WaterThumber 2.2 Interface

WaterThumber's interface isn't all that complex and the tooltips should help in case you have any questions. Additionally this document explains every controls/buttons etc. that you will find in WaterThumber.

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Input Images Panel

  • 1 ) Input Images Panel
    The first panel is pretty easy to figure out. Basically this is where you pick your input image directory. To do so, just drop the directory containing your pictures in the picture list (2).
  • 2 ) Image List
    This is your image list. Images in this list will be processed. Drop a picture directory on this list to load your pictures.
  • 3 ) Load Session Button
    This buttons allows you to load a session that you saved previously. It is also accessible via the "File" menu. When you save a session, all your settings are saved except for the image input and output directories.
  • 4 ) Open Image Button
    Click this button to open the selected image in the default external editor (usually "Preview")
  • 5 ) Reveal In Finder Button
    Click this button to reveal the selected image in your Finder.
  • 6 ) Remove From List Button
    Click this button to remove the selected image from the list so that it is not processed.

Image Processing Panel

  • 1 ) Image Processing Panel
    Image Processing is one of the main part of WaterThumber. By enabling Image Processing it allows you to: Re-Size your images to a more "viewable" size (Note: This is different than thumbnails. For example, you could use Image Processing to re-size your images to 800x600 and the Thumbnails to produce 120x120 thumbnails of your pictures.) Image Processing also allows you to add a border, basic effects and a Watermark to your images. (To add a Watermark, make sure you enable Image Processing)
  • 2 ) Enable/Disable Image Processing
    This checkbox enables or disables Image Processing altogether. Remember, if you want to add a Watermark to your pictures, you have to enable Image Processing.
  • 3 ) General Settings
    This section allows you to control general image settings: Quality controls the JPG image output compression (0 = worst quality, 100 = best). Preserve EXIF Data allows you to preserve the image meta tags. This is mostly useful for photographers. If you don't care about your image EXIF data, you can disable it. Finally the Auto-Rotate feature will attempt to rotate portrait images (i.e. pictures that you took with your camera sideways) automatically. It will also correct the EXIF orientation tag so that you don't end up with a broken image.
  • 4 ) Image Re-Sizing Settings
    In this section you can control how you want your image to be re-sized. Different methods are available to you. Re-Size longest side will re-size your image's longest side (either height or width) to a new length of your choice. Fit into will re-size your image so that it fits into a rectangle of your choice. Finally, Don't re-size my images can be chosen if you want, for example, to add a border or a watermark to your image without actually re-sizing them.
  • 5 ) Image Border Settings
    This section allows you to add a border to your images. Just pick a tickness (in pixels) and a color. If you don't want a border just leave the tickness to 0px.
  • 6 ) Image Effects Settings
    These controls are self-explanatory. Give them a try while looking at your image preview and you should get a good feel of what they do. Note that using any of those modifications will add a lot to the image processing time, especially with big images, so if you don't really need them, leave them at their default values (or use the Restore Values to reset all the settings to their default), images will be processed faster this way.
  • 7) Image Preview
    The preview panel is pretty easy to use. Just pick the image you wish to preview in the list and click on the Show Preview button to show (or hide) the preview window.

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