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Image Guides from previous versions:

PhotoDirector 3 - http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/22390.page

PhotoDirector Integration with ColorDirector
► Downloaded & Custom presets from PhotoDirector are available in ColorDirector

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PhotoDirector 4 Integration with PowerDirector 11

► If you want to use Fix/Enhance on an image in PowerDirector 11, click Fix/Enhance, then PhotoDirector for advanced editing.



► The image is opened in PhotoDirector



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PhotoDirector 4 Integration with PowerDirector 11 (continued)

► After adjustment, close PhotoDirector 4 & the image is exported back to PowerDirector 11



► The edited image replaces the original in the timeline

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Exporting from PhotoDirector

Depending on what photos/groups of photos are selected within PhotoDirector, we can export:

► projects ► collections ► folders ► albums ► tags ► faces ► photos

Export can be achieved through File > Export... or by right clicking folder, album, tag etc



Export options



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Project Backup

Under Preferences > Project, options can be set for project backup. This saves a copy of the project file (.phd) & cache, but not the photos.




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PhotoDirector 4 Hotkeys

These are also found in the Help File and the PhD4 User Guide @ http://www.cyberlink.com/downloads/support/photodirector-ultra/userguide_en_GB.html

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Edit > Background Removal

► Use brush +/- to trace shape



► Click APPLY



► The image can be placed on a colour board (if desired) or exported with a transparent background (.png file)

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Applying Adjustments with the Adjustment Brush

Please refer to PhotoDirector's Help File for detailed instructions.

► Open the image to be adjusted



► Select Adjustment Brush - brush size etc - and apply the mask



► While mask is active, adjust any manual adjustment parameters (tint, saturation, clarity, vibrance etc)

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Displaying Attached images in Forum Pages

NOTE: It's best to keep images under 800px wide. Larger pictures can mess up the page display.

1. When you reply, attach your image as you normally do
2. Click Submit
3. Back in the forum thread, right click on Download near your attachment and select Copy Link Location
- the link is copied to your clipboard

* This image is 700px wide


4. Click Edit
5. In your post, put the cursor where you want the image to be
6. Click on [Img] then paste the link location - now click on [Img] again

7. It will look like this


8. Click Submit (again) and you're done.
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Embedding a YouTube video in a forum page

Please refer to http://forum.cyberlink.com/forum/posts/list/24692.page#149209 PhD CDR ADR DZ MVL PP Forum Moderator
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Rotating and Exporting Images

When images are rotated, the original photo is not changed. The rotated image has to be exported.



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Different PhotoDirector Masks for Regional Adjustment

PhD's Help file provides a thorough explanation of application of Regional Adjustment tools.



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The Difference between EXPORT and SAVE AS

With Export settings as shown below, there is a significant difference between exporting a photo and using the Save As option.



Save As applies higher JPEG compression, resulting in smaller file size (even with the same resolution)



Depending on display, there may be no obvious visual difference but Export is advised for retention of maximum image quality.
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Using Photo Composer

Creating a montage of images is easy using Photo Composer in the Edit module.

Pros
♥ Import .png with transparent background (as well as .jpeg & .tiff)
♥ Easily resize & reposition photos
♥ Click on image to bring to front - change order of layers
♥ Opacity of each individual photo can be adjusted
♥ Final composed image is exported at the same resolution as the background image

Cons
♠ Once composed image becomes crowded, it's more difficult to activate handles for resizing (they need to be moved into a clearer space)
♠ Final image compression is greater than original background image, despite same resolution
- e.g. in the example below, original image 5984x3366 11.1MB - exported image 5984x3366 7.5MB



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Displaying Photos on TV

There are many ways to display high resolution photos on a TV. Some maximise quality and others compromise it.
♥ Direct is best - SD card, USB device, HDMI connection (camera to TV), Stream

Basics
HD TVs (1080p = ~2.1MP) don't match the resolution of most DSLRs.
Rendering still images in video format results in unavoidable compression & picture quality loss.
Burning to DVD results in the greatest compression & PQ loss.

Resolution Comparisons





Useful Links
7 Ways to View Photos on HDTV
5 Easy Ways to View Photos on Your TV
How to View Photos and Videos on Your TV

Photos to DVD Scenario
In this scenario, there's a huge reliance on how well the DVD player upscales the image.
- 12MP camera shoots 4000x3000
- Photos (image files or video format) on DVD 720x480
- TV Display 1920x1080





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Round Trip Editing vs Using Standalone PhD

■ Opening PhD as standalone software gives the user ALL options.
■ When PhD is accessed through PowerDirector, some options aren’t available. In effect, a “lite” version is opened.

What’s the same:
Adjustment/Edit tools (except watermark & HDR Merge)
Download/Upload presets from/to DZ

What you don’t get:
Library/import functions
Export/Save As
Slideshow & Print options


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PhotoDirector Viewing Modes

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Using Background Removal and Photo Composer with a "green screen" photo




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Regional Adjustment

Making greyscale background using the Adjustment Brush



Making greyscale background using the Adjustment Selection




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Making and Producing a Slideshow

The UI is self explanatory & there are limited options from which to choose.


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