Open the Manage Image Files dialog to define the image files for displaying logos in the camera. You can upload image files to the camera and store them in its permanent storage. Alternatively, the camera can automatically download an image file from a website (using the URL address).
The camera can display the following image file formats:
|Note:||When you plan to display portions of the graphic transparently, it is recommended to use an indexed bitmap file with 256 colors or a PNG graphic with alpha channel and transparency.|
Once you have loaded the desired image files in your camera or made available via URL, these images can be displayed as logo or watermark in the camera image. Open the Logo Profiles dialog.
|.png||The Portable Network Graphics format has been designed for use in the World Wide Web. It combines the advantages of GIF (compression without losses) and JPEG (high color depth). On top of this, it uses a patent-free and license-free compression algorithm.
PNG images can contain a transparent color as paletted image, when they are stored as greyscale or RGB images, they can contain an alpha channel, which defines for each pixel how much image background is visible.
The Bitmap format is the standard format for graphic files under Microsoft Windows and is used for storing bitmap graphics without any loss. This format has a very simple structure, but it requires a lot of storage capacity.
The bitmap format is restricted in that it does not contain any information regarding transparency. Should you still want to save an image with transparent areas as bitmap, this image needs to be available as indexed 256 color bitmap. Then, you can select a color in this dialog that you want to be displayed transparently.
|.tar||This format is no image file but an archive file saved by a camera, which may contain several image files. Use this format for backup purposes and for exchanging images files between cameras.|
The camera software already contains some image files. In order to view these system images, select a name. Click on Display to display the image in a separate preview window.
This list contains the image files you have stored in the camera's permanent storage.
The name, size and format for every image file are displayed in this list.
PNG images with alpha channel are marked in the Transparency by an alpha entry, for 256 color bitmaps, an additional selection field is displayed where you can set the color you would like to display transparently.
To configure transparency for bitmap images:
The last line of this section displays information on the amount of storage space that the image files are using. Also, the remaining storage capacity for user data is displayed.
|Note:||This section is available only if you already have stored at least one image file in the camera's permanent storage.|
You can store one or several image files as an archive file (
.tar) on your local computer. In order to select several files, keep the Ctrl key pressed and select the desired files with your mouse.
You can either keep such an archive for backup purposes or upload it to other cameras.
The camera can be configured to download images from a website (URL) once after it has been rebooted or in predefined intervals. These files are saved in temporary storage and will thus only be available until the camera is rebooted.
|Note:||The camera needs to be installed and configured in a way that the URL can be accessed either via an Ethernet or an ISDN Dial-Out connection.|
|Inactive||Deactivates loading of the image. The settings remain stored in the configuration.|
|Deleting||Deletes this entry from the configuration.|
After you have clicked on the Set button, the camera tries to load the configured images. You can display the current status of each image that has not been set to Inactive by clicking on . For this purpose, the transfer log file is displayed in a separate window. When successful, a link is displayed in the status window, which you can use to open a preview window with the image as is stored on the camera.
Click on the Set button to activate your settings and to save them until the camera is rebooted.
Click on the Close button to close the dialog. While closing the dialog, the system checks the entire configuration for changes. If changes are detected, you will be asked if you would like to store the entire configuration permanently.