearance it is important to understand how to modify default values and how to create your own layout presets.

To modify default options marked with an asterisk sign (*) you can edit the XML configuration file "_default.fsi" located in the FSI Viewer setup directory (the default location is "[eRez root directory]/fsi3"). Additionally you can select a "Layout Preset" which represents a configuration file defining FSI Viewer options as well as the Showcase appearance. All values defined in the layout preset supersede options specified in the default configuration. However, options selected manually supersede values of the default configuration as well as values defined in the layout preset.
You can alter a layout preset by editing the corresponding XML configuration file located in the directory "[eRez root directory]/fsi3/config/showcase_presets/". If you choose to add more layout preset files you additionally need to register these files by adding the name and the file name to the variable "$FSI_SHOWCASE_PRESETS" in the file "[erez root directory]/WEB-INF/templates/config/fsi.html".

 

Basic Options

 

Showcase Size: Width x height of the viewer (in pixels).

 

Resizable:
Displays a resizable preview window if this option is checked.

 

FSI Skin:
Use the specified skin defining the appearance of FSI viewer user interface.

It is recommended to add custom layout presets (see " Default Values and Layout Presets" paragraph above) when using custom FSI Skins.

 

Layout Preset:
Choose a preset layout defined in an XML configuration file. Please refer to the paragraph "Default Values and Layout Presets" above for information on how to create custom layout presets.

 

Language:

Specifies the language of user interface tool tips. Choosing an option with "embedded font" ensures correct display of special characters even if the browser user’s browser uses a different character set.

 

Background Color: Let’s you pick a background color for the parts of the FSI Showcase not covered by the image you view or the FSI user interface.


Survey Window: Select whether to show or hide the small survey window within the FSI viewer telling you which part of the image you are viewing and the percentage you have zoomed into the image.

 

Thumbnail Scale:

Overall scale of thumbnails in the thumbnail bar in percent (image, framework and labels).

 

Thumbnail Image Size:

Size of thumbnail images as retrieved from the server. The actual screen size might differ if the thumbnail scale is not 100%.

 

Thumbnail Bar Size:

Initial size of the thumbnail bar. If the layout of the showcase is not "floating" (More Options) this value additionally specifies the minimum size of the thumbnail bar.

 

Crop to Thumbnails:
Crop images to the aspect ratio of the thumbnail images.

 

2D images only:

Disable functions that apply to virtual 3D presentations only (e.g. the button "Rotate 3D").

 

JPEG Quality:

The quality of JPEG compressed images shown in the FSI viewer and thumbnails. This must be in the range 0 (very poor quality/small image file) to 100 (highest quality/largest image file). It is not recommended to use values below 10% or above 90%.

 

 

More Options

Clicking "More Options" displays a list of more advanced configuration options to choose from. You can find a brief description of these options below. Modifying the advanced parameters might not match the selected Layout Preset in some cases, especially when choosing a different menu alignment. It is recommended to add custom layout presets (see paragraph above) when using custom FSI Skins or if you want to create a custom showcase layout. Please refer to the FSI Viewer documentation for an extensive description of all available parameters.

Survey Window Size:

Specify the size of the survey window by entering the maximum width and height of the image inside the survey window.

 

Sharpening:

The amount of sharpening to apply to the images. This value must be in the range -500 (heavy blur) to 500 (strong sharpening). A value of 0 applies no sharpening.

Max. Zoom:

The maximum magnification in percent of the source image.  The default value of "100%" restricts the magnification to the physical resolution of the source image.

Thumbnail Bar Position:
Alignment of the thumbnail bar. The bar can be attached to the left, top, right or bottom of the viewer instance.

 

Menu Alignment:

Choose the alignment of the menu bar and the survey window.

There are four different options – one for each corner of FSI Viewer.

 

Thumb Bar Base Color:

Defines a base color that all other color values (e.g. scroll bar, thumbnail framework) will be derived from.

 

Scroll Bar Base Color:

The base color of the scroll bar and the drag bar of the thumbnail bar.

 

Thumbnail Bar Background:
Color of the background of the thumbnail bar.

 

Thumbnail Bar Opacity:
Defines the opacity of the thumbnail bat background from "100" (opaque) to "0" (invisible).

 

Thumbnail Label Display:
Content of thumbnail labels. The selection has no effect if the layout preset does not show thumbnail labels.

