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9/30/2019
Topic:
studioline webdesign creates different formats

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
digiteyez wrote:
Do you anticipate an update?
We have not announced any soon-to-come upgrade in that regard.

digiteyez wrote:
… is free
We don't expect to compete with that.

Best Regards,
Andy
9/30/2019
Topic:
studioline webdesign creates different formats

digiteyez
digiteyez
Posts: 3
ps thank you for responding so promptly, appreciate that.
9/30/2019
Topic:
studioline webdesign creates different formats

digiteyez
digiteyez
Posts: 3
that makes it too hard to work with! Do you anticipate an update that makes it possible? Mobirise is free and does it smoothly....
9/30/2019
Topic:
studioline webdesign creates different formats

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Thank you for your interest. StudioLine will generate static pages with fix screen positions for all elements (other adjusting margins for centering). The layouts are not responsive to different devices.
9/30/2019
Topic:
studioline webdesign creates different formats

digiteyez
digiteyez
Posts: 3
Does studioline automatically creates the different formats for desktop, tablet and mobile?
Or do I have to manually resize each page to suit each format?
7/25/2019
Topic:
Image Archive Folders vs. Windows Folders

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Dear Paul,

StudioLine’s core concept is that it becomes the storage facility for all your digital images – whether loaded directly from cameras, or from scanned-in from old prints. Ideally, there would be no need to first load them onto a Windows folder, because StudioLine can load them directly from your camera, scanner or memory stick. After loading them into StudioLine, you could wipe your camera or memory stick so that it can be used for the next photo shoot.


Of course, images that you already on your hard disk, prior to installing StudioLine require some special consideration.

>> When I launched StudioLine it for the first time, I imported all my many photos and folders.<<

Basically – there are two ways to “import” images, specially from Windows folders. The Image Archive preferences (on the software’s main menu) control the type of import performed for different sources.

  • If you allow StudioLine to “copy” the images to the Image Archive, then your original images now (also) exists INTERNALLY in StudioLine, where each one will be permanently preserved (StudioLine never alters the original). Once you feel comfortable with StudioLine, and realize you no longer need them on their previous Windows folder location, you could delete any duplicates from the Windows folders and free up space.
  • However, there is also the ability to NOT copy the images to the Image Archive, but to just catalogue references to the EXTERNAL (Windows) location of the file. This will work equally well, but only as long as you never move or otherwise change the location of these “externally” referenced originals. Since StudioLine has no internal copy, it has to rely on your ability/discipline to keep those files in place. Sometimes, reorganizing disk use, adding external drives, or installing a new Windows can change certain folder locations or disk drives. In that case, StudioLine will assist you with reconnecting to the files at their new location, the best it can.

>> I now see a folder/file structure in the Image Archive that looks exactly like what I see on Windows Explorer. But when I added another folder (with photos) from my camera in Windows, it did NOT appear in StudioLine? <<


Yes, ideally importing your “old” images from Windows is meant to be a “one-time” process, after which you would continue to “grow” your image archive by loading all future photos directly into StudioLine – eliminating the “go-between” Windows folder.

>> What am I seeing when I look at the folder/file panel in the StudioLine Image Archive? Are these the folders and files on my hard-drive? <<

These files are stored on your hard drive but not in any kind of recognizable Windows folders. If you use Outlook or other email software, you might have used systems that represent your “content” in their own “folder” metaphor – but they are NOT Windows folders.

>> If I delete a folder in StudioLine, does it get deleted in Windows Explorer? <<

No, adding/deleting folders/files in StudioLine does NOT touch any of your regular Windows folders and files. These are just StudioLine’s organizational objects that we represent to you as folders, categories, tags, etc.

>> When I see a photo (e.g., a jpg) in StudioLine, what is it physically? Is it the same jpg that's on my hard drive <<

What you see is the (unchanged) original photo, with any edits you made applied only dynamically while you view it. If the image is stored “internally” (was “copied” into the Image Archive) it is completely separate from whatever was on your Windows folder.

  • If the image is stored “externally” (was NOT copied, but only catalogued to the Image Archive), then it IS the unchanged original image on your Windows folder (but with any edit’s applied dynamically).
  • If an image is stored externally, then an icon below the image thumbnail will remind you of that fact. Clicking on that icon – or using the context menu – allows you to toggle the status of an image, if you change your mind on how it should be stored.

>> Should I see pictures in the Image Archive in their own, unique location, different from the original, with Windows Explorer?<<


Like Emails and Email attachments in your Email software, the StudioLine image archive stores your photos in a proprietary format – not in useful Windows Explorer locations.

