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Tools to adjust Appearance
If you want to make a photo or graphic see-through or transparent you slide the opacity tool to the left. When an image is at 100% opacity it is opaque and you can not see anything behind it. This is equivalent to 256 on the slider. As you reduce the opacity, the photo fades, becoming paler so that you can see photos or the background behind the photo. If you set the slider to 0, you will no longer see the image as it is completely see-through. Note: If you decrease a framed photo's opacity to 0 you will only be able to see the frame itself and you will need to remove the frame.
Tools to adjust Colour
The Auto-Enhance feature can really bring photos that are lacking in contrast to life but it may not be suitable for all photos and can create unusual results on dark or intentionally low-contrast photos. So please review the before and after effects onscreen, and your PDF Preview before submitting your file to Momento. Note: Auto enhance can be set as a default by ticking the check box in the Tools Panel. See our Before and After auto-enhance photo below.
The software includes three preset colour effect buttons:
To change the Tint Colour
When using the Tint effect, the default is a blue tint. You can change the tint to any colour by changing the setting on the Hue slider.
Saturation is a measure of the intensity of the colours and contrast in a photo (or any other graphic). An image with no saturation only contains shades of grey, black and white. You would achieve this affect by sliding the Saturation bar all the way to the left. Sliding the bar all the way to the right will achieve maximum saturation and result in an image with exaggerated, blown-out colours.
This effect can be applied to an under-exposed image to liven up the colours or simply to create an interesting colour effect. Be careful not to 'over-saturate' images as a small move along the slider to the right can make a big change and may result in unnatural skin tones. Always double-check the results to ensure you are happy with the colour. See below for varying levels of saturation.
The hue of a photo (or other graphic) is defined by the predominant colour in the photo. A photo can be changed so that any one colour e.g. blue, red, brown, purple can be strengthened while its inverse colour suppressed. As with the saturation tool, the slider value ranges from -128 to 127. A photo with a saturation or hue of 0 has no adjustment applied to it at all.
The Position tools allow you to conveniently move your content automatically in to predefined positions or in to perfect alignment with other content on a page.
This turns the Snap-dragging function on or off. For more information please visit the Align and Position page.
Snap All is another auto-alignment tool within the software that allows all objects on a page within a few millimetres of any other object to automatically relatively align edges and give a symmetrical and slick finish to any page. For more information please visit the Align and Position page.
All photos on the current page are repositioned so that photos on the left of the page are moved to the right, and vice versa. Sizes and other attributes of the photos are preserved. Note that the photos themselves are not mirrored, only their positions on the page. For example, the two pages below are "mirrors" of each other.
Align to Page
The Align to Page tools allow you to centrally position a photo, graphic or text box horizontally and vertically, equidistant from the left or right, top or bottom margins of a page. From left to right, the buttons centre any selected photo:
Span photo across two pages
A spanned photo is one that spreads across two pages, like a double page spread in a magazine. Momento’s software automatically calculates the overlap needed so that when the book is bound, the photo flows perfectly across the pages without replicating or losing any part of the photo. The software also identifies when an action is made to one page of a spanned photo and automatically updates the adjacent page accordingly. The software will automatically ensure that the two pages featuring a spanned photo stay together for printing as a double page spread, on a facing left and right page. To span a photo
To quickly and efficiently perfectly align two or more photos or graphic to another without spending time nudging the images in to position, you can use the handy Relative Align tools. From left to right, the Relative Align tools will have these effects to the selected photos:
Below is an example of a group of photos before and after relative alignment tools have been applied.
To relatively align a group of photos
Note: You must have at least two photos selected to use the Relative Align options.
Size to Page or Safe Area
These tools make it easy to resize and scale an image to fill or fit the whole Page Area, or the Safe Area. From left to the right, the buttons change the photo to:
Size To other content
There are 6 Size To options in the Tools Panel (L to R):
To resize a photo to match the size of another photo
To resize a group of photos to the same size
Note: Alternatively go to Layout Menu > Size To
To resize 2 or more photos to the same height as the tallest photo:
Note: Alternatively go to Layout Menu > Size To or use the Size icons in the Tools Panel
The layering buttons are available to use when one or more photos are selected (L to R):
Please read the help section on Working with Layers for full details.