iToolBox 1.60 User's Manual

Table of Contents

  1 - Introduction
    1.1 - What Is This?
    1.2 - Where Can I Get It?
    1.3 - How Does This Application Help You?
    1.4 - System Requirements
  2 - Itoolbox 1.60 Features
  3 - Conventions Used in this Document
  4 - Image Roles
  5 - Getting Started
    5.1 - First Steps
    5.2 - Some Tips
      5.2.1 - The Basics Are Very Easy
      5.2.2 - Context Matters
      5.2.3 - Resizing Image Views
      5.2.4 - Key Commands Are Mnemonically Associated
      5.2.5 - Hot Repositioning Is... Hot!
      5.2.6 - The Polygon Tool Offers Hot Point Editing
      5.2.7 - Custom or Standard File and Color Dialogs
      5.2.8 - There Are Three Primary Image Types
  6 - The Keyboard
    6.1 - Keystrokes in the Action Image Window
      6.1.1 - Help Window
      6.1.2 - Cancel Area Selection in Progress
      6.1.3 - Panning the Image Window
      6.1.4 - Area Tool Selection
      6.1.5 - View Window Sizes
      6.1.6 - Antialiasing Toggle for Current Area Tool
      6.1.7 - Area Blending
      6.1.8 - Assigning an Image as the Brush
      6.1.9 - Clone Image
      6.1.10 - Clone Image at View Size
      6.1.11 - Copy Image to Clipboard
      6.1.12 - Delete (clear) the Current Mask (for Non-modal Selections)
      6.1.13 - Enlarge / Reduce Image to Duplicate
      6.1.14 - Restoring an Image to Its Original Clipped-from Location
      6.1.15 - Placing a Viewable Grid Around Each Pixel
      6.1.16 - Changing the Grid Color
      6.1.17 - Opening the Help Dialog
      6.1.18 - Opening the Image Information Window
      6.1.19 - Juxtaposing Images for Image-to-image Comparisons
      6.1.20 - Opening the Keyboard Command Palette
      6.1.21 - Work with/as a Layered Image
      6.1.22 - Controlling the Rulers
      6.1.23 - Next and Previous Image
      6.1.24 - Set Origin Image
      6.1.25 - Operate (for Non-modal Selections)
      6.1.26 - Print the Action Image
      6.1.27 - Quarter Turn the Action Image
      6.1.28 - Redo (reverse an Undo)
      6.1.29 - Rename an Image
      6.1.30 - Save an Image
      6.1.31 - Text Generation
      6.1.32 - Undo Changes
      6.1.33 - Open Another View on an Image
      6.1.34 - Paste the Clipboard Into a New Image
      6.1.35 - Change Color of Non-modal Selections
      6.1.36 - Extend Image Dimensions
      6.1.37 - Lock / Unlock Y-axis
        6.1.37.1 - Addressing Common Aspect Ratio Problems
      6.1.38 - Zooming in and Out
    6.2 - Keystrokes in the Operator Dialog
    6.3 - Keystrokes in the Layer Dialog
    6.4 - Keystrokes in the Measure Dialog
  7 - Application Menus
    7.1 - iToolBox Menu
      7.1.1 - About Menu Item
      7.1.2 - Preferences Menu Item
    7.2 - File Menu
      7.2.1 - New Image Menu Item
      7.2.2 - Load Image Menu Item
    7.3 - Edit Menu
      7.3.1 - Copy (to Clipboard) Menu
      7.3.2 - Paste (from Clipboard) Menu Item
    7.4 - Images Menu
      7.4.1 - Close All Menu Item
      7.4.2 - Individual Image Menu Items
  8 - Application Views and Dialogs
  9 - Image Views
  10 - Operators Dialog
    10.1 - List of Compose Operators
    10.2 - List of Warp Operators
