Using the Insert image(s) command
How it works
This method imports one or more images from single image files, stored separately, so if you wish to use the Insert method for an image from a Web page, you must first Save it as an image file before Inserting it.
Inserting an image stores it in TreePad in its native format, without any conversion. This means that images are stored without any loss of resolution or information. This is a big advantage if the TreePad article displaying the image will later be exported to a Web site, since e.g. a JPG, PNG or GIF image stored in the TreePad database can be extracted directly for bundling with Web pages, without any image conversion and degradation.
To insert one or more images using this command:
- Click Main menu ⁄ Insert ⁄ Image(s) from file1 to open the Insert image into article window.
- Navigate to the folder containing the image(s) you wish to insert.
- Click the desired image filename in the folder contents window to select it and it will appear in the file name: field, with a reduced thumbnail2 image alongside to preview it. (Use the arrow cursor keys to view the thumbnail images for each image file in the currently open folder3.)
- If you wish to insert more than one image, for consecutive images, hold down the Shift key, then use the cursor arrow keys to highlight a block of files; or for non-consecutive images, hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on further file names.
- Clicking Open will insert the image(s) into the article; or
- Double-clicking an image filename in step 3 will immediately insert it into the article and close the Insert image into article window.
To delete all images you have just inserted, simply click on Undo.
- Absolutely avoids any risk of image degradation by storing the image in its native (original) format bypassing the Windows clipboard.
- Having saved the image to disk where it is safer than being held in memory, you can paste it into your article at any time later.
- Makes it easy to choose the best image for the purpose by organizing similar ones into labelled folders, inserting one or more from the same folder , then selecting the best from them.
- Allows inserting multiple images at a time.
- Can even be used to move images within the same TreePad file if the original image (stored in the TreePad database) is exported prior to being inserted.
- Slightly slower than other methods as it requires two steps; one to save the original image to disk, and one to Insert it. Images cannot be inserted from documents containing them open in other applications.
- Cannot be applied to images embedded in text.
When to use
For the best image quality available, particularly if planning to export image-containing articles to Web pages.
- The command really means "Select one or more image files within a chosen folder (directory) and the images (image objects) will be copied and pasted into the currently opened TreePad file, appearing at the current position of the article cursor."
- Probably originating from miniature photographs that were approximately the size of the average thumbnail.
- If more than one image has been selected for inclusion, thumbnails will not be displayed since the thumbnail pane can only refer unambiguously to one filename at a time!
- Don't forget you can use the Paragraph toolbar toolbuttons or the Menu ⁄ Format ⁄ Align commands to align your image. E.g., clicking just to the left of the left margin of an image (to display the cursor), then pressing Ctrl+E, will center the image between the margins of the Article pane.
- Due to the way Windows handles icons, 16 x 16 pixel icons will be imported as 32 x 32 pixel images, with the original icon in the top left hand corner. Exporting this image will thus result in a 32 x 32 pixel image which will require editing to convert it into a 16 x 16 pixel icon again.