 

Scroll Bar:

Orientation of the scroll bar inside the thumbnail bar.
Vertical means that thumbnails will be aligned from left to right, top to bottom showing a vertical scroll bar if required.

Horizontal means that thumbnails will be aligned from top to bottom, left to right showing a horizontal scroll bar if required.

 

Animation Speed:

Speed of animated motion from 1 (slowest) to 100 (max. speed).

 

Initial Action:

Instructs FSI viewer to execute the action specified on startup. This is especially useful for virtual 3D presentations.

 

Speed of Action:
Defines the speed of "Initial Action" explained above where 1 is the fastest execution possible and greater values specify slower execution.

 

Repeat Action on Reset:

Choose "yes" to repeat the "Initial Action" explained above each time the user resets the viewer.

 

Additional Plug-ins:

Choose one or more FSI Plug-ins to include.
Please note that this option activates plug-ins with default options only. You can specify plug-in parameters using the "Additional Parameters" input below. Please refer to FSI Viewer documentation for a detailed description on using FSI plug-ins.

 

Disable Plug-ins:

Select one or more plug-ins to be deactivated. This option does not have any effect if the plug-in(s) have not been specified in the default configuration or in the selected layout preset.

 

Additional Parameters:
You can use this text field to enter FSI parameters manually.

Parameters have to be entered in the following way "Parameter1=Value1&Parameter2=Value2...".

 

Debug Window:

FSI Viewer displays a debug window offering useful authoring information if set to "yes".

 

 

 

Publish as FSI Pages

 

FSI Pages Add-on for FSI Viewer offers the possibility to publish high resolution image collections on-line. With FSI Pages you can create virtual booklets like catalogs or photo albums including automatically built indices and image zoom via FSI Viewer. As FSI Pages loads image and page data on demand you can publish virtual catalogs containing 1,000 pages or even more without increasing the startup time considerably.

 

The images displayed in FSI Pages can either be specified manually or automatically based on a selection. The selection can be dynamic and each image represents an individual page of the catalog or photo album. If your selection is a folder, whenever the folder content changes the content in the FSI Pages changes as well. If your selection is a search query, whenever images are added or deleted on the eRez server that includes or excludes it from the query in the selection, the content in the FSI Pages changes accordingly.

 

Please refer to FSI Viewer documentation for a detailed description of FSI Pages options and parameters.

 

Please note that the version of FSI Pages Add-on that ships with eRez server is an evaluation copy that needs to be licensed separately.
Please contact your eRez dealer for more information.

 

You can choose between "Basic Options" and "More Options" when publishing image collections as FSI Pages.
Click "Preview" any time to see the effect of your changes.

Default Values and Preset Configuration

As FSI Pages offers more than 70 parameters to change the layout, behavior and appearance it is important to understand how to modify default values and how to create your own layout presets.

 

To modify default options marked with an asterisk sign (*) you can edit the XML configuration file "_default.fsi" located in the FSI Viewer setup directory (the default location is "[eRez root directory]/fsi3"). Additionally you can select a "Layout Preset" which represents a configuration file defining FSI Viewer options as well as the FSI Pages Add-on appearance. All values defined in the layout preset supersede options specified in the default configuration. However, options selected manually supersede values of the default configuration as well as values defined in the layout preset.

 

The default presets offer the following configurations:

You can alter the presets above by editing the corresponding XML configuration file located in the directory "[eRez root directory]/fsi3/config/pages_presets/". If you choose to add more layout preset files you additionally need to register these files by adding the name and the file name to the variable "$FSI_PAGES_PRESETS" in the file "[erez root directory]/WEB-INF/templates/config/fsi.html".

 

Basic Options

 

Overall Size: Width x height of the viewer instance (in pixels).

 

Resizable:
Displays a resizable preview window if this option is checked.

 

Page on Startup:
Enter the index of the page to display on startup. By default this is "1" for the front cover.

 

Page Aspect Ratio:
Enter the aspect ratio of the individual pages, e.g. "8000:6000". By default FSI Pages uses the aspect ratio of the first image in the collection.

 

Preset Configuration:
Choose a preset configuration defined in an XML configuration file. Please refer to the paragraph "Default Values and Presets Configurations" above for information on how to create custom presets configurations.

 

FSI Viewer Skin:

Use the specified skin defining the appearance of FSI Viewer user interface.

FSI Viewer 3.5 or above skins define a matching FSI Pages skin automatically. You can manually define an FSI Pages skin in “More Options”.

