iToolBox 2.94 User's Manual

Table of Contents

  1 - Introduction
    1.1 - What Is This?
    1.2 - Where Can I Get It?
      1.2.1 - OSX
      1.2.2 - Windows 10
    1.3 - How Does This Application Benefit Its Users?
    1.4 - System Requirements
  2 - Itoolbox 2.94 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 - Load Favorite Image
      6.1.7 - Load Next Image
      6.1.8 - Quick Operators Dialog Access
      6.1.9 - Color Image Variance Measurement
      6.1.10 - Monochrome Image Variance Measurement
      6.1.11 - Select All and Operate (modal)
      6.1.12 - Operate on Current Selection (non-modal)
      6.1.13 - Operate (1-shot "Apply Again")
      6.1.14 - Antialiasing Toggle for Current Area Tool
      6.1.15 - Area Blending
      6.1.16 - Assigning an Image as the Brush
      6.1.17 - Clone Image
      6.1.18 - Clone Image at View Size (no scaling)
      6.1.19 - Clone Image at View Size (scaled)
      6.1.20 - Copy Image to Clipboard
      6.1.21 - Delete (clear) the Current Mask (for Non-modal Selections)
      6.1.22 - Enlarge / Reduce Image to Duplicate
      6.1.23 - Restoring an Image to Its Original Clipped-from Location
      6.1.24 - Assign Image File as Favorite
      6.1.25 - Placing a Viewable Grid Around Each Pixel
      6.1.26 - Changing the Grid Color
      6.1.27 - Operator Hotkeys
      6.1.28 - Opening the Image Information Window
      6.1.29 - Juxtaposing Images for Image-to-image Comparisons
      6.1.30 - Opening the Keyboard Command Palette
      6.1.31 - Work with/as a Layered Image
      6.1.32 - Controlling the Rulers
      6.1.33 - Toggle Mask With Target Alpha
      6.1.34 - Reset Blend Mode to Matte
      6.1.35 - Opening the Macro Window
      6.1.36 - Launching Macros
      6.1.37 - Next and Previous Image
      6.1.38 - Set Origin Image
      6.1.39 - Operate (for Non-modal Selections)
      6.1.40 - Print the Action Image
      6.1.41 - Quarter Turn the Action Image
      6.1.42 - Redo (reverse an Undo)
      6.1.43 - Rename an Image
      6.1.44 - Rotate a P-shape
      6.1.45 - Revert to Initially Loaded Condition
      6.1.46 - Save an Image
      6.1.47 - Picking up the Hover Color
      6.1.48 - Text Generation
      6.1.49 - Undo Changes
      6.1.50 - Open Another View on an Image
      6.1.51 - Paste the Clipboard Into a New Image
      6.1.52 - Change Color of Non-modal Selections
      6.1.53 - Extend Image Dimensions
      6.1.54 - Lock / Unlock Y-axis
        6.1.54.1 - Addressing Common Aspect Ratio Problems
      6.1.55 - 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 - New Text Menu Item
      7.2.3 - Load Recent Path Submenu
      7.2.4 - Load Image Menu Item
      7.2.5 - Load Favorite Image Submenu
      7.2.6 - Load Recent Image Submenu
        7.2.6.1 - Clear Recent Files Menu Item
      7.2.7 - Load Next Image
      7.2.8 - Load P-shape
          7.2.8.0.1 - Clear Recent Paths Submenu Item
      7.2.9 - Retrieve Ray Trace
      7.2.10 - Save Image Menu Item
      7.2.11 - Save Image (atomic) Menu Item
      7.2.12 - Export A:B GIF Animation
      7.2.13 - Save P-shape
      7.2.14 - P-shape Controller
      7.2.15 - Print
      7.2.16 - Memory Report
    7.3 - Edit Menu
      7.3.1 - Copy (to Clipboard) Menu Item
      7.3.2 - Paste (from Clipboard) Menu Item
      7.3.3 - Undo Menu Item
      7.3.4 - Redo Menu Item
