Setting other preferences

Here is a brief description of the other preferences. Check out specific chapters for more details:

l E-mail: Before you e-mail photos for the first time, you should set your e-mail preferences. You also can set these preferences when you send your first e-mail. For full details on setting e-mail preferences, see Chapter 13.

l Editing: These settings have to do with which external image editor you want to automatically launch when you choose EditOEdit with . . . Command in Album. For more on using external editors, see Chapter 12.

l Camera or card reader: The default settings for cameras and card readers will be fine for most users. But you also can adjust them to fit your particular camera or card reader. Choose the name of your camera, or the drive letter that indicates your camera, from the Camera pop-up menu. You also can choose to delete the photos from your camera after you've imported them.

Be careful of this option until you're sure your import process is pretty fool-proof. If you change the settings and experience problems importing your photos, click the Restore Default Settings button to return the original, default preferences to. For details on all of the camera and card reader preferences, see Chapter 4.

^ Scanner: Choose your scanner from the pop-up menu. Choose a file format from the Save As pop-up menu.

JPEG is the default format, but I recommend choosing TIFF instead. For more information about the difference between TIFF files and JPEGs, see Chapter 3. You will have larger file sizes, but better quality images. Choose the folder where you want your scanned photos to be stored. For more on scanning preferences, see Chapter 4.

^ Slide show: Establish your settings for viewing instant slide shows. These are the quickie slide shows that are designed to be viewed within Album. You can select background music, transitions, page durations, and other options. For intricate details on these preferences, see Chapter 9.

When your preferences have been set, click OK to close the Preferences dialog box.

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