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Author Topic: Applying a CutOut to Multiple Images  (Read 6287 times)
Keith-S
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« on: June 20, 2016, 04:21:37 PM »

Hi,
Is it possible to apply a CutOut to multiple selected images in a folder at the same time?
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 04:41:17 PM »

Well, I've figured it out. I simply need to first add the images to the Print Queue, then apply the CutOut to all images.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 05:41:43 PM »

Hi Keith,
There is another way too, especially useful if you use a particular cutout regularly and/or have a batch of images each with a different filter.
Apply the cutout to 1 image, any will do as long as it has no other filter.
In the editor, Save Current Filter Parameters to File - use a name meaningful to you.
You can now apply this filter with the cutout to one of several selected image thumbs by right clicking over the thumb(s), select Predefined Filter and browse to your cutout filter, select and OK.
Adding a filter in this way does not affect any existing filters.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 06:52:09 PM »

Hi Terry,

Thanks for the reply. I will try that method also. And, since we're on the subject, I am using cutouts to apply a logo to my images. I have created two different cutouts, and two separate images, to satisfy my two main aspect ratios, 16x20 and 11x14. That way the position of the logo stays basically the same across all sizes with a similar ratio, and I get the benefit of the logo being larger on a 16x20, and proportionately smaller on an 8x10, and again on a 4x5. Am I over thinking this, or is there an easier way to accomplish what I am trying to do?? Thanks again, Keith
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 09:28:54 PM »

Hi Keith,
Yes, your approach is ok for a logo.
QU does have a "copyright/signature feature which can be used for logos.
In Help, search for "signature".
Some time ago I made some samples with some notes of my own which you can access here to try them:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-mKaCc7lKcjek1tTXNkOTQ4YW8
Also included is a dice logo. See screen shot below to see what it looks like on an image. NB.you must use HQ preview in the page editor to see the signature. Also, this is a Print function so the image remains the same, ie. not part of a filter like a cutout.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 06:57:48 PM »

Hey Terry,

Those dice are great!! If I do it as a "signature", it gets smaller as the print size gets larger. Exactly the opposite of what I want. As a CutOut, it stays proportionate, within the proper aspect ratio. You have really been a big help with this, and now I have another question. Once I have a page laid out in the Print Queue, is there a way to duplicate it within the Queue? For instance, if I need 36 wallet size, can I just create the page of nine up and then duplicate that page three times?
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 07:38:27 PM »

Hi Keith,
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Once I have a page laid out in the Print Queue, is there a way to duplicate it within the Queue?
You can of course add multiple copies of an image by changing the "Number of Copies to Add" (above the thumbs on the right) but if you have a specific layout the only way I know of doing that is by using a template. It may be possible to do it another way, may someone else will know.
A template is especially useful when the same layout is used repeatedly.
If you make a template of your layout using the template thumb and save it. Then recall using Custom Print Properties, Layout. Select the images you want to use on one page, click the red + to add them. By repeatedly pressing the + button a new page of the same images will be created.

Hope that helps.
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