      7.3.5 - Set Undo Levels
      7.3.6 - Clear All Undos and Redos Menu Item
      7.3.7 - Key Assignment Menu Item
    7.4 - Selections Menu
      7.4.1 - Delete Selections Menu Item
      7.4.2 - Apply Again
      7.4.3 - Antialias Menu Item
      7.4.4 - Blend Mode Submenu
        7.4.4.1 - Matte Blend Mode
        7.4.4.2 - Add Blend Mode
        7.4.4.3 - Subtract Blend Mode
        7.4.4.4 - Add Grey Blend Mode
        7.4.4.5 - Subtract Grey Blend Mode
        7.4.4.6 - Multiply Blend Mode
        7.4.4.7 - Divide Blend Mode
        7.4.4.8 - Dissolve Blend Mode
        7.4.4.9 - Soft Dissolve Blend Mode
        7.4.4.10 - Foreground Color Blend Mode
        7.4.4.11 - Background Color Blend Mode
      7.4.5 - Blend Shape Dialog Menu Item
      7.4.6 - Next Selection Color Menu Item
      7.4.7 - Convert [type Region] to P-shape
    7.5 - Operators Menu
    7.6 - Commands Menu
      7.6.1 - Assign as Favorite
      7.6.2 - Clone Menu Item
      7.6.3 - Clone to View Size Menu Item
      7.6.4 - Clone Scaled to View Size Menu Item
      7.6.5 - Enlarge / Reduce Menu Item
      7.6.6 - Extend Menu Item
      7.6.7 - Quarter Turn Cw Menu Item
      7.6.8 - Restore Crop to Origin Menu Item
      7.6.9 - Revert
      7.6.10 - Key Command Palette Menu Item
    7.7 - Views Menu
      7.7.1 - View Size Submenu
      7.7.2 - Zoom Reset Menu Item
      7.7.3 - Zoom in Menu Item
      7.7.4 - Zoom Out Menu Item
      7.7.5 - Set Zoom Step Size
      7.7.6 - Grid Menu Item
      7.7.7 - Grid Color Menu Item
      7.7.8 - Juxtapose Menu Item
      7.7.9 - Cascade Menu Item
      7.7.10 - Tile Menu Item
      7.7.11 - Reset Menu Item
      7.7.12 - Open Another View Menu Item
      7.7.13 - Y-axis Lock Menu Item
      7.7.14 - Alter Aspect on Y Menu Item
      7.7.15 - Alter Aspect on X Menu Item
      7.7.16 - Alter Aspect on Y by 2 Menu Item
      7.7.17 - Alter Aspect on X by 2 Menu Item
    7.8 - Images Menu
      7.8.1 - Close All Menu Item
      7.8.2 - Next Image Menu Item
      7.8.3 - Previous Image Menu Item
      7.8.4 - Assign as Brush Menu Item
      7.8.5 - Assign as Origin Menu Item
      7.8.6 - Inspect Menu Item
      7.8.7 - Measure Menu Item
      7.8.8 - Rename Menu Item
      7.8.9 - Layers: Promote or Open
      7.8.10 - Individual Image Menu Items
  8 - Application Views and Dialogs
  9 - Image Views
  10 - Area Tools Dialog
    10.1 - Modality
      10.1.1 - Modal Selections
      10.1.2 - Non-Modal (Modal unchecked)
    10.2 - Mask With Alpha
    10.3 - Area Selects
        10.3.0.1 - Entire Image
        10.3.0.2 - Rectangle
        10.3.0.3 - Numeric Rectangle
        10.3.0.4 - Ellipse
        10.3.0.5 - Polygon
        10.3.0.6 - Spline
        10.3.0.7 - P-shape
        10.3.0.8 - Pencil
        10.3.0.9 - Text
        10.3.0.10 - Magic Wand
        10.3.0.11 - Redo
        10.3.0.12 - Magnify
    10.4 - Selection Modifiers
        10.4.0.1 - Complement
        10.4.0.2 - Open Figure
        10.4.0.3 - Filled Figure
        10.4.0.4 - Outline Modifier
    10.5 - Non-selects
      10.5.1 - Text Tool
      10.5.2 - Eyedropper
      10.5.3 - Preview Eyepoint
      10.5.4 - Magnify
      10.5.5 - Status Flag Area
    10.6 - Status Bar
    10.7 - Customize the Tool Icons
    10.8 - Color Wells
      10.8.1 - Foreground Well
      10.8.2 - Background Well
  11 - Common Tasks
    11.1 - Editing Small Regions in Oddly-Shaped Images
