Collagemaker V2.0 published (06.04.2010)

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Collagemaker V2.0 published (06.04.2010)

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PEB has again created a new program with Hollywood, it is Collagemaker.

"Collage Maker" is another one of my 'bloated' programs made with Hollywood
4.0---I hope you enjoy it!

The idea of this program is to make it easy to combine multiple picture (up to
20) into one picture (a collage) that can then be printed in such common sizes
as 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14---though since it is always in landscape, the
dimensions are more accurately listed as 6x4, 7x5, 10x8, 14x11.

There are many options available for picture layout and grid options---including
the use of patterns that can be tinted with color, and special options like fade
and shadow effects. The best thing to do is to experiment with the buttons and
learn what can be done that way.

Note: When using Zoom, clicking the left mouse button over a picture will zoom
further into that picture; however, holding down the SHIFT key while clicking
the mouse button will cause the picture to zoom out instead.

For saving your collage, there are two options: 1) You can simply save the
collage *picture*, which can then be printed; or 2) You can save the collage
*project*, which allows you to come back and adjust any aspect of your collage
at a later time.

Depending on how many pictures you use in your collage (and depending on how
high of resolution those pictures are), you may not have enough system
memory---Collage Maker does not make use of virtual memory. If you need it,
there is a Low Memory option that can be turned on or off through the "Prefs"
text file. Setting LowMem=1 will use much less memory, but it will also slow
down certain aspects of Collage Maker. (Setting it to LowMem=0 will turn off the
Low Memory option.)

Special thanks to:
*Mason for his AISS artwork and Icons.

Version 1.0 (5/18/09):
*First attempt.

Collagemaker V1.0

Setting - Dimension 4x6
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Setting - Dimension 11x14
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Funktion - Add Pic
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Funktion - Remove Pic
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Funktion - Change Template
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Funktion - Move Pic
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Funktion - Zoom Pic
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Funktion - Grid Option
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Funktion - Grid Option (Große Darstellung)
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Funktion - Elliptish Mask
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Re: Collagemaker V2.0 veröffentlicht (06.04.2010)

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Changes in

Version 2.0 (4/7/10):
*Redesigned the GUI.
*Now pictures can be added or replaced using "Drag & Drop."
*Added the ability to drag the borders of individual cells to increase or
decrease their thickness.
*Custom text can now be added to the collages (right-clicking the text blocks
shows options).
*PNG images with alpha-channel transparencies can now be used and the grid
border will be seen through the transparent areas.
*Another "mask" (in addition to the ellipse) option has been
added---"sub-border" (an inner border around a specific picture cell).
*Placement "crosshairs" have been added when moving pictures with the "Hand"
tool.
*Many old functions have been made faster.
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Collagemaker V2.1 published (30.08.2010)

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The new Version from revbloedel (PEB) has this changes.

Version 2.1 (8/30/10):
*Fixed some bugs that showed up with AISS 4.10.

CollageMaker V2.1
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Collagemaker V3.0 published (02.03.2011)

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In the new version 3.0 from Collagemaker are following changes:

Version 3.0 (3/2/11):
- Two new kinds of collages (in addition to the standard grid collage) are now possible to create:
1) Special Templates are ones that combine a specific number of pictures into a collage design that cannot be achieved using normal grid lines.
There are only a few currently built into Collage Maker.
If you have a design that you would like to see added, send me an e-mail with a sample.
2) Freestyle collages are ones where the placement, size, rotation, and borders of the picture cells can all be freely changed.
When the Freestyle button is pressed, the pictures will first arrange themselves in an orderly way according to the last active template; but they can then be dragged anywhere and further configured by Right-clicking on them.
- Top graphics with alpha-channel transparencies can be added.
- Outside borders can be added around the picture cells.
- Collage projects can now use multiple pages of different formats.
- Built-in help and reference guide.

collagemaker V3.0
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