The Photo-Salon in SlimBrowser lets you frame your photos and add other enhancement effects before uploading them to the server. If automatic photo shrinking feature is enabled on this domain, they will be shrunk to the preset resolution as well.
How to enter photo salon?
To enter the photo salon, just click the option "Decorate Photo Files in Photo-Salon" in the open file dialog where you choose the files to be uploaded. After that, click OK to close the open file dialog and the Photo-Salon will pop up.
Combining Mode vs. Batch Mode
Most web sites take only one photo to be uploaded each time. Without Photo-Salon, you can only choose one picture in the open file dialog for such websites. With Photo-Salon, if you select multiple photos on such web sites, you will enter the combing mode and the Photo-Salon will let you combine all the selected photos into a single photo either by way of using a frame which takes multiple input photos or by way of simple tiling.
Photo-sharing sites like Google Plus or Facebook also let you upload multiple photos in one shot. When you select multiple photos on such web pages, you will enter the batch mode by default, i.e., you can apply different effects and add different photo frames to each selected photo. But you can also select "More->Combining Mode" from the menu so that you can combining all the photos into a single photo.
You can select from one of the adjustment effects from the combo box. After that, you will see one to three sliders representing adjustable parameters. Drag the sliders to tune the final picture to your own preference. If you want to apply multiple adjustments, click the [Apply] button to apply the current effect. Then select another adjustment effect and apply it again. If you wish to start all over again, click the [Reset to original state] button to revert the photo file to the original state.
Using Photo Frames
Click the option "Use Photo Frames" to add photo frame to your photo. A photo frame can take one or more input photos. The number of input photos a photo frame can take is indicated by the numerical prefix at the beginning of the frame name, such as , , , etc. There are two type of photo frames. One is transparent photo frames which take a fixed number of input photos. The photos are shown through transparent windows on the photo frames. In transparent photo frames, such windows are predefined through the transparent layer of the image. The other type of photo frames are opaque photo frames which begin with the prefix [x]. They are simply an opaque background image file without any predefined transparent windows. For opaque photo frames, you can select from one of the predefined generic masks which defines the number of input photos and whether the photos are placed. For opaque photo frames, you can also select the shape of the windows.
In batch mode or if there is only one input photo, please select the photo frames which take only one input photo. In combining mode, select a photo frame which takes exactly the number of photos you have chosen. Or, if you really like a photo frame, choose the exactly the same number of photos to match the photo frame. In batch mode, use the "Current Photo File" combo box located at the bottom left corner to switch between different photo files.
The photo frame or a window inside a photo frame might not have the same aspect ratio as the photo file. In this case, you will have option to use the mouse to drag the photo either horizontally or vertically so that the most important part of the photo is shown through. If you would like to exchange the photos between two windows in a multi-photo frame, hold SHIFT key and use the mouse to drag one photo and drop it onto another.
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