    11.2 - Cropping Images
    11.3 - Changing an Image's Size
    11.4 - Adding Text to Images
    11.5 - Adjusting DSLR Images
  12 - Operators Dialog
    12.1 - List of Adjustment Operators
    12.2 - List of Alpha Operators
    12.3 - List of Compose Operators
    12.4 - List of Filter Operators
    12.5 - List of Geometry Operators
    12.6 - List of Meta Operators
    12.7 - List of Render Operators
    12.8 - List of Warp Operators
    12.9 - List of All Operators
    12.10 - Operator Details
      12.10.1 - Alpha Modify
      12.10.2 - Annotation
      12.10.3 - Author
      12.10.4 - Bend - WARP
      12.10.5 - Brushstroke
        12.10.5.1 - Blend
        12.10.5.2 - Scaling
        12.10.5.3 - Interval
        12.10.5.4 - Displacement
        12.10.5.5 - Rotation
        12.10.5.6 - Shadow
        12.10.5.7 - Image Barrels
      12.10.6 - Burn
      12.10.7 - Camera
      12.10.8 - Caricature - WARP
      12.10.9 - Ceiling
      12.10.10 - Center
      12.10.11 - Chroma Noise Reduction
      12.10.12 - Color Fill
      12.10.13 - Colorize
      12.10.14 - Color Map
      12.10.15 - Convolve
        12.10.15.1 - What Convolutions Do
        12.10.15.2 - Some Common Convolutions
      12.10.16 - Color Reduction
        12.10.16.1 - Examples
      12.10.17 - Contrast and Brightness
      12.10.18 - Local Contrast
      12.10.19 - Histogram Equalization
      12.10.20 - Copyright
      12.10.21 - Crop
      12.10.22 - Curves
      12.10.23 - Darken
      12.10.24 - Darkness Gain
      12.10.25 - Dodge
      12.10.26 - Dome - WARP
      12.10.27 - DPI
      12.10.28 - Edge Detection
      12.10.29 - Emboss
      12.10.30 - Exposure
      12.10.31 - Flip
      12.10.32 - Floor
      12.10.33 - Force Dynamic
      12.10.34 - Frame
      12.10.35 - Fractals
      12.10.36 - Gamma
      12.10.37 - Gain
      12.10.38 - Gaussian Blur
      12.10.39 - GPS
      12.10.40 - Horizontal Remove
      12.10.41 - Hue
      12.10.42 - Kaleidoscope - WARP
      12.10.43 - Key to Colorspace
      12.10.44 - Keystone - WARP
      12.10.45 - Levels
      12.10.46 - Maximum
      12.10.47 - Measure
      12.10.48 - Merge
      12.10.49 - Minimum
      12.10.50 - Mirror - WARP
      12.10.51 - Monochrome
      12.10.52 - Monofix
      12.10.53 - Negative
      12.10.54 - Notations
        12.10.54.1 - Visibility
        12.10.54.2 - Notation Storage
        12.10.54.3 - JSON Output
        12.10.54.4 - Gallery Example for Developers
      12.10.55 - Notch Filter
      12.10.56 - Perlin Noise
      12.10.57 - Perspective - WARP
      12.10.58 - Pixelize
      12.10.59 - Place
      12.10.60 - Radial Wave - WARP
      12.10.61 - Random
      12.10.62 - Range Fill
      12.10.63 - Remove Isolated Streaks
      12.10.64 - Remove Isolated Pixels
      12.10.65 - RGB Shift
      12.10.66 - Channel Move
      12.10.67 - Roll - WARP
      12.10.68 - Rotate 90°
      12.10.69 - Rotation - WARP
      12.10.70 - Sample
      12.10.71 - Saturation
      12.10.72 - Script
        12.10.72.1 - Creating Basic Scripts
        12.10.72.2 - Numeric Constants
        12.10.72.3 - Operator Commands
        12.10.72.4 - Variables
          12.10.72.4.1 - General
          12.10.72.4.2 - Preset System Variables
        12.10.72.5 - String Expressions
          12.10.72.5.1 - String operator (~) functions
