- Graphics Tab
- This tab allows you to:
- Choose between using or not using anti-aliasing to display the graphics.
- Choose between speed or quality in the rendering.
- Set the size of the control points in the Control Size field.
- Set the colour for the different types of control points.
- Hotspots Tab
- Choose between enabling and disabling hotspots along the
bounding boxes. If hotspots are enabled, you can scale, rotate or
shear objects by dragging the appropriate hotspot. You may
want to disable this option when you want to move small objects, or
you may end up transforming them instead of moving them. When this
option is enabled, the cursor will change shape3.1 when you move it
over the edge of the bounding box. Figure 3.3(a)
shows how the bounding box is displayed when hotspots are enabled and
Figure 3.3(b) shows how the bounding box is displayed
when the hotspots have been disabled. Each hotspot is represented by
a small square. The following functions are available:
Hotspot Function Cursor Appearance Bottom left rotate hand Bottom centre scale vertically South arrow Bottom right scale both directions South-East arrow Middle right scale horizontally East arrow Top right shear vertically North arrow Top left shear horizontally West arrow
Note that even if you have more than one object selected, only the object whose hotspot you are dragging will be transformed. As may be predicted, using hotspots is not as precise as using the transformation dialog boxes described in Selecting and Editing Objects.
(a) (b) Figure 3.3: Hotspots: (a) enabled; (b) disabled.
- Startup Directory Tab
- Use this tab to choose which directory Jpgfdraw should use as the
current working directory when it starts up. You have a choice of:
- The current working directory that you were in when you started up Jpgfdraw.
- The directory you were using when you last used Jpgfdraw.
- A specific directory. In this case, type in the path in the box labelled Use this directory: or use the Browse button to select the required directory.
- JDR Settings tab
- Use this tab to choose whether or not you want the current canvas
settings stored in the JDR or AJR file when you save your
image. You can also choose whether or not you want to apply any canvas
settings information stored in any JDR or AJR file that
- Startup Settings Tab
- Use this tab to choose whether you want Jpgfdraw to start with its
default settings, or whether to restore the settings from the last
time you used Jpgfdraw, or whether to use the settings that are
currently in use.
- Languages Tab
- Use this tab to set which language to use for the application
resources (menus, messages etc) and which language to use for
the manual. These settings will not be applied until you quit and
restart Jpgfdraw. Currently the only available resource languages
are: en-GB, en-US and zh, and the only available manual languages
are: en-GB and en-US.
- ... shape3.1
- The actual cursor appearance depends on the look and feel of the platform you are using. On some systems the South and North arrows may look the same, and similarly for the East and West arrows.