>> I am particularly curious about the amount of memory it will require on my hard disk to have duplicates of every photo and video 4.<<

If you allowed StudioLine to copy your images to your StudioLine image archive, then you can decide at some future time to eliminate the duplicates from your old Windows folders.

>> If I modify a jpg photo in StudioLine, is the original (which I see in Windows Explorer in its original location) changed, or is only the copy changed? <<

No original is changed by StudioLine (no matter if it’s kept internal in StudioLine or external on a Windows Folder) – that is the core principle of StudioLine. THAT is why we prefer images to be stored INTERNALLY (copied INTO the image archive), as only THAT will protect you from using less-protective third-party tools and accidentally updating/cropping/resizing the priceless original.

When you use image tools in StudioLine, we remember your tools settings for each photo and “play-back” those settings for you when you view that image in StudioLine (or export, print, share… it). This way it SEEMS as if you modified the image – but you will forever be able to undo any individual change/setting/tool.
edited by Andy Schmidt on 7/25/2019
7/8/2019
Topic:
StudioLine startet nicht mehr

uligrepel
uligrepel
Posts: 3
Hallo liebe Ex-Kollegen,
heute hat SL beim Start um eine DB-Optimierung gebeten. Habe ich bestätigt. Es fing dann mit Backup und Optimierung an, blieb dabei aber hängen (Windows: "... reagiert nicht"). Keinerlei Aktivitäten im Task Manager (CPU/Platte). Nach einigen Minuten habe ich SL dann beendet. Beim Neustart das gleiche Spiel (ohne die Optimierungs-Frage): kurze Aktivität, dann nichts mehr und "... reagiert nicht".

Datenbank-Ordner manuell kopiert und einen Blick reingeworfen. DBErrors.xml und Journal-File sagen in etwa das gleiche:
2019-07-08 19:59:05.613 SQL("DELETE FROM ProcInf;")
2019-07-08 19:59:05.842 Error("Error: 80040e35, Native: fa84fa84,\nDescription: Index nicht gefunden.,\nSrc: Microsoft JET Database Engine,\nSQLState: 3015\n\n")
2019-07-08 20:01:14.080 SQL("DELETE FROM ProcInf;")
2019-07-08 20:01:14.357 Error("Error: 80040e35, Native: fa84fa84,\nDescription: Index nicht gefunden.,\nSrc: Microsoft JET Database Engine,\nSQLState: 3015\n\n")

bzw.

⋖NativeError>-539034905⋖/NativeError>
⋖Text>Tabelle 'SystemMessages' ist nicht vorhanden.⋖/Text>
⋖Path>D:\StudioLine\DataBase\StudioLine3.mdb⋖/Path>
⋖Location>⋖/Location>
⋖AddInfo>⋖/AddInfo>
⋖CallerText>⋖/CallerText>
⋖LastUpdate>19:59:44.067⋖/LastUpdate>
⋖Source>Microsoft JET Database Engine⋖/Source>
⋖SQLState>3376⋖/SQLState>
⋖Machine>GREEBO⋖/Machine>
⋖Process>23e0⋖/Process>
⋖Thread>4578⋖/Thread>
⋖Identification>-539034905,17784,9184⋖/Identification>⋖/Error>
⋖Error>2019/07/08 20:01:14.206
⋖NativeError>-91948412⋖/NativeError>
⋖Text>Index nicht gefunden.⋖/Text>
⋖Path>D:\StudioLine\DataBase\StudioLine3.mdb⋖/Path>
⋖Location>CADOTable::CreateQuery(Open, Project, Guid)⋖/Location>
⋖AddInfo>Index nicht gefunden.⋖/AddInfo>
⋖CallerText>Index nicht gefunden.⋖/CallerText>
⋖LastUpdate>20:01:14.206⋖/LastUpdate>
⋖Source>Microsoft JET Database Engine⋖/Source>
⋖SQLState>3015⋖/SQLState>
⋖Machine>GREEBO⋖/Machine>
⋖Process>2230⋖/Process>
⋖Thread>3f40⋖/Thread>
⋖Identification>-91948412,16192,8752⋖/Identification>⋖/Error>⋖/DATABASEERR>

Ein frisch heruntergeladenes Setup-Programm bietet beim Start die Reparatur an. Ist sehr schnell fertig, ändert aber nichts am Ergebnis.

