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Windows Vista Security: Praxisorientierte Sicherheit für Profis by Marcus Nasarek

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Building Your Photo and Video Gallery
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7. If you are using the original filenames, you probably don’t need to prompt for a
tag on import. Clear the “Prompt for a tag on import” checkbox to bypass the
Importing Pictures and Videos dialog box and begin importing automatically.
Otherwise, select the “Prompt for a tag on import” checkbox to ensure that the
Importing Pictures and Videos dialog box is displayed.
8. If you don’t want to keep the pictures or videos on your camera or memory stick
after importing, select the “Always erase from camera after import” checkbox.
Because pictures or videos are erased only when the import completes success-
fully, you don’t have to worry about accidentally deleting pictures that didn’t get
imported.
9. If your camera has a sensor that can detect whether you took a picture horizon-
tally or vertically, Windows Photo Gallery can use the related information to
automatically rotate pictures that would otherwise appear to be sideways on
your computer. To enable automatic rotation, select the “Rotate pictures on
import” checkbox.
10. To ensure that pictures are opened in Windows Photo Gallery after importing,
select the “Open Windows Photo Gallery after import” checkbox.
11. Click OK to save your settings.
Fixing Your Pictures
Windows Photo Gallery has built-in features for fixing pictures. In any picture-
related view, you can click the Rotate Clockwise or Rotate Counterclockwise button
on the Controls toolbar to rotate pictures to the proper orientation. If you select mul-
tiple pictures with the same orientation problem, you can rotate them all to the
proper orientation at the same time by clicking the Rotate Clockwise or Rotate
Counterclockwise button.
Editing picture color, brightness, and contrast
You can perform additional editing of individual pictures by completing these steps:
1. In Windows Photo Gallery, click the picture you want to edit and then click the
Fix button on the toolbar.
2. As Figure 9-16 shows, the picture is then displayed in view mode with the Fix
Pane.
3. If the color, brightness, or contrast setting in your picture doesn’t look right, you
can correct or enhance it automatically by clicking Auto Adjust.
4. If the brightness and contrast still don’t look right, you can adjust them indepen-
dently by clicking Adjust Exposure and then using the Brightness and Contrast
sliders to achieve the desired results.
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5. If the colors still don’t look right, you can adjust them by clicking Adjust Color.
You can then use these color settings to adjust the color:
Color Temperature
Use this slider to adjust the overall tone of the picture. Move the slider to the
left to make the colors appear cooler (bluer). Move the slider to the right to
make the colors appear warmer (redder).
Tint
Use this slider to adjust the predominant color in the picture by adding or
removing green. Move the slider to the left to remove green. Move the slider
to the right to add green.
Saturation
Use this slider to make the colors in the picture more or less vivid. Move the
slider to the left to make the colors less vivid. Move the slider to the right to
make the colors more vivid.
6. Click the Back to Gallery button to save the changes to the picture automatically.
Figure 9-16. Editing the picture using the Fix Pane options
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Using undo and redo while fixing pictures
While you are fixing your picture, you can use the Undo button to undo any changes
you don’t like and the Redo button to redo changes you previously undid. Multiple
undo and redo changes are saved, allowing you to step backward and forward
through changes. You can also undo and redo specific changes.
To undo a specific change or changes, follow these steps:
1. Click the option button to the right of the Undo button. This displays a short-
cut menu with a list of Undo changes, as shown in Figure 9-17.
2. The most recent change is listed first and in bold. To undo this change, click it
or press Ctrl-Z.
3. To undo a specific change, click the change you want to undo in the list.
4. To undo all changes, click Undo All or press Ctrl-Shift-Z.
To redo a specific change or changes, follow these steps:
1. Click the option button to the right of the Redo button. This displays a shortcut
menu with a list of Redo changes, as shown in Figure 9-18.
2. The most recent change is listed first and in bold. To redo this change, click it or
press Ctrl-Y.
3. To redo a specific change, click the change you want to redo in the list.
4. To redo all changes, click Redo All or press Ctrl-Shift-Y.
Figure 9-17. Choosing an undo option
Figure 9-18. Choosing a redo option

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