User's interface
  


The following is Photo Jumble's main window:

PhotoJumble Main Screen

To access all features of the program please use Main menu.

You may zoom in and out the main image with mouse wheel.
You may pan main image with mouse dragging while holding space bar pressed.

The following Buttons and Controls are intended to help you access the most common features of the program fast:

Page Setup screen button.
This will bring up Page Setup dialogue.

Tiles Setup screen button.
This will bring up Tiles Setup screen dialogue.

Lock layers checkbox.
This will "Locks" layers position. You still be able to select layers but can not move or resize them.

Open Library Button.
This will bring up an Open Library Dialogue to open existing Photo Jumble image library. You may use libraries created with Photo Jumble as well as libraries created with the Mazaika.

Render All Button.
This will renders mosaic by replacing images in the layers with most similar images from current opened library. If no library is open, program will asks you to open library first.

Rotation Setup Button.
This will bring up Layer Rotation Setup Dialogue.

Repeat number of the same image.
Use this value to set a number of occurrence of any given tile in the final mosaic. If this value is Auto (or 0) then program doesn't control the overall occurrence of tiles. If this value, for example, is 1 then any tile in the mosaic could be used only once. Please be careful with this control, if you do not have very much tiles in the library, it is recommended to set this value to Auto.

Distance between same pictures.
Use this value to set a distance between the same tiles in the mosaic. If slider pin is in the middle of the slider bar then the distance between repeated tiles will be same as the half length of mosaic. If this value is 0 (pin is on the left) then program could repeat the same tile one by one. While you are adjusting the Distance control you will see a special white rectangle in the middle of the mosaic that will show you the size of the "unrepeated" area corresponded to the current Distance value.

Fill From Folder Button.
This will ask you for a folder with pictures and will replace layers with pictures from this folder. Images will be in the same order as they are in the selected folder.

Fill Only Empty Tiles Checkbox.
If this option is checked, new images will be inserted into empty layers only. I.e. in the layers that did not contain images yet. This control affects both "Mazaika" and  "Collage" modes.

Enhance mosaic options:

Mask Background Checkbox.
This will mask background picture. The color of the mask is the same as has been settled in the Page Setup dialogue.

Add Shadows Checkbox.
If this option is checked then program will add a shadow to the every layer picture. The properties of the shadows are the same as has been settled in the Page Setup dialogue. The Shadow drawing engine uses different modes for rectangular and non rectangular layers. Please select the needed mode in the Page Setup dialogue. (You will need to redraw mosaic manually to see changes).  Please see Layers Options for more details.

Add Borders Checkbox.
If this option is checked then program will draws a border around every layer picture. The properties of the borders are the same as has been settled in the Page Setup dialogue.(You need to redraw mosaic manually to see changes). Please see Layers Options for more details. Border option works only for rectangular layers. Non rectangular images can not be drawn with borders.

Color Correction Settings.
If this value is not zero program will use the color correction for every layer picture. (You need to redraw mosaic manually to see changes).

Color Blending Settings.
If this value is not zero program will blends every layer picture with corresponded background area below layer. (You need to redraw mosaic manually to see changes).

Redraw mosaic button
To see mosaic enhanced with the new settings you had to press Redraw button or select Redraw from the View menu. This will redraw all layers with regard of current color correction,  blending, border and shadow settings.

Zoom control buttons.
Use this button set to control mosaic view.
Use "100%" to view the mosaic in an actual size.
"+" - will Zoom In image.
"-" - will Zoom Out image.
"Fit" - will fit mosaic image into main screen.
  
 
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