Bevor ich mein Backup von letzter Woche ausgrabe (da lief SL noch) - habt Ihr noch einen Tipp, wie ich die Arbeit (Bilder sortieren) der letzten Tage noch retten kann?

Gruß
Uli
edited by Andy Schmidt on 7/8/2019
12/2/2018
Topic:
New computer, how to move SL Classic 4?

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Hi Bill,

Sure, moving StudioLine to a new computer is commonly done.

The basic steps are:
  • Identify the location of your StudioLine Data folder on your old computer. It might be something like "C:\StudioLine3 Data".
    Hint: Look in the StudioLine "Help" Menu. The "About" screen should reveal which folders StudioLine is currently configured with.
  • Also look up or locate your StudioLine 4 activation key.
  • Copy that ENTIRE folder and all its subfolders to a disk on your NEW computer. It does NOT have to be the C: drive again, but it certainly can.
  • Download and install the lastest StudioLine Photo Classic 4 onto the new computer. When you START the software for the first time, it will offer to either set up a completely NEW image archive (what you do NOT want), or it will ask you for the location of your existing image archive. Simply point to the StudioLine Data folder that you had copied to your new computer.

That's it as far as any images that are stored INSIDE the StudioLine Image Archive.

VERY IMPORTANT:
If your StudioLine "Preference" Settings on your old computer have "Do not Copy / Proxy only" configured for any of your disks, external drives, USB devices, etc. then please understand that those files were never stored "internally" in the StudioLine image archive - StudioLine was always just referencing them in their original "external" locations, as instructed by those settings.
So you absolutely HAVE to locate these "external" files on those disks and copy them over to the new computer as well (or plug those devices into the new computer).
12/2/2018
Topic:
New computer, how to move SL Classic 4?

Bill Doyle
Bill Doyle
Posts: 4
Can I move this copy to my new computer?
edited by Andy Schmidt on 12/2/2018
11/12/2018
Topic:
Annotate within Studioline?

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Topic: Annotate within Studioline?
Bill Doyle wrote:
I often need to annotate photos. To do this I export a photo in desired resolution to a folder, then import from an annotation application... cumbersome.



PS - it might be helpful if you sent me (privately) a series of annotated ("after") pictures, that is representative for a typical batch of work you commonly do. This way, we can better understand what the end-result is supposed to look like and whether a shortcut to your external application is the best way to go, or whether this can be accomplished with watermarks, collages or other built-in StudioLine features.

If you like, you can avoid email limitations of picture sizes/volume by using our free:
https://MediaCenter.email
11/11/2018
Topic:
Annotate within Studioline?

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Topic: Annotate within Studioline?
Hi Bill,

if by "annotate" you mean add captions, titles, descriptions - then yes, you can do that with StudioLine using input devices that are interpreted as text by Windows. StudioLine does have two different ways how any of the text fields (even in combination) could be superimposed onto an output picture, if that's what you would like to happen.

If by "annotate" you mean marking up the picture itself, by drawing directly onto it, then "No", StudioLine does not have a bitmap editing/drawing app.

However, StudioLine CAN interface directly with external applications (such as drawing applications). You can create "program shortcuts", so that you can launch third party applications directly from a chosen photo inside StudioLine, and have the updated photo saved back directly into the image archive. Maybe that is the process you are looking for:
http://help.studioline.net/classic/image_editing
scroll down to chapter on "Editing with Third-Party Applications".

(Basically, right-click on the image in the StudioLine image archive, choose "Open With" and there will be options to create shortcuts to your favorite external third party applications).

Best Regards,
Andy
11/11/2018
Topic:
Annotate within Studioline?

Bill Doyle
Bill Doyle
Posts: 4
Hi Andy: I am getting a Lenovo Yoga tablet/laptop with touchscreen. Currently I load all of my photos directly into Studioline for organizing and editing. I often need to annotate photos. To do this I export a photo in desired resolution to a folder, then import from an annotation application... cumbersome.

Is there a way to use my touchscreen-digipen within Studioline for simple annotation? (text, arrows, clouds) It would be so much easier when I have multiple images to annotate. -OR- Do you have a tutorial for a more efficient way to export/annotate multiple images?
7/3/2018
Topic:
help with "stars" and rebuilding the archive

mike
mike
Posts: 2
1. Choose 'Classifications' from the 'Edit' menu to display the ratings panel.
Select one or more images that you would like to classify.
Drag and drop the rating start of your choice to one of the selected images - or click the appropriate star at the bottom of the screen.
2. In the Keywords panel, select either to search the entire image archive of just the current folder.
Hold the shift key and click on the checkbox in front of the rating you wish to see. All the images with that rating will be displayed.

