Repeat Signage V5 help

Presentation snap shot  - Preview and export tab

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Preview and export

This is a quick utility to create a snap-shot image of the currently running presentation.  A snap shot image is taken at the point you clicked on the 'Export to separate template file' menu option.  This screen then shows you that image.

If you have a presentation with a play list of pictures, video, RSS feeds, etc, then the presentation on screen will be constantly changing.  So if you are not happy with this preview, then close this screen and select the

'Export snap shot ...' menu option again at a point when the presentation on screen looks the way you want it to.

Notes of the resolution

This utility just does a screen capture of the currently displayed presentation.  So if your presentation is True HD at 1920x1080 and you are designing on a 1920x1080 pixel screen, you will get a 1920x1080 pixel image.  However, if you are designing on a smaller screen, then the designer will have scaled this down by a factor of 2 (or even 4) so your final image may only be 960x540 pixels.

Export options

You will see a preview of your Repeat Picture in the preview area.  Use the 'Browse' button to select a folder and type in a filename, or type this in manually.  You can then use the 'Export' button to create you picture file.


Target picture format - This gives you the common picture formats such as PNG, GIF, JPEG, etc.  We recommend you use PNG for Repeat Pictures that have text as they generates very clear text and is a compressed image format so the final files size is relatively small.   JPEG is also a good option especially as it creates very small files when photograph images are used.   GIF files are limited to 16 colours so your final images may look poor.  Both PNG and JPEG can be inserted into website pages. 

Final image size - This is the final number of pixels your image file will have.  This defaults to the currently displayed presentation size.  You can scale this down or up, but scaling up will lose some quality.

Keep aspect ratio - This is the shape of the picture.  For example, if you created your presentation at 800x600 pixels, then the shape has a 4:3 aspect ratio, i.e. a non-widescreen monitor/TV shape.  Changing the width to 400 pixels will automatically change the width to 300 pixels to keep the same shape, so you your image doesn't get squashed or elongated.

Preview after export - There are two preview options.  'Default picture viewer' opens you picture if whatever Windows has for the default picture viewer for your exported file type.  If you exported file is JPEG then this may be Windows Picture Viewer.  If you used 'Repeat picture viewer' then the built in Repeat viewer will be used instead.

Overwrite if file exists - If you are exported to a file that already exists, if you tick this box you are not prompted whether to overwrite the file or not.