    10.3 - List of All Operators
    10.4 - Operator Details
      10.4.1 - Alpha Modify
      10.4.2 - Annotation
      10.4.3 - Author
      10.4.4 - Bend - WARP
      10.4.5 - Brushstroke
      10.4.6 - Burn
      10.4.7 - Camera
      10.4.8 - Caricature - WARP
      10.4.9 - Ceiling
      10.4.10 - Center
      10.4.11 - Chroma Noise Reduction
      10.4.12 - Color Fill
      10.4.13 - Colorize
      10.4.14 - Contrast and Brightness
      10.4.15 - Copyright
      10.4.16 - Crop
      10.4.17 - Curves
      10.4.18 - Darken
      10.4.19 - Darkness Gain
      10.4.20 - Dodge
      10.4.21 - Dome - WARP
      10.4.22 - DPI
      10.4.23 - Exposure
      10.4.24 - Flip
      10.4.25 - Floor
      10.4.26 - Force Dynamic
      10.4.27 - Frame
      10.4.28 - Gamma
      10.4.29 - Gaussian Blur
      10.4.30 - GPS
      10.4.31 - Horizontal Remove
      10.4.32 - Hue
      10.4.33 - Kaleidoscope - WARP
      10.4.34 - Keystone - WARP
      10.4.35 - Levels
      10.4.36 - Merge
      10.4.37 - Mirror - WARP
      10.4.38 - Monochrome
      10.4.39 - Negative
      10.4.40 - Notations
        10.4.40.1 - Visibility
        10.4.40.2 - Notation Storage
        10.4.40.3 - JSON Output
        10.4.40.4 - Gallery Example for Developers
      10.4.41 - Perspective - WARP
      10.4.42 - Radial Wave - WARP
      10.4.43 - Random
      10.4.44 - Range Fill
      10.4.45 - Remove Isolated Streaks
      10.4.46 - Remove Isolated Pixels
      10.4.47 - Roll - WARP
      10.4.48 - Rotate 90°
      10.4.49 - Rotation - WARP
      10.4.50 - Sample
      10.4.51 - Saturation
      10.4.52 - Sharpen
      10.4.53 - Skew - WARP
      10.4.54 - Software
      10.4.55 - Stretch - WARP
      10.4.56 - Swirl - WARP
      10.4.57 - Time
      10.4.58 - Vertical Remove
      10.4.59 - Vignette
      10.4.60 - White Balance
      10.4.61 - Window & Level
  11 - Area Tools Dialog
    11.1 - Modality
      11.1.1 - Modal Selections
      11.1.2 - Non-Modal Selections
    11.2 - Area Selects
        11.2.0.1 - Entire Image
        11.2.0.2 - Rectangle
        11.2.0.3 - Numeric Rectangle
        11.2.0.4 - Ellipse
        11.2.0.5 - Polygon
        11.2.0.6 - Pencil
        11.2.0.7 - Text
        11.2.0.8 - Magic Wand
        11.2.0.9 - Redo
        11.2.0.10 - Magnify
    11.3 - Selection Modifiers
        11.3.0.1 - Complement
        11.3.0.2 - Filled Figure
        11.3.0.3 - Open Figure
    11.4 - Non-selects
      11.4.1 - Text Tool
      11.4.2 - Eyedropper
      11.4.3 - Preview Eyepoint
      11.4.4 - Magnify
      11.4.5 - Status Area
  12 - Command Palette Dialog
  13 - Preferences Dialog
    13.1 - Antialiasing
    13.2 - Grid
    13.3 - Meta Defaults
    13.4 - Wand Tolerance
    13.5 - Confirmation
    13.6 - Miscellaneous
    13.7 - Alpha Treatment
  14 - Measure Dialog
    14.1 - Moving the Rulers
      14.1.1 - To the Edges
      14.1.2 - A Few Pixels at a Time
  15 - New Image Dialog
  16 - Text Generation Dialog
  17 - Blending Dialog
    17.1 - Conical Blending
    17.2 - Flat Blending
    17.3 - Maximum Axis Blending
    17.4 - Sine Blending
  18 - Layers Dialog
    18.1 - Interface
    18.2 - What Are Layers?