Language:

Specifies the language of tool tips in FSI Pages. Choosing an option with "embedded font" ensures correct display of special characters even if the browser is set to a different character set.

XML File for Chapters: Let’s you specify an XML file containing the document structure required for the “Chapters” plug-in. You can place the XML file in the directory "[eRez root directory]/fsi3/config/pages_xml/". This directory contains a sample index file " indexsample.xml" you can use as a reference. If you place the XML file in the default directory mentioned before you only need to specify the file name, e.g. " indexsample.xml".

 

Background Color: Let’s you pick a background color for the parts of the FSI Pages not covered by the image or pages you view or the FSI user interface.

 

Page Background Color: Let’s you pick a background color for all pages.

 

Enable Slider:

Enable or disable the slider of the user interface to quickly navigate to different pages.

 

Enable Index:

Enable or disable the page index presenting thumbnails of all pages.

 

Enable Zoom:

Enable or disable zooming into pages when the user clicks a page.

 

Crop Images to Pages:
Crop images to match the specified aspect ratio of the pages.

 

2D images only:

Disable functions that apply to virtual 3D presentations only (e.g. the button "Rotate 3D").

 

JPEG Quality:

The quality of JPEG compressed images shown in the FSI viewer and thumbnails. This must be in the range 0 (very poor quality/small image file) to 100 (highest quality/largest image file). It is not recommended to use values below 10% or above 90%.

 

 

More Options

Clicking "More Options" displays a list of more advanced configuration options to choose from. You can find a brief description of these options below. Modifying the advanced parameters might not match the selected Layout Preset in some cases, especially when choosing a different menu alignment. It is recommended to add custom layout presets (see paragraph above) when using custom FSI Viewer or FSI Pages skins or if you want to create a custom layout. Please refer to the FSI Viewer documentation for an extensive description of all parameters available.

FSI Pages Skin:

Choose an FSI Pages Skin. FSI Pages ships with a silver and a plain white skin.

 

Page Border Color:

Let’s you pick a color for the border drawn around each page.

 

User Interface:

Enable or disable FSI Pages user interface.

 

Interface Margin (left/top/right/bottom):

Enter the margins around the virtual booklet. This space is for example required for the user interface of FSI Viewer when zooming into pages.

 

Max. Index Image Size:

Enter the maximum width or height for the thumbnail images in the page index.

 

Index Image Padding:

Enter the padding (spacing between thumbnails) in the image index.

Front Cover:

Choose the display mode of the front cover.
Default:        Use the first image in the collection

Blank Page:   Use a blank page without any image

Image:         Use the image specified. Enter a relative path to an image (e.g. "images/flowers/rose.tif")

 

Back Cover:

Choose the display mode of the back cover.
Default:        Use the last image in the collection

Blank Page:   Use a blank page without any image

Image:         Use the image specified. Enter a relative path to an image (e.g. "images/flowers/rose.tif")

 

Page Numbers:

Enable or disable page numbers on the pages.

 

Page Number Size:

Specify the size of the page numbers in percent of the page height.

 

Page Number Position:

Choose the alignment of the page numbers.

 

Page Number Color:

Pick a text color for the page numbers.

 

Page Number Background:

Pick a background color for the page numbers.

 

Image Sharpening:

Enter a numeric value to sharpen (0..500) or blur (-500..0) images.

 

Page Turn Animation Speed:

Enter a numeric value specifying the page turn speed between 1 (slowest) and 100 (fastest).

 

 

FSI Viewer Options

The options below apply to the appearance of zoomed pages only.

 

Menu Alignment:

Alignment of the menu bar and the survey window.

There are four different options – one for each corner of FSI Viewer.

 

Zoom Pages in Place:

By default FSI Pages zooms pages to use the entire space of the viewer for zooming.
Choosing "yes" makes FSI Pages zoom image in place.

 

Survey Window: (See left) select whether to show or hide the small survey window within the FSI Viewer telling you which part of the image you are viewing and the percentage you have zoomed into the image.

 

 

Survey Window Size:

Specify the size of the survey window by entering the maximum width and height of the image inside the survey window.

                           

 

Initial Zoom:

Enter the initial magnification when clicking a page in percent of the source image ("100" = maximum magnification).

 

Max. Zoom:

The maximum magnification in percent of the source image.  The default value of "100%" restricts the magnification to the physical resolution of the source image.

