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Image2Go - User's Guide


Mac software Image2Go



4. Using Image2Go

If you quickly explore Image2Go, you will probably notice that there are two drop box symbols.  One is blue and the other is orange.  (See Screenshots 4-1 and 4-2)  The blue symbol indicates that you can drag and drop one or more image files at a time onto the drop box.  If you see an orange symbol, then drag and drop only one image file at a time onto the drop box.



Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-1


Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-2



You can't drag and drop image files onto a drop box at any time.  It is possible that Image2Go is not ready to accept files.  If it is ready, you will always see a sign that says 'Ready' under the drop box.  If it's not ready, then, Image2Go will tell you exactly what you need to fix with a red symbol.  (See Screenshot 4-3.)



Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-3





Every component contains a label that says Destination.  And you have three options.  If you select 'Desktop,' Image2Go will export resulting files to the Desktop.  If you select Same as file, then Image2Go will export processed image files to the same folder where original files come from.  You must set a name suffix below, or a red symbol will appear.  That's because Image2Go is designed to avoid replacing the source file with one that it generates.  Furthermore, if you want to set a destination folder elsewhere, select Else.  Then click on the Set button to point to a new destination folder.  If no destination is set when in fact 'Else' is selected, then Image2Go will display an error symbol.  Image2Go will validate the destination folder in real time.  So if it goes missing, you will get an error symbol.  If the selected destination folder is recovered, then the error symbol will disappear.

If you finish working on settings, you may want to click on the Save button.  A nice thing about Image2Go is that you can configure settings for each component separately.  That is why you find this button under every component tab.  Every time you launch it, Image2Go will automatically load your settings.  In the best scenario, then, you can just drag and drop image files onto the drop right after you launch Image2Go and switch to a particular component.



Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-4


Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-5



In the meantime, if you want to quickly get information on a graphic file, press Command + I.  You can also choose Get Info from File.  (See Screenshot 4-4.)  Then another window will appear.  The drop symbol is orange.  So drag and drop one image file at a time onto the drop box.  (See Screenshot 4-5.)  Upon your importing an image file, Image2Go will show you some information on the file.  (See Screenshot 4-6.)  Note that the file type may not be available for BMP and others.



Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-6





5. Components


Format is a simple processor that will let you batch-convert one format into another.  The drop symbol is blue.  So, again, it's a batch processor, and you can drag and drop one or more image files at a time onto the drop box.

One export format that Image2Go supports for this component is PICT.  If you are using Snow Leopard, you should know that this graphic format is deprecated.



Mac software Image2Go

Screenshot 4-9






As the name suggests, Resize will let you batch-export one or more image files by resizing them.  Unlike Format, you cannot set a compression rate for JPEG.  And if you choose JPEG, Image2Go will automatically set the compression rate to around 89%.



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