        12.10.72.6 - Numeric Expressions
          12.10.72.6.1 - Unary Operations
          12.10.72.6.2 - Numeric Functions
        12.10.72.7 - Area Selection Commands
        12.10.72.8 - Miscellaneous Commands
        12.10.72.9 - User-defined Functions
          12.10.72.9.1 - Returning numeric values from user-defined functions
          12.10.72.9.2 - Returning string values from user-defined functions
        12.10.72.10 - Arrays
          12.10.72.10.1 - General
          12.10.72.10.2 - Array Functions
        12.10.72.11 - Comparative math operators
        12.10.72.12 - Conditionals
          12.10.72.12.1 - If() Examples
        12.10.72.13 - Looping
      12.10.73 - Script Settings Dialog
        12.10.73.1 - The Script Presets Dialog
      12.10.74 - Sharpen
      12.10.75 - Skew - WARP
      12.10.76 - Software
      12.10.77 - Spherize
      12.10.78 - Stretch - WARP
      12.10.79 - Swirl - WARP
      12.10.80 - Time
      12.10.81 - Tunnel
      12.10.82 - Vertical Remove
      12.10.83 - Vignette
      12.10.84 - White Balance
      12.10.85 - Window & Level
      12.10.86 - YRB Conversion
  13 - Command Palette Dialog
  14 - Preferences Dialog
    14.1 - Antialiasing
    14.2 - Grid
    14.3 - Meta Defaults
    14.4 - Help
    14.5 - Set Icons
    14.6 - Confirmation
    14.7 - Miscellaneous
    14.8 - Set Help Url
    14.9 - Alpha Treatment
  15 - Measure Dialog
    15.1 - Moving the Rulers
      15.1.1 - To the Edges
      15.1.2 - A Few Pixels at a Time
  16 - New Image Dialog
  17 - Text Generation Dialog
    17.1 - Text Substitution in the Text Dialog
    17.2 - Prompted Text Substitution
    17.3 - Generating other content into the Text Dialog
  18 - Blending Dialog
    18.1 - Conical Blending
    18.2 - Flat Blending
    18.3 - Maximum Axis Blending
    18.4 - Sine Blending
  19 - Layers Dialog
    19.1 - Interface
    19.2 - What Are Layers?
    19.3 - Tips for Working on Layers
    19.4 - Anatomy of a Layered Image
    19.5 - Special Uses of Layered Images
    19.6 - Layer Blending Modes
      19.6.1 - Traditional Blend Modes
        19.6.1.1 - Normal
        19.6.1.2 - Behind
        19.6.1.3 - Add
        19.6.1.4 - Add Grey
        19.6.1.5 - Absolute Subtract
        19.6.1.6 - Subtract
        19.6.1.7 - Difference
        19.6.1.8 - Multiply
        19.6.1.9 - Divide
      19.6.2 - Light Blend Modes
        19.6.2.1 - Dodge
        19.6.2.2 - Burn
        19.6.2.3 - Vivid
        19.6.2.4 - Screen
        19.6.2.5 - Overlay
      19.6.3 - Priority Blend Modes
        19.6.3.1 - Brighten
        19.6.3.2 - Maximum
        19.6.3.3 - Dominate
        19.6.3.4 - Darken
        19.6.3.5 - Minimum
        19.6.3.6 - Submit
      19.6.4 - Adjustment Blend Modes
        19.6.4.1 - Brightness
        19.6.4.2 - Contrast
        19.6.4.3 - Drive
        19.6.4.4 - Tint
        19.6.4.5 - Saturate
        19.6.4.6 - Envalue
      19.6.5 - Blend As Modes
        19.6.5.1 - Average
        19.6.5.2 - Luma
      19.6.6 - Masking Blend Modes
        19.6.6.1 - Mask
        19.6.6.2 - Inverted Mask
        19.6.6.3 - Grey Mask
        19.6.6.4 - +HCKey
        19.6.6.5 - -HCKey
      19.6.7 - Color Separation Blend Modes
        19.6.7.1 - Red
        19.6.7.2 - Green
        19.6.7.3 - Blue
        19.6.7.4 - Hue
        19.6.7.5 - Saturation
        19.6.7.6 - Value
        19.6.7.7 - H
        19.6.7.8 - S
