Glossary

Arrange - Arrange or layers are similar to sheets. You move them to position the content on top or at the back of contents.

Bleed - When an image is printed all the way to the physical edge of the paper, it’s called a full-bleed print. The software displays a dashed outline to indicate the photo safe area, the area inside the bleed.

Blur - This is a special filter used to create an out-of-focus effect on your photo. You can apply it to all or part of a photo.

Border - This tool adds a border effect around a selected item.

Brightness - This allows you to brighten or darken an image

Caption - A body of text you can apply directly to your items on your layout. 

Cart - This is where products are stored and reviewed before ordering.

Checkout - The process of filling out the order form to purchase your products.

Contrast - Is the difference between maximum and minimum pixel intensity in an image. Increasing contrast makes an image look vibrant while decreasing contrast can make an images look duller.

Crop - Cropping is the process of removing portions of your photo.

Current Project/My Things - Each time you create a project and return to the catalogue, the software will list it under “Current Project” in the Catalogue. This is convenient and allows you to work on several different Projects without having to start over each time. In addition, they will all be retained when saving your project.

Directory - A file system cataloguing your files in folders.

Font - A complete set of characters including letters, numbers, and symbols that share a common weight, width, and style.

Graphics - Thematic images such as a heart or star you can apply to your layout and manipulate. Think of them as stickers.

Gutter - The blank space that binding creates between pages, most photo books have a gutter. A Lay flat book open up completely flat where the pictures spread across two pages and no gutter in between them.

JPEG (.jpg) - Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format is commonly used to display photographs and other continuous tone images. JPEG retains all color information but compresses the files size by selectively discarding data.

Layout - The area of the screen representing your product. Items such as photos, graphics, and text boxes are added, manipulated, and arranged on your layout.

Hard Drive - A storage device inside or attached to your computer. Most of your information, programs, photos, files, and the computer operating system are likely stored on it.

Hue - Is adding a colour and a shade of a colour to your photo.

Low resolution - Using an image that’s too small results in pixelation. A blurry result when the image is enlarged to fit the layout. If your photo is too small, a warning icon will appear on the image.

Monochrome - Single colour, usually black and white or greyscale.

Operating System (OS) - Software that controls the overall operation of your computer.

Photo safe area - The region within your layout that is considered safe for manufacturing. If you have items outside of this area, a warning icon will appear on those items.

Photos Panel - This displays all of your imported photos, separated into two categories: Used and Unused.

Photo tint - A colour overlay applied directly to your photo.

Pixelated - Displaying jagged, blocky edges. This happens to images when the resolution is too low for the display or printer.

Posterize - Reduces the many colours of an images to just a few colours.

Presets - Presets allow you to save customized settings like colour, font type, and font size for texts. Saving you the time of re-applying settings.

PNG (.png) - Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format, used both for photos and Web graphics. Unlike JPEG, it also supports transparency, allowing “peek through” layering effects.

RAM - Random Access Memory (RAM) temporary storage used by your computer. Too little RAM can make your computer slow.

Red Eye - An ugly red glow caused by a reflection of the camera flash in the subject’s retina.

RGB - Red, Green, and Blue. A colour model typically used with display devices, such as computer monitors and televisions.

Rotate - This will rotate the selected photo 360 degrees left or right.

Image Rub Through - The act of blending two or more photos together. Portions of the background photo will become visible or “rubbed through” the foreground photo via an airbrush effect.

Saturation - The intensity of a colour in an image causing overly bright colours.

Save - The process of saving your design

Storyboard - In editing mode, a row of small images representing the pages in your project.

Theme - A collection of layout variations, with graphics designed exclusively for the event or occasion. The software offers a vast assortment to choose among, such as Graduation, Just Married, and Anniversary.

Transparency - The degree to which a background image shows through foreground elements such as photos and text. Increasing an object’s transparency blends it with the design.

Unused Photos - Photos you have imported but not yet placed in your design. These photos are stored in the Unused Photos panel for easy access.

Used photos - Photos you have imported and placed in your design. These photos are stored in the Used Photos panel for easy access.

Welcome Page - The initial screen when launching the software.

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