Animation Speed:

Speed of animated motion from 1 (slowest) to 100 (max. speed).

 

Initial Action:

Instructs FSI Viewer to execute the action specified on startup. This is especially useful for virtual 3D presentations.

 

Speed of Action:
Defines the speed of "Initial Action" explained above where 1 is the fastest execution possible and greater values specify slower execution.

 

Repeat Action on Reset:

Choose "yes" to repeat the "Initial Action" explained above each time the user resets the viewer.

 

Additional Plug-ins:

Choose one or more FSI Plug-ins to include.
Please note that this option activates plug-ins with default options only. You can specify plug-in parameters using the "Additional Parameters" input below. Please refer to FSI Viewer documentation for a detailed description on using FSI plug-ins

 

Disable Plug-ins:

Select one or more plug-ins to be deactivated. This option does not have any effect if the plug-in(s) have not been specified in the default configuration or in the selected layout preset.

 

Additional Parameters:
You can use this text field to enter FSI parameters manually.

Parameters have to be entered in the following way "Parameter1=Value1&Parameter2=Value2...".

 

Debug Window:

FSI Viewer displays a debug window offering useful authoring information if set to "yes".

 

 

 

Edit Image Information

 

In addition to the actual image data in the form of pixels, an image file can also contain Meta data. Meta data means "data about the data" and can either be technical data such as information about the equipment and settings used to capture the image or information about the subject, status and intellectual rights.

eRez allows you to add or edit embedded Meta data in the form of IPTC data as well as change the name of the file itself.

 

As a guide when editing or adding Meta data eRez will also display the information that you can not edit such as the technical information from a digital camera. You can edit all fields with the light yellow color:

 

File

File name: You can edit the file name.

Orientation

Sometimes an image needs to be "rotated". The photographer who took the picture originally, might have rotated his camera to take a picture in "portrait" format, not the usual "landscape" orientation of cameras. Click on the orientation suitable for rotating the image to suit you.

IPTC

The IPTC (International Press Telecommunications Council) has developed a standard to promote interchange of news data. eRez allows you to add or modify the following IPTC data:

Title: Used as a shorthand reference for the image. Examples: "Wall St." "Ferry Sinks"

Author (By-line): Contains name of the creator of the image, e.g. photographer or graphic artist.

Author's Position (By-line title): the title of the creator or creators of the image.

Caption: A textual description of the image.

Caption Writer: Identification of the name of the person involved in the writing, editing or correcting the caption.

Copyright Notice: Contains any necessary copyright notice.

Keywords: Used to indicate specific information retrieval words. Each keyword is separated by a line break.

Category: A 3 digit number as defined by the IPTC - NAA INFORMATION INTERCHANGE MODEL.

Supplemental Categories: Supplemental categories further refine the subject of an image. Each category is separated by a line break.

Date Created: In the form CCYYMMDD. eRez will automatically fill out this field if EXIF data exists and contains the date. Example: "19890317" indicates 17 March 1989.

Time Created: In the form HHMMSS±HHMM. eRez will automatically fill out this field if EXIF data exists and contains the time. Example: "090000-0500" indicates 0900 in New York (five hours behind UTC)

City: Identifies city of image origin according to guidelines established by the provider.

State/Province: Identifies state/province of image origin according to guidelines established by the provider.

Country: Identifies country/primary location of image origin according to guidelines established by the provider. Examples: "USA" (United States), "FRA" (France), "XUN" (United Nations)

Credit: Identifies the provider of the image, not necessarily the owner/creator.

Source: Identifies the original owner of the intellectual content of the object data. This could be an agency, a member of an agency or an individual.

Headline: A publishable entry providing a synopsis of the contents of the image. Example: "Lindbergh Lands In Paris".

Instructions: Other editorial instructions concerning the use of the image, such as embargoes and warnings.

Transmission Reference: A code representing the location of original transmission according to practices of the provider.

Urgency: Specifies the editorial urgency of content. '1' is most urgent, '5' normal and '8' denotes the least-urgent.

3D Settings

 

This is a fantastic tool. 3D settings will let you "3D-alize" your image!

Please notice - it requires a separately licensed FSI Viewer to be installed on the eRez server.

In the image to the left you will see 12 smaller images of a laptop PC. This is an example of an image uploaded to an eRez server which can be transformed into a presentation of an image consisting of multiple images. The eRez Server can make a presentation that shows only one of these smaller images at a time. With the FSI viewer you can twist and turn the laptop PC and thus see it from different angles. Each angle consists of one of the smaller images (called a tile).