        19.6.7.9 - V
        19.6.7.10 - Cyan
        19.6.7.11 - Magenta
        19.6.7.12 - Yellow
        19.6.7.13 - Black
      19.6.8 - Stacking Blend Modes
        19.6.8.1 - Average (Add+Avg) Stack
        19.6.8.2 - Median Stack
      19.6.9 - Geometric Blend Mode
        19.6.9.1 - Warp
      19.6.10 - Logical Blend Modes
        19.6.10.1 - AND
        19.6.10.2 - NAND
        19.6.10.3 - OR
        19.6.10.4 - NOR
        19.6.10.5 - XOR
        19.6.10.6 - XNOR
  20 - Extend Image Dimensions Dialog
  21 - Enlarge / Reduce Dialog
  22 - File Dialog
      22.0.1 - Parent
      22.0.2 - Refresh
      22.0.3 - Assigns
      22.0.4 - New Folder
      22.0.5 - Delete Folder
      22.0.6 - Delete File
      22.0.7 - Volumes List
      22.0.8 - Folders List
      22.0.9 - Files List
      22.0.10 - Filename
      22.0.11 - Path
      22.0.12 - Filter
      22.0.13 - Confirm Overwrites
      22.0.14 - Enforce Filter .ext
      22.0.15 - Sort Assigns
      22.0.16 - Reverse Folders
      22.0.17 - Reverse Files
      22.0.18 - Reverse Assigns
      22.0.19 - File List Sorting
      22.0.20 - Incrementing Filenames With Numbers
  23 - Palette Dialog
  24 - Image Information Dialog
  25 - About Dialog
  26 - Custom Tool Icon Settings Dialog
  27 - Keystroke Assignment Dialog
    27.1 - Overview
    27.2 - Dialog Controls
      27.2.1 - Available Commands (list)
      27.2.2 - Func. Search String
      27.2.3 - Keystroke Assignments (list)
      27.2.4 - Key Search String
      27.2.5 - Op Search String
      27.2.6 - Shift Checkbox
      27.2.7 - Ctrl Checkbox
      27.2.8 - Opt/alt Checkbox
      27.2.9 - ⌘ / ⊞ checkbox
      27.2.10 - Unqual Checkbox
      27.2.11 - Unassigned Checkbox
      27.2.12 - Unassigned Checkbox
      27.2.13 - Assign ⏎
      27.2.14 - Clear Key Button
      27.2.15 - Load Button
      27.2.16 - Save Button
      27.2.17 - Save as Defaults Button
      27.2.18 - Reset All Keys Button
      27.2.19 - Cancel Button
      27.2.20 - Ok Button
      27.2.21 - Help Button
  28 - Help Dialog
  29 - Drag and Drop
  30 - The Startup Sequence Script
  31 - Image File Compatibility
    31.1 - Image Formats iToolBox Loads
    31.2 - File Formats iToolBox Saves
  32 - Atomic File Format
  33 - Layered File Format
  34 - Palette File Format
  35 - JSON Notation File Format
  36 - JSON Curve File Format
  37 - JSON Frame File Format
  38 - JSON P-Shape Format
  39 - .rgba image format
  40 - Opening .elx and .ato files from Finder
  41 - Supported Cameras and File Formats
  42 - About EXIF
  43 - Using iToolBox with SSTV
    43.1 - Processing Received Images
    43.2 - Preparing Images for Transmission
  44 - About Your Privacy
    44.1 - How I Handle Application Usage Data
    44.2 - Clearing Edited Filenames
    44.3 - Contacting Me About Privacy Issues
  45 - Changes List
  46 - In Case of Problems
  47 - Credits and Acknowledgments
    47.1 - Core Platform
    47.2 - Application Code
    47.3 - Libraries
    47.4 - Art
    47.5 - General Kudos and Thumbs-Ups
  48 - About the Manual
    48.1 - Suggestions for Index, Glossary Entries, Manual Content
    48.2 - Feature Suggestions
    48.3 - Reporting Bugs or Other Problems
    48.4 - Benefits of Online Documentation
      48.4.1 - And the One Downside...
  49 - Glossary
  50 - Index
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