Screens Tab General Info

Screens Tab General Info

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Choose screen Menu

From the Choose screen you can create a new screen, edit an existing screen, delete a screen or import a screen.

Screens Tab - Screen Designer 

  1. Photo Strip preview - By adding image nodes for preview image to your screen the guest can see the images populate the photo strip as they are taken. You can also include any graphics and simulate the actual photo strip that will print. This is also a good visual indicator to the customer of how many photos will be taken.
  2. Liveview Window - You can add a Liveview window using the Add Liveview icon at the bottom right. This will display the video liveview from the camera. This window can be re-sized or moved around the screen.
  3. Menu Bar - Tools include Undo, Redo, Edit, align, Order, Rotate and Grid.
  4. Template Items - This is a list of all of the elements in your screen file. Selecting one or more allows you the move or edit those items. Much like the Photoshop layers pallet the item at the top of this list is at the bottom of the screen elements and things at the bottom of the list are on top.
  5. Icon Menus - Each of these Icons will allow you to add photos or text, etc to your screen.

Edit Screen - This is the main properties of the screen like the name, size, orientation and color.
Edit Item - opens the properties window for the selected screen element.
Add Photo - Adds a single image preview to the screen. Best if you want your previews to be not lined up or at an angle.
Add Photos - Adds multiple image as a group. Best for images that will always be in a even line and all the same size.
Add Text - Adds static text or place holders like %text% that allow booth to insert items from the Text & Timing Tab.
Add Artwork - Adds any graphic like a JPG or PNG to the screen
Add Shape - Adds a selection of shapes like circle, rectangle or triangle, etc.. for screen decoration. Allows choice of size, color and can also be associated with a booth command for touch buttons.
Add Effect - Adds a choice of effects like B&W, sepia, etc.. A total of 16 to choose from and they can be layered together to create new effects. They can be applied to any part of the screen.
Add Liveview - Adds the liveview window to your screen.

Screens Tab - Screen Properties 

When creating a new screen or editing an existing one you have the following options. See below for details.

Descriptive Name - You can give your screen a name that is unique to that screen.

Filename - The file name is filled in for you based on the Descriptive name.

Horizontal/Vertical - Set this for the screen orientation that you will be using in your booth.

Template Size - Set this for the screen resolution of the monitor you are using in your booth. When creating a new screen it will default to the screen resolution of the monitor you are on at that time but if you are designing on a different computer than your booth you will need to change it to the booth screen size.

Crop Setting - Use this setting to control how the screen will display if used on a monitor that does not match the template size.

Background Color - You can set the screen background to any RGB color.

Text Color/Opacity - You can set the default text color and opacity. This can be overridden in the text properties of each text item in the screen.

Adding Sounds - Sounds can be added in almost any sound format like mp3 or wav. To add general sounds to a screen open the screen in the screen editor and click on the "Edit Screen" icon the the lower left. In that properties dialog choose the "Music and Sounds" tab. Select your event and then chose the sound to add. All sounds are embedded into the screen file and will transfer to another computer with the screen. Sound file length will take priority over the set timing, for example, if you have 3 seconds set between photos in the timing tab but you add a 10 second sound between photo 2 and 3 it will wait until the sound file is finished playing before going on to photo 3. Sounds can be added to an on screen button within that buttons dialog at the bottom (see below) and are also embedded in the screen for easy transfer from one computer to another. Here is a link to a video on Adding Sound to a Screen

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