Please view the help for instructions: http://help.studioline.net/classic/ratings
also please see this workshop for more interesting search capabilites in SL Photo Classic:
http://www.studioline.net/EN/products/workshops/image-archive-filter

Second question.
If you have set your image archive copy preferences to 'don't copy' then StudioLine doesn't make an internal copy of the original image, but simply keeps a reference to its location. Therefore, if you physically move the original, that reference will no longer be valid. If you try to use these images in a way that requires the original, you can click on the 'search' icon next to the 'file not found' message and 'Browse' to the new location where the file is located. When you select the image from its new location, StudioLine will adjust the reference. It will also adjust the reference for any other images that were moved from/to the same locations. If you have many images that you moved to various locations, you may have to do this for each new target location that you had moved images.
7/2/2018
Topic:
help with "stars" and rebuilding the archive

onetimeposter
onetimeposter
Posts: 1
Hello,

It's my hope to be able to use the "stars" rating feature to:
1. Rate photos I like, 4 or 5 stars
2. Globally search all my photos, for all my 4 and 5 star images, so I am then looking at all my favourite pictures, from all the photos I've taken--and not any other photos.

Is this something I can do? I hope so. . I'm just so tired, and I don't want to dig around any further.


My second question:

After launching the program, the program directed me to select a folder with photos, that it would reference them from it's image archive. This went well. Afterwards, I moved a lot of the original photo locations around. They remain in the archive, in their original locations, x'd out.


Can I instruct the system to rebuild the archive so it's using the updated locations, and eliminate these "broken pictures" when I'm browsing my archive?
4/25/2018
Topic:
Erzeugung Webgalerie: Optionen nicht verfügbar

Jürgen Wolz
Jürgen Wolz
Posts: 20
Hallo,
die Anzahl der Bilder auf einer Seite ist, abhängig vom gewählten Webgalerie-Stil, 24 oder 36 Bilder. Bei den Stilen "mit Vorschau" 36 Bilder.
In StudioLine Photo Classic 4 gibt es einen frei definierbaren Stil "Startup". In diesem Stil können Anzahl der Bilder pro Seite sowie Größe der Detailansichten festgelegt werden.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

H&M System Software GmbH
Jürgen Wolz
4/24/2018
Topic:
Help for newbe

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Topic: Help for newbe
Hi Russell,

you can find the StudioLine Basic manual here:
http://help.studioline.net/basic/start

In addition, there are some workshops to walk a user through specialized subjects:
http://www.studioline.net/en/products/workshops-photo-basic/default.htm

Best Regards,
Andy
4/24/2018
Topic:
Help for newbe

Russell Tokarz
Russell Tokarz
Posts: 1
I'm new to SLP basic. Is there a good overview and how to start tutorial?
4/16/2018
Topic:
Erzeugung Webgalerie: Optionen nicht verfügbar

wernerw
wernerw
Posts: 1
Ich habe gerade die neueste Version von Photo Basic 4 heruntergeladen. Bei der Erzeugung von Webalben kann man aber nicht die Anzahl der Bilder auf der Seite ändern. Ist immer 36. Und die Option, die Größe der Detailansichten festzulegen, fehlt komplett.

Beides sollte laut help verfügbar sein
http://help.studioline.net/de/basic/create_webgalleries
4/9/2018
Topic:
Using Multiple Computers

Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt
Administrator
Posts: 85
Topic: Using Multiple Computers
martinebrideau wrote:
The two computers are connected to a local network. The images are on another disk on the same network, who is accessible all the time (or most of it). It's also there that I installed the "data" folder of Studioline.


Dear Martine,

You were using two different drive mappings to access the common data from the two networked computer. For network support, each workstation needs to use the same network path (UNC path or mapped drive letter).

If "externally stored" images are being used, they too must be on an identical path accessible by the networked workstations. This issue is best avoided by keeping images stored internally in the central Image Archive.



Best Regards,
Andy
4/9/2018
Topic:
Using Multiple Computers

martinebrideau
martinebrideau
Posts: 2
The two computers are connected to a local network. The images are on another disk on the same network, who is accessible all the time (or most of it). It's also there that I installed the "data" folder of Studioline. I will send you the data path of the LOG by email. (sorry i'm not realy good in english).

- Update : file send by "Wetransfer" 8megs
edited by martinebrideau on 09/04/2018




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