Setting options for image import/export

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Options are set up in the Images page of the 'Configuration' dialogue. This may be displayed by choosing  Configuration from the 'Options' menu (or function key f8), or by clicking Image options... from the 'Export' dialogue (ctrl + E), see Exporting files to image formats.

To set options for image import/export

1.Select an appropriate output resolution; you may choose from several options optimised for archiving images and faxing, or enter a custom resolution. In certain cases when importing images for which the  resolution is unspecified, it may be necessary to change the input resolution from the default initial value of 300dpi. Forcing the initial input resolution to be used throughout the job by ticking override is generally inadvisable unless the resolution of the images is known to be wrong.
2.Select the area of the page to be exported - choose from:
Full   Outputs entire page(s): this is the default.
Printable region only   Only the area of the page(s) which the printer is actually able to print on is shown - on many printers this may be several cm smaller than the full size of the paper.
Printed region only   Only the area of each page that is actually printed on.
Selected area only   You can export just part of a page by sweeping out the area for outputting then choosing this option.
A border may be added by entering the widths of the left, top, right, and bottom borders in the editable box, in order one after the other, separated by commas. Select the units as cm, inches or pixels. If only one width is specified, EscapeE automatically sets all four borders to that width. If two widths are specified EscapeE automatically sets the left and right  borders to the first width, and the top and bottom borders to the second width. (Borders are normally set to 0 dots.)
3.Check Scale to to shape the final image to an exact size; enter the width and height in the boxes. Check Trim to to crop the final image to an exact size; enter the width and height in the boxes. You may choose to use inches or pixels as the unit of measurement.
4.Select a compression method.
You may also choose to Omit blank pages to reduce the bulk of the document.
5.When the Use ICC profiles box is checked, any colours expressed in 'CMYK' (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and blacK inks) will be converted to 'RGB' (Red, Green Blue) by the Colour Management System using an ICC colour profile: see the "RTcms" Help file.
Click the ICC configure... button to display the configuration dialogue for RTcms; select a CMYK profile and the required rendering intent.
6.Check the Force monochrome box to convert colours to grey scale or black-and-white images, as selected in the Monochrome images options.
7.Select the smoothing options for colour and monochrome images that you would like EscapeE to use when images need to be scaled down in size. Choosing Gray scale usually gives the best effect, but on older, slower systems, space and speed may dictate that two-bit, or even Simple scaling may be preferable. The simpler options are also useful when the image contains very small characters of text, as they can be difficult to read when they are rendered in shades of gray.
8.There are further options for some formats:
for PCL, see PCL shading patterns
for TIFF, see To set advanced TIFF image options.

In addition, when you have finished setting up the options, you may also choose to create a Shortcut icon that uses all the options you have set by clicking Shortcut... (see Shortcuts - the easy way to construct a command line) or Click the Save button to retain these settings after you close the program.

See also

Setting advanced options in TIFF images

Export formats