Features and Elements of UFRaws Main Window

The selected file will open in UFRaw's main window. The tabs with the controls and functions are located on the left side of the window. The order in which the sliders and tabs are arranged suggests the order in which you should use them.

On the right is the program's preview image. All the changes you make to the image appear in real time. You can rotate your image with the Crop and Rotate tool, located in the seventh tab on the left side of the window. Most tabs have symbols depicting the function of the tools that are available, but some symbols can be rather cryptic. If you hover the mouse pointer over the symbol, tool tips, explanations, and descriptions of the functions are displayed (see figure 2.4).

USING GIMP: CORRECTING AND TOUCHING UP YOUR IMAGES

Below the preview image there is a taskbar with options for enlarging the image, changing the defaults, and saving the image and passing it on to GIMP.

If you enlarge the preview image, you can use the scrollbars to move the picture detail around in the window. Once the preview image is enlarged, a crossed double arrow appears at the lower-right corner. Click it and hold down your left mouse button. A small preview image appears. Now you can slide around in this preview image with your mouse, thus moving the zoomed image area. You will encounter this feature again in GIMP (see section 2.3.3).

Figure 2.4

The UFRaw window with an opened image. This is a backlit shot with the ship, the actual object of the picture, in the shade. Using the Crop and Rotate tool on the left, the image was rotated 90° and thereby set upright.

Figure 2.4

The UFRaw window with an opened image. This is a backlit shot with the ship, the actual object of the picture, in the shade. Using the Crop and Rotate tool on the left, the image was rotated 90° and thereby set upright.

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