In this example we have 3 horizontal tiles and 4 vertical tiles.

When you are editing an image, 3D settings lets you specify how many tiles it consists of.

 

 

Horizontal Tiles:  How many tiles or "smaller images" should the image be divided into horizontally.

Vertical Tiles:  How many tiles or "smaller images" should the image be divided into vertically.

Scene Sets: Here you can specify optional scene sets as described in the FSI Documentation.

You can move a file to a new location by clicking on the name of the path.

 

This will bring up a new page with a list of target folders. Click on a folder to complete the move.

 

E-mail Image

When you e-mail an image to someone you actually send them an e-mail with a link to the image. In this example MyName@MySite.com is sending a link to Lake.tif to FriendsName@FriendsSite.com. The e-mail will contain the message and an embedded hyperlink to the image on the eRez server. The e-mail will be sent in html format, and if the receivers e-mail reader is able to and set up to display html e-mails, the reader will be able to view a copy of the image as well.

Please notice! If the folder containing the image is not accessible for all: Remember to include access information to the image in your e-mail message. Otherwise the recipient of your e-mail will be very frustrated, when he or she is asked for user name and password of which they have no knowledge.

Delete Image

If you are privileged to do it, you can delete an image. Notice that deleting an image is final, the action can not be undone.

 

FSI Viewer

 

 

 

FSI Viewer is navigated by the menu bar (above) and by using the mouse directly on the image. For example, you can directly select a section of the image you want to magnify.

 

The mouse functions are determined by the corresponding buttons on the menu bar (zoom, pan, rotate, etc.)

The example on the left shows the mouse mode "zoom".

 

The optional small survey window (above right) displays the position of the currently selected image section.

 

 

 

Menu Bar

 


Main Functions

Back to Initial View.
Undoes zoom, pan, rotation and restores the initial view.

(identical with space bar)

Zoom In

Zoom Out

 

 

 

Mouse Modes

 

The "Mousemodes" or "MousemodeSelect" plug-in is required to display the following mouse mode buttons.

 

Mouse - Zoom In
Choose this function to enlarge segments using the mouse. Click on the image and drag the frame over the desired segment. Alternatively you can click on the image, without marking a segment. The image will then be magnified in steps. To zoom out in steps, hold down the CTRL-key and click on the image.

Mouse - Pan
Choose this functions to pan the image using the mouse. Click on the image and drag in the desired direction. To return to the original view, hold down the CTRL-key and click on the image.

Mouse - Turn
Choose this function to rotate the image around the z-axis. Click on the image and drag in whatever direction you want to turn the object (to the right or the left). To reset the rotation, hold down the CTRL-key and click on the image.

Mouse - Rotate (only for 3D presentations)

Choose this function to rotate the object around the y-axis or the x-axis if available. Click on the image and drag to the left or to the right. Move the mouse up or down to rotate the object around the x-axis. To reset rotation, hold down the CTRL-key and click on the image.

 


 

Additional Buttons

 

Hide/Display menu

Displays or hides the user interface.

Information
Displays information about the viewer and refers to a configurable help page.

 

 

 

 

Survey Window

 

 

In the survey window you can see a miniature presentation of the entire image. The segment which is currently viewed is framed in red. In the survey window you can change the current segment either by dragging the frame, or by clicking on the desired area of the image.

 

 

 

Keyboard Shortcuts

 

FSI Viewer and FSI Showcase can also be controlled with the keyboard. The list below shows which keys have what function.  As most of the keys belong to the Num field, it has to be activated before use.

 

Key

Function

Num 5,

spacebar

Back to original view

Num 4,

left arrow

Move to the left

Num 6,

right arrow

Move to the right

Num 8,

up arrow

Move up

Num 2,

down arrow

Move down

Num 1

Turn around the z-axis to the left

Num 3

Turn around the z-axis to the right

Num 7

Rotate around the y-axis to the left (3D only)

Num 9

Rotate around the y-axis to the right (3D only)

Num /

Rotate around the x-axis upwards (3D only), or previous view

Num *

Rotate around the x-axis downwards (3D only), or previous view

Num 0

Hide/display user interface

D

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If you have activated the debug mode, you can hide or display the debug window using this key.

I

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Outputs information about the current image segment and further status information in the debug window. (e.g. for the parameter "InitialView").