Olympus Master 2.0 Tips and Tricks

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Resizing Images for Web-based Email Using Olympus Master 2

If you are using a web-based email service, emailing your photos can be as simple as attaching a file. When emailing a file, however, be aware of file size. Larger files will take longer to send and receive.

In Olympus Master 2, you can easily resize your photo using the the "Resize & Convert Format" function found under the "Tools" menu.

Selecting Your Images
Select the image(s) to attach to the E-mail within "Thumbnail Area," and drag and drop them into the white area above.

You can also select the images within the "Thumbnail Area" and click add icon

Browse folder

 

Resize WindowResizing Your Images
Under "Resize," type in the maximum pixel size (the length you want for your longest side), and Olympus Master will automatically calculate the length of the other side.

Example: You want to send an 800x600 image to a friend. Type "800" in the box.

You will also have the option to choose the quality of your JPEG compression from this screen. The higher the quality, the higher your file size. Keeping it at "Standard Quality " should be okay for most applications.

Click "Convert" and you will be prompted for the location where you would like to save the converted file.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In Olympus Master 2, the default location for saving your low-resolution email photo(s) is the same folder as where your original photos reside. To avoid accidentally saving over your original photos with a low-resolution copy, be sure to save your email versions in a different folder or on the desktop for easy access. To save to your desktop, follow these instructions when prompted for the location to save your file(s).

  1. Click on the folder icon button
  2. Choose "Desktop" from the menu

Once your file is resized, you can attach it to your email or send it to a Web-based photo album.


Emailing Images with Olympus Master 2 Using a Local Email Client

If your email client is located on your computer, Olympus Master can interact with it directly. Browse to the folder containing the image(s) you wish to email.

To get started, click on the "E-mail" icon located in the top menu. email icon

Selecting Your Images
Select the image(s) to attach to the E-mail within "Thumbnail Area," and drag and drop them into the white area above.

You can also select the images within the "Thumbnail Area" and click add icon

Browse folder

Resizing Your Images
Though you can attach an original image without reducing the image size or converting to JPEG, it's usually best to resize your image before attaching it to the email. You can only resize image files.

Resize selectionOlympus Master 2 suggests several common file sizes for you to choose from. When aspect ratio of your original image does not fit the size of one of these options, the dimensions will be adapted automatically.

Note: The original image will not be affected; this only makes a copy of the image in the new size.

Choose from the examples below to see the actual size of the image based on the selection.

 



Confirming File Sizes
You can confirm the total size of files to be attached right in Olympus Master. Your Internet service provider may be limited the size of the files you can send or receive. Therefore, you can use it to make sure whether the attached file size is not beyond a limit. Click the "Calculate" button to perform the check. The total file size will be reported in KB.


Attaching Your Files
Click on "Launch Mailer" to automatically attach the images to an email in your default email program. The default email program is determined by your Internet browser setup.

Email your files


In Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows, click on Tools>Internet Options>Programs and click on the down arrow next to "Email" to change your default email program.

Change your settings

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