    18.3 - Layer Blending Modes
      18.3.1 - Traditional Blend Modes
        18.3.1.1 - Normal
        18.3.1.2 - Behind
        18.3.1.3 - Add
        18.3.1.4 - Add Grey
        18.3.1.5 - Absolute Subtract
        18.3.1.6 - Subtract
        18.3.1.7 - Multiply
        18.3.1.8 - Divide
      18.3.2 - Light Blend Modes
        18.3.2.1 - Dodge
        18.3.2.2 - Burn
        18.3.2.3 - Vivid
        18.3.2.4 - Screen
        18.3.2.5 - Overlay
      18.3.3 - Priority Blend Modes
        18.3.3.1 - Brighten
        18.3.3.2 - Maximum
        18.3.3.3 - Dominate
        18.3.3.4 - Darken
        18.3.3.5 - Minimum
        18.3.3.6 - Submit
      18.3.4 - Adjustment Blend Modes
        18.3.4.1 - Brightness
        18.3.4.2 - Contrast
        18.3.4.3 - Tint
        18.3.4.4 - Saturate
        18.3.4.5 - Envalue
      18.3.5 - Blend As Modes
        18.3.5.1 - Average
        18.3.5.2 - Luma
      18.3.6 - Masking Blend Modes
        18.3.6.1 - Mask
        18.3.6.2 - Inverted Mask
        18.3.6.3 - Grey Mask
        18.3.6.4 - +HCKey
        18.3.6.5 - -HCKey
      18.3.7 - Color Separation Blend Modes
        18.3.7.1 - Red
        18.3.7.2 - Green
        18.3.7.3 - Blue
        18.3.7.4 - Hue
        18.3.7.5 - Saturation
        18.3.7.6 - Value
        18.3.7.7 - Cyan
        18.3.7.8 - Magenta
        18.3.7.9 - Yellow
        18.3.7.10 - Black
      18.3.8 - Stacking Blend Modes
        18.3.8.1 - Average (Add+Avg) Stack
        18.3.8.2 - Median Stack
      18.3.9 - Geometric Blend Mode
        18.3.9.1 - Warp
      18.3.10 - Logical Blend Modes
        18.3.10.1 - AND
        18.3.10.2 - NAND
        18.3.10.3 - OR
        18.3.10.4 - NOR
        18.3.10.5 - XOR
        18.3.10.6 - XNOR
  19 - File Dialog
      19.0.1 - Parent
      19.0.2 - Refresh
      19.0.3 - Assigns
      19.0.4 - Volumes List
      19.0.5 - Folders List
      19.0.6 - Files List
      19.0.7 - Filename
      19.0.8 - Path
      19.0.9 - Filter
      19.0.10 - Always Confirm Overwrites
      19.0.11 - Enforce Filter File Extensions
      19.0.12 - Reverse Folders
      19.0.13 - Reverse Files
      19.0.14 - File List Sorting
  20 - Palette Dialog
  21 - Image Information Dialog
  22 - Help Dialog
  23 - Drag and Drop
  24 - The Startup Sequence Script
  25 - Image File Compatibility
    25.1 - Image Formats iToolBox Loads
    25.2 - File Formats iToolBox Saves
  26 - Atomic File Format
  27 - Layered File Format
  28 - Palette File Format
  29 - JSON Notation File Format
  30 - JSON Curve File Format
  31 - JSON Frame File Format
  32 - Opening .elx and .ato files from Finder
  33 - Supported Cameras and File Formats
  34 - About EXIF
  35 - About Your Privacy
  36 - Changes List
  37 - In Case of Problems
  38 - Credits and Acknowledgments
    38.1 - Core Platform
    38.2 - Application Code
    38.3 - Libraries
    38.4 - Art
    38.5 - General Kudos and Thumbs-Ups
  39 - About the Manual
    39.1 - Suggestions for Index, Glossary Entries, Manual Content
    39.2 - Feature Suggestions
    39.3 - Reporting Problems
    39.4 - Benefits of Online Documentation
      39.4.1 - And the One Downside...
  40 - Glossary
  41 - Index
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