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Customize QuickPix


There are several options you can configure in QuickPix.

  1. In QuickPix, click File, Configure QuickPix from the menus at the top to start the configuration process. You are presented with four tabs representing the different areas of the program which you may configure.

    • Photo Retrieval - When importing images into the database through QuickPix, you first must display and label the previews as described above. To automate the task of labeling photos, you can set defaults for the database entries. For example, if all of the images you are going to download are for the same address, you can enter a default Address before displaying the previews - then perhaps change the default Address back before downloading other images. Likewise, you can choose a default Description or enter text into the Notes field (such as the appraisers’ initials).
      • Below these defaults is the option to use albums. Check the box to turn on this feature and have QuickPix prompt you for an Album name whenever you import images.
      • Finally, you can customize what information is displayed for images that have already been downloaded during the current QuickPix session. Mark an option to select it.
    • Automatic Filenames - Digital images are simply data files stored on your computer. When QuickPix imports them from your digital camera, it assigns them a name and stores them in the default image directory (normally, that is C:\A LA MODE\WINTOTAL\IMAGES). As a default, QuickPix assigns the images a file name based on the date of the download and the picture number. However, you can customize this aspect of QuickPix to meet your needs. QuickPix automatically assigns a file extension based on the format of the image.
    • File Output Directory - Depending on your circumstances, you may need to change the directory in which QuickPix saves its images. We strongly discourage doing this since it could cause an inexperienced user difficulty in tracking images. But, if you’re fairly comfortable with your system and desire a different location for images, you can certainly do so.
    • File Format - Depending on your circumstances, you may need to change the format in which QuickPix saves its images. You can choose one of several formats in this screen. As you click each particular type of file, a brief description appears at the bottom of the screen.
    • For the JPEG format, you also have the option to change the compression level that QuickPix uses to make your image files smaller. Move the slider to the left to reduce file size. Of course, this also reduces the quality of the photo. But given the high detail most modern digital cameras produce, you can often move this down to the 40% range without compromising quality.
      Hint:  JPEG is by far the most common file format for images. Unless you have a compelling reason to select one of the other formats, it is strongly recommended that you stick with JPEG.  
  2. Once you’ve configured QuickPix, click OK to save your changes. You can exit QuickPix by selecting Exit from the File menu.